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Article ID: 642717

People Routinely Attribute Moral Obligations to People Who Cannot Fulfill Them

University of Waterloo

New research from the University of Waterloo debunks the age-old moral philosophy that if you are unable to do something, then you are not morally obligated to do it.

6-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    5-Nov-2015 6:00 AM EST

Article ID: 642474

In Preventing Return of Winter Blues, Talk Outshines Light, New Study Says

University of Vermont

In the long term, cognitive behavior therapy is more effective at treating seasonal affective disorder that light therapy, considered the gold standard, a study to be published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found. Two winters after the initial treatment, 46 percent of research subjects given light therapy reported a recurrence of depression compared with 27 percent of those who were administered CBT. Depressive symptoms were also more severe for those who received light therapy.

3-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 642566

Who’s the ‘Enviest’ of Them All?

University of California San Diego

UC San Diego paper finds young adults are more envious than older adults. They are more envious over looks and for a wider range of other reasons, too. It also appears that both men and women are more likely to envy someone who is of their own gender and approximately their own age

4-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 642528

Brain’s Hippocampus Is Essential Structure for All Aspects of Recognition Memory, Penn Medicine Researchers Find

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The hippocampus, a brain structure known to play a role in memory and spatial navigation, is essential to one’s ability to recognize previously encountered events, objects, or people – a phenomenon known as recognition memory – according to new research from the departments of Neurosurgery and Psychology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their work is published in PNAS.

3-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 642483

Death Rates Are Surprisingly Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans: Experts Needed

Newswise Trends

According to a surprising new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, a decades-long decline in the death rate of middle-aged white Americans (age 45 to 54) has reversed in recent years. The causes are not the big killers such as heart disease and diabetes but an epidemic of suicides and substance abuse. The study was done by Nobel-winning researchers Angus Deaton and Anne Case of Princeton University.

3-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 642414

Chopin, Bach Used Human Speech ‘Cues’ to Express Emotion in Music

McMaster University

Music has long been described, anecdotally, as a universal language. This may not be entirely true, but we're one step closer to understanding why humans are so deeply affected by certain melodies and modes.

2-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 642365

Long Distance Love Affair

University at Buffalo

What people believe they want and what they prefer are not always the same thing. When outperformed as an element of romantic attraction, the difference between affinity and desirability becomes clearer as the distance between people gets smaller.

30-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 642344

Self-Injury: Raising the Profile of a Dangerous Behavior

Rutgers University

Nonsuicidal self-injury is not officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as a mental disorder, which means insurance may not cover treatment - despite estimates that anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of adolescents suffer from it. “The mental health system is failing patients who have a clear problem for which they need help,” says Edward Selby, an assistant professor of psychology in Rutgers’ School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick, whose research lays out a case for recognizing the condition.

30-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 642193

Frequently Monitoring Progress Toward Goals Increases Chance of Success

American Psychological Association (APA)

If you are trying to achieve a goal, the more often that you monitor your progress, the greater the likelihood that you will succeed, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Your chances of success are even more likely if you report your progress publicly or physically record it.

28-Oct-2015 12:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 642131

Singing Calms Baby Longer Than Talking

Universite de Montreal

In a new study from the University of Montreal, infants remained calm twice as long when listening to a song, which they didn’t even know, as they did when listening to speech.

28-Oct-2015 6:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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