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2010-10-28 09:00:00

LUTZ, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Psychologists can now assess deliberate distortions of symptoms and assess feigning with two new psychological tests. The Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms, 2nd Edition (SIRS-2) by Richard Rogers, PhD, ABPP effectively detects feigning in forensic settings. The SIRS-2 was developed to assess deliberate distortions in the self-report of symptoms. Each scale produces useful information on how a particular client may distort or fabricate his or her...

2010-10-21 04:18:00

OXFORD, England, October 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In the current BioPharma economic climate; with smaller companies desperately needing the right development partners for survival and larger ones needing to support their existing businesses through making the right deals, having the best, most comprehensive, intelligence and insights are absolutely essential for success. It is into this environment that PharmaTelevision Ltd (a subsidiary of PharmaVentures Ltd), announced today the...

2010-10-18 08:34:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Fact: the youth of today are spoiled.  Children no longer have to get up from the soft, pliable comforts of their microfiber reclining chairs to experience life.  And why should they when they can experience it through a high definition screen, right?  However, a recent study reveals children who spend longer than two hours in front of a computer or television screen are more likely to suffer psychological difficulties, regardless of how physically active...

2010-08-26 13:46:43

Regents' Professor Lynn Nadel and psychology colleague Jamie Edgin have developed a series of cognitive tests that may aid in better understanding and treating the genetic disorder. Neuroscientists in the Down Syndrome Research Group  at the University of Arizona have created a battery of tests that quickly aid in the assessment of the cognitive abilities of persons with Down syndrome. The UA collaborated on the development of the tests with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University and...

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2010-06-05 06:04:12

A Swedish study found that men with low IQs are more likely to attempt suicide, and researchers on Friday described the findings as the first link between intellectual performance and suicide. The study was based on an analysis of more than a million Swedish men whose intelligence quotients were measured during enlistment tests, at around the age of 18, and who were followed for an average of 24 years. When adjusted for age, the researchers found men with the lowest IQs were nearly nine...

2010-05-04 13:27:00

CHANTILLY, Va., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC Inc. (TASC) has been selected by The United States Army to provide analytical services and software support to the Army Military Intelligence Community as well as the Department of Defense and Joint Intelligence Community. Under the $26 million-per-year contract, TASC will provide the Army with analytical tools to evaluate the Army's intelligence surveillance reconnaissance systems and force structure. "With the threats to our national security...

2010-03-02 08:52:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstRain, a leading provider of search and analytics for business professionals, and Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business and a leading provider of fundamental and qualitative research and analysis today announced a new reseller agreement to benefit interactive research on the web. Under the new agreement, Capital IQ will directly offer its clients access to FirstRain's full web research engine within Capital IQ's highly regarded financial...

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2010-02-24 14:20:00

Higher intelligence is associated with liberal political ideology, atheism, and men's (but not women's) preference for sexual exclusivity More intelligent people are statistically significantly more likely to exhibit social values and religious and political preferences that are novel to the human species in evolutionary history.  Specifically, liberalism and atheism, and for men (but not women), preference for sexual exclusivity correlate with higher intelligence, a new study finds. The...

2009-11-10 02:01:00

LONDON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AxiaMetrics LLP (www.axiametrics.com/), the people assessment experts, have launched the Axia Profile, an online service based on the science of Axiology, which measures a person's values and therefore the way they think and make decisions. Utilising proven scientific identification of employees' values and talents, AxiaMetrics provides a vast range of 'people solutions' to businesses and organisations helping them recruit, develop and retain the right...

2009-11-04 16:12:00

WHEATON, Ill., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital now provides neuropsychological assessments and testing for children ages 5 to 18 who are exhibiting behavioral issues or academic difficulties. Christine Valessares, a licensed clinical neuropsychologist, performs the neuropsychological testing which not only assesses the child's general intellect and achievement skills but also determines the child's level of ability in learning and memory, verbal and...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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