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Phyllis and Harvey Sandler Donate $7 Million to Name FAU’s School of Social Work

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Longtime benefactors Phyllis and Harvey Sandler to name The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within FAU's College for Design and Social Inquiry.

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Study Examines State of Social, Personality Psychology Research

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University of Illinois at Chicago researchers conducted two studies to examine the state and quality of social and personality research and how practices have changed, if at all.

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 4-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT

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Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

“If you are obsessed with Instagram, you might get an influx of anxiety chemicals that your body strives to reduce by logging into Instagram. We see this type of obsession with smartphones and social media, and it is rampant.” – Dr. Larry Rosen, CSU Dominguez Hills

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Staking Self-Worth on the Pursuit of Money Has Negative Psychological Consequences

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Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the U.S. often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper by a University at Buffalo research team suggest that there may be downsides to this pursuit.

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Analysis: Gender Differences in Depression Appear at Age 12

An analysis just published online has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.

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Why Do We Like Our Classes? And Each Other? Our Brain Waves Tell Us, New Research Shows

The synchronization of brainwaves among students during class reflects how much they like the class and each other, a team of neuroscientists has found.

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Bullies and Their Victims More Likely to Want Plastic Surgery

School bullies and their victims are more likely to want cosmetic surgery, according to new research by the University of Warwick. Professor Dieter Wolke - and colleagues in the Department of Psychology and Warwick Medical School - have discovered that teenagers who are affected by bullying in any way have a greater desire than others to change their bodies by going under the knife.

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National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don’t know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable problem.

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Wanting More Self-Control Could Hinder Our Efforts to Exert Self-Control, Study Finds

A new study shows, ironically, that wanting to have more self-control could actually be an obstacle to achieving it. It appears that the mere existence of a desire for self-control undermines one's confidence and brings one to disengage from self-control challenges (regardless of one’s actual level of self-control).







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