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  • What Science Can Reveal About the Psychological Profiles of Terrorists
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceA new study suggests that distorted moral cognition is what set terrorists apart from the rest of us. more...

  • No Evidence Electrical Brain Stimulation Aids Cognition
    Source: Psych CentralThe emerging practice of applying non-invasive electrical stimulation to the brain may have hit a speed bump as new research suggests it does not provide meaningful benefit to cognitive training. more...

  • Study Shows Gray Matter Density Increases in Adolescence
    Source: Psych CentralA new study solves a paradox that while gray matter declines in adolescence, there is also dramatic cognitive improvement from childhood to young adulthood. In past studies of gray matter. more...

  • Using Psychology to Boost Recycling and Protect the Environment
    Source: CNN - HealthWhen it comes to recycling, studies show that we can be easily swayed, and small details can produce big changes in behavior. more...

  • Ben and Jerry's Bans "Same-Flavor Scoops" in Australia
    Source: MSNBC - International NewsUntil Australia legalizes same-sex marriage, Australians won't be able to buy two scoops of the same flavor at Ben & Jerry's, the company says. more...

  • Dual Gait Testing May Be Early Predictor of Dementia
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsResearchers in a new study found gait and cognitive testing may be an effective predictor of progression to dementia in older adults. more...

  • Scientists Identify 40 Genes That Shed New Light on Biology of Intelligence
    Source: The GuardianStudy significantly adds to the tally of genes connected to intellect – but researchers caution genius isn’t all down to genetics A major study into the genetics of human intelligence has given scientists their richest insight yet into the biology that underpins our cognitive skills. The research on 60,000 adults and 20,000 children uncovered 40 new genes that play a role in intelligence, a haul that brings the number of genes known to have... more...

  • Two Men in Indonesia Publicly Caned for Gay Sex
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportTwo men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and escalates an anti-gay backlash. more...

  • In Science, Good Looks May Not Always Pay
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceResults showed that the scientists rated as competent and moral, but also judged to be relatively unattractive and unsociable gave stronger impressions as people who did quality research. more...

  • Chinese Student Attacked for Praising "Fresh Air of Free Speech" in U.S.
    Source: The GuardianNationalists in China seize on remarks by Yang Shuping, accusing her of ‘demonising’ it in backlash fuelled by state-run media A Chinese student has faced abuse from nationalists in China after she used her graduation address at a US university to celebrate “the fresh air of free speech”. Yang Shuping, a psychology and theatre graduate from Yunnan province, came to study at the University of Maryland five years ago, as a dramatic... more...

  • Texas to Ban Students from Choosing Bathroom of Their Gender Identity
    Source: The GuardianLawmakers inserted a bathroom amendment into an otherwise unrelated bill and Texas’s House gave final approval, paving the way for Senate backing Texas is to pass a “bathroom bill” that will ban transgender students from using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity. Conservative politicians in Texas have agitated strongly for the measure despite the backlash against such a law in North Carolina , which involved economic... more...

  • "Bibi" of the Bundesliga Blows Whistle on Sexism in German Football
    Source: The GuardianBibiana Steinhaus’s appointment as a top-flight referee has been likened to Angela Merkel becoming chancellor in 2005 The appointment of a woman as a top-flight referee in Germany has been hailed as a breakthrough for equality domestically and a milestone for football. more...

  • Mindfulness Childbirth Education May Lessen Postpartum Depression
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsResearchers at the University of Wisconsin have found mindfulness training addressing fear and pain during childbirth can reduce depression symptoms. more...

  • In First for Asia, Taiwan Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportTaiwan's Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, making the island the first place in Asia to recognize such unions. more...

  • Low Self-Esteem Challenges Relationship Satisfaction
    Source: Psych CentralNew research discovers people with low self-esteem often make relationship sacrifices that they believe are unappreciated. The regret can cause more negative mood, greater stress and lower life satisfaction over […]. more...

  • U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20% in Two Years
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportPlastic surgeons' group identifies top transition treatments. more...

  • Can You Reduce Depression by Changing the Way You Think?
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceDepression is classified as a mood disorder, but which came first: the disorder or the distressed mood? Conversely, if depression results in negative thoughts and emotions, can changing those thoughts and emotions alleviate depression? more...

  • The Link Between Menopause and Anxiety
    Source: Medical News TodayIn this article, we look at the connection between menopause and anxiety, including panic attacks. What are the psychological effects of menopause? more...

  • Key to Empathy May Be in Knowing Yourself
    Source: Psych CentralA new study finds that when we are taught to identify and understand our own inner parts, or sub-personalities—such as the “inner manager” or the “inner child” we become far more understanding of the mental states of others, essentially increasing our levels of social intelligence and empathy. more...

  • 1 in 6 Newlywed Spouses in U.S. Differ by Race or Ethnicity
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportA new study says that 1 in 6 people who married in 2015 wed someone of a difference race or ethnicity, the highest proportion in American history. more...

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