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2013-03-05 11:46:40

If you think giving someone the cold shoulder inflicts pain only on them, beware.

2012-07-11 06:04:29

Even as we spend more on healthcare every year, the number of people with chronic health problems continues to rise in developed countries like the United States.

2012-01-23 22:37:50

Positive affirmation along with patient education appears to help African-American patients with high blood pressure more effectively follow their medication regimen.

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2010-04-26 09:53:54

With more than two thirds of Americans classified as overweight or obese, a study in the May/June 2010 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior examines how motivation might be a large contributor to sticking with weight loss programs.

2010-01-12 17:28:14

From construction laborers and secretaries to physicians and lawyers, people experience better moods, greater vitality, and fewer aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, concludes the first study of daily mood variation in employed adults to be published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

2007-10-02 09:01:07

By Scheel, Michael J Gonzalez, Jaime A theoretical model of academic motivation consisting of (a) academic self-efficacy, (b) purposefulness and intentionality, and (c) support through school counseling for autonomous learning was explored with 346 high school juniors.

2007-04-13 06:00:29

By Freeman, Tierra M; Anderman, Lynley H; Jensen, Jane M ABSTRACT. The importance of students' sense of school belonging for many adaptive outcomes is becoming well established; however, few researchers have focused on college-aged populations.

2007-02-13 03:00:31

By Eisenman, Laura T ABSTRACT This brief synthesis of theory, research, and practice examines the role of self-determination as a factor in school completion and considers the importance of teaching self-determination skills for all youth.

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2006-12-27 02:35:00

Kids and adults will stay glued to video games this holiday season because the fun of playing actually is rooted in fulfilling their basic psychological needs. Psychologists suggest that people enjoy video games because they find them intrinsically satisfying.


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