Extracting Confessions Ethically in Interrogations

How to get someone to confess their crimes? Coercive, forceful, confrontational methods? This will lead to the detainee shutting down. Studies suggest the facilitation of social influence and cooperation will work better.

May 8

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Living Far From These Eyesores Keeps The Brain Healthy

New research links living near these to a 46% increase in stroke risk.

May 7

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Is the message - that we're all prone to stereotyping others - ...

The deleterious effects of stereotyping on individual and group outcomes have prompted a search for solutions. One approach has been to increase awareness of the prevalence of stereotyping in the hope of motivating individuals to resist natural ...

May 7

Categories: Other

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Mindful eating makes smaller portions more satisfying

Have you ever been to an exclusive restaurant that serves tiny portions and found that, in spite of the paltry servings, you felt satisfied afterwards and the food seemed unusually tasty? If so, you might have engaged in what psychologists call ...

May 6

Categories: Mindfulness

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The Things About Anxiety

For people that don't understand anxiety or have never experienced it, they may think it is the same as worrying about things that are going on your life. Everyone worries about things from time to time, it's a natural part of being human and ...

May 6

Categories: Anxiety, Schizophrenia

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Scientists reconcile three unrelated theories of schizophrenia

A new Duke University study in mice links three previous and, until now, apparently unrelated hypotheses about the causes of schizophrenia, a debilitating mental disorder appearing in late adolescence that affects how people think, act and perceive ...

May 5

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Think of the Future in Days, Not Years, to Meet Your Goals

When given the choice, we often choose our present needs over the needs of our future selves. In fact, a recent study indicates that we see our future selves as a stranger - we don't care what happens to them down the line. Even though we probably ...

May 5

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The Joy of Scents

"By being a guy's best first move … Axe is designed to keep guys a step ahead in the dating game," boasts Unilever, the company that sells Axe products. Of course, if you don't happen to be a gullible 13-year-old boy, you probably don't believe ...

May 5

Categories: Happiness

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Are Emoticons the Future of Language?

In the digital age, we increasingly use written language in place of face to face ...

May 4

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Study finds cardiorespiratory fitness contributes to successful brain ...

Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.

May 4

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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How Does Meditation Make You Smarter?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you don't need to be told about the relaxing effects of meditation. The practitioners vouch for it; and those who don't, do not dispute it either. Those in the Far East have known for centuries that meditating ...

May 4

Categories: Meditation

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The Ideal Place to Live Based on your Personality

If you are an introvert, you may prefer the mountains as it seems peaceful and clam. While, extroverts prefer flat, open areas as it appeals to them as intriguing, exciting, sociable.

May 2

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Loneliness makes one hungrier

Loneliness could lead to adverse effects on your health. A new study looks at the possibility that loneliness causes one to feel hungrier than normal, which increases their food intake and put them at risk of obesity.

May 2

Categories: Social Isolation

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That infection song? You are having earworms.

Earworms are songs that does not seem to stop replaying in your mind. That new pop hit that you heard at the supermarket? Or the hum that your friend was singing? New study find that this can be countered by chewing gum.

May 2

Categories: Other

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Can Cheap Wine Taste Great? Brain Imaging and Marketing Placebo ...

When consumers taste cheap wine and rate it highly because they believe it is expensive, is it because prejudice has blinded them to the actual taste, or has prejudice actually changed their brain function, causing them to experience the cheap wine ...

Apr 30

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