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Live together or get married? Study finds similar emotional benefits When it comes to emotional health, young couples — especially women — do just as well moving in together as they do getting married, according to a new national study. Using data collected in the 2000s, researchers found that single young women experienced a similar decline in emotional distress when they moved in with a [...]
Research suggests color affects ethical judgments of brands University of Oregon and University of Cincinnati researchers have found that everyday shoppers make assumptions about brands that use green colors. The findings, published in the Journal of Business Ethics, hold ethical implications for environmentally friendly branding. Through a series of studies, lead researcher Aparna Sundar, a professor of marketing in the UO’s Lundquist College [...]
Exposure to violence in movies and books makes you more likely to lie and cheat Can watching a violent movie make you more likely to lie, cheat or steal? What about reading a violent book? While that may seem like a stretch, a new research study shows it may be the case. The study, published in the Journal of Business Ethics, finds that exposure to human violence is strongly linked [...]
Worldwide survey finds only a minority of scientists believe science and religion are in conflict Are all scientists atheists? Do they believe religion and science can co-exist? These questions and others were addressed in the first worldwide survey of how scientists view religion, released today by researchers at Rice University. “No one today can deny that there is a popular ‘warfare’ framing between science and religion,” said the study’s principal [...]
Micro-map of hippocampus lends big hand to brain research A new detailed map of the hippocampal region of the brain, compiled by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill University, is helping the scientific community accelerate research and develop better treatments for patients suffering from epilepsy and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. The team of researchers, led by Dr. Neda [...]
Beneficial effects of interventions to raise intelligence in children fade over time The winner of a decades-old debate about what scientists call the fadeout effect — one of the most persistent research mysteries in intelligence and psychological development — may finally have been decided. Following a meta-analysis of experimental methods to determine whether or not the benefits of early interactions designed to raise intelligence remain over time, [...]
Effective policing depends on public trust, science shows Public trust and confidence in the police have remained flat for several decades despite a declining crime rate in the U.S., a problem that has become especially salient in the wake of recent police shootings of unarmed black men. A new report brings psychological science to bear on policing, providing an in-depth analysis of the [...]
Depressed head and neck cancer patients three-and-one-half times less likely to survive Depression is a significant predictor of five-year survival and recurrence in head and neck cancer patients, according to a new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. These findings, published in Pyschosomatic Medicine, represent one of the largest reported impacts of depression on cancer survival. Although depression can have obvious detrimental effects [...]
"It Takes More Than Ideology to Compel Violent Action" Considering the biological traits and characteristics of people who terrorize and kill. It takes more than ideology to do it.
9 Calming Tips (with Less Calories) this Holiday with... The holidays are well under way and what comes with that is the inevitable holiday stress! It can be a not-so-merry time for parents–kids are out of their normal routine, … ...
What Bipolar Depression Really Feels Like: A First-Hand Account... Depression can be experienced in many ways, and its severity varies. It can be your worst nightmare — groundhog day for months on end. When I’m depressed, I forget how wonderful life can be. I resign myself to the fact that this is as good … ...
The Enneagram: Type 8-The Protector This week we look at the last Enneagram personality type on our list, Type 8- The Protector. The Protector is not one to sink into the shadows, and they are compelled to not only speak up, but to take charge and implement justice. At their best they are captivating leaders, strong willed and empathetic to […]
5 Warning Signs Your Social Anxiety Is the Real Deal Research from the past couple of years has painted a clearer picture of how your worries affect your social life. Here are some common themes you may recognize if your control … ...
Gun Violence vs. Mental Illness: Facts Don’t Matter More and more, facts seem to take a back seat to feelings when it comes to what society believes. This is especially true when it comes to things we are … ...
Stress-induced loss of NG2 glial cells in the brain causes depression A research team has discovered that when a rare type of glial cells, called NG2 glia, are depleted from the brain in mice, depressive-like behaviors occur.
Prenatal maternal iron intake shown to affect the neonatal brain In the first study of its kind, researchers have shown that inadequate maternal iron intake during pregnancy exerts subtle effects on infant brain development.
20 (or More) Healthy Coping Skills for Teens Being a teenager can be one of the most emotionally tumultuous times of our lives. When I think back to being sixteen, I can faintly recall a blur of emotions, … ...
The Real Reason Using Facebook Makes You Feel Bad Why does using Facebook make some people feel bad and what can you do about it? Read on to find out.
Neurotoxic effects of chemotherapies on cognition in breast cancer survivors Cancer-related cognitive impairment is often referred to as 'chemobrain' and anthracycline-based chemotherapy may have greater negative effects on particular cognitive domains and brain network connections than nonanthracycline-based regimens, according to an article.
Men: How to Awaken Passion in Your Wife For men, it’s easy. Your wife gives you a glance, a naughty side-turn or wears some sexy lingerie and you’re rearing to go. For women, foreplay is a bit more complicated. Sex and intimacy are essential ingredients to remaining close and connected to your spouse, … ...