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Agronomy / Food Science - Psychology - 06.10.2017
Change behaviors by changing perception of normal
In a study, people ate less meat and conserved more water when they thought those behaviors reflected how society is changing. The findings could point to new ways of encouraging other behavior changes. Whether it be for the environment, one's health or other important causes, convincing people to adopt new or uncommon behaviors can be difficult.

Health - Psychology - 27.09.2017
Paper: Don't rely on mixed messages to change health behaviors
Paper: Don’t rely on mixed messages to change health behaviors
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Self-improvement edicts to lose weight, quit smoking or eat more fruits and vegetables can fall on deaf ears if the intervention message is mixed, says new research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in social psychology. When recommending multiple behavior changes, it's more effective if the messages are framed along similar polarities, according to a new paper from Dolores Albarracin , a professor of psychology at Illinois.

Career - Psychology - 27.09.2017
"Personal thermostat" startup heats up for commercialization
Sitting in a stifling subway car or walking Boston's cold winter streets may soon become more bearable, thanks to a "personal thermostat" wristband being released by MIT spinout Embr Labs.

Psychology - 25.09.2017
For a better ’I,’ there needs to be a supportive ’we’
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Health - Psychology - 25.09.2017
Stanford scholars discuss mental health and technology
Conversational software programs might provide patients a less risky environment for discussing mental health, but they come with some risks to privacy or accuracy.

Health - Psychology - 21.09.2017
#mindthefacts - vote ’YES’ for better youth mental health
As many as 3000 youth suicide attempts could be averted each year with a 'YES' vote for marriage equality, the nation's leading youth mental health organisations have revealed today.

Psychology - 20.09.2017
Paper: Even after debunking, misinformation and 'fake news' persist
Paper: Even after debunking, misinformation and ’fake news’ persist
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its boots on," Winston Churchill once famously said.

Health - Psychology - 15.09.2017
Researchers Focus on Optimizing Mental Health Treatments Using Big Data
Friday, September 15, 2017 What if with the click of a button, a clinician could improve and personalize a patient's treatment for a mental illness like post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or panic disorder?

Health - Psychology - 15.09.2017
Cuts to mental health services putting young people at risk, say experts
Cuts to mental health services putting young people at risk, say experts
Funding cuts and austerity measures are damaging young people's access to mental health services, with potentially long-term consequences for their mental wellbeing, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. We need to acknowledge the mental health suffering in our young people that has only been increasingly apparent in recent years, and resolve to improve young people's access to effective mental health services.

Psychology - Economics / Business - 11.09.2017
3 Questions: Iyad Rahwan on the
3 Questions: Iyad Rahwan on the "psychological roadblocks" facing self-driving cars
This summer, a survey released by the American Automobile Association showed that 78 percent of Americans feared riding in a self-driving car, with just 19 percent trusting the technology.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 08.09.2017
Self-harm intervention vital part of suicide prevention
Self-harm intervention is a vital part of suicide prevention for young people in care according to recent research from experts at the University of Nottingham.

Art and Design - Psychology - 06.09.2017
New app could transform music teaching in schools
New app could transform music teaching in schools
New app could transform music teaching in schools A new app is being launched this week that could transform the way music is taught and played in schools.

Psychology - 05.09.2017
Kids and high-intensity drinking
ANN ARBOR-About 2 percent of kids 14 to 16 years old report high-intensity drinking-drinking 10 or more drinks in a row-in the last two weeks, according to a University of Michigan study. The study is the first to report the prevalence of this type of drinking among young adolescents. The study examined high-intensity drinking among 14- and 16-year-olds in the United States.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 05.09.2017
From postcode rivals to riot partners: the psychology of the 2011 rioters explained
From postcode rivals to riot partners: the psychology of the 2011 rioters explained
From postcode rivals to riot partners: the psychology of the 2011 rioters explained A new study on the psychology of rioting has explained for the first time how postcode rivalries dissipated and rioters formed new allegiances as a shared sense of community emerged during the 2011 riots that spread across England.

Economics / Business - Psychology - 05.09.2017
Living in poverty puts demands on attention that impair decision-making
If the interest rate banks paid on customers' deposits were to soar from 0.3 percent to 5 percent, you would expect that most people would start saving more.

Psychology - 04.09.2017
Your child may be more innovative than you realise
Children may have a greater understanding of how to innovate and problem solve than previously realised.

Economics / Business - Psychology - 25.08.2017
Why consumers make bad financial decisions, and how to help
Researchers examine psychological reasons that consumers make financial blunders and give institutional solutions to help change those behaviors.

Psychology - 24.08.2017
Helping GPs deal with domestic violence
General practitioners (GPs) may not feel confident to detect domestic violence and sometimes feel challenged providing responses.

Art and Design - Psychology - 23.08.2017
Don't multitask while you read this
Don’t multitask while you read this
Distractions diminish people's ability to remember, but important facts still stick, UCLA psychologists report Stuart Wolpert "In a world of computers and iPhones, it's rare that we're fully focused," said Alan Castel, a UCLA professor of psychology. But how much do all of those distractions diminish our ability to remember? A new study led by Castel and Catherine Middlebrooks, a UCLA graduate student, found that while divided attention does impair memory, people can still selectively focus on what is most important — even while they're multitasking.

Psychology - 10.08.2017
Feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse
Feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse
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Media - Psychology - 10.08.2017
Taboo words' impact mediated by context, listeners' likelihood of being offended
Taboo words’ impact mediated by context, listeners’ likelihood of being offended
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Taboo words provoke certain responses in readers' heart rates and brains, diminishing their attention and memory, research has shown. A new paper by scholars at the University of Illinois suggests that the physiological and psychological effects of profanity and other taboo words on people who read or hear them may be due largely - but not entirely - to the context and individual audience members' likelihood of being offended.

Philosophy - Psychology - 09.08.2017
New ANU centre to explore ’are bees like us?’ and other big questions
People and philosophers think that what makes you an object of moral concern is that you are conscious and you can feel things, especially if you can feel any pain or suffering.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 08.08.2017
Antisocial children more likely to end up chronically unemployed and in poverty
ANN ARBOR-Live fast and die young-it's a popular saying that could ring a little truer than is comfortable, according to a recent University of Michigan Study. Jukka Savolainen of the U-M Institute for Social Research found that people who, as children, were aggressive, hyperactive and struggled in school, with what the researchers called "antisocial behavior," are more likely to end up in persistent poverty, require welfare assistance, experience chronic unemployment and suffer premature death.

Health - Psychology - 08.08.2017
Increased risk of suicide, mental health conditions linked to sexual assault victimization
Increased risk of suicide, mental health conditions linked to sexual assault victimization
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — An analysis of nearly 200 independent studies involving more than 230,000 adult participants finds that having been sexually assaulted is associated with significantly increased risk of anxiety, depression, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.

Health - Psychology - 01.08.2017
With clinical trials, people can get new treatments not available to others
Besides testing treatments, research studies help doctors understand conditions so they can help future patients There are hundreds of clinical trials available at Yale for all types of conditions and for people of all ages.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 27.07.2017
Researchers crack the smile, describing 3 types by muscle movement
The smile may be the most common and flexible expression, used to reveal some emotions, cover others and manage social interactions that have kept communities secure and organized for millennia. But how do we tell one kind of smile from another? "When distinguishing among smiles, both scientists and laypeople have tended to focus on true and false smiles.

Psychology - Health - 24.07.2017
Mothers with troubled childhoods more likely to have children with emotional and behavioural difficulties
Mothers who had a difficult or traumatic upbringing are more likely to have children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Health - Psychology - 18.07.2017
When I’m sixty-four: Self-perceptions of aging
ANN ARBOR-In the 1960s, the Beatles sang about wondering whether their true love would still love them as they grew older-after they've lost their hair and are no more adventurous than wanting to knit a sweater. A group of four studies led by University of Michigan researchers has found that however the hero of the Beatles song turns out, his health-and his wife's health-may be dictated by their perceptions of their own aging.

Health - Psychology - 18.07.2017
Closing the gap: progress, but more effort needed
With some exceptions, primary health care is failing to deliver adequate preventive health care to Indigenous Australians who experience higher levels of ill health than non-Indigenous people, new research reveals. The findings add to a catalogue of similar research findings and stand in the face of major health and Medicare programs that have sought to improve health outcomes in Indigenous Australians through better access to preventive health assessments and follow-up care by primary healthcare providers.

Health - Psychology - 17.07.2017
Massive opportunity to boost mental health launched today
The University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre has launched a new online course focusing on boosting mental health in the community.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 13.07.2017
Young people share experiences of self-harm at unique event
Young people who have experienced self-harm will join researchers from the University of Nottingham to share their experiences of being part of a unique research project at an event on the 23 rd July at The Contemporary.

Psychology - 03.07.2017
Helping others can be too much effort
Their findings, published in Nature Human Behaviour , could help us to better understand why some people are less motivated to help others - a trait characteristic of apathetic or psychopathic individuals. First author, Dr. Patricia Lockwood of Oxford University's Department of Experimental Psychology, explains: 'lots of our social interactions require us to put in effort.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 30.06.2017
Americans prefer to be the ’big frog in a small pond’
ANN ARBOR'Would you prefer to be a star student in a Top 100 school or a mediocre student in a more prestigious Top 10 school?

Health - Psychology - 26.06.2017
Dementia patients die sooner if caregivers are mentally stressed
Dementia patients die sooner if caregivers are mentally stressed
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Mathematics - Psychology - 26.06.2017
Visual Reasoning and Intuition in Mathematics
International Public Conference from June 29 to July 1, 2017, at Freie Universität Berlin ' 170/2017 from Jun 26, 2017 A conference to be held at the Institute of Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin from June 29 to July 1, 2017, will address visual reasoning and intuition.

Psychology - 23.06.2017
Program helps stressed teens shake it off
Program helps stressed teens shake it off
For high school students suffering from academic anxiety, Taylor Swift or Kanye West might be just what they need to alleviate stress.

Economics / Business - Psychology - 12.06.2017
Can’t shake old ideas’ Wash them off, suggests Rotman study
Toronto, ON - Handwipes aren't just for germs anymore.  Their uses may extend to more flexible thinking and reorienting one's priorities. A pair of researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has found the physicality of cleaning one's hands acts to shift goal pursuit, making prior goals less important and subsequent goals more important.

Health - Psychology - 06.06.2017
Psychosis: A journey of hope and discovery
Award-winning mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn will be giving a public talk at Cardiff University on Thursday 22nd June as part of the Medical Research Council's Festival of Medical Research.

Health - Psychology - 06.06.2017
Mother's personality can affect child's mental health
Mother’s personality can affect child’s mental health
Scientists have looked at over 8,000 parents and children in Children of the 90s and found that the children of women with personality traits associated with emotional and relationship difficulties were at greater risk of depression, anxiety and self-harm in their late teens than their peers.

Health - Psychology - 05.06.2017
Empower kids to solve community challenges and many will avoid trouble
ANN ARBORâ??An after-school program that empowers young people to be agents of change in their communities has helped 8th-grade students in one Michigan area develop more prosocial behaviors and avoid antisocial behaviors, say University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers.

History / Archeology - Psychology - 05.06.2017
We Need to Tweak the Way We Teach Kids About 9/11
On Sept. 12, 2001, I was revising a middle-school textbook I had co-authored with another historian when I received a call from my editor.

Health - Psychology - 26.05.2017
Regeneration of deprived neighbourhoods can improve residents’ mental health
Community-led regeneration in deprived neighbourhoods can improve the mental health of residents, concludes research by Cardiff University. The study - one of the first worldwide to measure changes in mental health during neighbourhood regeneration - found a small but measurable improvement in the mental health of residents in areas of Caerphilly County Borough that underwent community-led regeneration compared to those that didn't.

Health - Psychology - 24.05.2017
QMUL hosts conference on mental health and military
QMUL hosts conference on mental health and military
Clinicians, policy makers, military charities and the media attended the third Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) conference held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 16 May, exploring mental illness in UK armed forces and efforts towards changing public understanding.

Psychology - 23.05.2017
Escaping emotional traps in the workplace
The emotional traps facing employees in the workplace have been identified by a Cardiff University academic in a new publication.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 23.05.2017
Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reason
Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reason
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Administration - Psychology - 19.05.2017
ANU partnership for research on autonomous cars
One of the gaps in knowledge about autonomous vehicles is how and when humans should interact with them - essentially, when will a human be able to regain control of an autonomous vehicle.

Psychology - 12.05.2017
Shape your community
Grangetown residents are invited to make their community an even better place to live by taking part in Cardiff University Community Gateway projects.

Media - Psychology - 11.05.2017
TV accentuates traditional women’s roles at expense of their needs
ANN ARBOR?College women who frequently watch television or who believe that the content is real, tend to endorse the gender roles that are portrayed often on TV, says a University of Michigan researcher. Media portrayals teach women to be passive participants in their relationships and prioritize the desires of others-particularly men?instead of prioritizing their own desires, says Rita Seabrook, a U-M doctoral student in psychology and women's studies.

Psychology - 11.05.2017
Better a ‘No’ Than No Answer at All
After experiencing social exclusion, a minimum of attention suffices to reduce individuals' negative emotions. Even rejection or unkind comments are better for well-being than being ignored by other people. This finding has important implications for the treatment of applicants during selection processes, report psychologists from the University of Basel and Purdue University in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 10.05.2017
In brain evolution, size matters - most of the time
Which came first, overall bigger brains or larger brain regions that control specialized behaviors' Neuroscientists have debated this question for decades, but a new Cornell study settles the score. The study reports that though vertebrate brains differ in size, composition and abilities, evolution of overall brain size accounts for most of these differences, with larger brains leading to greater capabilities.
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