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Why Do People with Autism See Faces Differently?

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The way people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gather information – not the judgement process itself – might explain why they gain different perceptions from peoples’ faces, according to a new study from Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies and the University of Montreal. "

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Pleasure at Another’s Misfortune Is Evident in Children as Young as Two

Even very young children will show signs of schadenfreude when an inequitable situation is rectified.

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U-M Expert Notes That in Ferguson Case, Perceptions Differ Between Whites and Blacks

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What Online Gaming Can Tell Us About Organizational Trust

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Dr. Rolf Wigand's article, “The Dynamics of Shared Leadership: Building Trust and Enhancing Performance,” was published as the lead story in volume 99, issue 5 of the Journal of Applied Psychology. The article’s publication is a direct result of Dr. Wigand’s $400,000 National Science Foundation’s research grant, which supported the study of a virtual organization using data collected from a massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG).

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Does Dip Decrease or Deepen Addiction to Nicotine?

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Smokeless tobacco products are marketed as a way for smokers to cut back on the negative effects of tobacco, while still being able to use it. Is that really the case? A professor in the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University is investigating whether smokers are using smokeless tobacco products as a replacement, or supplement to cigarettes.

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New Resource Available for Parents of Children Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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NEWARK, NJ (November 20, 2014) – Navigating through the maze of health and medical services can be challenging for parents of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A new resource is now available for caregivers, health professionals and, especially, parents. A pediatric neurologist and pediatrician/geneticist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School recognized a need for a comprehensive guide to help parents obtain quality medical care for each stage of their child’s development.

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday-Related Topics Ranging From Shopping to Sadness

As the holiday season begins, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss holiday-related topics ranging from shopping to sadness.

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Suicide Risk Falls Substantially After Talk Therapy

Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

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Social Media Partly to Blame for Busybody Culture, Says Professor

The recent explosion of social media in our lives and domination of the air waves by so many "experts" are among the reasons people don't feel free to live their lives as they wish, according to Philosophy Professor John Lachs.

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Expert Available To Discuss Psychology Behind Decision-Making In Police-Involved Shootings

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