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Article ID: 575996

Psychologists Warn That Therapies Based on Positive Emotions May Not Work for Asians

University of Washington

Thinking happy thoughts, focusing on the good and downplaying the bad is believed to accelerate recovery from depression, bolster resilience during a crisis and improve overall mental health. But pursuing happiness may not be beneficial across all cultures.

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25-Apr-2011 9:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 575922

Happiest Places Have Highest Suicide Rates Says New Research

Hamilton College

The happiest countries and happiest U.S. states tend to have the highest suicide rates, researchers from the UK’s University of Warwick, Hamilton College in New York and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, have found.

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21-Apr-2011 10:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 575912

Does Video Game Violence Harm Teens? New Study Weighs the Evidence

Ohio State University

Researchers used a U.S. Supreme Court case to weigh the evidence for and against the assertion that exposure to video game violence can harm teens.

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20-Apr-2011 4:55 PM EDT

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Newswise: Different Views of God May Influence Academic Cheating

Article ID: 575870

Different Views of God May Influence Academic Cheating

University of Oregon

Belief in God doesn't deter a person from cheating on a test, unless that God is seen as a mean, punishing one, researchers say. On the flip side, undergraduates who believe in a caring, forgiving God did cheat.

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20-Apr-2011 9:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 575807

Climate Change Psychology: Coping and Creating Solutions

American Psychological Association (APA)

News release on psychology's positive role on climate change.

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18-Apr-2011 12:30 PM EDT

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Article ID: 575778

Measuring Political Bias of Network News

Washington University in St. Louis

Study validates new research method with implications in psychology, political science, business.

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18-Apr-2011 9:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 575524

Focus on Ideal Body Shape Can Boost Women's Body Satisfaction - For A While

Ohio State University

When researchers had women view magazines for five straight days that only included images of women with thin, idealized body types, something surprising happened: the readers’ own body satisfaction improved.

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12-Apr-2011 8:00 AM EDT

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    11-Apr-2011 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 575388

Social Wasps Show How Bigger Brains Provide Complex Cognition

University of Washington

Across many groups of animals, species with bigger brains often have better cognitive abilities. But it’s been unclear whether overall brain size or the size of specific brain areas is the key. New findings by University of Washington neurobiologists suggest that both patterns are important: bigger-bodied social wasps had larger brains and devoted up to three times more of their brain tissue to regions that coordinate social interactions, learning, memory and other complex behaviors.

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6-Apr-2011 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 575537

New Study Pinpoints What Happens Right Before Teens Crash

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A recent study by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm Insurance Companies ® hones in on the most common errors teen drivers make that lead to a serious crash. Teen drivers are involved in fatal crashes at four times the rate of adults. The findings were published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. Researchers analyzed a nationally-representative federal database of more than 800 crashes involving teen drivers and identified a few common “critical errors” that are often one of the last in a chain of events leading up to a crash.

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11-Apr-2011 10:55 AM EDT

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