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A New Angle on Anxiety

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Surprising findings specific brain cells as the key target

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New Study Suggests Women Do Ask for Pay Rises but Don’t Get Them

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New research from the Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask.

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New UMN Study: America's Wars Take Uneven Toll

In today's wars, Americans who die or are wounded in battle are disproportionately coming from poorer parts of the country, according to a new study released this week.

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What Makes Southerners Sound Southern?

Linguistic researchers will be isolating and identifying the specific variations in speech that make Southerners sound Southern.

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Study Finds Bias, Disgust Toward Mixed-Race Couples

Interracial marriage has grown in the United States over the past few decades, and polls show that most Americans are accepting of mixed-race relationships.

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A Dog's Dilemma: Do Canine's Prefer Praise or Food?

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Given the choice, many dogs prefer praise from their owners over food, suggests a new study published in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. The study is one of the first to combine brain-imaging data with behavioral experiments to explore canine reward preferences.

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New Study Confirms Adage that with Age Comes Wisdom

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A new study led by Professor of Psychology Frank Durgin, which appears in the journal I-Perception, finds that older adults are better at interpreting the correct slope of a hill than young adults, which he believes is because of greater life experience.

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Getting Digital Line-Ups Wrong Can Put Innocents Behind Bars

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New research from the University of Warwick highlights why it’s vital for police to disguise distinctive features in line-ups.

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What's Going on When Babies Twitch in Their Sleep?

University of Iowa researchers suspect that sleep twitches in human infants are linked to sensorimotor development. Read on to learn how new parents can contribute to their study.

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Does Social Status Affect Generosity?

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High-ranking people don't always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, new research indicates.

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In Gauging and Correcting Errors, Brain Plays Confidence Game, New Research Shows

The confidence in our decision-making serves to both gauge errors and to revise our approach, New York University neuroscientists have found. Their study offers insights into the hierarchical nature of how we make choices over extended periods of time, ranging from medical diagnoses and treatment to the strategies we use to invest our money.

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New Study of Toddlers Sheds Light on Value of FaceTime Video Chat as Meaningful Interaction

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Working parents and grandparents who FaceTime with their toddlers can take heart from a soon-to-be-published study from Lafayette College that sheds new light that on young children and how they engage in—and learn from—screen-time interactions.

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Social Media Sites Obstruct Children’s Moral Development, Say Parents

The ‘parent poll’ carried out by a team at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues found that only 15% of parents thought that popular social media sites, such as Facebook, provided a positive influence on a young person’s character.

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Stand-Up Comics More Likely to Die Prematurely Than Film Comedians and Dramatic Actors

The world's best stand-up comedians - household names including Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfield, Ricky Gervais and Eddie Murphy - are more likely to die than comedic and dramatic screen and stage actors, according to a landmark study published in the International Journal of Cardiology

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Workplace Climate, Not Women's 'Nature,' Responsible for Gender-Based Job Stress

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A study by an Indiana University sociologist subjected both men and women to the negative social conditions that many women report experiencing in male-dominated occupations. The result: Men showed the same physiological stress response to the conditions as did women.

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Boredom Can Lead to More Extreme Political Views

Boredom may be contributing to a widening of political views among voters, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London and the University of Limerick.

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Think Talking on Your Hands-Free While Driving Is Safe? Think Again, Says New Research

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Driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be as distracting as talking on a hand-held mobile, psychologists at the University of Sussex say.

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A Gateway to Pan Exposed at Hippos

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Monumental Roman Gate Discovered at Sussita National Park, Following Discovery of Unique Mask of the God Pan. Expedition head Dr. Michael Eisenberg of the University of Haifa: “Now that the whole gate has been exposed, we not only have better information for dating the mask, but also a clue to its function. Are we looking at a gate that led to the sacred compound of the god Pan?”

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How Make-Up Makes Men Admire but Other Women Jealous

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A psychology study by the University of Stirling has found that men think women with make-up on are more ‘prestigious’, while women think women who wear make-up are more ‘dominant’.

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Parents, Especially Fathers, Play Key Role in Young Adults’ Health: Study

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A new University of Guelph study has found that parents, and especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviours in young adults and helping to prevent obesity in their children. When it came to predicting whether a young male will become overweight or obese, the mother-son relationship mattered far less than the relationship between father and son.







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