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Can Parents’ Tech Obsessions Contribute to A Child’s Bad Behavior?

Study looks at whether behaviors like whining and tantrums could be related to parents spending too much time on their phones or tablets.

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Despite Partisanship Surrounding Voter ID, Most Voters Don't Believe It Suppresses Turnout

Most Americans — even average Democrats — do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor.

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When Your Spouse Calls and Interrupts Your Workday, Is That a Good Thing?

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A new Baylor University study shows that interruptions during work and family time come with consequences and benefits. Researchers offer strategies to build on the benefits.

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Racial Disparities in Discipline Greater for Girls Than for Boys, Research Finds

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Research has shown that African-American boys face higher rates of school discipline than other students. But a study co-authored by an Indiana University sociologist finds that racial disparities in school discipline are even greater for African-American girls.

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Beauty Requires Thought, Neuroscientists Find

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Experiencing beauty requires thought, a team of neuroscientists finds, in a new study that confirms an 18th-century claim by the philosopher Immanuel Kant.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Reuniting an Enigmatic Artist’s Paintings

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For the first time in nearly 140 years, three paintings by the legendary but mysterious Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806) have been reunited at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery—the only location to show all three original pieces in its exhibition “Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered.”

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How World of Warcraft Can Get You a Job

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A new study by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology found that World of Warcraft (WoW) gamers who were successful working as a team in “raids” had qualities that psychological studies have shown to translate to success on virtual workplace teams.

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Study Finds Pokemon Go Players Are Happier, Friendlier

Pokemon Go people are happy people. That’s the finding of media researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Their work, newly published in the journal Media Psychology, shows that Pokemon Go users were more likely to be positive, friendly and physically active.

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Stress Can Increase Empathy

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Acute psychosocial stress leads to increased empathy and prosocial behavior. An international team of researchers led by Claus Lamm from the University of Vienna investigated the effects of stress on neural mechanisms and tested the relationship between empathy and prosocial behavior in a new experiment. The study has just been published in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.







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