Men Want Women to Split Dating Costs But Are Scared to Ask

The survey of unmarried, heterosexual men and women found that men were willing to absorb the cost of early dates, but this quickly changes with time. There was a slight discrepancy in how much each gender thought they contributed. Most men and ...

Aug 20

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Intelligence Means Having More Than Just Raw Brainpower

What does it take to think and act in an intelligent way? Many of us would say it’s simply a matter of raw brainpower. That perspective was on display in a recent NPR segment, in which the pundit David Brooks described the case for appointing ...

Aug 19

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Autistic kids who best peers at math show different brain ...

Children with autism and average IQs consistently demonstrated superior math skills compared with nonautistic children in the same IQ range, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard ...

Aug 19

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Two New Studies on Motives for Monogamy

The golden lion tamarin, a one-pound primate that lives in Brazil, is a stunningly monogamous creature. A male will typically pair with a female and they will stay close for the rest of their lives, mating only with each other and then working ...

Aug 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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School Holiday fun can build kids’ brains

Summertime is fun time, when kids can make and sell lemonade, read for fun, catch and release fireflies at twilight, and daydream. These last few weeks of the best time of the year can provide your child with rich opportunities to grow their brains ...

Aug 17

Categories: Child Development

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High Debt Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

If young people are drowning in debt, their blood pressure may be on the rise and their health could suffer. A new Northwestern Medicine® study has found that high financial debt is associated with higher diastolic blood pressure and poorer ...

Aug 17

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Is psychology a “real” science? Does it really matter?

Fellow Scientific American blogger Melanie Tannenbaum is flustered by allegations that psychology is not a science and I can see where she is coming from. In this case the stimulus was a piece by Alex Berezow, a microbiologist, who in a short and ...

Aug 17

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Facebook use predicts declines in happiness, new study finds

Facebook helps people feel connected, but it doesn't necessarily make them happier, a new study shows. 

Facebook use actually predicts declines in a user's well-being, according to a University of Michigan study that is the first known ...

Aug 16

Categories: Happiness

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Does Psychotherapy via the Internet Work

For the first time, clinical researchers from the University of Zurich have studied whether online psychotherapy and conventional face-to-face therapy are equally effective in experiments. Based on earlier studies, the Zurich team assumed that the ...

Aug 16

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Brain scans may help diagnose dyslexia

About 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from dyslexia, a condition that makes learning to read difficult. Dyslexia is usually diagnosed around second grade, but the results of a new study from MIT could help identify those children before ...

Aug 16

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How To Set Better Goals: Avoid Four Common Mistakes

It's no accident that goal-setting pervades so many areas of modern life. There are hundreds of research studies going back decades showing that setting goals can increase people's performance. Most have heard the goal-setting mantra that goals ...

Aug 15

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Visualized Heartbeat Can Trigger ‘Out-of-Body Experience’

A visual projection of human heartbeats can be used to generate an “out-of-body experience,” according to new research to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings could inform ...

Aug 15

Categories: Eating Disorders

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To Get a Leg Up, Start Teaching Mental Health in Junior High

Ever wonder why mental health is not taught in schools? Likely not, if you are of the mainstream mindset. But a majority of the population is affected by mental illness. Twenty-five percent of individuals exhibit symptoms of various mental health ...

Aug 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head

To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was ...

Aug 14

Categories: Schizophrenia

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When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them. So here's a question that may seem too simple: ...

Aug 14

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