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Child Nighttime Fears Result of Fantasy-Reality Confusion
2012-11-14 10:29:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most children experience nighttime fears at some point in their development, whether it is monsters under the bed or boogeymen in the closet. Most children outgrow these fears without professional help, but some contend with them for extended periods of time. For these children, experts say, there is a risk of developing anxiety problems later in life. Professor Avi Sadeh of Tel Aviv University's School of Psychological Sciences is...

'Off Topic' Thinking Linked To High Working Memory Capacity
2012-03-18 05:49:03

Having a mind that wanders and drifts off into thoughts unrelated to the task at hand might not be such a bad thing after all, according to a new study published online by the journal Psychology Science last Wednesday. In fact, according to PsychCentral Senior News Editor Rick Nauert, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science have discovered that this phenomenon is actually associated with working memory capacity,...

2011-11-08 21:33:20

Whether you love the "Harry Potter" series or despise it, there may be a psychological explanation behind your opinion. Russell Webster, Kansas State University doctoral student in psychology, Sherwood, Ill., recently discovered that people experience fantasy differently, which explains why some people enjoy it more than others. According to Webster's research, people participate in fantasy at different levels of cognitive and emotional intensity, which helps determine how much they...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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