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Article ID: 708162

Live better with attainable goals

University of Basel

Those who set realistic goals can hope for a higher level of well-being. The key for later satisfaction is whether the life goals are seen as attainable and what they mean to the person, as psychologists from the University of Basel report in a study with over 970 participants.

15-Feb-2019 10:20 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 708137

This Immune Cell Function Could Control Deadly Allergic Reactions

Michigan State University

Michigan State University scientists have identified a master control mechanism on mast cells, a type of immune cell, that can prevent the immune system from overreacting in times of stress, potentially limiting, or even stopping allergic reactions from happening.

14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708122

Effective self-control strategies involve much more than willpower, research shows

Association for Psychological Science

It's mid-February, around the time that most people waver in their commitment to the resolutions they've made for the new year. Many of these resolutions - whether it's to spend less time looking at screens, eat more vegetables, or save money for retirement - require us to forego a behavior we want to engage in for the one we think we should engage in. In a new report, leading researchers in behavioral science propose a new framework that outlines different types of self-control strategies and emphasizes that self-control entails more than sheer willpower to be effective.

14-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 708119

Neural processing with trauma and adversity interact to increase core symptom of PTSD


Lifetime adversity and increased neural processing during a traumatic event combine to increase the frequency of intrusive traumatic memories and the distress they cause, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

14-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708128

Discovering a new form of communication in the brain

Case Western Reserve University

'Ephaptic Coupling' only sounds like a Valentines' Day science story. Actually, it's the description of a 4th and newly discovered form of communication in the brain.

14-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707913

The More the Merrier? Children with Multiple Siblings More Susceptible to Bullying

American Psychological Association (APA)

A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one sibling, and firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the perpetrators, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

11-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 707988

New Parenting Podcast Offers Advice and Understanding From Experts, Parents and Teens

Safe Kids Worldwide

I’ve always thought of parenting as a team sport. It works better when we can support each other, learn from each other, and understand that we’re not alone. That’s what The Parent Pep Talk podcast is all about, which you can download today on iTunes or your podcast app.

14-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 708086

To Tool or Not to Tool?

University of Vienna

Flexible tool use is closely associated to higher mental processes such as the ability to plan actions. Now a group of cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists from the University of Vienna, the University of St Andrews and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna that included Isabelle Laumer and Josep Call, has studied tool related decision-making in a non-human primate species – the orangutan.

14-Feb-2019 6:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 707754

The Ways of Wisdom in Schizophrenia

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that persons with schizophrenia scored lower on a wisdom assessment than non-psychiatric comparison participants, but that there was considerable variability in levels of wisdom, and those with higher scores displayed fewer psychotic symptoms.

7-Feb-2019 4:50 PM EST

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