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May 30, 2015

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May 22, 2015 — A novel mouse has been developed that exhibits the symptoms and neurodegeneration associated with the most common genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... read more

Enhancing Knowledge Crucial to Improving Energy-Saving Behaviors, Study Shows

May 22, 2015 — Increasing public knowledge and understanding about energy issues is vital if improved energy-saving behaviors are to be encouraged among individuals and organizations, a study ... read more

New Mechanism for Alzheimer's Disease Confirmed

May 22, 2015 — Decreased removal of toxic peptides in the brain causes the onset and first clinical signs of Alzheimer's disease, research suggests, rather than overproduction as has previously been assumed. ... read more

May 21, 2015 — TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and -- most surprisingly -- the mouth, suggesting they mentally ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The advice, whether from Shakespeare or a modern self-help guru, is common: Be true to yourself. New research suggests that this drive for authenticity -- living in accordance with our sense of self, ... read more

Personality Does Matter, Researchers Say

May 21, 2015 — Why do people behave the way they do? Why do people feel the way they do? In one of the largest studies to employ experience sampling methods to measure the effects of situations on human behavior in ... read more

May 20, 2015 — The skin of the California two-spot octopus can sense light even without input from the central nervous system. The animal does so by using the same family of light-sensitive proteins called opsins ... read more

Developmental Psychology: Sharing Doesn't Hurt

May 19, 2015 — Preschoolers already recognize what it feels like to be left out when goodies are being shared. In a new study, researchers show that 3-year-olds can anticipate negative feelings in others, and ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Across the animal world, many species use communication signals, including mating calls by males, but conspicuous calling can be risky because eavesdropping predators use these calls to find prey. A ... read more

The Dark Side of the 'Love Hormone:' Similarities With the Effects of Alcohol

May 19, 2015 — Significant similarities have been highlighted by researchers between the behavioral effects of oxytocin and alcohol. The research team warns that the oft-used nickname hides the darker side of ... read more

May 19, 2015 — A researcher has found that the dopamine transporter gene DAT1 can have both positive and negative effects on leadership in the workplace. The researchers found that people who had the 10-repeat ... read more

Smokers Don't Vote: 11,626-Person Study Shows Marginalization of Tobacco Users

May 19, 2015 — A survey of 11,626 Americans shows that, even with all else equal, smokers are 60 percent less likely to vote than nonsmokers. The study is the first to link a health-risk behavior with electoral ... read more

Awe May Promote Altruistic Behavior

May 19, 2015 — Inducing a sense of awe in people can promote altruistic, helpful and positive social behavior, according to research. Awe is that sense of wonder we feel in the presence of something vast that ... read more

How People Defend Eating Meat

May 18, 2015 — Meat eaters who justify their eating habits feel less guilty and are more tolerant of social inequality say researchers. They found that the vast majority of omnivores defend consuming animals by ... read more

Instantly More Adaptive Behavior Through Meditation

May 18, 2015 — Certain meditation techniques can promote behavior to vary adaptively from moment to moment depending on current goals, rather than remaining rigid and inflexible, a new study ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Many parents of children age 5-17 don’t discuss behavioral or emotional issues that could be signs of potential health problems with their doctors. The most common reason for not sharing these ... read more

Omega-3: Intervention for Childhood Behavioral Problems?

May 15, 2015 — Omega-3, a fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that ultimately reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior problems in children, a new study ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Researchers are studying quail to understand the underlying mechanisms involved in their breeding ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A mouse model has been developed that exhibits the neuropathological and behavioral features associated with the most common genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's ... read more

Bullying: What We Know Based on 40 Years of Research

May 14, 2015 — Psychologists have reviewed over 40 years of research on bullying among school age youth, documented the current understanding of the complexity of the issue and suggested directions for future ... read more

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