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Article ID: 706133

UIC study details how today’s high school cliques compare to yesterday’s

University of Illinois at Chicago

Changing demographics, cultural influences and the increasing number of college-bound youth have led to the emergence of new peer groups and perceptions among adolescents.

Released:
8-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706122

A Beginner's Guide to Exercise

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Linda Trainor, RN, BSN, who works in the Weight Loss Surgery Center at BIDMC, shares tips for adding exercise into your daily life.

Released:
8-Jan-2019 9:50 AM EST

Article ID: 706100

Why people make up their minds sooner than they realize

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

In the era of Google and Facebook, people may believe that exchanging ever-more information will foster better-informed opinions and perspectives when the reality is people are making snap judgments without even begin aware of it.

Released:
7-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706087

Whites Struggle to Tell Real From Fake Smiles on Black Faces

American Psychological Association (APA)

White people and non-black minorities have a harder time telling the difference between genuine and fake smiles on black faces than they do on white faces, a problem black people don’t have, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Released:
7-Jan-2019 12:30 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 706064

Known Size of Objects Influences Human Brain Attention Scaling

George Washington University

Researchers at the George Washington University gained important insights into how the human brain processes information and allocates attention. Their study, “Attention Scales According to Inferred Real-World Object Size,” shows people pay attention to objects based on their real-world size, rather than how they are perceived by the eye.

Released:
7-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706012

Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms in Youth May Be a Red Flag for Other Psychological Issues

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. However, behaviors that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms (OCS) may represent a red flag for serious psychiatric conditions.

Released:
4-Jan-2019 10:15 AM EST

Article ID: 705985

FSU research finds religious involvement impacts women’s body mass

Florida State University

According to Florida State University researchers, black women in the United States who attend church regularly tend to have greater body mass compared to white women with the same amount of religious involvement. The findings, by Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Burdette and recent FSU graduates Dawn Godbolt and Preeti Vaghela, were published in a new study in the Journal of Religion and Health.

Released:
3-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 705977

Three Van Andel Research Institute scientists named to list of most cited researchers in the world

Van Andel Research Institute

Van Andel Research Institute-affiliated scientists Peter W. Laird, Ph.D., Stephen B. Baylin, M.D., and H. Eric Xu, Ph.D., are included in this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list, which identifies scientists who have published multiple papers ranking in the top 1 percent of citations by field and year worldwide.

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3-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705961

What Predicts Teen Partner Rape?

Michigan State University

If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked to sexual violence in young women’s first relationships in life.

Released:
3-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705968

Princeton’s Weber on the Irrationality of Decision Making and What We Can Do About It—Feb. 4 Neuroscience Lecture

New York University

Princeton University Professor Elke Weber will deliver “ ‘Risk as Feelings’ and ‘Perception Matters’: Assembling Human Preferences One Psychological Process at a Time,” NYU ISDM’s Annual Dean for Science Lecture in Neuroeconomics, on Mon., Feb. 4.

Released:
3-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

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