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Sexual Fantasies: Are You Normal?

Hoping for sex with two women is common but fantasizing about golden showers is not. That's just one of the findings from a research project that scientifically defines sexual deviation for the first time ever.

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Can Parents Make Their Kids Smarter?

Florida State University criminology professor Kevin Beaver examined a nationally representative sample of youth alongside a sample of adopted children from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and found evidence to support the argument that IQ is not the result of parental socialization.

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Liberal or Conservative? Brain Responses to Disgusting Images Help Reveal Political Leanings

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An team of scientists led by Virginia Tech reports that the strength of a person’s reaction to repulsive images can forecast their political ideology. The brain’s response to a single disgusting image was enough to predict an individual’s political ideology.

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Whites of Their Eyes: Study Finds Infants Respond to Social Cues From Sclera

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Infants at 7 months old are able to unconsciously pick up on eye cues, based on the size of the whites of a person’s eyes – a vital foundation for the development of social interactive skills, a new U.Va. psychology study shows.

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Twitter Can Be Useful Tool for Public Health Organizations — but Must Be Carefully Monitored

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Social media marketing strategies present both challenges and opportunities for public health professionals. It’s an effective way of reaching large audiences, but social media can also be used to spread misinformation. That’s the findings of a situational analysis by researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis of a recent social media campaign by the Chicago Department of Public Health. The study suggests that public health organizations need to pay close attention to how they disseminate information, and also to the response the campaign gets.

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Should a Facebook “Like” Be Protected Free Speech?

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One billion Facebook users generate 2.7 billion “likes” per day (or 1,875,000 every minute). Increasingly, social media has become a form of social and political engagement, and 47 percent of Facebook users have “liked” political cause-related comments. Protected free speech is a luxury the Western world has long enjoyed.

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Immersed in Violence: How 3-D Gaming Affects Video Game Players

Playing violent video games in 3-D makes everything seem more real – and that may have troubling consequences for players, a new study reveals.

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Animal Therapy Reduces Anxiety, Loneliness Symptoms in College Students

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Animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design.

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Millennials are Most Hopeful When it Comes to Civility in America, Finds New Weber Shandwick/Powell Tate Research

The 5th annual Civility in America survey from global public relations firm Weber Shandwick and public affairs firm Powell Tate with KRC Research looks at civility through a generational lens to better understand what the future holds for society. Although Americans are unanimous about the bleak state of civility, the Millennial generation seems less convinced of a more uncivil future.

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Price Check: Cost Doesn't Signal Quality

Though many consumers look to the price tag when determining quality, they may not get what they paid for, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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