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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

Intervention Improves Teacher Practices, Student Engagement in Early Elementary Classrooms

Nov. 18, 2015 — A classroom program that helps teachers adapt their interactions with students based on individuals' temperaments may lead to more student engagement in kindergarten, more teacher emotional ... read more

College Studies May Reduce Risk of Dementia for Older Adults, Research Finds

Nov. 18, 2015 — Older adults who take college courses may increase their cognitive capacity and possibly reduce their risk for developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, according to new ... read more

Couples Who Have Sex Weekly Are Happiest

Nov. 18, 2015 — Although more frequent sex is associated with greater happiness, this link was no longer significant at a frequency of more than once a week, report researchers in a new ... read more

New Options for Treating Autism

Nov. 18, 2015 — The operating mechanism of oxytocin, the molecule involved in social behavior, has been researched by a team of European scientists. The results obtained in the research suggest that one of the ... read more

Younger Generations of Those in the Military More Vulnerable to Suicide

Nov. 18, 2015 — While many researchers have largely focused on risk factors among individual soldiers, in a new study, researchers contend that the increase in suicide may also indicate increased vulnerability among ... read more

Liking on Facebook Good for Teens' Stress, but Being Liked...not So Much

Nov. 18, 2015 — Facebook can have positive and negative effects on teens levels of a stress hormone, say researchers. The study is one of the first in the emerging field of cyberpsychology to focus on the effects of ... read more

The Fittest Fiddle: Researchers Study Violin Evolution Via Function and Fancy

Nov. 17, 2015 — Behavior, particularly psychologist Edward Thorndike's law of effect, is the foundational principle behind the evolution of the violin and other handmade inventions, say authors in a new ... read more

Mother's Age at Birth May Influence Symptoms of Depression in Daughters

Nov. 17, 2015 — The daughters, but not the sons, of women who give birth at age 30 or older are more likely to experience symptoms of depression as young adults, according to new ... read more

What's in a Name? More Than You Think...

Nov. 17, 2015 — What’s in a name? In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities, according to research by psychologists. Analysis of ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that human brains exhibit more plasticity, propensity to be modeled by the environment, than chimpanzee brains and that this may have accounted for part of human ... read more

Marginalized Groups Use the Internet to Broaden Their Networks, Rather Than Reinforce Ties

Nov. 16, 2015 — A new research study supports the commonly held view that people from disadvantaged groups are using the Internet to broaden their social networks. Those who are from racially or educationally ... read more

20 Million Tweets Used to Understand People and Real-World Situations

Nov. 13, 2015 — What can you tell about people and their situations from only 140 characters? Quite a lot according to a new study about Twitter. To date, no research has tapped the vast data from social media to ... read more

Rare Facial Paralysis Gives Researchers New Insights Into Social Interaction

Nov. 13, 2015 — Persons with facial paralysis or permanently disfigured faces often experience difficulties in their social interactions because they lack facial expressivity. A study of teenagers with the rare ... read more

For Better Sales, Connect With Coworkers

Nov. 12, 2015 — For successful salespeople, it's all about who you know -- particularly within your own firm. A new study finds that developing strong internal relationships leads to a significant increase in ... read more

Program Addresses Unique Challenges Affecting Female Same-Sex Couples

Nov. 12, 2015 — Relationship education programs for heterosexual couples have shown effectiveness in improving relationships and their stability. However, researchers explain that these programs contain considerable ... read more

'Sorry' Doesn't Heal Children's Hurt, but It Mends Relations

Nov. 11, 2015 — Apologies are important to children who are 6 or 7 years old, an age when they are undergoing dramatic and important changes in cognitive development, a new project ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Because social media is used so pervasively in modern society to tap into people's behaviors and thoughts, neuroscientists are finding Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to be very useful ... read more

Death of a Parent in Childhood Associated With Increased Suicide Risk

Nov. 11, 2015 — The death of a parent in childhood was associated with a long-term risk of suicide in a study of children from three Scandinavian countries who were followed for up to 40 years, according to an ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Wild-caught chimpanzees, who were orphaned and imported from Africa in their early infancy, exhibit an impaired social behavior also as adults. So far, long-term effects of early traumatic ... read more

Two-Year-Olds With Poor Language Skills Fall Behind at Play

Nov. 10, 2015 — Two-year-olds with poor language skills fare worse than their peers at play and, subsequently, fall behind socially, a researcher ... read more

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