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Article ID: 555018

How Language Can Affect Bodily Feelings

Association for Psychological Science

Merely seeing a smile (or a frown, for that matter) will activate the muscles in our face that make that expression, even if we are unaware of it. Now, according to a new study, simply reading emotion verbs may also have the same effect.

Released:
7-Aug-2009 10:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Beep, Beep, Oops, What Was I Doing?

Article ID: 554990

Beep, Beep, Oops, What Was I Doing?

University of Oregon

"That blasted siren. I can't focus." That reaction to undesired distraction may signal a person's low working-memory capacity, according to a new study. Based on a study of 84 students divided into four separate experiments, University of Oregon researchers found that students with high memory storage capacity were clearly better able to ignore distractions and stay focused on their assigned tasks.

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6-Aug-2009 12:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Professor's Book Dispels Myths about Lying, Deception

Article ID: 554929

Professor's Book Dispels Myths about Lying, Deception

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professor Robert Feldman says most of what we know about how and why people lie is wrong. Lying is common and people willingly accept and often welcome the lies they are told, he says. And it's hard to identify lying and liars. Feldman's new book, "The Liar in Your Life," has just been published.

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5-Aug-2009 5:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 554890

Disturbed Sleep Among OEF/OIF Military Personnel and Veterans

Alliant International University

Research conducted by Dr. Taylor Plumb and Dr. Diane Zelman from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University shows high rates of disturbed sleep and indicators of possible sleep disorders experienced by current and former military personnel who served in Afghanistan or Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

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3-Aug-2009 4:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 554874

Study Shows Temptation Stronger Than We Realize

Association for Psychological Science

New research from the Kellogg School of Management demonstrates that individuals believe they have more restraint than they actually possess"”ultimately leading to poor decision-making.

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3-Aug-2009 1:15 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 553874

REVISED: Getting Married "“ and Staying Married "“ Is Good for Your Health

Health Behavior News Service

A stable, long-term marriage can be good for your health, but divorce or widowhood leave a lasting scar on the health of middle-aged and older people, according to a new study. Remarriage seems to reduce but not erase the damage done by losing a marriage, and those who remain single after a marriage ends show consistently worse health than those who remarried.

Released:
30-Jun-2009 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554586

The Paradox of Loyalty

Association for Psychological Science

A new report reveals that students who were the most devoted to their school to begin with were also the most cooperative and helpful when forced to confront the school's failings. That is, those truest to their group redoubled their sense of service and commitment when faced with injustice.

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23-Jul-2009 4:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 554485

Life Lessons: Where Psychology Stands on Living Well

Association for Psychological Science

A new report explores the many ways psychology has contributed to, and continues to research, the science of living well.

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22-Jul-2009 10:10 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 554461

Blanket Support for Trauma Victims Not Best Way to Prevent PTSD

Health Behavior News Service

Say a deadly campus shooting occurs. It might seem sensible to offer everyone on campus psychological support to prevent psychological repercussions, including PTSD. However, a new review suggests the opposite.

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21-Jul-2009 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554439

Advisory; Source for Stories Regarding Cell Phone Use and Driving

Johns Hopkins University

Reporters pursuing stories about the growing controversy over cell phone use while driving may want to consider talking to Steven Yantis, a psychology professor at The Johns Hopkins University.

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21-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT

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