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Article ID: 609504

Psychology Professor Says Superstitions All About Trying to Control Fate

Kansas State University

Halloween have you avoiding black cats, bats and more? A psychologist says superstitions are behaviors that people perform in an attempt to affect or control their future.

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28-Oct-2013 10:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 609475

Happy Halloween From 'World's Leading Authority on Poisoned Candy'

University of Delaware

University of Delaware sociologist Joel Best became skeptical about Halloween sadism when he was a graduate student. Now with over 50 years of data, he still hasn't found a documented case of a child who was seriously harmed by a contaminated Halloween treat.

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25-Oct-2013 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 609326

U.S. Regions Exhibit Distinct Personalities, Study Shows

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Psychology researchers find people with similar personality types are so likely to cluster in certain areas of the United States.

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23-Oct-2013 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 609241

Growing Up Poor and Stressed Impacts Brain Function as an Adult

University of Illinois at Chicago

Poverty coupled with stress have long-lasting effects on brain function, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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21-Oct-2013 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 609141

It's OCD Awareness Week - and We've Got an Expert for You!

Nova Southeastern University

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18-Oct-2013 9:25 AM EDT
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Article ID: 609048

U.S. Regions Exhibit Distinct Personalities, Research Reveals

American Psychological Association (APA)

Americans with similar temperaments are so likely to live in the same areas that a map of the country can be divided into regions with distinct personalities, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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17-Oct-2013 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 608988

Low-Voiced Men Love ’Em and Leave ’Em, Yet Still Attract More Women

McMaster University

Men with low-pitched voices have an advantage in attracting women, even though women know they’re not likely to stick around for long. Researchers at McMaster University have found that women were more attracted to men with masculine voices, at least for short-term relationships. Those men were also seen as more likely to cheat and unsuitable for a longer relationship, such as marriage.

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16-Oct-2013 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 608901

Twelve Percent of Midlife Women Say They Are Satisfied with Their Body Size

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A new study of women ages 50 and older examines the 12.2 percent who say they are satisfied with their body size to unlock the secrets of body satisfaction. This minority of midlife women who report being satisfied with their body size appears to exert considerable effort to achieve and maintain this satisfaction.

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14-Oct-2013 12:00 PM EDT
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