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2012-01-06 10:04:34

New methodology suggests mate preferences hover just outside of conscious awareness Stating that you don't care if you land a partner who is "hot" or "sexy" is relatively commonplace. But what people say they want and what they actually want are often two very different things when it comes to romantic attraction. However, a new methodology that measures people's implicit, split-second responses gets around this problem. Research from Northwestern University and Texas A&M University...

Parental Attitude Adjustment Can Improve Homework Motivation
2011-09-01 06:52:55

  Parents who want to improve their child's motivation to complete homework this school year need to change their own attitude and behavior, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. In the study published in Learning and Individual Differences, BGU researchers found that if parents had a more positive, supportive attitude and communicated the learning value as motivation, rather than focusing on completing an assignment or getting a higher...

2011-04-27 06:23:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Psychologists have found that people may make economic and trust decisions based on unconscious or unintentional racial biases, according to a new study. The study was conducted in the laboratory of New York University Professor Elizabeth Phelps. "Decisions in the worlds of business, law, education, medicine, and even more ordinary daily interactions between individuals, all rely on trust," the researchers were quoted as saying. "In an increasingly globalized...

2011-03-31 14:28:32

Researchers look at teens' civic development Across the globe, adolescence and early adulthood are considered important periods for the development of civic involvement. Civic involvement, in turn, has been shown to promote adolescents' development of initiative, empathy, social relations and skills, and personal growth. Civic involvement by teens is considered important, and efforts to promote it are widespread. In this context, it's important to gain more insight into this type of...

2011-02-22 16:50:13

Concordia study examines links between fear of death and buying behavior Fear of death is a universal human emotion, but does it influence our behaviour as consumers? A new study, conducted by a graduate student at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business, has explored how fear of the Grim Reaper translates into Canadian buying patterns. The research has several implications for marketers in these uncertain times. "It's impossible to watch the news without being bombarded with...

2011-01-18 14:16:07

Taiwanese researcher find respondents garden to improve mood, enhance the environment Taiwanese researchers Hui-Mei Chen, Hung-Ming Tu, and Chaang-Iuan Ho published a study in HortScience that explored an array of attitudes toward horticultural activities. The results showed that people engage in gardening and related activities for both psychological and environmental reasons. The researchers used qualitative and quantitative methods to explore participants' attitudes toward horticultural...

2010-11-16 00:00:49

Wool.labs, a business intelligence company driven by social cognition technology, has published a revealing study through SmartBrief, showing confusion among patients and disagreement among physician specialties about the appropriate use of anticoagulants such as Coumadin. The study found that patients steadily increased their self-education efforts from 1999 through 2010 due to differing physician attitudes towards treatment and inconsistent information. Wayne, Pa. (PRWEB) November 15, 2010...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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