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  • Citing Risk of Implicit Bias, Dean Calls for Removal of Ferguson Prosecutor
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsSocial psychologist Jack Glaser, Associate Dean at the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Policy, has called on the Governor of Missouri to remove Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch from the Michael Brown case on the basis of research on implicit racial bias. When McCulloch was a boy, his father, a police officer, was shot to death by a black man—an event that would make it difficult for to McCulloch avoid implicit bias,... link to source

  • Eating Disorders Linked to Risk of Autoimmune Diseases
    Source: ScienceDailyAn association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases has been observed in people with different genetic backgrounds. These findings support the link between immune-mediated mechanisms and development of eating disorders. link to source

  • Mindfulness Training Helps the Memory Impaired and Caregivers
    Source: ScienceDailyMindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life. Just eight sessions of training made a positive difference, resulting in more joy, less worry. link to source

  • Will Ice Bucket Challenge Have Lasting Value?
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceThe "Ice Bucket Challenge" campaign has many elements of success that are rarely achieved together: it went viral, involved celebrities and the public alike, brought a poorly understood but devastating disease to the front pages, and raised millions in donations to ALS charities. As of today (Aug. 22), the ALS Association has received $53.3 million in donations, compared with $2.2 million donated during the same period last year.... link to source

  • Controversial Underwear Ad Features Real Female Tech Execs
    Source: Time MagazineThe models say the pictures empower women in tech, but critics assert they only perpetuate rampant sexism in Silicon Valley. link to source

  • How Peer Pressure Guilts People Into Charity
    Source: ABC News - Good Morning AmericaIf you've done the ice bucket challenge, it's probably because another person nominated you to do it. link to source

  • Drone Pilots Suffer PTSD Just Like Those in Combat
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceAlthough drone operators may be far from the battlefield, they can still develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study shows. About 1,000 United States Air Force drone operators took part in the study, and researchers found that 4.3 percent of them experienced moderate to severe PTSD. In comparison, between 10 and 18 percent of military personnel returning from deployment typically are diagnosed with PTSD, the... link to source

  • Kids' Drawings May Paint a Picture of Later Intelligence
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceThe study, which involved more than 7,700 pairs of identical and nonidentical twins, found that genes play a role in the link between early drawing ability and later measures of intelligence. link to source

  • Is There a "Rising Tide" of Anti-Semitism in the West?
    Source: BBC News - EuropeDo statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing? link to source

  • Macy's to Pay $650,000 in Racial Profiling Case
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. link to source

  • Physical Fitness Linked to Brain Tissue Fitness, Say Researchers
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportMore physically fit children had stronger brain tissue linked to cognition. link to source

  • Smithsonian Adds LGBT History to Museum Collection
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesHundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace.". link to source

  • Experts Issue Recommendations on Suicide Research Priorities
    Source: ScienceDailySuicide experts recommend research into early behavioral detection, interventions, use of mass media, and other areas, researchers report. Proposed strategies include research into early detection of suicidal behavior, particularly among youth and adolescents, intervention, evidence-based follow-up care, and reducing stigma through the use of mass media. link to source

  • Is Militarized Police Gear Fueling Ferguson's Mob Psychology?
    Source: MSNBC - Health NewsWhen cops in Ferguson swapped their peace officer look for soldierly garb, civilians began to see them as machine-like invaders, experts assert. link to source

  • Involuntary Eye Movement Are a Key Indicator of ADHD
    Source: ScienceDailyAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed -- and misdiagnosed -- behavioral disorder in American children. Now a new study can provide the objective tool medical professionals need to accurately diagnose ADHD. The study indicates that involuntary eye movements accurately reflect the presence of ADHD. link to source

  • The Psychology of the Sad Clown
    Source: Time MagazineWhy so many funny people are hurting. link to source

  • Delhi University Adds Third Gender to Its Application Form
    Source: BBC News - Asia-PacificDelhi University acknowledges transgender students for the first time after introducing a column for a third gender in its application forms. link to source

  • Pioneering Online Treatment for People with Bipolar Disorder
    Source: ScienceDailyThe first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. 92% of the participants in the trial of the online intervention found the content positive -- and one said it had changed her life. People with Bipolar Disorder have problems getting access to psychological therapy and this online intervention may offer a round the clock solution at a reduced cost. link to source

  • The Slipper Is Coming: Turkish Women Tweet Against Sexism
    Source: The GuardianPhotos of shoes at #geliyorterlik after MP Aylin Nazliaka's threat to throw shoe at opponents during furious speech in parliament Turkish women took to social networks on Wednesday to post pictures of shoes in a new viral campaign against sexism inspired by a female deputy's incendiary speech in parliament. Turkish opposition MP Aylin Nazliaka had launched a withering denunciation of gender discrimination in Turkey, during which she became so... link to source

  • Reporting Robin Williams Suicide Without Spurring Other Suicides
    Source: The GuardianNews reports detailing the method or using inappropriate language can lead to rise in suicide rate, experts warn Around 6,000 people in the UK kill themselves while depressed every year a large majority of them (77%) men. They all have different reasons for wanting to end their lives, and usually it is not a single reason not just the loss of a job, a marital breakdown or a sense of worthlessness but a complex intermingling of negative thoughts... link to source

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