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Graying but Grinning: Despite Physical Ailments, Older Adults Happier

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While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: They seem to consistently get better over time.

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antidepressant drugs , Pharmacology, Anxiety, Side Effects

How Do Antidepressants Trigger Fear and Anxiety?

UNC School of Medicine scientists mapped out a serotonin-driven anxiety brain circuit that may explain the acute anxiety side effect of antidepressant use.

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Earthquake, earthquake engineering, Earthquake expert , Trauma, Psychology, Seismology

Italy Earthquake: Experts Available to Discuss Engineering Seismology, Disaster Impact on Children

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Apology, Couples, couple conflict, arguing, Fighting, Marriage, Words

Aaron Cooper, PhD, Available to Discuss Couple Conflict

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Dr. Ayman Fanous Named Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate

Ayman Fanous, MD, has been named professor and chair of psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He previously was at the Washington DC VA Medical Center and Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Exercise, Nutrients, phylosophy, Physiology, Sports, Sports Medicine

Scientists Challenge Recommendation That Men with More Muscle Need More Protein

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Sports nutrition recommendations may undergo a significant shift after research from the University of Stirling has found individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance exercise.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Employment, Jobs, Health, Mental Health, Ohio State University, Labor, Job Satisfaction, Depression, Sociology

Lousy Jobs Hurt Your Health by the Time You’re in Your 40s

Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Family, Friends, Mortality, Health, Death, Relationships, Social Networks, Marriage, Sociology, Aging

Relationships with Family Members, but Not Friends, Decrease Likelihood of Death

For older adults, having more or closer family members in one’s social network decreases his or her likelihood of death, but having a larger or closer group of friends does not, finds a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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social media, Social And Behavioral Sciences

'I Miss You So Much': How Twitter Is Broadening the Conversation on Death and Mourning

Social media is redefining how people grieve, bringing conversations about death back into the public realm, University of Washington sociologists conclude in a new study. And Twitter in particular, they say, is broadening the discourse around who may engage when someone dies.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Decision Making, Problem Solving, Cognitive Processes, personality and attitude, Quality Of Life, Psychophysiology, nonconformity

Study Shows Standing Up for Beliefs in Face of Group Opposition Is Worth the Effort

A new study from the University at Buffalo that assessed bodily responses suggests that standing up for your beliefs, expressing your opinions and demonstrating your core values can be a positive psychological experience.

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Donald Trump, Psychology, Regret

Psychologist's Research Explores Why We Fall Prey to False Statements

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Education, diversity in academia, diversity in basic sciences, Undergraduate Biology Research Program, undergraduate science, Science Education, Minority And Disadvantaged Students, psychology research

Young, Gifted, and First-Generation Minority Science Students Motivated by 'Prosocial' Values

If you look closely at groups of freshmen science students such as those from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds, you can see striking motivational differences across and within these groups. That’s a major finding in a new survey of 249 freshmen by psychology researchers in California.

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Archeology, Kinesiology, Psychology, action and perception, Weaponry, movement science, Computer Modeling, throwing affordance, Early Humans

Tool or Weapon? IU Research Throws Light on Stone Artifacts' Use as Ancient Projectiles

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IU Bloomington professor Geoffrey Bingham and colleagues in the United Kingdom and United States contend that ancient stones discovered at an archeological site nearly 30 years ago served not as tools, as previously thought, but as weapons for defense and hunting. The research is reported in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Health Care, Healthcare System, Medicine & Health, Mental Health, policy and ethics, Quality Of Life

Homelessness Linked to Poor Antipsychotic Medication Adherence

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SFU health sciences researcher Stefanie Rezansoff has published a new study on the treatment of serious mental illnesses among people who are homeless. This is the first study to investigate adherence to antipsychotic medication in this population.

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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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Mathematics, Statistics, Education and Evolution, perception and awareness, Mental Health, technology and engineering, Computer Science

Babies' Spatial Reasoning Predicts Later Math Skills

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Spatial reasoning measured in infancy predicts how children do at math at four years of age, finds a new study published in Psychological Science.

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Business, Group Organizatoin, Collaboration

The Surprising Side Effect of Kissing Up at Work

Kissing up to your boss doesn’t just impact your relationship with your supervisor, it can influence your co-workers, as well.

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Austerity Linked to Rise of the 'Spornosexual'

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he economic crisis and austerity are having an unexpected consequence: more young men striving for gym-fit, photo-perfect bodies that they use to create a social media brand.

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Business, Careers, Labor Management , Psycology

At Work, Hierarchies Draw Narcissist Job Hunters

People who have narcissistic tendencies are more likely to support hierarchies, according to research by Emily M. Zitek, assistant professor at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

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personality attitude, Evolution, Zoology, veterinary science, Behavior, Biology, Anthropology

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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