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Article ID: 708272

Young Children May See Nationality as Biological, New Study Suggests

New York University

Young children see national identity, in part, as biological in nature, a perception that diminishes as they get older, finds a new study by psychology researchers. But despite changes in views of nationality as we age, the work suggests the intriguing possibility that the roots of nationalist sentiments are established early in life.

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19-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 708341

Research shows human trafficking screening tool effective in identifying victims

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as well as the risk factors, than a commonly used psychosocial assessment, reported researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Article ID: 708150

Children on the Autism Spectrum with Co-Occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag Behind in Key Measures of Independence and Communication

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the findings from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), these children have difficulty with adaptive behavior, a key measure of independence.

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15-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST

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.

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15-Feb-2019 10:20 AM EST

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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.

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14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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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.

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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

Elsevier

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.

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14-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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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.

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14-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

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