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  • Social Psychology on the Silver Screen
    Source: APA MonitorOne of social psychology's most famous studies is now a dramatic film. "The Stanford Prison Experiment" debuted at the annual Sundance Film Festival for independent and documentary films, held Jan. 22–Feb. 1 in Park City, Utah. The film won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, a $20,000 award presented by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to honor a movie about science. The film also earned the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. more...

  • People Use Handshakes to Sniff Each Other Out
    Source: ScienceDailyLimp or firm, your handshake conveys subliminal social cues. Now, research reveals it also transmits chemical signals that could explain why the greeting evolved in the first place. more...

  • Penis Size: Researchers Provide the Long and Short of It
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesThe numbers should help "reassure the large majority of men that the size of their penis is in the normal range," said British researchers who had assembled data from studies where participants had their member measured by a professional. In the worst cases, men may be diagnosed with Body Dysmorphic Disorder -- a debilitating psychological condition that can lead to obsessive and anti-social behaviour, depression and even suicide. The... more...

  • Can Money Really Buy Happiness? Researchers Weigh In
    Source: ScienceDailyResearchers have delved into the effects of experiential purchases, potential negative impacts on abundance, the psychology of lending to friends, and how the wealthy think differently about well-being. more...

  • Finding Psychological Insights Through Social Media
    Source: ScienceDailySocial media has opened up a new digital world for psychology research. Researchers are developing new methods of language analysis, and how social media can be leveraged to study personality, mental and physical health, and cross-cultural differences. more...

  • Same-Sex Marriage Proponents Claim "Right Side of History"
    Source: USA Today - U.S. NewsInitial briefs for same-sex marriage plaintiffs are filed with the Supreme Court. more...

  • Introverts Prefer Mountains, Study Finds
    Source: ScienceDailyIn a series of three studies, researchers tested whether there is a link between personality and an aspect of physical ecology: flat terrain versus mountainous terrain. The study found that only one of the Big Five personality traits predicted terrain preference -- extraversion. more...

  • Blood Biomarkers Found for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthChronic fatigue syndrome is a disease with distinct stages that can be identified through biomarkers in the blood, researchers said Friday, offering hope that earlier diagnosis may improve treatment. With no known cause or cure, chronic fatigue syndrome -- known formally as encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) -- has long puzzled the medical community. "We now have evidence confirming what millions of people with this disease already know, that... more...

  • Transgender Hormone Therapy Not Found to Pose Major Health Risk
    Source: MedicineNet.comHormone therapy for transgender adults is generally safe, according to a new review. The findings should ease the concerns of some doctors and transgender people who've wondered about the safety of such therapy, the researchers said. These findings may also help reduce some of the barriers faced by transgender people. more...

  • Human Head Transplant Could Happen in 2 Years, Despite Ethical Concerns
    Source: Google News - HealthEthicists might lose their heads over this one. Italian neuroscientist Sergio Canavero believes it's now possible to transplant a human head. He wants to do the first one in 2017. "The real stumbling block is the ethics," he said in New Scientist. "Should this surgery be done at all? There are obviously going to be many people who disagree with it." more...

  • How Restaurants Use Psychology to Get You to Spend More
    Source: Star TribuneYou may think you're immune to transparent sales pitches like "Do you want fries with that?" But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be subtler than you realize. more...

  • Check Out the New Racially Diverse Emoji ;)
    Source: USA Today - TechnologyNew updates in beta show 300 more emojis -- including the much-anticipated option of racial diversity. more...

  • Clinically Depressed 3 Times More Likely to Commit Violent Crime
    Source: The GuardianPeople diagnosed with depression are roughly three times more likely than the general population to commit violent crimes such as robbery, sexual offences and assault, according to psychiatric experts. A study based on more than 47,000 people in Sweden, emphasised that the overwhelming majority of depressed people are neither violent nor criminal and should not be stigmatised. more...

  • Facebook Launches New Suicide Prevention Tool
    Source: BBC News - TechnologyUS users who are worried about a Facebook friend can now get them help from mental health experts, using a new suicide prevention tool. more...

  • States Predict Inmates' Future Crimes with Secretive Surveys
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportStates are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will commit future crimes and who might be safe to release, despite serious problems and high-profile failures, an Associated Press investigation found. more...

  • Older People and Eating Disorders: Not "Just a Teenager's Problem"
    Source: Google News - HealthEating disorders are often portrayed as a disease that only affects the young and privileged, yet this is not the case. Eating disorders can affect anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexuality or cultural background. more...

  • U.S. Military Takes Baby Step Toward Allowing Transgender Soldiers
    Source: Time MagazineAdvocates hopeful the longstanding ban could be lifted after recent comments from top officials. more...

  • Smokers at Higher Risk of Depression, Says British Heart Foundation
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthSmokers are 70 percent more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than non-smokers, despite the widespread view that lighting up is a stress reliever, says a study published on Tuesday. more...

  • Study Details Lives of LGBT Youths Engaged in "Survival Sex"
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesA unique federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex... more...

  • Study Maps Extroversion Types in the Brain's Anatomy
    Source: ScienceDailyBrown University scientists have mapped the similarities and the differences in the brain between the two different kinds of extroverts: "agentic" go-getters and "affiliative" people persons. more...

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