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May 24, 2015

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May 24, 2015

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

Zombie Family Values: The Walking Dead TV Program Analyzed

Apr. 15, 2015 — Researchers studying the first three seasons of the AMC hit show The Walking Dead found the show and its characters push family as the best hope for the end times, rather than government, science or ... read more

Received Wisdom About Mental Illness Challenged by New Report

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new report challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness and has led to widespread media coverage and debate in the UK. Many people believe that schizophrenia is a frightening brain ... read more

Voices in People's Heads More Complex Than Previously Thought

Mar. 10, 2015 — Voices in people's heads are far more varied and complex than previously thought. One of the largest and most detailed studies to date on the experience of auditory hallucinations, commonly ... read more

Stress Reduction May Reduce Fasting Glucose in Overweight and Obese Women

Mar. 6, 2015 — A treatment known as mindfulness-based stress reduction may decrease fasting glucose and improve quality of life in overweight and obese women, new research ... read more

Thinking of God Makes People Bigger Risk-Takers, Study Suggests

Feb. 26, 2015 — Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to research. The findings suggest that people are willing to take these risks because they view God as providing ... read more

Biology Teachers: Understanding Faith, Teaching Evolution Not Mutually Exclusive

Feb. 25, 2015 — Discussing the relationship between science and faith, rather than avoiding the discussion, may better prepare future high school biology teachers for anticipating questions about evolution, ... read more

Meditation Can Reduce Chronic Neck Pain, Study Shows

Feb. 25, 2015 — Meditation might be an effective treatment for reducing chronic neck pain, according to research. Chronic neck pain can lead to serious comorbidities like depression. Patients with chronic neck pain ... read more

Religion Can Help College Women Who Are Sexual Victims Deal With Distrust, Study Finds

Feb. 4, 2015 — College women who have been sexually victimized not only fear their attackers -- or those similar to them -- but often have trouble trusting anyone after being assaulted. But religion can help them ... read more

People Who Believe They Were 'Born That Way' More Inclined to Blame God for Bad Behavior

Feb. 18, 2015 — People are more likely to blame God for their bad moral behavior when they believe they were born to act that way, according to an ongoing project on spirituality and ... read more

How Mindfulness Training Affects Health

Feb. 12, 2015 — Over the past decade, there have been many encouraging findings suggesting that mindfulness training can improve a broad range of mental and physical health problems. Yet, exactly how mindfulness ... read more

U. S. Antionwide Survey Reveals Widespread Use of Mind and Body Practices

Feb. 12, 2015 — A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of Americans using mind and body approaches to improve health and well-being remains high. Of note is a significant increase in the use ... read more

Power Psychs People Up About... Themselves

Feb. 3, 2015 — We all know the type -- people who can talk on and on about their latest adventures, seemingly unaware that those around them may not be interested. They also get really psyched up about their own ... read more

Many Religious People View Science Favorably, but Reject Certain Scientific Theories

Jan. 29, 2015 — A new study finds that many U.S. adults -- roughly one in five -- are deeply religious, know a lot about science, and support many practical uses of science and technology in everyday life, but ... read more

Relationship Between Religion and Educational Attainment

Jan. 23, 2015 — Researchers have long studied and documented the influence religion has on social groups; however, few have examined the role it plays in education. A new research article examines the relationship ... read more

Jan. 23, 2015 — To control one's dreams and to live 'out there' what is impossible in real life -- a truly tempting idea. Some persons -- so-called lucid dreamers -- can do this. Researchers have ... read more

Jewish Americans Who Attend Synagogue Enjoy Better Health, Study Finds

Jan. 13, 2015 — For Jewish Americans, going to synagogue makes a difference for health, according to a study of five large Jewish urban ... read more

Exploring the Significance of 'Sacred Moments' in Therapy

Jan. 5, 2015 — "My client said I was different than all other therapists in the sense that I was genuinely caring about him and paying attention to what he was saying and also to what he was not saying. It was ... read more

Dec. 17, 2014 — Employees who openly discuss their religious beliefs at work are often happier and have higher job satisfaction than those employees who do not, according to a new ... read more

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream of a Cure

Dec. 16, 2014 — Sleep-deprived rats on chemotherapy drug Paclitaxal had worse side effects (extra rest later had no effect), researchers report in a new article. Another study, outlined in the same article, makes ... read more

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