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Thinking Differently Could Affect Power of Traumatic Memories

People who may be exposed to trauma can train themselves to think in a way that could protect them from PTSD symptoms, according to a study from Kings College London and Oxford University.

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Come to Think of It or Not: Study Shows How Memories Can Be Intentionally Forgotten

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Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" on the car radio, for example, may remind you of your first love -- or your first speeding ticket. But a Dartmouth- and Princeton-led brain scanning study shows that people can intentionally forget past experiences by changing how they think about the context of those memories.

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E-Cigarette Researchers Interview Availability

RTI International is at the forefront of e-cigarette research and has conducted studies on e-cigarette contents, emissions, secondhand exposure, and the effects of e-cigarette advertising on teens.

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California Raising Smoking Age to 21 Will Curb High School Smoking, Says UCI Health Policy Researcher

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The Contented Shall Inherit the Earth. The Glum? Not So Much

ITHACA, N.Y. The survival of the fittest might just be the survival of the steadfast instead. Having a positive attitude could be evolutionarily advantageous, according to Cornell researchers who simulated generations of evolution in a computational model.

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Wichita State University Researcher Finds Link Between College Students' Use of Facebook and Increased Career Confidence

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College students who spend hours scrolling through Facebook are actually more prepared for the real world than we once thought. That's according to Wichita State University researcher David (Jingjun) Xu, who found that students who look at friends' status updates and receive social feedback through likes and comments on Facebook are more confident in their ability to perform job-related tasks when they graduate.

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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Children

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Mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically “in sync” with their kids, according to a new study from Binghamton University. While researchers have known for a while that depression is associated with interpersonal problems with others, this is the first study to examine whether this is also evident physiologically.

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National Day of Prayer: 4 Tips to Reignite Your Prayer Life

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In honor of the National Day of Prayer, Baylor University spiritual formation expert offers four simple tips to help grow in the habit of prayer.

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Army Grant Funds Research Into Extremist Flash Mobs

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher is expanding his investigation of extremist cyber flash mobs — particularly those that lead to violent or damaging behavior.

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Time to Change How News Media Cover Mass Shootings, Says Iowa State Prof

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Media attention focused on the shooter in a mass killing sends the wrong message, says an Iowa State University professor. Douglas Gentile says news reports about the killer, weapons and ammunition glamorize the situation and set a “high score” for future mass shooters to beat.

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Driving Under the Influence Sounds Like a Better Idea While High

A new study by RTI International found that marijuana users who were high at the time they took the survey had substantially higher odds of believing it was safe to drive while under the influence.

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Skepticism About Climate Change May Be Linked to Concerns About Economy

Americans may be more likely to accept the scientific evidence of human-caused climate change and its potentially devastating effects if they believe the economy is strong and stable, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Our Brain Uses Statistics to Calculate Confidence, Make Decisions

The brain produces feelings of confidence that inform decisions the same way statistics pulls patterns out of noisy data.

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Experts Needed: New Report Says Half of Teens Say They Are Addicted to Smartphones

According to a new report by Common Sense Media, 50 percent of teens admitted that they feel they are addicted to using their smartphones. The actual number is most likely even higher. Experts Needed for media inquiries.

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National Parks Expert Available for Interview During Centennial Year of National Park Service, Founded in 1916

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Robert Manning, a natural resources professor at the University of Vermont, has conducted research for the National Park Service for 35 years and is the co-editor of a thoughtful book of essays on the national parks. He would provide wide-ranging perspective for stories pegged to the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

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Research-Based Exercise Program Turning Preschoolers Into 'Fit Kids'

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Reuben Brough is running around a gym at King Street Youth Center waving his hands in the air and screeching like a cheetah. A stream of children is in hot pursuit of him and four other UVM students who implore the preschoolers to "catch the cheetah." It looks like total chaos, but there's a method to the madness, which is really a highly structured, research-based fitness program called Children and Teachers (CATs) on the Move.

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Economy Flyers Unite! Research Shows Air Rage a Product of Class Difference

We blame air rage on long flight delays, shrinking seats and a general decline in civility. But the first empirical research study into the phenomenon pegs another culprit -- class inequality -- for the reason passengers lose it when taking to the so-called friendly skies.

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New Research From Syracuse University’s Whitman School Offers Explanatory View of Bouncing Back From Significant Job Loss

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New entrepreneurship research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management offers a “rock bottom” model for generating a new positive work identity after experiencing significant job loss. In “Hitting rock bottom after job loss: Bouncing back to create a new positive work identity,” Trenton Williams, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Whitman, and his co-author, Dean Shepherd (Indiana University) provide a deeper understanding of why some people recover after losing their work identity, while others languish and develops interventions that facilitate recovery from job loss.

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Neuroscientists Find Evidence for ‘Visual Stereotyping’

The stereotypes we hold can influence our brain’s visual system, prompting us to see others’ faces in ways that conform to these stereotypes, neuroscientists at New York University have found.

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Study Details Lives of Homeless Youths Across the Country

In study for the federal government, University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologists uncover new and sobering details about life for America's homeless youth.