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What is in People’s Minds When They Buy Stocks?


When people buy stocks, they tend to have beliefs in place about how well the investments will perform…
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

3 days ago

People who act dishonestly don’t only hurt the people they’ve wronged—they also harm themselves. Julia Lee, an assistant…
Childhood behaviour linked to taking paracetamol during pregnancy

4 days ago

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

September 13, 2019

We live in a world of distractions. We multitask our way through our days. We wear watches that…
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…
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…
‘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.…
‘Self-care’ takes a community, say mental health experts

September 6, 2019

s the concept of “self-care” grows increasingly popular, mental health experts at the University of Alberta are cautioning…
Narcissists are not as good critical thinkers as they think they are

September 3, 2019

Narcissus – is a genus of popular flowers. They are rather pretty, but they seem to be kind…
Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption

August 30, 2019

Not eating your fruits and vegetables can have serious health consequences, from obesity to macular degeneration. And many…
Changing partners doesn’t change relationship dynamics, study shows

August 28, 2019

Think your new romance will be much different from your last one? According to new University of Alberta…
Data breaches: A pause, then life goes on?

August 23, 2019

What can matchmaking site data tell us about how consumers respond to major credit card and other data…
Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol

August 20, 2019

As the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use are both on the rise in the United States,…
Researchers gaining a better understanding of perpetrators of intimate partner violence

August 20, 2019

Studies have shown that male victims of domestic violence are at greater risk of growing up to be…
Behavioral science models can help identify the greenest dietary changes

August 14, 2019

Spreading the gospel of veggie-only diets may not be the most effective way to help reduce overall, food-related…
Students with a greater sense of family and school belonging are less likely to become bullies

August 1, 2019

Research has shown that, despite great efforts, one in three children continue to experience bullying in school. However,…
The Avatar’s new clothes: appreciation fuels $88-billion free-to-play gaming industry

July 31, 2019

It sounds counter-intuitive, but free-to-play online games are a booming $88-billion-a-year industry. Developers of games like Fortnite and…
Researchers discover the science behind giving up

July 26, 2019

What happens when we give up? Inside the brain, a group of cells known as nociceptin neurons get…
‘Compensatory strategies’ to disguise autism delay diagnosis

July 25, 2019

For the first time ever, the compensatory techniques used by people with autism to disguise their symptoms have…
Children learn to trust, invest in others at an early age

July 24, 2019

Adults often engage in mutually beneficial interactions—such as business transactions—that require trust that others will reciprocate. But this…
Dad jokes are funny, especially if someone else laughs first

July 23, 2019

Dad jokes make people groan and cringe, but they aren’t actually that bad. People have different sense of…
Children with Autism are more likely to be bullied at school and at home

July 22, 2019

If you’ve ever been bullied, you know how terrible it is. Bullies pick on everything – from your…
Self-injuring girls overestimate negative feedback in social media simulation

July 17, 2019

Adolescent girls who self-injure feel that they receive more negative feedback than they actually receive, and are more…
Scientists identify possible source of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ in the brain

July 3, 2019

Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the phenomenon of the ‘Uncanny Valley’…
People stop looking for information if initial evidence points towards their assumptions

June 30, 2019

People are far from perfect. We all have our own quirks and flaws and everyone knows that. However,…
Society pays heavy price for failure to diagnose and treat conduct disorder

June 28, 2019

Much greater awareness, improved diagnosis and enhanced treatment are all required in order to reduce the burden on…
Students admit that laptops and smartphones are distracting, but blame teachers for this

June 26, 2019

People love learning, but hate studying. Connect this simple truth of life with the fact that people are…
Looking at cognitive triggers for extremist violence through brain scans

June 17, 2019

In a new journal article, a team of scientists led by Scott Atran, an adjunct research professor at…
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