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Can Reusable Bags At The Grocery Store Change What People Buy?
Consumers who prefer reusable bags tend to buy more organic food. Researchers say that makes sense, given that the bags suggest a concern for the environment. But they also buy more junk food.
Psychology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
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Matchmakers Are Happier Than Non-Matchmakers, Research Shows
Why do people like to play matchmaker? New research finds that matchmaking produces happiness and, the more unlikely the match, the greater the happiness for the matchmaker.
Psychology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
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Tetris blocks traumatic flashbacks even after the memory is fixed
Playing the classic video game a day after witnessing a traumatic event could reduce the risk of developing PTSD
Psychology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
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Senior leaders suffocate creativity by trying to control it
Instead of believing they have all the answers, leaders need to be comfortable with uncertainty and making mistakes to unleash creativity
Psychology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
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That's Not Fair! Crime And Punishment In A Preschooler's Mind
Children as young as 3 years old will step in to right the wrong if they see someone being mistreated, a study finds. But they aren't as keen as 5-year-olds to dole out punishment.
Psychology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
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No difference in kids with same-sex, opposite-sex parents: study
Scientists agree that children raised by same-sex couples are no worse off than children raised by parents of the opposite sex, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Oregon professor.
Psychology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
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Is life's happiness curve really U-shaped?
Ageing doesn’t mean a steady descent into misery – evidence suggests that happiness is likely to increase as we head towards old age, but is it that simple?
Psychology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
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How Parental Expectations Can Mess With Kids’ Grades
When Mom and Dad expect one child to perform better than the other, that's often exactly what happens
Psychology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Happy memories 'perk up' stressed mice
Neuroscientists find that artificially stimulating a positive memory can cause mice to snap out of depression-like behaviour.
Psychology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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Disagreeable Teens Fail To Understand Their Blind Spots, Research Reveals
Disagreeable teens tend to grow up into disagreeable adults. A 10-year study finds that disagreeable teens often have no awareness that their behavior is harming their relationships.
Psychology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
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Virtual reality programs to help treat phobias
Students experiment with a high-tech solution to common fears and phobias
Psychology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
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Stephen Hawking: 'I would consider assisted suicide'
Physicist tells BBC programme he would consider ending his life if he had nothing more to contribute and was a burden to those around him
Psychology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
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Seeing awe-inspiring natural sights makes you a better person
The sense of awe we feel from gazing at the Grand Canyon or up at some mind-bogglingly tall trees seems to make us more considerate, helpful and ethically aware
Psychology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
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School cellphone bans improve student test scores
Study finds nixing phones is equivalent to adding an hour of learning to the school week, or five days to the school year
Psychology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:02am
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The professor who thinks video games will be the downfall of men
Philip Zimbardo is worried that excessive gaming or porn watching is crippling masculinity. But the evidence just doesn’t back up these sorts of claims
Psychology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:10am
Rating: | Views: 442 | Comments: 0
Copy your rivals if you want to win the World Cup or become CEO
Football managers and people climbing the corporate ladder face choices about how to chase the ultimate prize. Now game theory suggests what's best
Psychology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
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What Does It Feel Like to Be Invisible?
Volunteers in Sweden were tricked into thinking their bodies had vanished, and the "superpower" seemed to ease social fears
Psychology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015, 12:02pm
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Students' Work Ethic Affected By Peer Groups, Desire To Be Popular
Teachers can become frustrated when students don't seem to try hard when it comes to schoolwork. There's a surprising explanation of why some students might not be putting their best effort forward.
Psychology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
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Is your voice trustworthy, engaging or soothing to strangers?
Analysis of millions of audio files has led one US company to claim that their software can predict how a person’s voice will make a listener feel
Psychology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
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Radicalisation: A mental health issue, not a religious one
To understand the appeal of extremist ideologies we need to look beyond the usual explanations, says a professor of epidemiology
Psychology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
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Elon Musk Promises to End Tesla Drivers' Biggest Fear
Elon Musk has a plan to end "range anxiety," the feeling some electric car drivers have when they're nearly out of power but may not be near a charging station.
Psychology
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015, 9:28am
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To Head Off Trauma's Legacy, Start Young
Two Philadelphia medical clinics support parents to help break generational cycles of trauma and abuse. Attending to adversity, doctors say, gives kids a better chance to grow up healthy.
Psychology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015, 11:04am
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Too much praise may make kids narcissistic
A long-term study of child behaviour suggests that over-praising your kids could increase narcissistic traits such as selfishness and vanity
Psychology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015, 11:04am
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Why crowdsourcing your decision-making could land you in trouble
Ever wonder why committees make bad decisions? Giving equal weight to everybody’s opinion might be the worse thing you could do
Psychology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015, 11:04am
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How science can be a children's playground for serious lessons
Learning through play shouldn’t just be about demonstrating science as a fun activity but nurturing a deeper engagement – and this can be easily done
Psychology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015, 11:04am
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Why Men Are More Narcissistic Than Women
Narcissism has long afflicted more men than women—but that could be changing
Psychology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
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Snakes Aren’t Scary if You Put Them on Colored Backgrounds
From Adam and Eve to Snakes on a Plane, legend and pop culture confirms all that slithers is just a little bit creepy. Andrew McGibbon has made it his mission to change people’s minds, highlighting snakes’ beauty and elegance in his series Slitherstition.
Psychology
Source: Wired
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 05, 2015, 9:05am
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Feeling paranoid? Your worries are justified but can be helped
Paranoid fears are common and have a variety of causes but new research shows specific issue cognitive behaviour therapy can bring significant benefits
Psychology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015, 7:37am
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Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?
Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult's physical health.
Psychology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
Rating: | Views: 91 | Comments: 0
What makes some people so suspicious of the findings of science?
From Dr Strangelove and water fluoridisation to climate change, scientific method and facts are not always enough to win over the sceptics
Psychology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Feb 27, 2015, 8:19am
Rating: | Views: 128 | Comments: 0
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