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Can the Comorbidity of Depression and Psychopathy Be the Devil's Work?

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Occult practices feed both depression and psychopathy.

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One in Five Adults Secretly Access Their Friends’ Facebook Accounts

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Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it’s actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.

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Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Continues to Climb Past R-Rated Films

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The amount of gun violence in top-grossing PG-13 movies, which can be seen by children of all ages, has continued to exceed the gun violence in the biggest box-office R-rated films, a new analysis published in the journal Pediatrics shows.

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Moralistic Thinking on Political Left, Right Not So Different

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Sacred thinking isn't limited to political conservatives, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg. The findings are from four related studies that examine how liberals and conservatives justify their political attitudes on same-sex-marriage and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Postholiday Blues: Financial Planners Share Tips to Start Now for Better Budgeting

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Kristy Archuleta and Sonya Britt, both associate professors in the Institute of Personal Financial Planning, offer tips for starting now to ensure financially merrier holidays in 2017.

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Internet Use in Class Tied to Lower Test Scores

Warning: Surfing the internet in class is now linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students.

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Infants Show Apparent Awareness of Ethnic Differences

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Findings help advance understanding of social cognition and social development

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Image of ‘Typical’ Welfare Recipient Linked With Racial Stereotypes

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When thinking about a welfare recipient, people tend to imagine someone who is African American and who is lazier and less competent than someone who doesn’t receive welfare benefits, according to new findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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Having a Meltdown at Work? Blame It on Your Passion

Sunita Sah, assistant professor of management and organizations at Cornell University, and her colleagues have a novel strategy to save your professional reputation: Reframe your distress as passion for the project.

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We Like What Experts Like - and What Is Expensive

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Whether Peter Paul Rubens or Damien Hirst – the personal taste of art can be argued. Scientists from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna have now shown that the individual taste of art is also dependent on social factors. The personal valuation of art was influenced by who else liked the work - or not. And even the value of a painting strengthened the subjective feeling of how much a work of art appeals to us. The study was recently published in the international journal "Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts".

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Wives with a 'Soul Mate' View of Marriage Are Less Likely to Volunteer and May Deter Husbands From Doing So, Too

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Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well.

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Black-White Earnings Gap Returns to 1950 Levels

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After decades of progress, earnings gap between black and white men is back at 1950 levels.

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Sexism May Be Harmful to Men’s Mental Health

Men who see themselves as playboys or as having power over women are more likely to have psychological problems than men who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Reliance on Reason, Evidence as a Moral Issue Measured in Study

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While some people rely more on reason and evidence than others when deciding on their beliefs, a new report suggests people can also come to see a reliance on reason and evidence as a moral issue – to see the rationality of another's beliefs as indicative of their morality.

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Why Experiences Inspire More Gratitude than Stuff

People are more grateful for what they’ve done than what they have, and that gratitude can lead to greater generosity toward others, according to new research for University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Finally, a Type of Face That Men Recognize Better Than Women

A study using Barbies and Transformers finds that men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that experience plays an important role in facial recognition.

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​Consuming Violent Media Linked to 13x Surge in Violent Dreams

The violent and sexual media you consume during the day may infiltrate your dreams at night, new research suggests. People who reported consuming violent media within 90 minutes of bedtime were 13 times more likely to have a violent dream that night.

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Does a ‘Bad’ Apple Spoil the Bunch? Study Shows How Problem Behaviors Spread in Siblings

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Siblings bear responsibility for the spread of problem behaviors. Identifying the exact nature of that influence has proven difficult, because behavior problems in siblings can also be traced to friends, shared genetics and shared experiences with parents. Evidence describing how problem behaviors spread between siblings has been scarce – until now, thanks to a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study on identical and fraternal twins.

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Sunshine Matters a Lot to Mental Health; Temperature, Pollution, Rain Not So Much

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Sunshine matters. A lot. The idea isn’t exactly new, but according to a recent study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most.

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When Dictators Die, Stability Reigns

A dictator’s death rarely leads to regime change, according to a new study that comes as a fifth of the world’s authoritarian rulers are at least 70 years old and in various stages of declining health.







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