Even Today, We Want Our Heroes to Know Right From Wrong

We are likely to prefer characters whom we perceive moral, as compared to fictional figures who are immoral, despite the rising support for antiheroes and villains.

Jul 9

Categories: Other

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Ignoring Cues for Alcohol and Fast Food is Hard -- But is it Out of ...

Stress, tiredness as well as being busy with other tasks can cause us to experience difficulties resisting temptations.

Jul 9

Categories: Addictions

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Diet during development affects mating habits, insect study shows.

An animal’s choice of mate can be influenced by its diet as it reaches sexual maturity. Researchers believe that beetles are the first to link an animal’s nutritional intake during sexual development with its adult breeding habits.

Jul 8

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The neuroscience of autism: New clues for how condition begins

UNC School of Medicine scientists unveiled how a gene helps organise the scaffolding of brain cells called radial progenitors necessary for the orderly formation of the brain. Previous studies have shown that this gene is mutated in some people with ...

Jul 6

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Supervised Fun, Exercise Both Provide Psychosocial Benefit to ...

Children with obesity or are overweight may benefit more from exercises which are engaging and involve interaction with others, as positive interaction with peers and supervising adults will help to improve their quality of life.

Jul 5

Categories: Child Development

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Brain Imaging May Help Identify Teens at Risk of Increasing Alcohol ...

Alcoholism is more common in adolescents who have a greater amount of grey matter in certain brain regions, according to results from brain imaging. Such findings might be helpful in providing youths at risk with more help, as it allows us to ...

Jul 5

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Sister, Neighbor, Friend: Thinking About Multiple Roles Boosts Kids' ...

A series of experiments conducted has led to the discovery that problem-solving skills and other abilities can be enhanced by raising children’s awareness about the various identities that they have, such as being a sister, son or a friend.

Jul 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Research Questions Link Between Unconscious Bias and Behavior

Implicit bias is one of the primary causes of discrimination, or is it?

Jul 4

Categories: Prejudice / Discrimination

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Three in five secondary school pupils experience mental health ...

Three out of five secondary school pupils have either experienced mental health problems themselves or are close to someone who has, according to a new survey. research by the charity Mind also revealed that one in seven of 11-19-year-olds say their ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health ...

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Why Everyone should be concerned about Adolescent Vaping

Vaping has remained under the radar for many years, evidence continues to accumulate about its potential harm in adolescents. Also notable is what they are vaping – high school seniors are not just vaping nicotine, but compounds of marijuana can ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development

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Dramatic differences in tests assessing preschoolers’ language ...

About 1 in 10 babies in the United States is born premature. These children are at an increased risk for adverse outcomes across a broad spectrum of neurodevelopmental domains, including language skills. They also are at an increased risk for ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development

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The “Recency Effect” Is Especially Pronounced In Children – An ...

Early utterances in toddlers may be a result of the Recency Effect, rather than an indication of their understanding in the meaning of the words they say. Recent studies have shown that the Recency Effect plays a role in decision making when it ...

Jul 2

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Preliminary Evidence That Stress Makes Negative Memories Less ...

Stress can reduce our ability to remember negative events, according to researchers from Harvard University.

Jul 2

Categories: Stress Management

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Boy or girl? It’s in the father’s genes

A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out if they are likely to have sons or daughters.

Jul 1

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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Higher intelligence and an Analytical Thinking Style offer no ...

The ‘Illusory Truth Effect’ is the tendency to believe repeated claims as truth. Psychologists have named this phenomenon the ‘illusory truth effect’ and it seems to stem from the fact that we find it easier to process information that we ...

Jul 1

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