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A New Series of Studies Identifies an Unknown Psychological Disorder: Maladaptive Daydreaming


Sufferers from the disorder spend about 60% of their waking time in an imaginary world they have created, realizing that it is a fantasy, and without losing contact with the real world. “One man told us about 35 characters participating in the...
10-May-2016 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Leg Preference in Babies Can Be Detected From the Beginning of Pulling-to-Stand


*Researcher Dr. Osnat Atun-Einy of the University of Haifa: “This is the first study to examine leg preference in the context of pulling-to-stand (PTS) and crawling in an asymmetrical pattern. Expanding our knowledge about leg preference and...
14-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Do the Pitcher's Emotions Effect Batters?

The expression of emotions serves as a source of information and provides clues about what is likely to happen in social situations in general, and in baseball in particular. This is the finding of a joint study by researchers from the University of...
7-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Confirms: Tech Blogs Set the Agenda for the Traditional Media


Tech blogs initiate the tech topics to traditional media, which in turn increase the public interest, claims a new research. The research explored the leading tech blogs and traditional media websites in the U.S.
14-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Oxytocin Can Improve Compassion in People with Symptoms of PTSD

“Until now, several theoretical studies proposed that the oxytocinergic system functions abnormally among patients with PTSD and that intranasal OT may potentially serve as an effective pharmacological intervention for ameliorating symptoms of...
10-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

For the First Time in Excavations of Ancient Near Eastern Sites: Winery Found in Canaanite Palace


The Canaanite palace at Tel Kabri keeps on yielding surprises. The discovery two years ago of 40 jugs of wine was considered a massive find. This year, no fewer than four more rooms full of jugs have been found. “We’re beginning to think that...
3-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Public Service Workers with High Levels of Emotional Intelligence Are Extremely Motivated to Serve the Public

A new study conducted at the University of Haifa reveals that public servants with high levels of emotional intelligence are better equipped to meet the expectations of their role
25-Feb-2016 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Precise Conservation of the Dynamics of Embryonic Regulatory Circuits Plays Key Role in Maintaining Morphological Similarity between Species

”Now we want to examine the next stage: If we change the dynamics of the regulatory circuits, will we be able to change the body plan? For example, will a sea cucumber grow a skeleton like a sea urchin?” – Dr. Smadar Ben-Tabou de-Leon from the...
21-Feb-2016 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Migrant Crisis in Europe According to U of Haifa's Prof. Arnon Soffer

3-Sep-2015 5:05 AM EDT

New Medusa Provides Evidence for Changes Taking Place in the Mediterranean Sea


28-Jun-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Empathy Is Related to Sexual Orientation

The study, led by Professor Simone Shamay-Tsoory of the University of Haifa found that, in addition to gender, differences in empathy between people is related to sexual preference and, therefore, this orientation is important when assessing...
14-May-2015 7:05 AM EDT

The IDF Has Killed Hezbollah Fighters in Syria Yesterday, Sources Say. We Offer Excellent Experts That Can Relate to the Event

19-Jan-2015 3:00 AM EST

Where Is Israel's Natural Gas Sector Is Heading To?

Prof. Brenda Shaffer, an expert on international oil and natural gas polices, claims that Israel’s natural gas and electricity sectors suffer from the government’s extreme free market approach.
24-Dec-2014 8:40 AM EST

"Globally, Expensive Natural Gas Production Projects Are Encountering Commercial Difficulties. No One Is Looking for an Additional One"

24-Dec-2014 8:00 AM EST

Internet Campaign to Release the Kidnapped Teens Goes Viral All Over the World


University of Haifa's Ambassador Online program are the ones behind the #Bring Back Our Boys campaign.
22-Jun-2014 2:00 AM EDT

University of Haifa to Award Eight Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa Degrees at the 42nd BOG Meeting

The University of Haifa will award eight Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa degrees to: Frederik Willem de Klerk, Lady Irene Hatter, Dr. Ernest Strauss, Prof. Stefan Reif , Chaim Topol , Prof. Julia Kristeva, Uri Lubrani and Prof. Celso Lafer, in...
22-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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