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Article ID: 551799

Consumer Belt-Tightening Likely Here for the Long Haul, Says Consumer Psychologist

Ithaca College

Though the economy shows signs of improvement, consumers will likely hang onto their new, thriftier spending behavior for the long-haul. Industries that survive will likely emerge from the crisis in a very different form.

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29-Apr-2009 11:15 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 551751

Study Suggests Left-Side Bias in Visual Expertise

Association for Psychological Science

The left-side bias exhibited by the native Chinese reader volunteers in the second experiment suggests that since this effect does not appear to be face-specific, it may be a marker of general visual expertise.

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28-Apr-2009 1:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 551683

Meditation May Temporarily Improve Visuospatial Skills

Association for Psychological Science

The results indicate that DY meditation allows practitioners to access greater levels of visuospatial memory resources, compared to when they are not meditating.

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27-Apr-2009 12:25 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 551574

How Some Historical Events Shape Our Memory

Association for Psychological Science

The results, reported in Psychological Science, show that "historically-defined autobiographical periods" (H-DAPs; e.g., "during the war") do exist, although H-DAP formation depends on the intensity, duration, and novelty of the public event, as well as how close it is to a population.

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23-Apr-2009 12:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 551098

Family Ties Provide Protection Against Young Adult Suicidal Behavior

University of Washington

Adolescents and young adults typically consider peer relationships to be all important. However, it appears that strong family support, not peer support, is protective in reducing future suicidal behavior among young adults when they have experienced depression or have attempted suicide.

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13-Apr-2009 3:15 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 549905

How Verb Aspect Influences Memory and Behavior

Association for Psychological Science

If you want to perform at your peak, you should carefully consider how you discuss your past actions. A new study reveals that the way a statement is phrased (and specifically, how the verbs are used), affects our memory of an event being described and may also influence our behavior.

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10-Mar-2009 11:45 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 549705

Supportive Co-Parenting May Reduce Some Child Behavior Problems

Ohio State University

Warm, cooperative co-parenting between mothers and fathers may help protect children who are at risk for some types of behavior problems, a new study suggests. Researchers found that supportive co-parenting helped children who have difficulty regulating their behavior and attention levels "“ what researchers call effortful control.

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3-Mar-2009 4:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 549248

Anti-Social Behavior in Girls Predicts Adolescent Depression Seven Years Later

University of Washington

Social scientists tracked first- and second-graders for seven years and found that anti-social behavior among girls and anxiety among both sexes predicted depression in early adolescence. Surprisingly, early signs of depression were not predictive of adolescent depression.

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17-Feb-2009 1:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Peer Victimization in Middle and High School Predicts Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents

Article ID: 549220

Peer Victimization in Middle and High School Predicts Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Peer victimization during middle and high school may be an important indicator of an individual's sexual behavior later in life, reports Binghamton University researchers. According to Gallup, peer aggression and victimization during adolescence is a form of competition for reproductive opportunities. Female college students who were frequently victimized during middle and high school reported having sex at earlier ages and more sexual partners than their peers, while males reported just the opposite.

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16-Feb-2009 4:50 PM EST

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