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Article ID: 687307

For a Healthier 2018, Find Purpose in Life

Washington University in St. Louis

If your resolution is to be healthier, happier and more fit in the new year, focus first on finding a real purpose in life.People with a higher sense of purpose tend to engage in healthier lifestyle choices and are more likely to feel better about their own health status, according to new research from Washington University in St.

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Study Finds Online Interest in Sex Rises at Christmas, with More Births Nine Months Later

Indiana University

A global-scale analysis of human birth rate cycles co-led by Indiana University reveals that online interest in sex rises at Christmas and certain other holidays, with more babies born nine months later.

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Article ID: 687173

Americans Divided on Whether Businesses Have Right to Deny Service to Same-Sex Couples

Indiana University

Americans are evenly divided on whether a business should be able to deny service to same-sex couples, according to a study by Indiana University Bloomington sociologists. It is the first national survey to use an experimental approach to examine views on refusing service to sexual minorities.

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How Much People Earn Is Associated with How They Experience Happiness

American Psychological Association (APA)

People who earn more money tend to experience more positive emotions focused on themselves, while people who earn less take greater pleasure in their relationships and ability to connect with others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Article ID: 685967

UT Austin Professors Discover Copy of Jesus’ Secret Revelations to His Brother

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The first-known original Greek copy of a heretical Christian writing describing Jesus’ secret teachings to his brother James has been discovered at Oxford University by biblical scholars at The University of Texas at Austin.

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30-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Combinations of Certain Personality Traits May Guard Against Depression and Anxiety

University at Buffalo

People showing high levels of extraversion and conscientiousness may have protection against depression and anxiety, according to the results of a new study by a team of University at Buffalo psychologists.

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White Male Gun Owners Who Have Felt Economic Stress Are More Likely to Feel Morally and Emotionally Attached to Guns

Baylor University

White male gun owners who have lost, or fear losing, their economic footing tend to feel morally and emotionally attached to their guns, according to a Baylor University study. This segment of the population also is most likely to say that violence against the U.S. government is sometimes justified.

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Study: Non-Fearful Social Withdrawal Linked Positively to Creativity

University at Buffalo

Everyone needs an occasional break, though spending too much time alone can be unhealthy and there is growing evidence that the psychosocial effects of too much solitude can last a lifetime. But newly published research by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are detrimental. In fact, the research findings published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences suggest that one form of social withdrawal, referred to as unsociability, is not only unrelated to negative outcomes, but linked positively to creativity.

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High Cognitive Ability Not a Safeguard From Conspiracies, Paranormal Beliefs

University of Illinois at Chicago

A University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist reports on two studies that examined why some people are inclined to believe in various conspiracies and paranormal phenomena.

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Measuring the Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware Of

University of Florida

Two UF Psychology Professors Examine the Prejudices and Stereotypes That Contribute to Social Inequality and Discuss the Tests Social Scientists Apply to Measure the Implicit Bias People Tend to Harbor

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