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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Probiotics Improve Behavioral Symptoms of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases in Mice

July 28, 2015 — Probiotics may improve the behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases by altering communication between the immune system and the brain, according to an animal ... read more

How to Digitally Stoke That Old-Time Auction Fever

July 28, 2015 — The authors explore the impact of time pressure and social competition on bidders in online auctions and how those factors influence auction results and users' ... read more

Continued Domestic Abuse Facilitated by Post-Separation Contact, Study Shows

July 23, 2015 — Contact between children and fathers following parental separation facilitates the continued abuse of women and children, according to new research focusing on the experiences of families with a ... read more

Social Climbing Makes the English Happier Than Americans

July 23, 2015 — People who grew up in a working class family are more satisfied in later life than those from a higher class background according to new research. The study also found that English people who climb ... read more

July 20, 2015 — College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But ... read more

Toddlers Who Chill in Front of TV Are at Later Risk of Being Victimized by Classmates

July 17, 2015 — For young children, the number of hours spent watching TV at the age of 29 months correlates to the likelihood he'll be bullied in sixth ... read more

Club Membership in Teens Linked to Lower Mortality in Older Age

July 16, 2015 — Did you belong to community, sports, or other clubs in your teens? If so, you might be more likely to survive into your late seventies, suggests a new ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A new study finds that whites aware of their racial biases are better equipped to address contemporary race challenges, where prejudice is often expressed in subtle, unintentional and unconscious ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Hypervigilance to hostility in others triggers aggressive behavior in children, says a new study. The four-year longitudinal study, the largest of its kind involving 1,299 children and their parents, ... read more

Lower-Intensity Treatment as Effective as High-Intensity for Children With High-Functioning Autism, Study Shows

July 14, 2015 — Researchers have found that reducing the intensity of their comprehensive summer treatment (summerMAX) yielded improvements for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) that ... read more

Am I Fat? Many of Today's Adolescents Don't Think So

July 14, 2015 — Admitting that you have a weight problem may be the first step in taking action, but a new study found that an increasing number of overweight adolescents do not consider themselves as ... read more

When Attractive People Do or Don't Choose Equally Good-Looking Mates

July 13, 2015 — Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while, according to new ... read more

Is Upward Mobility Bad for Your Health?

July 13, 2015 — Youth from low-income families who succeed academically and socially may actually pay a price -- with their health -- according to a new ... read more

Selfies: A Depiction of Female Narcissism or a Platform for Political Empowerment?

July 13, 2015 — A cultural social media phenomenon of recent years, ‘selfie’ was declared the Oxford English Dictionary 2013 Word of the Year. Since then it has become a powerful means of self-expression, ... read more

July 10, 2015 — People who misuse prescription pain relievers all have one thing in common, researchers have discovered: a history of recent illicit drug use. Researchers also determined that adults aged 50 and ... read more

Men May Feel More Threatened by Female Bosses, Research Finds

July 10, 2015 — Men are more threatened by female supervisors and become more assertive in advocating for themselves in negotiation exercises, new social psychology research has found. Self-assertive behavior by men ... read more

Strong Family Bonds Reduce Anxiety in Young People With Lived Experience of Domestic Violence

July 10, 2015 — Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety for some young people who grow up in homes affected by parental domestic ... read more

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Linked to Adolescents Engaging in Sex by Age 15

July 9, 2015 — Since 1994, researchers have studied mothers -- some who used cocaine while pregnant and others who did not -- to understand how the drug affected their children's cognitive and social ... read more

Why Social Workers Aren't Discussing Religion, Spirituality With Clients

July 8, 2015 — Licensed clinical social workers, who account for the largest number of clinically trained helping professionals, believe that discussions about their clients' religion and spirituality can ... read more

Tool for Diagnosing Burnout Syndrome

July 8, 2015 — Researchers have validated the usefulness of their tool for diagnosing the burnout syndrome – Spanish Burnout Inventory (SBI) – for the Brazilian cultural, social and work ... read more

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