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2013-06-20 23:15:25

People can plan strategic movements to several different targets at the same time, even when they see far fewer targets than are actually present.

2013-06-18 19:24:36

Whether a person believes obesity is caused by overeating or by a lack of exercise predicts his or her actual body mass.

2013-04-29 16:04:16

Having to explain how a political policy works leads people to express less extreme attitudes toward the policy.

2013-04-24 10:46:43

Infants who sweat less in response to scary situations at age 1 show more physical and verbal aggression at age 3.

2013-04-19 14:22:51

A new study with college roommates shows that a particular style of thinking that makes people vulnerable to depression can actually “rub off” on others, increasing their symptoms of depression six months later.

2013-04-18 10:07:43

Teenagers are risk-takers — they’re more likely than children or adults to experiment with illicit substances, have unprotected sex, and drive recklessly.

2013-04-17 16:22:04

Individuals from stigmatized groups choose to present themselves in ways that counteract the specific stereotypes and prejudices associated with their group.

2013-04-12 15:45:13

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects nearly 8 million adults in any given year, federal statistics show.

2013-03-28 22:08:37

Encouraging young people at high-risk of criminal offending and delinquency to see happiness rather than anger in facial expressions results in a decrease in their levels of anger and aggression.

2013-03-04 23:11:43

Ever find yourself briefly paralyzed as you’re falling asleep or just waking up?


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.