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  • Hugs May Be More Potent Than Drugs in Stopping Colds and Flu
    Source: Google News - HealthA hug a day may keep a cold at bay, making recipients less prone to upper respiratory infections. At least that's what a recent study out of Carnegie-Mellon University says. The study, published in Psychological Science, found that increased social support... more...

  • Neuroscientists Find Brain Markers That Predict Generosity in Kids
    Source: ScienceDailyDevelopmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes. Although young children are natural helpers, their perspective on sharing resources tends to be selfish. more...

  • Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Could Fight Depression
    Source: The GuardianScientists begin £5m study to explore link between immune disorders and mental illness in the search for new treatments Scientists at seven UK universities are to set up a research consortium aimed at exploiting a newly discovered link between immune disorders and mental illness. The connection raises hopes that anti-inflammatory drugs can be adapted to treat patients with depression or senile dementia... more...

  • How Behavioural Science Could Revamp Development
    Source: Science and Development NetworkFrom boosting tax take to cutting disease, the science of ‘nudges’ is showing its potential, reports Joshua Howgego. more...

  • ADHD Drugs Increasingly Prescribed to Treat Preschoolers
    Source: The GuardianA fifth of educational psychologists say they know of children being given medication even though guidelines say other methods should be tried first An “alarming” number of pre-school children are being prescribed drugs to treat hyperactivity – contrary to medical guidelines that say they should not be used on children under six – because overstretched health workers go straight to medication rather than offering psychological... more...

  • Morocco's Transgender Dancer Courts Acceptance
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesIt was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities. more...

  • Anat Berko: The Confidante to Suicide Bombers
    Source: USA Today - World NewsAnat Berko is a social scientist with an unusual specialty: understanding the motivations of terrorists.            . more...

  • Ability to Balance on One Leg May Reflect Brain Health, Stroke Risk
    Source: ScienceDailyStruggling to stand on one leg for less than 20 seconds was linked to an increased risk for stroke, small blood vessel damage in the brain, and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people, a study has shown. One-legged standing time may be a simple test used to measure early signs of abnormalities in the brain associated with cognitive decline, cerebral small vessel disease and stroke. more...

  • China Rules Against "Gay Therapy"
    Source: BBC News - Top HeadlinesChina orders a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual. more...

  • Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportResearchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds. more...

  • The Jigsaw Classroom Goes Mobile with New Website
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsSocial Psychology Network has released a new-and-improved website on the jigsaw classroom, a cooperative learning technique used by thousands of classrooms to reduce racial conflict and increase positive educational outcomes such as improved test performance, reduced absenteeism, and greater liking for school. more...

  • How Parents Can Help Shy Children
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceShy babies and toddlers are at greater risk of developing anxiety later in life, compared with outgoing kids. In fact, shyness and withdrawal from new situations is linked to later anxiety only in babies and toddlers without a secure attachment to their caregivers, according to new research published today (Dec. 18) in the journal Child Development. A secure attachment is a warm, nurturing relationship in which kids feel confident to explore... more...

  • Paralyzed Woman Lifts Objects with a Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsJan Scheuermann has been paralyzed from the neck down for years -- but thanks to a cutting-edge robotic arm, she can move and lift things with impressive dexterity. more...

  • Mild Memory, Thinking Lapses: What Works and What Doesn't
    Source: ScienceDailyFor up to one in five Americans over age 65, getting older brings memory and thinking problems. It may seem like part of getting older - but officially, it’s called mild cognitive impairment or MCI. A new definitive look at the evidence about what works and what doesn’t in MCI should help doctors and the seniors they treat. more...

  • President Obama Says He Was Mistaken for a Valet Driver
    Source: Google NewsAs protests against racial profiling sweep the country in the wake of recent police killings of unarmed black men, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama recounted some of their own experiences with discrimination in an interview excerpt released on Thursday. "I think people forget that we've lived in the White House for six years," the first lady told People magazine. more...

  • UK Proposes Rules for Embryos Made from 3 People
    Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Health and FitnessNew rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the department of health said it had taken "extensive advice" on the safety and efficacy of the proposed techniques from the scientific community. more...

  • Over Half of U.S. Kids Will Live with an Unmarried Mother, Says Report
    Source: ScienceDailyMore than half of all American children will likely live with an unmarried mother at some point before they reach age 18, according to a new report. The absence of a biological father increases the likelihood that a child will exhibit antisocial behaviors like aggression, rule-breaking and delinquency. As a result, these children are 40 percent less likely to finish high school or attend college. more...

  • Virtual Bodyswapping May Reduce Prejudice Toward Others
    Source: ScienceDailyResearchers explain how they have used the brain's ability to bring together information from different senses to make white people feel that they were inhabiting black bodies and adults feel like they had children's bodies. The results of such virtual bodyswapping experiments are remarkable and have important implications for approaching phenomena such as race and gender discrimination. more...

  • What Makes Patriots Perpetrators of Torture?
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsCIA employees are the “best and brightest,” but some also engaged in the acts. What made them do it? more...

  • Domestic Abuse of Pregnant Women Linked to Children's Nightmares
    Source: ScienceDailyDomestic violence can affect children even before they're born, indicates new research. The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional and behavioral trauma symptoms in their children within the first year of life. Symptoms include nightmares, startling easily, being bothered by loud noises and bright lights, avoiding physical contact and having trouble experiencing enjoyment. more...

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