When Can You Leave a Child Unattended?

A common social norm is that children should not be left unsupervised. One who leaves her child alone, even for a few minutes, could very well be faced with backlash about endangering the health and safety of the youth. Barbara Sarnecka, a cognitive ...

Feb 20

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The Power of Eye Contact

Eye contact is one of the most powerful nonverbal forms of communication. We can convey a lot of our feelings and emotions, such as guilty or shyness, through our eyes and it allows people to track down another's level of attention and interest. A ...

Feb 20

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How To Beat Major Depression With The Right Diet

Depression has been commonly treated with a mix of therapy and medication. However, one study shows that finding a right diet can also influence the mental disorder.

Feb 18

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Psychiatrists Debate Weighing in on Trump's Mental Health

In the United States of America, a petition signed by multiple psychologists is growing to have the president examined for any mental health issues. Yet, do they have the qualifications to make a diagnosis without seeing a patient?

Feb 18

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Study Shows that Autism Starts Months Before Symptoms Appear

Parents on the lookout for any abnormality in their children for autism often notice them from 12 to 18 months, from signs of making no eye contact or a lack of smiles. However, researhers say that there can be signs of autism in the brain well ...

Feb 18

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The Way You Share Your Good News Reveals Your Personality

There are many ways to sharing a newly landed good news. Some might text a best friend immediately, launch the great news to social media, talk about it in the presence of someone who does not enjoy the same ability or keeping it all to themselves. ...

Feb 17

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How the Brain Maintains Useful Memories

Ever wonder why we tend to forget things over time? Researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada explain why we often struggle to remember the small details of our past.

Feb 16

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Does Living in Crowded Places Drive People Crazy?

Most people would think that shoving as many people into a space as possible would drive all the individuals in that area crazy--and that is good possibility. Yet, when it comes to psychology and talking about life history theory, how density ...

Feb 16

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How Do Women Size Each Other Up?

In the field of romance, girls also size each other up to assess the "competition". Everything from the face to the breast to the waist and hips is looked at to estimate how appealing one looks--and this quick mental calculation can even affect ...

Feb 16

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Two-Year-Olds Finds Helping Others Just as Rewarding as Helping ...

If you've lost some faith in humanity, take a look at toddlers. Research has shown that toddlers actually enjoy helping others as much they as they like helping themselves! The reason may surprise you--toddlers don't do it to gain some favor later ...

Feb 15

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Uncovering the Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Many injuries we endure will heal and fade, but some are severe enough to leave a scar for years, even affecting our abilities for the remainder of our lifetime. Research on those who have dealt with traumatic brain injuries show that patients ...

Feb 15

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The (Anthropological) Truth About Walls

Building walls has been a method used for centuries intended to serve more or less of the same purpose--to define borders and make sure people stay on their due side. Yet in modern times, the idea of walls seems almost outdated. What implications ...

Feb 15

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Meditation for Coping With Grief

When it comes to loss, grief can be overbearing. Yet, not all treatments involve taking medications or drugs. Jason Stephenson takes his viewers through a spiritual process that teaches how meditation can be a helpful coping strategy to combat grief.

Feb 14

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Can Exercise Improve Your Vision?

It is universally accepted that exercising is beneficial for both the body and mind. Engaging in sports or even a speed-walk down the street promotes cognitive functioning and keeps your body physically healthier. In addition, researchers are ...

Feb 14

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How the Brain Turns Chronic Stress into Pathology

Everyone experiences stress at some point in their lives, whether it is studying for a final exam or finding enough resources to pay this month's electricity bill. Although low levels of stress and anxiety are healthy, severe levels that go ...

Feb 14

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