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Could Extreme Political Partisanship be More Closely Related to Cognitive Inflexibility than to any Specific Ideology?

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The authors of a new paper out in the Journal of Experimental Psychology emphasise that when it comes…
Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts

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If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You’ll be happier. That’s the suggestion of…
Research on Mental Health in the Aftermath of Environmental Disasters Soaring

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New research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that the number of studies on how…
Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer

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When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of…
At Least for Now, People are Weary of Riding in Driverless Cars, Survey Suggests

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Writing in a new study published on 6 August 2019 in the journal Transportation, a group of researchers…
Facebook to Institute an Independent Content Oversight Board with the Power to Overrule Zuckerberg

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In reaction to the on-going scrutiny of its content management efforts by lawmakers, journalists, and advocacy groups, Facebook…
New research: Invest more money in transitional housing and teens in foster care are less likely to be homeless, jailed

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State spending on transitional housing supports for youth “aging out” of foster care can make a big difference…
Study: Children with higher self-esteem who ‘age out’ of foster care able to cope with childhood emotional abuse

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Children in foster care are in a better position to cope with childhood emotional abuse if they have…
Dishonest behavior damages ability to read other people’s emotions

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People who act dishonestly don’t only hurt the people they’ve wronged—they also harm themselves. Julia Lee, an assistant…
Genes, the social environment and adolescent smoking

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Adolescence is a time of dramatic change. It marks a period of significant physical transformation — such as…
Americans would rather drive themselves to work than have an autonomous vehicle drive them, study says

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Many Americans use a ride-hailing service — like Uber or Lyft — to get to and from work.…
Childhood behaviour linked to taking paracetamol during pregnancy

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The research published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined whether there were any effects of taking paracetamol in…
Distractions distort what’s real, study suggests

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We live in a world of distractions. We multitask our way through our days. We wear watches that…
Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

September 13, 2019

Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media launches technology that instantly detects the use of fake accounts to manipulate…
Growing Pains

September 12, 2019

Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety and…
Using a Wearable Device to Exercise More? Add Competition to Improve Your Results

September 11, 2019

While using a wearable device alone may not always be enough to motivate more exercise, adding fun and…
How your meat-free favourites could be tricking you

September 11, 2019

They might be plant-based, gluten-free, organic and vegan, but many meat-free alternative products are highly processed and packed…
Report reveals growing threat of cyberattacks to food safety

September 11, 2019

A new report by University of Minnesota researchers indicates cyberattacks pose a rising threat to food production and…
Air pollution linked to increases in violent criminal behavior

September 11, 2019

Exposure to high levels of air pollution is known to cause asthma attacks, cardiovascular disease and other health…
Do we tend to centre our Instagram selfies on our left eye?

September 11, 2019

A new study suggests that it may not just be artists who make their eyes the centre-point of…
Review reveals impact of nutritional supplements on mental health

September 11, 2019

We’ve all heard that ‘food is good for your mood’. Now, a new study into mental health and…
Poor Motor Skills Predict Long-Term Language Impairments For Children with Autism

September 11, 2019

Fine motor skills – used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing – may be a strong predictor for…
Climate Change is now “Inevitable” and the World must Adapt, Warns the Global Commission on Adaptation in a New Report

September 10, 2019

In its latest report “Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience” (released during various events…
New study shows why people gain weight as they get older

September 10, 2019

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska…
Storms and flood damage homes and mental health of their owners

September 9, 2019

Extreme weather events are going to be more and more frequent. Whatever your beliefs about the climate change,…
Online Bots have Significantly Evolved in just 2 Years (between 2016 and 2018), New Study Shows

September 9, 2019

According to a new study published by a team of Italian and U.S. researchers (from the Scuola Universitaria…
Teens who don’t date are less depressed

September 9, 2019

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build…
Although it may not seem like it, these things are actually highly effective weapons

September 6, 2019

Humanity has been at war for most of its existence. Even when no major conflicts were taking place,…
Study shows exposure to multiple languages may make it easier to learn one

September 6, 2019

Learning a new language is a multi-step, often multi-year process: Listen to new sounds, read new word structures,…
‘Information gerrymandering’ poses a threat to democratic decision making

September 6, 2019

Electoral gerrymandering, in which political districts are drawn to favor one party, has attracted renewed attention of late.…
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