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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Online Training Can Teach Psychotherapists Evidence-Based Treatments, Study Finds

May 5, 2015 — Psychotherapy treatments can lag years behind what research has shown to be effective because there simply are not enough clinicians trained in new methods. A new study proposes one solution to the ... read more

Internet as New Frontier in Collecting Data on the Mind

Apr. 30, 2015 — With Apple's launch of new health tracking tools for the iPhone and medical researchers' forays into Facebook to recruit clinical trial volunteers, Web and mobile apps are increasingly seen ... read more

Impulsive, Angry Personalities More Prone to Aggressive Driving, Accidents, Study Finds

Apr. 28, 2015 — Drivers with impulsive, angry personality characteristics are more likely than other drivers to engage in the kind of belligerent driving that potentially leads to accidents, a new study confirms. ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Calves of dairy cows are generally separated from their mothers within the first 24 hours after birth. The majority of the milk thus enters the food market and not the stomachs of the calves. ... read more

Risk Perception: Social Exchange Can Amplify Subjective Fears

Apr. 24, 2015 — A 'pass the message' experiment investigates how people perceive and communicate the risks of a widely used ... read more

A 'Forest Instead of the Trees' Viewpoint May Motivate Change After Negative Feedback

Apr. 24, 2015 — The probability that an individual accepts negative feedback is dependent on construal level and perceived changeability of the feedback domain, according to new research. The research findings have ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — When parents of children with disabilities drop their child off at kindergarten they often worry about whether they will make friends – a key factor in reducing anxiety, depression and the ... read more

Tantrums, Transmitters and Treatments: Neurotransmitters Linked Aggressive Behavior

Apr. 23, 2015 — How do some of us manage to control our violent tendencies while others cannot? Research may help to address this question. International collaborators found that an increase in the levels of two ... read more

Failing to Provide for Kids Leads to Aggression and Delinquency, According to New Study

Apr. 21, 2015 — Parents who chronically neglect their children contribute to the likelihood that they will develop aggressive and delinquent tendencies later in adolescence, research shows. The one factor that links ... read more

Deep National History of Immigration Predicts Wide Cultural Comfort Displaying Emotion

Apr. 20, 2015 — People who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive than people in more insular cultures, according to research. The ... read more

Frequent Indoor Tanning Among Teens Shows Correlation With Smoking, Social Media Use

Apr. 20, 2015 — More than a third of New Jersey high school students who engage in indoor tanning do so frequently and many would find it hard to stop the practice. Investigators also found that frequent indoor ... read more

Protecting Students from Homophobic Bullying

Apr. 17, 2015 — Students who are bullied because of sexual orientation have willing defenders among their classmates -- motivated by leadership, courage, their beliefs in justice, altruism and having lesbian, gay, ... read more

Two Drugs Reduce Teacher-Rated Anxiety, in Addition to ADHD, Aggression

Apr. 17, 2015 — The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and ... read more

Facebook Users' Wishful Thinking: Cyberbullying, Depression Won't Happen to Me

Apr. 16, 2015 — Facebook users with so-called optimistic bias think they're less likely than other users to experience cyberbullying, depression and other negative social and psychological effects from using ... read more

Social Shaming and the Search for Validation

Apr. 16, 2015 — A sociologist professor outlines the social conditions that breed online complaining and hashtag ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — If you are looking to raise money online for your favorite cause, listen up. A real-world analysis of human behavior shows that men treat online giving as a competitive enterprise. Men will donate ... read more

Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers

Apr. 15, 2015 — Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings. Racial differences in school discipline are widely ... read more

Perceptions of Environmental Damage Improves Over Time, Despite Lack of Real Change

Apr. 15, 2015 — Human perception of the beetle kill problem in the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska has improved over time, despite little improvement in the environmental conditions, researchers have found. The study drew ... read more

Should a Political Party Form a Coalition? Voters and Math Decide

Apr. 15, 2015 — A new paper proposes mathematical models to analyze political decision-making. "Mathematics is important in many aspects of social behavior. Politics is just one of these aspects, since some of ... read more

Children Who Understand Others' Perspectives Found to Be More Popular Among Peers

Apr. 15, 2015 — Children who are good at identifying what others want, think, and feel are more popular in school than their peers who aren't as socially adept, finds a meta-analysis of 20 studies, that ... read more

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