How Men and Women Cooperate

Cooperation is essential in any successful romantic relationship, but how men and women experience cooperation emotionally may be quite different, according to new research conducted at the University of Arizona. Ashley Randall, a post-doctoral ...

Jun 27

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Research has discovered that autism in children affects not only ...

A group of investigators from San Diego State University’s Brain Development Imaging Laboratory are shedding a new light on the effects of autism on the brain. The team has identified that connectivity between the thalamus, a deep brain structure ...

Jun 27

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Happier Spending

SQUARE WALLET, an innovative new app, is changing the way we spend our money. Here’s how it works: you link your credit or debit card to the app, shop, take your items to a cashier at a participating retailer and, as the company’s Web site says, ...

Jun 26

Categories: Happiness

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Feeling stressed?

The next time someone snubs you at a party and you think hiding is the solution to escape your feelings of rejection, think again. Scientists have shown that reaching out to other people during a stressful event is an effective way to improve your ...

Jun 26

Categories: Stress Management

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What’s the most ‘natural’ way to learn? It might surprise you

Here is a counterintuitive piece on what we consider the “natural” way to learn, from cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham. He is a professor and director of graduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia and author of “Why ...

Jun 26

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Pleasure Response from Chocolate: You Can See it in the Eyes

The brain’s pleasure response to tasting food can be measured through the eyes using a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool, according to a study just published in the journal Obesity. If validated, this method could be useful for research and ...

Jun 25

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Review of The Autistic Brain

To many, Temple Grandin is the public face of autism. A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin’s story has significantly increased autism awareness around the world, and has increased society’s appreciation of the ...

Jun 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Giving children non-verbal clues about words boosts vocabularies

The clues that parents give toddlers about words can make a big difference in how deep their vocabularies are when they enter school, new research at the University of Chicago shows. By using words to reference objects in the visual environment, ...

Jun 25

Categories: Child Development

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Big Changes for Diagnosing PTSD

The effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can dismantle the lives of not only those who suffer from this illness, but also those of family and friends. The federal government, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and professionals within ...

Jun 24

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Babies Seeing Violence Show Aggression Later

Aggression in school-age children may have its origins in children 3 years old and younger who witnessed violence between their mothers and partners, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. “People may think children that young ...

Jun 24

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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A Quick Exercise to Calm Your Brain

It happens to all of us. Our brains are wired to get caught up in the routine of everyday life. It seems like the older we get, the more responsibilities we have and the easier it is to practice that continuous fractured attention that we’ve all ...

Jun 24

Categories: Mindfulness

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The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter

For decades, psychologists and other researchers assumed that the mother-child bond was the most important one in a kid's life. They focused on studying those relationships, and however a child turned out, mom often got the credit — or ...

Jun 22

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Is your Dog like a Child to You?

People have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people. But this natural bonding behaviour is not confined to humans: many animals also seem to need relationships with others of their kind. For domesticated animals the ...

Jun 22

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Eating disorders plague teenage boys, too

Bryan Piperno was just 9 years old when he began keeping his secret. The Simi Valley youngster tossed out lunches or claimed he ate elsewhere. As he grew older, he started purging after eating. Even after his vomiting landed him in the emergency ...

Jun 22

Categories: Eating Disorders

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