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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

Unlike Boys, Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex, Gain Friends for Making out

Aug. 24, 2015 — Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for 'making out,' while their male peers lose friends for 'making out' and gain friends for having sex, finds a ... read more

Two-Year-Olds With Larger Oral Vocabularies Enter Kindergarten Better Prepared

Aug. 18, 2015 — A new study has found that children with larger oral vocabularies by age 2 arrive at kindergarten better prepared academically and behaviorally than their ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — People have more difficulty recalling the string of letters BIC, IAJ, FKI, RSU and SAF than FBI, CIA, JFK, IRS and USA. The well-established reason is that the amount of information we can hold in ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — A new study explains how taste and smell signals travel from a male fruit fly's sense organs into his higher brain as he assesses a potential mate. The research may provide important clues about ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Stripes might not offer protection for animals living in groups, such as zebra, as previously thought, according to research. Humans playing a computer game captured striped targets more easily than ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Mice lacking a set of receptors in one type of neuron in the brain developed compulsive, anti-social behaviors, scientists have found. The importance of the receptor, called mGluR5, in other areas of ... read more

'Machine Teaching' Holds the Power to Illuminate Human Learning

Aug. 11, 2015 — Human learning is a complex, sometimes mysterious process. Most of us have had experiences where we have struggled to learn something new, but also times when we've picked something up nearly ... read more

Behaviors Linked to Adult Crime Differ Between Abused Boys and Girls, Study Finds

Aug. 11, 2015 — Troubling behaviors exhibited by abused children can predict later criminal activity, and those indicators differ between boys and girls, new research shows. Elementary-aged boys who show ... read more

How Common Is Sexting? Over 80 Percent of Survey Respondents Report Sexting Within Past Year

Aug. 8, 2015 — The practice of sexting may be more common than generally thought among adults. More than eight out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — While recently published parenting books have preached the effectiveness of positive parenting and 'no drama' discipline, psychologists are now saying, "don't put timeout in ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — The scientific explanation behind the saying "you never get a second chance to make a first impression" has been uncovered by a groundbreaking new study. The work has found, for the first ... read more

How New Moms Assess Their Partners' Ability to Parent

Aug. 4, 2015 — New mothers take a close look at their personal relationship with their husband or partner when deciding how much they want him involved in parenting, new research ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Having neural machinery dedicated to face processing suggests that this ability is hard-wired in dogs through cognitive evolution, and may help explain dogs' extreme sensitivity to human social ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — A team of scientists believe they have shown that memories are more robust than we thought and have identified the process in the brain, which could help rescue lost memories or bury bad memories, ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — To learn new motor skills, neurons within the cerebellum engage in elegant, virtually mathematical, computations to quickly compare expected and actual sensory feedback. They then quickly readjust, ... read more

Character Traits Outweigh Material Benefits in Assessing Value Others Bring to Us

Aug. 3, 2015 — When it comes to making decisions involving others, the impression we have of their character weighs more heavily than do our assessments of how they can benefit us, a team of researchers has ... read more

New Survey Enhances Precision of Distinguishing Between Expectable Vs. Worrisome Early Childhood Misbehavior

Aug. 3, 2015 — Researchers are using a novel dimensional method for distinguishing misbehavior that is expectable in early childhood versus that which is cause for clinical concern. Using a survey developed by the ... read more

July 31, 2015 — A social skills program for high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder significantly improved the participants' ability to engage with their peers, a new study has ... read more

Trying to Quit Smoking? First Strengthen Self-Control

July 30, 2015 — The desire to quit smoking -- often considered a requirement for enrolling in treatment programs -- is not always necessary to reduce cigarette cravings, argues a review of addiction research. Early ... read more

Genetic Tug of War in the Brain Influences Parental Control Over Offspring Behavior

July 30, 2015 — Researchers report that a nuanced, targeted version of parental control over gene expression is the method of choice over classic genomic imprinting. So-called noncanonical imprinting is particularly ... read more

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