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Article ID: 568916

Why We Fight: Men Check Out in Stressful Situations

University of Southern California (USC)

Turns out the silent and stoic response to stress might be a guy thing after all. A new study by USC researchers reveals that stressed men looking at angry faces had diminished activity in the brain regions responsible for understanding others’ feelings.

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28-Sep-2010 1:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 568674

Nearly One In Three Adolescents Participated In A Violent Behavior Over The Past Year

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A new national study reveals that nearly 7.8 million adolescents aged 12 to 17, almost one third (30.9 percent), participated in any of three violent behaviors over the past year. The study, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), showed that 22.6 percent of adolescents reported having participated in a serious fight at school or work; 16.1 percent reported involvement in group-against-group fighting; and 7.5 percent reported attacking others with intent to seriously hurt them.

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22-Sep-2010 10:20 AM EDT

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Article ID: 568609

Men Look for Good Bodies in Short-Term Mates, Pretty Faces in Long-Term Mates

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Men who are looking for short-term companionship are more interested in a woman's body than those looking for a long-term relationship, who focused on a woman's face.

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21-Sep-2010 1:00 PM EDT

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    21-Sep-2010 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 568414

Psychologist Shows Why We “Choke” and How to Avoid It

University of Chicago

A star golfer misses a critical putt; a brilliant student fails to ace a test; a savvy salesperson blows a key presentation. Each of these people has suffered the same bump in mental processing: They have choked. It’s tempting to dismiss such failures as “just nerves.” But to a psychologist, they are preventable results of information logjams in the brain.

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15-Sep-2010 9:40 AM EDT

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Article ID: 568575

Psychological Pain of Holocaust Still Haunts Survivors

American Psychological Association (APA)

Holocaust survivors show remarkable resilience in their day-to-day lives, but they still manifest the pain of their traumatic past in the form of various psychiatric symptoms, according to an analysis of 44 years of global psychological research.

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20-Sep-2010 11:50 AM EDT

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Article ID: 568485

Placebo Effect Significantly Improves Women's Sexual Satisfaction

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Many women with low sex drives reported greater sexual satisfaction after taking a placebo, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin and Baylor College of Medicine.

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16-Sep-2010 10:45 AM EDT

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Article ID: 568341

New Study Reconciles Conflicting Data on Mental Aging

American Psychological Association (APA)

A new look at tests of mental aging reveals a good news-bad news situation. The bad news is all mental abilities appear to decline with age, to varying degrees. The good news is the drops are not as steep as some research showed, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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13-Sep-2010 2:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 568141

Personality Predicts Cheating More than Academic Struggles

American Psychological Association (APA)

Students who cheat in high school and college are highly likely to fit the profile for subclinical psychopathy – a personality disorder defined by erratic lifestyle, manipulation, callousness and antisocial tendencies, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. These problematic students cheat because they feel entitled and disregard morality, the study found.

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7-Sep-2010 1:55 PM EDT

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Article ID: 568140

Teasing About Weight Can Have Big Effects on Pre-Teens

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Schoolyard taunts of any type can potentially damage a child’s sense of self-confidence. But a new study suggests that a particular kind of teasing – about weight – can have distinctive and significant effects on how pre-teens perceive their own bodies.

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7-Sep-2010 1:50 PM EDT

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Article ID: 568064

Stress Management with Chilean Miners Is Tricky

University at Buffalo

A psychologist at the University at Buffalo says research on traumatic experiences pinpoints sources of stress that the trapped Chilean miners and their rescuers will need to manage in the weeks and months ahead, and offers ways of dealing with them.

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2-Sep-2010 2:00 PM EDT

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