The Key to Efficient Multitasking: One Thing at a Time

The world has changed enormously since the dawn of humankind, yet we still have the same brain as our distant ancestors. The last two decades alone have served up an explosion of attention-grabbing technology—smartphones, iPads, social networking, ...

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Is ADHD overdiagnosed? Findings from a new study in Germany

Is ADHD over­diag­nosed? Despite wide­spread con­cerns that this occurs, a study that specif­i­cally addresses this issue has not been con­ducted in the US. Thus, although it is well estab­lished that many chil­dren with ADHD are never ...

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Anxiety Boosts Sense of Smell

Anxious people have a heightened sense of smell when it comes to sniffing out a threat, according to a new study by Elizabeth Krusemark and Wen Li from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US. In animals, the sense of smell is an essential ...

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People With Autism Possess Greater Ability to Process Information, ...

People with autism have a greater than normal capacity for processing information even from rapid presentations and are better able to detect information defined as 'critical', according to a study published March 22 in the Journal of Abnormal ...

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Red meat halves risk of depression

Women who reduce lamb and beef in their diets are more likely to suffer depression, according to the new study. Experts admitted surprise at the findings because so many other studies have linked red meat to physical health risks. The team made ...

Mar 23

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Group Marriage and the Future of the Family

With the traditional nuclear family well on its way to extinction, we are faced with a question of critical importance: who will mind the children? Neither two-career nor single-parent families offer children full-time, loving caretakers, and ...

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How Society Works: 8 Revealing Psychological Insights Into Our Social ...

Would you post a letter dropped in the street, obey an order to electrocute another person, start a conversation with a familiar stranger or help a lost child? Stanley Milgram was an American social psychologist who is most famous for his ...

Mar 22

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Overreliance on Computer May Leave You Ill-Suited for High-Trust Jobs

Many of us have seen, heard, or read about the computer geek who is so consumed about interacting with his computer that he forgets how to interact with other people in a real-world situation. Well, there’s actually research to confirm this! But ...

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Children as young as four express liberal views about gender

Children as young as four already show some awareness that gender roles are flexible and that individual preferences are an acceptable reason for not conforming to gender norms. That's according to a study with 72 four- to eight-year-olds in the ...

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How killing begets more killing (of bugs)

"At first killing was obligatory; afterward we got used to it. We became naturally cruel. We no longer needed encouragement or fines to kill, or even orders or advice." Jean-Baptise Murangira, a killer from Rwanda. There's plenty of anecdotal ...

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The Highly Sensitive (HSP) Introvert Survival Guide to Weddings & ...

How to survive a wedding or gathering without losing your mind. This post is a wedding gift. A far-away Highly Sensitive (HSP) Introvert friend of mine is getting married soon. They're having a destination wedding and friends and family have already ...

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Cell phone use in pregnancy may cause behavioral disorders in ...

Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers have determined. The results, based on studies in mice, are published in ...

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MIT research: The power of being heard

To help promote peace in the Middle East, many organizations have established "peace camps" or similar conflict-resolution programs that bring Israelis and Palestinians together to foster greater understanding of the opposing group. One common ...

Mar 20

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Facebook's Dark Side

Carpenter's study, "Narcissism on Facebook: Self-promotional and Anti-social Behavior," is published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Narcissism is defined in this study as "a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for ...

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Three Things That Maintain Anxiety:

How many times have you had the same conversation with someone over and over again, and then became frustrated again and again because they did not follow your advice? I hear about this happening all of the time actually. I hear about it from ...

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