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Can Summer Camp be Key to World Peace?

A new longitudinal study shows that campers who formed a close relationship with at least one member from the "enemy" side at camp, and who maintained those relationships once the program was over, retained the strongest feelings of positivity toward the other side

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Memory Relies on Astrocytes, the Brain's Lesser Known Cells

Salk scientists show that the little-known supportive cells are vital in cognitive function.

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Wait, Wait ─ Don’t Tell Me the Good News Yet

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that the positive reaction one would have when succeeding is lessened if it doesn't follow the expected course.

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Children with Disabilities Benefit from Classroom Inclusion

The secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new study finds.

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Experts: Humans Share Fairness Concerns with Other Species

Humans aren’t the only species to react strongly to actions they consider unfair. A similar drive for fairness in monkeys and some dogs may offer insight into people’s desire for equity, according to experts presenting at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

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Childhood Friendships Crucial in Learning to Value Others

Friends play an extremely important role in a person’s life. From infancy on, we have a desire to connect and those early relationships help to mold and develop our adult character. Through interactions with one another, we learn to think beyond ourselves to understand the needs and desires of others.

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Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

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Dogs exhibit jealous behaviors. The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs supports the view that the emotion evolved to protect social bonds from interlopers.

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