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Inside the Teenage Brain: New Studies Explain Risky Behavior

It’s common knowledge that teenage boys seem predisposed to risky behaviors. Now, a series of new studies is shedding light on specific brain mechanisms that help to explain what might be going on inside juvenile male brains.

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Fear, Safety and the Role of Sleep in Human PTSD

The effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment may hinge significantly upon sleep quality, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System in a paper published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Study Finds Less Domestic Violence Among Married Couples Who Smoke Pot

New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.

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Influenced by Self-Interest, Humans Less Concerned About Inequity to Others, Researchers Find

Strongly influenced by their self-interest, humans do not protest being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences, researchers in Georgia State University’s Brains and Behavior Program have found.

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Growing Up Poor Affects Adults' Sense of Control, Impulsiveness When Faced with Economic Uncertainty

Growing up poor can influence people's sense of control and in turn may lead them to more impulsive decision-making and quickly give up on challenging tasks in uncertain situations, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Unlike Less Educated People, College Grads More Active on Weekends Than Weekdays

People’s educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study whose authors include two University of Kansas researchers.

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Interplay of Gender, Genes and Environment Produced Different Substance Abuse Outcomes

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An Indiana U. study on substance abuse found that the interplay of gender, genetics and social integration produced different outcomes for men and women.

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New Research Finds IB Middle Years Students to be Self-Aware, Resilient, and Engaged in School

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Findings from exploratory study suggest IB Middle Years Programme has a positive impact on students’ social-emotional well-being.

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School Violence Intervention Program Effective in Vanderbilt Pilot Study

Violent behavior and beliefs among middle school students can be reduced through the implementation of a targeted violence intervention program, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the Journal of Injury and Violence Research.

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Robin Williams Apparent Suicide, APA Experts Available to Discuss Suicide Risk, Treatment

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