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August 27, 2014

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6:35 PM | Relationship Lies: Learn These 4 Dating Myths NOW Ladies
No, you won’t “just know” when you meet the right guy. Are you totally baffled as to why you only seem to attract men who are far from ideal for you? Are you tired of ending up with men who aren’t ready for the same type of relationship you want? Before you give up on […]
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6:09 PM | Round trip ticket to the science of psychedelics
The latest edition of The Psychologist is a special open-access issue on the science and social impact of hallucinogenic drugs. There’s an article by me on culture and hallucinogens that discusses the role of hallucinogenic drugs in diverse cultures and which also covers how cultural expectations shape the hallucinogenic experience – from traditional Kitanemuk society […]
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4:46 PM | Is maintained throughout the life the level of intelligence?
The concept of intelligence has been analyzed as unitary and stable over time, although in recent years its dimensions have restated theoretically.La entrada Is maintained throughout the life the level of intelligence? aparece primero en Novedades en Psicologia.
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3:14 PM | Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet
Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes […]
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3:13 PM | Group Identity Emphasized More by Those Who Just Make the Cut
People and institutions who are marginal members of a high-status […]
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3:12 PM | What's to explain? Kulkarni on "knowing disbelief"
As always, the investment in asking others for help in dispelling my confusion is paying off. As the 15.5 billion regular readers of this blog (we’re up 1.5 billion with migration of subscribers from the recent cessation of posts in Russell Johnson’s theprofessor.com) know, I’ve been trying to get a handle on a phenomenon that I’m calling—for now & for lack of a better term—“knowing disbelief” (KD). I've gotten various helpful tips in comments […]
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3:11 PM | Study finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot
New research findings from a study of 634 couples found […]
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2:35 PM | We All Need to Take it Easy Sometimes
This past few weeks has been pretty chaotic for me. Money has been an issue, I moved to a new city, my nephew was born, I got a new writing job, I had my 29th birthday, I had to housesit for a while and on top of everything else I’ve been working myself into a […]
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1:37 PM | The Item of Clothing That Can Help People Feel Less Angry
How to turn that frown upside down. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Powerful People Feel Taller Than They Really Are Want to Improve Your Attention? Wear a White Coat The Cheerleader Effect: Why People Appear Better-Looking in Groups How Many Basic Emotions Are There? Fewer Than Previously Thought Revealed: The Type of Music That Makes You Feel Most Powerful
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12:49 PM | Chimp Intelligence ‘Runs In Families,’ Environment Less Important
A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while […]
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12:48 PM | Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests
Quest for elusive bugs spurred primate tool use, problem-solving skills […]
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12:44 PM | Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution
Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more […]
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12:43 PM | Coal’s continued dominance of global industrialization must be made more vivid in climate change accounting
The world’s accounting system for carbon emissions, run by the […]
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12:41 PM | Is proposed college rating systems unfair to low-income, minority students?
In an effort to address recent accountability and financial aid […]
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12:39 PM | Finding Keys to Glioblastoma Therapeutic Resistance
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of […]
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12:38 PM | Fear, Safety and the Role of Sleep in Human PTSD
Fragmented REM sleep may hinder effective treatment of mental health […]
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10:30 AM | 8 Building Blocks for Resilience
Resilience is the ability to adapt to stress and change,  to bounce back and rebound from negative experiences and the wear and tear of daily life. Resilience is a skills set that may be learned and practiced and benefits grow and accumulate over time. These are a few of the myriad ways to build and […]
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10:04 AM | Are Japanese Teachers Less Competent than their Foreign Counterparts?
I know what you’re thinking – how could you suggest that the average teacher in any country is incompetent? Such things depend on the way you define “competence,” and how you measure it. How could you suggest that one of … Continue reading →
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9:06 AM | 10 Surprising Things Babies Can Do
Human infants are helpless. At first they can't even support the weight of their own heads. Crawling and walking take months to master. Compare this with the sprightly newborns of other mammals, such as kittens and foals, up and about within an hour of their birth. There are several theories as to why human development is so protracted - among them that this extra time is required for the human brain to develop. This post side-steps such debates and focuses on 10 studies hinting at the […]
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7:56 AM | Prenatal SSRI exposure and autistic traits
A quote to start today's post: "Our results suggest an association between prenatal SSRI exposure and autistic traits in children". That was a primary finding reported by Hanan El Marroun and colleagues [1] who looked at whether maternal depressive symptoms or a class of quite commonly used pharmaceutics - the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) - used to manage depressive symptoms, during pregnancy might impact on offspring development."Everything the light touches is our […]

Marroun, H., White, T., van der Knaap, N., Homberg, J., Fernandez, G., Schoemaker, N., Jaddoe, V., Hofman, A., Verhulst, F., Hudziak, J. & Stricker, B. (2014). Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and social responsiveness symptoms of autism: population-based study of young children, The British Journal of Psychiatry, 205 (2) 95-102. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.113.127746

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7:01 AM | No Means No? Reading Men’s and Women’s Magazines Linked to Sexual Consent
image source: salidalliance.orgMen’s and women’s magazines provide different messages about sex to their respective readers. In a study of over 300 students, exposure to such magazines was related to students’ feelings about obtaining sexual consent. Those who read more men’s magazines reported a lower likelihood of requiring consent before having sex; those who read more women’s magazines reported a greater likelihood to refuse unwanted sex. We can’t infer […]
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5:33 AM | A New Safety And Risk Forum
A New Safety And Risk Forum Inspired by all the new people and there positive comments on our articles and uninspired by LinkedIn and other industry forums of late, I’ve decided to create and trial a new Safety and Risk Forum. I see this as a great way to share info, ask questions and have your say without going to the trouble of writing an article or finding one to comment on. For now, there will be no strict rules or taboos or risk averse moderation as I believe that we are all […]

August 26, 2014

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11:32 PM | Man Traveled to Space and Saw Incredible Things Through an Out of Body Experience
Ever wanted to travel outside your own body to view a remote location? Well, many of us have wanted to do this very thing, laying prone on the bed reaching for the heightened state of euphoria. The thing is, someone has already done this! There is a man who has … READ MORE
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11:30 PM | Blue in the Face: When the Other Person Just Doesn’t ‘Get It’
Have you felt frustrated because someone close to you just doesn’t “get it,” even though you’ve explained your point over and over? During those times, do you feel yourself getting enraged or shaking your head in disgust? We’re often under the illusion that if only the other person understood “the facts” (as we see them), […]
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9:48 PM | Headspace: Mental, Physical, and Social Health for Youth
A brief look at Australia's Headspace national youth mental health service.
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9:40 PM | Shameless promotion Dept.
The blog 3 Quarks Daily is running a contest for the […]
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6:35 PM | When Happiness Isn’t a Choice
American poet T. S. Eliot wrote: I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without […]
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5:20 PM | How to ask a conference question
Many people are too shy to ask a question after a talk. They may think that many questions are unnecessary, self-important or off topic. Well, that is true. However, that shouldn’t stop anyone from joining in. With this guide anyone is guaranteed to be able to ask a perfectly normal question at any conference in […]
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5:07 PM | Can we use games to control our mood?
Video games are very complex experiences. They involve paying attention to virtual objects, vehicles and characters; all working together to offer both a challenge and a narrative. As a result they provoke a wide range of emotions. Games can make us anxious and scared, but also relaxed. They can help change boredom into excitement, and sadness into happiness. They seem to be able to change how we feel. But how reliable are they? Can we use games to switch our emotions at will? Can we use them […]
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4:46 PM | Are factors which determine greater happiness?
There are many benefits associated with happiness both in mood and social relations.La entrada Are factors which determine greater happiness? aparece primero en Novedades en Psicologia.
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