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Psychology, Memory, Psychiatry, Hippocampus, Episodic Memory, Neuroscience, Neurobiology

How Your Brain Remembers What You Had for Dinner Last Night

Confirming earlier computational models, researchers at University of California San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Arizona and Louisiana, report that episodic memories are encoded in the hippocampus of the human brain by distinct, sparse sets of neurons.

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Abuse, Neglect, Childhood, Child Development, Adaptation, Adulthood, Psychology

Tracking the Impact of Early Abuse and Neglect

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Maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study led by Lee Raby, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Utah.

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transparency, rigor, science

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 18-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST

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Conservation, Social Psychology, Psychology, Home Energy Cost

Conservation Mind Game

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A new study led by Kathryn Caldwell, an assistant professor of psychology at Ithaca College, demonstrates that homeowners can be encouraged to make changes to their energy use with a simple education plan and some helpful tricks from the world of social psychology.

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Overeat, Hunger, Susan Carnell, Stress

Evening Hours May Pose Higher Risk for Overeating, Especially When Under Stress, Study Finds

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Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that “hunger hormone” levels rise and “satiety (or fullness) hormone” levels decrease in the evening. The findings also suggest that stress may increase hunger hormone levels more in the evening, and the impact of hormones on appetite may be greater for people prone to binge eating.

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Sexual Assault, Neighborhoods, Sexual Violence, Violence, Safety, #metoo

The Presence of Sexual Violence in Neighborhoods Erodes Feelings of Safety for Women—but Not Men

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Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied to women’s—but not men’s—perceptions of its safety, according to new research.

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Bipolar Disorder, Comorbidity, Predictors, Prospective, Risk Factors

Can Early Symptoms Predict Bipolar Disorder? Evidence Shows Differing Patterns of Risk Factors

Two patterns of antecedent or "prodromal" psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD), according to a new analysis in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Gender, Sexuality, Millennials, Society, gender self-identity, Gender Stereotypes, Transgender, transgender youth, Queer, queer youth, Social Structure, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Gender Inequality

Are Millennials Gender Rebels or Returning to Tradition?

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A forthcoming book from a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist provides insight into the minds of today's young adults to uncover the strategies they use to negotiate the unsettled gender norms and expectations facing their generation.

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Polysomnography, falling asleep, to-do lists, Insomnia, sleep and worry, National Institutes of Health, Sleep Research Society Foundation, Michael Scullin, sleep research, University Students, Baylor University

Can Writing Your ‘To-Do’s’ Help You to Doze? Baylor Study Suggests Jotting Down Pending Tasks Can Speed the Trip to Dreamland

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Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities.

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University of Vienna, Giorgia Silani, Clothes make the woman, Empathy, objectification, secondary sexual characteristics, Psychology, sexualized women, Cortex

Clothes Make the Woman: Less Empathy Towards Women Showing More Skin

Sexualized representations, especially the emphasis of secondary sexual characteristics, can change the way we perceive an individual. An international team of researchers led by Giorgia Silani from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna has shown that empathic feelings and brain responses are reduced when we observe the emotions of sexualized women. The results of the study were recently published in the renown scientific journal "Cortex".







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