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Disgust, Emotion, genetically engineered food, Discrimination, Organ Donation, Prejudice, Evolution

Knee-Jerk Disgust Is Holding Humans Back

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Disgust is an emotion that's been co-opted to discriminate against people and things which pose no danger, holding humans back in social and evolutionary terms

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counterfeit alcohol, Russia, illegal counterfeit alcohol products, socioeconomic factors, Risky Behavior, Poverty, indifference, Social Networks, homemade alcohol

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diversity training, Workplace Issues, Cultural Differences, organizational bias, Cultural Awareness, business diversity, diversity programs

New Research Helps Organizations Deliver Stronger Diversity Training

While diversity training programs are a good way to build awareness of cultural differences, they usually are not as effective at changing attitudes and behaviors toward diverse groups in the workplace, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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UMB, Guidewell Financial Solutions Partner on Problem Gambling Grant

Problem gambling among credit counseling clients is the focus of a $34,500 seed grant awarded to the School of Social Work and Guidewell Financial Solutions.

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Chance, Future, Happy

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Gene Editing, Biotechnology, Ethical dilemmas, Ethical Guidelines, social acceptance, Cloning

How Do We Regulate Advanced Technologies Along Social or Ethical Lines?

The public’s wariness with new technologies, like CRISPR-9 and gene editing, is largely based on ethical, religious and social concerns, rather than concerns about safety or efficacy, which is what regulatory agencies are limited to consider.

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Underage Drinking, alcohol marketing, Internet alcohol marketing

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Oroville Dam, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Preparedness Plans, Flood, Flood Insurance, Disaster, disaster aid, disaster experts, dam failure

How Do You Prepare for an Emergency Like Oroville Dam? SJSU Prof Offers Advice on Managing Natural Disaster Threats

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India's Big Cats and Wild Dogs Get Along Really Well

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A new WCS study in India shows that three carnivores – tigers, leopards, and dholes (Asian wild dog) – seemingly in direct competition with one other, are living side by side with surprisingly little conflict.

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Climate Change Impacting Wildlife, Feeding Wild Dolphins, Conserving Blakiston's Fish Owl, and More in the Wildlife News Source

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Momentary Attention Switching Easily Causes Pilot Errors, Like Alleged Harrison Ford Runway Mix-Up

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Experts on aviation and perception, Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde comment on the factors that can lead to pilot errors, such as the reported incident involving actor Harrison Ford landing his plane in close brush with a 737 at John Wayne Airport on Wednesday.

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Doctors Prescribe More Antibiotics When Expectations Are High, Study Says

Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they believe there is a high expectation of it from their patients, even if they think the probability of bacterial infection is low and antibiotics would not be effective, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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Fragile X Syndrome, Steven Tyler's Janie's Fund Wins Big, Untreated Water Making Our Kids Sick, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Autism, Child Development, Pediatrics, Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Brain, Behavior, Diagnostics, MRI

Predicting Autism: Researchers Find Autism Biomarkers in Infancy

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By using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the brains of infants who have older siblings with autism, scientists were able to correctly identify 80 percent of the babies who would be subsequently diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age.

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Emotions Are Cognitive, Not Innate, Researchers Conclude

Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information, New York University Professor Joseph LeDoux and Richard Brown, a professor at the City University of New York, conclude.

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Valentine's Day, Dogs, Volunteers, UCLA People Animal Connection, UCLA health, canine volunteers, dog volunteers

Canine Cupids Bring Valentine Cheer to Hospitalized Patients

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A team of pettable cupids made a special delivery to hospitalized patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, on Valentine’s Day, bearing a love-and-kisses message that's sure to stay with the children and adults for a long time. Adorable dogs, dressed up in their Valentine’s Day finest, dutifully delivered handmade Valentine cards throughout the morning today to patients of all ages in their hospital rooms and pediatric playrooms. The canine cupids and their volunteer owners are members of UCLA's People–Animal Connection, an animal-assisted therapy program.

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Social & Behavioral Sciences, Urban Areas, Behavior Change, city dwellers, city

Population Density Pushes the “Slow Life”

But a new study by Arizona State University shows the opposite may be true – that one psychological effect of population density is for those people to adopt a “slow life strategy.” This strategy focuses more on planning for the long-term future and includes tactics like preferring long-term romantic relationships, having fewer children and investing more in education.

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A Theoretical Physicist Reassures the Lovelorn

Here, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the 9 billion people on the planet?

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TSRI Researchers Discover How the Brain Turns Chronic Stress into Pathological Anxiety

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In a new study, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have described how two important molecules in the brain work together to trigger intense anxiety.

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Parenting, Genetics, Children, Child Care, Ethology

Old Into New: Geneticists Track the Evolution of Parenting

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University of Georgia researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ brain.







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