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  • Personality Researchers Endorse Social Psychology Network
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsThe Association for Research in Personality has officially endorsed Social Psychology Network. In its statement, the Association described Social Psychology Network as "a fantastic resource for those interested in personality psychology as well as a number of other topics... We enthusiastically endorse the Network and invite our members to join, support, and enjoy it." link to source

  • Eight Months on "Hawaiian Mars" Tests Rigors of Exploration
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesSix people have sealed themselves inside a white vinyl dome in Hawaii to embark on an eight-month test of how their mental health might fare during a mission to Mars. "We are surrounded by basaltic lava and living in isolation on the slopes of Mauna Loa where there is little evidence of plant or animal life," wrote crew member Jocelyn Dunn, a doctoral candidate at Purdue University's School of Industrial Engineering, after her... link to source

  • Northern Ireland Prostitution Ban Divides Opinion
    Source: The GuardianSex workers fear new law will put them in more danger, while advocates of Swedish model claim it will eradicate trafficking When Laura Lee, a part-time escort and sex worker rights campaigner, stood up in the Northern Ireland Assembly to give evidence against a proposed bill that would make it illegal to buy sex, like in Sweden, she was blunt in her estimation of the damage it would cause. If the Swedish model is introduced in any way, shape or... link to source

  • Six in 10 Americans Support Death Penalty Despite Botched Injections
    Source: The GuardianSupport for capital punishment little changed since 2008 despite recent blunders, but down significantly from mid-1990s high Americans support of the death penalty has changed little since 2008, even as shortage of lethal injection drugs has resulted in several high-profile botched executions this year. About six in 10 Americans continue to support capital punishment, according to a Gallup poll released on Thursday... link to source

  • Disabled People Neglected in Many Developing Countries
    Source: The GuardianData collection must be dramatically improved and standardised, says international development minister Lynne Featherstone The hundreds of millions of people living with disabilities in developing countries will remain invisible unless the world dramatically improves its data collection on disability, the UKs parliamentary undersecretary for international development has warned. link to source

  • Brain Games Profit from Anxieties About Memory Loss, Say Scientists
    Source: The GuardianOpen letter says claims made for brain games are not based on sound evidence and that playing them may have opposite effect Companies marketing brain games that are meant to slow or reverse age-related memory decline and enhance other cognitive functions are exploiting customers by making exaggerated and misleading claims that are not based on sound scientific evidence, according to an open letter signed by 73 psychologists, cognitive scientists... link to source

  • Teenage Self-Harm Linked to Problems in Later Life
    Source: ScienceDailyThose who self-harm as teenagers are more at risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, new research from the biggest study of its kind in the UK has revealed. link to source

  • The Psychology of Edible "Willy Wonka" Packaging
    Source: The GuardianFrom edible water bottles to yoghurt encased in fruit flavoured skins, the packaging industry is getting creative, but psychological barriers persist If Willy Wonka did packaging, itd probably look something like the WikiPearl a soft, durable and water-resistant edible membrane, made from natural food particles, designed to protect a bite-size portion of food that its encasing. Created by David Edwards , a Harvard professor and biomedical... link to source

  • Aspirin Seems to Benefit Schizophrenia Treatment
    Source: ScienceDailySome anti-inflammatory medicines, such as aspirin, estrogen, and Fluimucil, can improve the efficacy of existing schizophrenia treatments, new research suggests. Research has shown that the immune system is linked to certain psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Research has shown that "antioxidants and anti-inflammatory drugs could not only reduce symptoms associated with the disorders but also prevent the... link to source

  • Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests
    Source: ScienceDailyA new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning. link to source

  • Immigration Wave Lifts U.S. Diversity to Record High
    Source: USA Today - U.S. NewsFor the first time, the next person you meet will probably be of a different race or ethnicity than you. link to source

  • Sexual Preference for Masculine Men, Feminine Women Is Urban Habit
    Source: ScienceDailyA groundbreaking new study suggests that, rather than being passed down through a long process of social and sexual selection, preferences for masculine men and feminine women is a relatively new habit that has only emerged in modern, urbanized societies. link to source

  • Ebola Anxiety: Bigger Threat Than the Virus Itself, Say Experts
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportMental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part. link to source

  • Positive Subliminal Messages on Aging Improve Physical Functioning in Elderly
    Source: ScienceDailyOlder individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new study. link to source

  • Same-Sex Marriage Spreads in U.S. "Red" States
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesIt's a big week for same-sex marriages in the United States, as more "red" states begin performing them, and activists launch a new push in the Deep South. link to source

  • Soothing Ebola‚Äôs Mental Scars
    Source: Science and Development NetworkA psychological first aid guide can help moderate the emotional pain caused by Ebola deaths, says Leslie Snider. link to source

  • Gamblers Get Less of a Buzz From Pleasure, Study Finds
    Source: Time MagazineThe brains of gamblers appear to be different from normal, healthy brains, suggests new research presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Berlin. Pathological gambling is a difficult condition to classify. Though the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) formerly classified it as an impulse control disorder, the most recent version... link to source

  • UK Minister Denies His "Economic Girlie-Man" Insult Is Sexist
    Source: The GuardianPenny Wong says the finance minister's jibe sends a message that girls are somehow less confident, weak... link to source

  • How Myths About the Brain Hamper Teaching
    Source: ScienceDailyMyths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, according to new research. The report highlights several areas where new findings from neuroscience are becoming misinterpreted by education, including brain-related ideas regarding early educational investment, adolescent brain development and learning disorders such as dyslexia and ADHD. link to source

  • High-Tech Stalking Is New Front in Domestic Violence
    Source: The Age - Top StoriesDomestic violence victims hidden in safe houses have started to be found by their ex partners. link to source

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