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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Some extinct crocodiles were vegetarians

Scientists Keegan Melstom and Randall Irmis at the National Museum of Utah at the University of Utah have found multiple ancient groups of crocodyliforms – the group including living and extinct relatives of crocodiles and alligators – were not ...

Jun 29

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Settling the Debate on Serotonin's Role in Sleep

Does serotonin help you sleep, or does it make you more awake? As previous research on serotonin has provided contrasting results, scientists have conducted a study to put this debate to sleep.

Jun 28

Categories: Other, Sleep Disorders

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How We Read a Room

In social settings where numerous faces are present, how do we quickly decide with group of people to interact with?

Jun 28

Categories: Other

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Better Care Needed for People Displaying First Symptoms of Bipolar ...

Patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder often take years to receive suitable treatment due to misdiagnosis and inconsistent treatments. Not being able to get the right treatment early can have an impact on various aspects of life, including careers ...

Jun 27

Categories: Bipolar, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Skinny Self-Image, Heavy Workouts in Adolescence are Warning Signs, ...

The desire to gain weight through vigorous exercising and strict diets might be related to the development of muscularity-oriented eating disorders, rather than indicating a healthy lifestyle.

Jun 26

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Foodie Calls: Dating for a Free Meal (Rather Than a Relationship)

Are you someone’s foodie call? Studies have found that setting up dates in order to get free meals is linked to personality traits associated with manipulative and deceptive behaviours in romantic relationships.

Jun 26

Categories: Other, Personality problems, Relationships & Marriage

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Bullying among adolescents hurts both the victims and the ...

About a tenth of adolescents across the globe has been the victim of psychological or physical violence from classmates at least once in their lives. New study by researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has shown that victims ...

Jun 25

Categories: Child Development

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Decades Long Survey suggests the ‘Deleterious Effects of Smoking ...

There is increasing recognition that while our personality traits are stable enough to shape our lives profoundly, they are also partly malleable – which can be changed by our choices and experiences. Researchers says that smoking is also likely ...

Jun 25

Categories: Personality problems

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Pre-pregnancy weight affects infant growth response to breast milk

LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women’s pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in the breast milk, which can affect infants’ growth.

Jun 24

Categories: Child Development

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Breaking the code: How is a mother’s immunity transferred to her ...

Newborns arrive into the world with an immunity system with antibodies transferred to by their mothers via the placenta. The rules by which the placenta performs this essential function have been unknown but could hold the key to generating more ...

Jun 24

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

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