Social and Behavioral Sciences
New Study Reveals for the First Time: How Emotions Influence Learning and Memory Processes in the Brain
The study, led by Dr. Shlomo Wagner, also found the scientific explanation behind the saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”
– University of Haifa
Chicago Bears, American Academy of Dermatology Team Up to Fight Skin Cancer
The American Academy of Dermatology and the Chicago Bears are teaming up to promote skin cancer prevention and detection by hosting free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings on Aug. 6 and 7.
– American Academy of Dermatology
Teen Marijuana Use Not Linked to Later Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems, Research Finds
Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. (Embargo expired on 04-Aug-2015 at 09:00 ET)
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Study Reveals Latest Evidence that Prejudice Causes the Perception of Threat--and Suggests that Threat Can Be Used to Justify Actions that Result from Prejudice
When people feel or act negatively toward a group, they may explain their feelings or behavior by saying, “I felt threatened.” However, new research reveals how easily people can be conditioned to feel prejudice -- and that unrecognized prejudice can be the source of a perceived threat. The study by Angela Bahns, a social psychologist and professor at Wellesley College, is published this month in the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
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Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Jul-2015
– Wellesley College
How New Moms Assess Their Partners’ Ability to Parent
New mothers take a close look at their personal relationship with their husband or partner when deciding how much they want him involved in parenting, new research finds.
Parenting: Science and Practice
– Ohio State University
Opioid Use and Sexual Violence Among Drug-Using Young Adults in NYC
The research seeks to identify the potential role of drug use in increasing risk of sexual violence among young adult opioid users in NYC, and to identify the specific social and contextual factors surrounding this group’s experiences of sexual violence.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence; R01DA035146; P30DA01104
– New York University
Helping Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers
Care2Caregivers marks its one-year anniversary of providing a lifeline to thousands caring for loved ones with dementia & Alzheimer'sMedia embedded: Image(s)
– Rutgers University
Character Traits Outweigh Material Benefits in Assessing Value Others Bring to Us
When it comes to making decisions involving others, the impression we have of their character weighs more heavily than do our assessments of how they can benefit us, a team of New York University researchers has found. (Embargo expired on 03-Aug-2015 at 11:00 ET)
– New York University