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  • Study Suggests Simpler and Cheaper Way to Treat Depression
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportA simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment -- cognitive behavioral therapy -- for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests. more...

  • In Empathy, Reasoning May Matter More Than Intiution
    Source: ScienceDailyIs empathy the result of gut intuition or careful reasoning? Research published by the American Psychological Association suggests that, contrary to popular belief, the latter may be more the case. more...

  • Diversifying Clinical Science to Represent Broader Populations
    Source: ScienceDailyDespite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively homogeneous. A special series in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the importance of broadening the traditional scope of clinical science research, advancing the field so that it can adequately address the needs and concerns of diverse populations. more...

  • NBA Pulls All-Star Game From Charlotte Over Transgender Law
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesThe NBA is moving its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, given its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the league on Thursday. more...

  • Same Genes Could Predispose Us to Happiness and Depression
    Source: ScienceDailyResearchers suggest that while no gene 'causes' mental ill health, some genes can make people more sensitive to the effects of their environment -- for better and for worse -- leading to both mental ill health and enhanced mental resilience. more...

  • Donald Trump's Ghostwriter Refers to Candidate As a "Sociopath"
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportSpeaking publicly for the first time since helping Trump pen his 1987 bestseller, Tony Schwartz says the person portrayed in the book is mostly fiction. more...

  • Mental, Physical Exercises Produce Distinct Brain Benefits
    Source: ScienceDailyCognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new research. more...

  • Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportMedia violence has become a routine part of the daily lives of American children, and parents, lawmakers and the media should take steps to change that, a leading pediatricians' group recommends. The new policy statement, from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), calls on pediatricians to routinely ask about children's "media diet," and for parents to limit the violent content their kids see -- whether on TV, online or in video games. more...

  • Effects of Alcohol on Memory May Increase with Age, Study Finds
    Source: ScienceDailyWorking memory can be thought of as short-term memory, temporarily holding ideas and recent events in the mind for quick recall. Working memory often declines with age; it may also be susceptible to interactions between age and alcohol use. Frontal theta power (FTP) and posterior alpha power (PAP) are electrophysiological measures of brain activity associated with cognitive effort and maintenance of visual information. more...

  • Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportIntestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn't a psychological problem. more...

  • Men with Long Work Hours Often Cause Families to Suffer
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceMen who work long hours make their wives feel more stressed and rushed, but women who work long hours don't have the same effect on their husbands, new research on Australian families suggests. more...

  • Fathers Play a Key Role in Child Development
    Source: ScienceDailyFathers play a surprisingly large role in their children's development, from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, according to new research. more...

  • Nearly 80% of U.S. Drivers Express Aggression or Road Rage
    Source: ScienceDailyNearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Findings suggest that approximately eight million US drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver. more...

  • Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Tied to Happiness
    Source: Psych CentralA new major study is the first to investigate the mental health benefits of a better diet. For years, scientists have advised that eating more fruits and vegetable can reduce the risk of the two main causes of death – cancer and heart disease. more...

  • Delegate Makes Emotional Plea for Republicans to Embrace Equal Rights
    Source: Time Magazine"All I ask today is that you include me and those like me". more...

  • In Canada, Anglicans Vote to Allow Same-Sex Marriage
    Source: Globe and Mail - NationalThe Anglican Church of Canada has voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriage – by just one vote – after a week of impassioned debates and a counting error that initially led the church to reject the resolution. more...

  • Blaming the Victim: Science Examines Why It Happens
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceIn experiments, researchers found that people whose values focus on reducing harm and caring for everyone are likely to blame the perpetrators: the rapist or the police. In contrast, people who adhere more closely to values like loyalty, purity and obedience to authority are more likely to blame the victims. more...

  • Breastfeeding Differs by Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    Source: ScienceDailyBreastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers, new American research indicates. This study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by differences in the use of formula in hospitals, family history of breastfeeding, mother's belief that 'breast is best'; and demographic measures including poverty, education and relationship status. more...

  • Stopped 52 Times and Killed by Police: Was It Racial Profiling?
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportPhilando Castile had been pulled over at least 52 times in recent years in and around the Twin Cities and given citations for minor offenses including speeding, driving without a muffler and not wearing a seat belt. more...

  • Despite Progress, Olympic Playing Field Not Level for Men and Women
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsWhen it comes to gender equality, the Olympic movement is making a lot of progress. With the addition of women's boxing in 2012, the IOC says women now compete in every sport at the Olympics — but that assertion may be a bit misleading. more...

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