What NOT To Say To Someone Who Is Having A Panic Attack

If you've never had a panic attack, it might be difficult for you to understand how a panicker feels in the midst of ...

Aug 21

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Psychologists link emotion to vividness of perception and creation of ...

Have you ever wondered why you can remember things from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet sometimes can't recall what you ate for dinner last night? According to a new study led by psychologists at the University of Toronto, it's because ...

Aug 21

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What Are People's Perceptions of Open Relationships?

In a recent article in the New York Times, sex columnist Dan Savage discussed the benefits of a monogamish relationship—one where partners are committed to each other but free to occasionally pursue sex partners outside of the primary ...

Aug 18

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The social brain

The brain, according to Professor Bruce Hood, is a social creature. Since the hunter-gatherer days of early humanity, when language first developed, the human brain has been a tool for learning through interaction and communication. Our current ...

Aug 18

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Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility

If you sing, dance, draw, or act -- and especially if you watch others do so -- you probably have an altruistic streak, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. People with an active interest in the arts ...

Aug 18

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Punishing Cheaters Promotes the Evolution of Cooperation

Humans are one of the most cooperative species on the planet. However, a key problem when trying to understand the evolution of cooperation has been the issue of cheaters. Individuals in a social group, whether that group is composed of ...

Aug 17

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How to turn time spent living abroad into creative success

Spending time living abroad can set the creative juices flowing. But it doesn't work for everyone and a new study helps explain why. To extract maximum benefit from time in a foreign land, what's needed is a "bicultural" perspective - the ability to ...

Aug 17

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Lost letter experiment suggests wealthy London neighborhoods are ...

Researchers from UCL Anthropology used the lost letter technique to measure altruism across 20 London neighbourhoods by dropping 300 letters on the pavement and recording whether they arrived at their destination. The stamped letters were addressed ...

Aug 17

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What Internet Habits Say about Mental Health

Consider two questions. First: Who are you? What makes you different from your peers, in terms of the things you buy, the clothes you wear, and the car you drive (or refuse to)? What makes you unique in terms of your basic psychological ...

Aug 16

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3 Reasons We Just Won’t Change

It may not seem fair, but what was created as habit years and years ago, still remains within the psyche today. Insisting on dessert after every meal, running late to work most days, drinking coffee in the morning, sitting in traffic on the ...

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Giving to charity: Why do we donate more money to individuals when ...

When charity recipients seem to belong to a cohesive group, donors will make stronger judgments about the victims, which leads to greater concern and increased donations if these judgments are positive, according to a new study in the Journal of ...

Aug 16

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Study Finds Bullies Squelched When Bystanders Intervene

With new national anti-bullying ads urging parents to teach their kids to speak up if they witness bullying, one researcher has found that in humans' evolutionary past at least, helping the victim of a bully hastened our species' movement toward a ...

Aug 15

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An Autistic Boy’s Answer: YouTube Science

A young autistic boy has found his outlet in making science videos. Jordan Hilkowitz was diagnosed with autism when he was just 18 months old, he didn’t begin to speak until he was 5. His mother Stacey remembers the heartbreak she experienced as ...

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Girls with ADHD more prone to self-injury, suicide as they enter ...

Girls with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – and their families – often look forward to the likely decline in visible symptoms such as fidgety or disruptive behavior as they mature into young women. However, new findings from ...

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Yale team discovers how stress and depression can shrink the brain

Major depression or chronic stress can cause the loss of brain volume, a condition that contributes to both emotional and cognitive impairment. Now a team of researchers led by Yale scientists has discovered one reason why this occurs — a single ...

Aug 14

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