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Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize Can Help with Exercise

New research suggests the adage that encourages people to keep their “eyes on the prize” may be on target when it comes to exercise. When walking, staying focused on a specific target ahead can make the distance to it appear shorter and help people walk there faster, psychology researchers have found.

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How to Prepare Your Children for Natural Disasters

Children's Hospital Los Angeles experts provide tips on how parents can talk to their children before, during and after a natural disaster and how to develop a disaster preparedness plan.

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UNC Researchers Launch Study of Experiences and Outcomes of Women Sexual Assault Survivors

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A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first large scale effort to longitudinally evaluate health outcomes after sexual assault.

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How Career Dreams are Born

A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that she is qualified to achieve the career of her dreams.

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Psychologist Offers Insight on Bullying and How to Prevent It

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Child development expert Dorothy Espelage, PhD, discusses recent research

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Who Are the Men and Boys Suffering From Anorexia?

A new study by researchers from the University of Montreal reveals the current state of knowledge about anorexia in men and boys. "Our results show that certain particularities can be identified in males, especially related to personality, gender identity, and sexual orientation", says Laurence Corbeil-Serre.

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New Study Lists Top Psychologists of Modern Era

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A U.Va. study ranks the top 200 psychologists from recent decades.

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Talk Therapy – Not Medication – Best for Social Anxiety Disorder, Large Study Finds

While antidepressants are the most commonly used treatment for social anxiety disorder, new research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is more effective and, unlike medication, can have lasting effects long after treatment has stopped.

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Nine Tips to Achieve an Amicable Divorce

A therapist who had an amicable divorce after a 20-year marriage offers tips for how other divorcing couples can remain friends. “You don’t have to put on boxing gloves. When it becomes a fight, the only winners are the lawyers," he says.

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Video Blinds Us to the Evidence

Where people look when watching video evidence varies wildly and has profound consequences for bias in legal punishment decisions, a team of researchers at NYU and Yale Law School has found. This study raises questions about why people fail to be objective when confronted with video evidence.

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