Preferences influence choices we make

We come to place more value on the options we chose and less value on the ones we rejected be it choosing between presidential candidates or household objects, researcher say. One way of explaining this effect is through the idea of cognitive ...

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Computer delivered interventions less helpful on college drinking

Colleges have increased use of computer-delivered interventions to provide alcohol counseling because they can reach more students while using fewer resources. But in a new systematic review, researchers found that the impact of CDIs on students was ...

Oct 16

Categories: Addictions

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Study suggests men diagnosed with ADHD as Children had worse outcomes ...

Men who were diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appeared to have significantly worse educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes in a 33-year, follow-up study that compared them with men without ...

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Nature, nurture both affect kids’ self-control

Being able to delay gratification—often considered a predictor of a child’s future success—is as much a question of environment as innate ability, a new study shows. For the past four decades, the “marshmallow test” has served as a ...

Oct 16

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Other people can't read your mental state as well as you think

Most people hate public speaking. The very idea starts the palms sweating and the stomach churning. It makes sense: with everyone's eyes on you, the potential for embarrassment is huge. Crowds, we are told, can sense our nerves. Or can they? ...

Oct 15

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Veterans are at higher risk of alcohol abuse relapse due to smoking

In a new study published in Frontiers, Dr Timothy Durazzo and colleagues from the San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, expand upon their decade of research showing that smoking while kicking the alcohol habit ...

Oct 15

Categories: Addictions

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What Psychopaths Teach Us about How to Succeed

Traits that are common among psychopathic serial killers—a grandiose sense of self-worth, persuasiveness, superficial charm, ruthlessness, lack of remorse and the manipulation of others—are also shared by politicians and world leaders. ...

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Expectant parents have different stress reactions to relationship ...

A new study on the physiological effects of stress has found that expectant parents respond differently to arguments depending on the presence of ongoing individual or relationship difficulties such as anxiety or chronic relationship conflict. The ...

Oct 13

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing, Relationships & Marriage, Stress ...

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Worriers who feel guilty before doing anything wrong make best ...

A new study found that worriers who begin to chastise themselves at the mere thought of doing something wrong are less likely to behave immorally as a result of their unwavable conscience. In contrast some 30 to 40 per cent of people fit the ...

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New Studies Could Result in Better Treatments for Epilepsy, ...

Three studies conducted as part of Wayne State University's Systems Biology of Epilepsy Project (SBEP) could result in new types of treatment for the disease and, as a bonus, for behavioral disorders as well. Researchers then showed that the most ...

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Testosterone increases honesty

The hormone testosterone stands for typically male attributes – it fosters the forming of the sexual characteristics, increases libido and muscle building. Women also have this sex hormone, but to a much lesser extent. "Testosterone has always ...

Oct 12

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Parental bonding=happy, stable child

Parents: Want to help ensure your children turn out to be happy and socially well adjusted? Bond with them when they are infants. That’s the message from a study by the University of Iowa, which found that infants who have a close, intimate ...

Oct 12

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Codependency / Dependency, Dependency ...

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Checking Facebook or Twitter is more tempting than sex or cigarettes, ...

Checking social networking sites is more tempting than sex and cigarettes, a study has revealed. Researchers at Chicago University's Booth Business School used BlackBerrys to log reports about participants' willpower and desires over seven ...

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It’s Not Me, It’s You

WE’VE all been there: you feel especially smart and funny when talking to a particular person, only to feel hopelessly unintelligent and inarticulate in the presence of another. You’re not imagining things. Experiments show that when people ...

Oct 11

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7-fruits-a-day for happiness and mental health

Happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to a new report. Economists and public health researchers from the University of Warwick studied the eating habits of 80,000 people ...

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