Divorce hurts health more at earlier ages

Divorce at a younger age hurts people’s health more than divorce later in life, according to a new study by a Michigan State University sociologist. Hui Liu said the findings, which appear in the research journal Social Science & Medicine, ...

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The Problem With Living A Creative Life

Being creative is hard. Thinking up ways to connect disparate elements into a whole that not only hasn't been seen before but also delights us with surprise, meaning, or beauty requires a great deal of energy—"executive function," as psychologists ...

Jan 30

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Children with autism show signs in first year: Study

Children who develop autism already show signs of different brain responses in their first year of life, scientists said yesterday in a study that may in the future help doctors diagnose the disorder earlier. British researchers studied 104 ...

Jan 30

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Life of crime is in the genes, study claims

Lifelong criminals could be genetically programmed to break the law, a study claims. The idea crime could be in part genetic is extremely controversial because most criminologists argue the root causes of crime are environmental factors such as ...

Jan 30

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People Lie More When Texting

Sending a text message leads people to lie more often than in other forms of communication, according to new research by David Xu, assistant professor in the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University. The study involved 170 ...

Jan 28

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Survey suggests family history of psychiatric disorders shapes ...

A hallmark of the individual is the cultivation of personal interests, but for some people, their intellectual pursuits might actually be genetically predetermined. Survey results published by Princeton University researchers in the journal PLoS ONE ...

Jan 28

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Media Violence Leads to Real Violence

A few short decades ago, the most violent scenes we were exposed to in the media involved Wile E. Coyote and an anvil. The nightly news did not display graphic evidence of riots or murders or even war. Movies did not market themselves based on the ...

Jan 28

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Are You a Happy Shopper? Research Website Helps You Find out

Psychologists have found that buying life experiences makes people happier than buying possessions, but who spends more of their spare cash on experiences? New findings published this week in the Journal of Positive Psychology reveal extraverts and ...

Jan 27

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Being You – Even When You'd Rather Not

My computer went down yesterday. It just shut off in the middle of the project. The whir of the fan quieted. The screen buzzed and went black and no amount of plugging and unplugging and rebooting would get it going again. So, I called my ...

Jan 27

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Can You Keep a Secret? Maybe You Shouldn’t, Even If You Can

People are horrible at keeping secrets. As in, really, really bad at it (no matter what anyone may tell you to the contrary). And you know what? We’re right to be. Just like the two Rhesus Macaques in the picture above, we have an urge to spill ...

Jan 26

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Being Ignored Hurts, Even by a Stranger

Feeling like you're part of the gang is crucial to the human experience. All people get stressed out when we're left out. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that a feeling of ...

Jan 26

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Magic Mushrooms For Depression

It seems the tide of opinion against illegal drugs is turning once again with scientists proclaiming that the Psilocybin Mushroom, popular with party goers and better known as Shrooms or Magic Mushrooms, should be successful for treating people with ...

Jan 26

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Cohabitating Valentines Are Happier Than Wedded Couples

When it comes to the well-being of married versus cohabitating Valentines, wedded couples experience few advantages in psychological well-being and social ties, according to a new study at Cornell University. The study, "Reexamining the Case for ...

Jan 25

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Narcissistic Men May Pay With Their Health

Men with an inflated view of their importance, who are incapable of putting themselves in other people's shoes and who see themselves as "special" and superior to others, some of the traits of a narcissistic personality, may pay for this with their ...

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