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Article ID: 620086

Poor Physical, Financial Health Driven by Same Factors

Washington University in St. Louis

Poor physical health and financial health are driven by the same underlying psychological factors, finds a new study out of the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Released:
1-Jul-2014 3:20 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 620002

Are Your Food Fears Founded in Science?

Cornell University

From the grocery aisle to the TV dial, health and safety claims about foods and their ingredients are dominating conversation, often scaring consumers away from many products and ingredients. The new Cornell University study, “Ingredient-based food fears and avoidance: antecedents and antidotes” published in the journal Food Quality and Preference, investigated food fears – why people have them and what can be done to correct misconceptions.

Released:
30-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 619946

Early Life Stress Can Leave Lasting Impacts on the Brain

University of Wisconsin-Madison

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it — chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse — can have lasting negative impacts. A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers recently showed these kinds of stressors, experienced in early life, might be changing the parts of developing children’s brains responsible for learning, memory and the processing of stress and emotion.

Released:
27-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 619695

Monkeys Also Believe in Winning Streaks, Study Shows

University of Rochester

Humans have a well-documented tendency to see winning and losing streaks in situations that, in fact, are random. But scientists disagree about whether the “hot-hand bias” is a cultural artifact picked up in childhood or a predisposition deeply ingrained in the structure of our cognitive architecture.

Released:
27-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 619941

Mysteries of the Mind: Developmental Psychologist Explains Her Life’s Work Studying the Complexities of the Senses

McMaster University

Developmental psychologist Daphne Maurer has spent more than four decades studying the complexities of the human mind. As the director of the Visual Development Lab at McMaster University and president of the International Society on Infant Studies, Maurer will present her life’s work at the Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies in Berlin July 4th.

Released:
27-Jun-2014 10:30 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 619794

Need for Psychiatric Inpatient and Outpatient Services Grows, NAPHS Annual Survey Finds

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)

The need for psychiatric services in inpatient hospitals continues to grow, according to the latest annual survey from the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) released today.

Released:
25-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 619755

Helpful Bouncing Babies Show That Moving Together Builds Bonds From the Time We Learn to Walk

McMaster University

Researchers have shown that moving with others in time to music increases altruistic behavior in babies who have barely learned to walk.

Released:
24-Jun-2014 9:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 619681

Back Away, Please

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

According to University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Christopher K. Hsee, we still have negative feelings about things that approach us — even if they objectively are not threatening.

Released:
23-Jun-2014 12:15 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 619669

TMI: Why Some Facebook Friends Overshare

Dick Jones Communications

Some people find it easier to be their 'true selves' online, a new study says, but posting too much information on Facebook doesn't get users the validation they seek.

Released:
23-Jun-2014 11:40 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 619671

Weight Stigma More Common Than Previously Studied

Dick Jones Communications

Weight stigma and discrimination are likely more common than previously studied, a new research study from Western New England University suggests.

Released:
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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