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Unconscious Mind Is A Better Lie Detector
2014-03-25 05:16:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Determining whether a person is telling the truth or lying might be easier than you think, thanks to automatic associations made in the unconscious mind, according to new research appearing in the online edition of the journal Psychological Science. In fact, the authors of the study claim that those automatic associations could actually be a more accurate lie-detector than conscious attempts to uncover the veracity of another...

2013-06-18 23:25:24

A new study has revealed that medical students have a subconscious bias against obese individuals; meaning that weight loss via supplements like Liproxenol, which was developed by Liproxenol Nutraceuticals, may inadvertently result in better medical care. Australia (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Several studies have been conducted regarding the bias that exists against people who are overweight. They´ve covered areas in the workforce as well as situations on a social level. However, a new study...

Facebook Boosts Self esteem
2013-05-31 16:15:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Love it or hate it, Facebook is here to stay. The always on and ever present nature of the social networking site has clearly had an impact on society at large, and these effects have been the subject of much study in recent years. Previous research has shown that Facebook can distract us, can divide long lived friendships, and even make us feel envious and sad about our own lives. Now, however, there´s a new study which...

2012-08-06 21:51:17

Voters' racial attitudes can influence candidate preference, sometimes unconsciously Voters' racial attitudes, both conscious and unconscious, may be a significant factor in this year's U.S. presidential election, particularly since whites tend to prefer people of their own race, according to research presented at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. "People may not even be aware that they have certain racial attitudes and that could be why, even with...

2012-05-07 19:58:17

After the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, many proclaimed that the country had entered a post-racial era in which race was no longer an issue. However, a new large-scale study shows that racial attitudes have already played a substantial role in 2012, during the Republican primaries. They may play an even larger role in this year's presidential election. The study, led by psychologists at the University of Washington, shows that between January and April 2012 eligible voters who...

2011-09-06 22:58:47

Johns Hopkins study suggests medical students may "learn" to treat nonwhite patients differently than white patients New Johns Hopkins research shows that medical students – just like the general American population – may have unconscious if not overt preferences for white people, but this innate bias does not appear to translate into different or lesser health care of other races. The research findings, published in the Sept. 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical...

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...

2011-04-25 16:20:09

Psychologists have found that people may make economic and trust decisions based on unconscious or unintentional racial biases. The study, conducted in the laboratory of New York University Professor Elizabeth Phelps, is published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Decisions in the worlds of business, law, education, medicine, and even more ordinary daily interactions between individuals, all rely on trust," the researchers wrote. "In an increasingly...

2011-02-23 22:13:51

When people are feeling badly about themselves, they're more likely to show bias against people who are different. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines how that works. "This is one of the oldest accounts of why people stereotype and have prejudice: It makes us feel better about ourselves," says Jeffrey Sherman of the University of California, Davis, who wrote the study with Thomas Allen. "When we feel bad about...

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2010-04-12 13:21:49

Following the suicide of a relative or close friend, surviving family members and friends are left with a number of painful questions: "What made them do it?," "Why didn't they get help?"  The most troublesome question is often, "Is there anything I could have done to prevent this?" People who are contemplating suicide tend to conceal their behavior, or deny they are having suicidal thoughts, so it can be difficult to identify warning signs. Even experienced clinicians sometimes do not...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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