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December 11, 2018

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December 11, 2018

Employee Incentives Can Lead to Unethical Behavior in the Workplace

Dec. 11, 2018 — Findings suggest that setting compensation goals can increase dishonesty when managers are also paid a bonus for hitting certain ... read more

Internet Therapy Apps Reduce Depression Symptoms

Dec. 11, 2018 — In a sweeping new study, psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce ... read more

Parents, Kids Spend More Time Discussing How to Use Mobile Technology Than Talking About Content

Dec. 11, 2018 — Most parents would agree that one of the of the biggest modern parenting challenges is monitoring a child's online ... read more

Relationship Impairments Hinder Men Seeking Mental Health Treatment

Dec. 11, 2018 — Relationship impairment (difficulty managing expectations and requirements within an intimate relationship) plays a role in explaining the association between symptom severity and those seeking ... read more

Citations Show Academic and Non-Academic Researchers 'Win' When They Collaborate

Dec. 11, 2018 — Findings in new article indicate that when academics work with business, government, and/or NGO partners they produce more cited, higher impact ... read more

New Study Finds Bias Against Women and Girls When Intellectual Ability Is Sought

Dec. 10, 2018 — A new study finds bias against both women and girls for jobs or activities requiring intellectual ability. The research underscores the pervasiveness of gender bias, held even among females, in both ... read more

Addressing Research Gaps Could Help With Development of Disability-Inclusive Workplaces

Dec. 10, 2018 — Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Neurons in the brain and spinal cord don't grow back after injury, unlike those in the rest of the body. Now, researchers have identified some of the key steps taken by nerves in the legs as ... read more

'Dropout' Rate for Academic Scientists Has Risen Sharply in Past 50 Years, Study Finds

Dec. 10, 2018 — An analysis has found that half the people pursuing scientific careers at institutions of higher education will depart the field after five years -- a sharp contrast compared to 50 years ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — New brain imaging research shows that imagining a threat lights up similar regions as experiencing it does. It suggests imagination can be a powerful tool in overcoming phobias or post traumatic ... read more

Optimal Blood Pressure Treatment for Stroke Patients

Dec. 10, 2018 — Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new ... read more

Some Brain Tumors May Respond to Immunotherapy

Dec. 10, 2018 — A new study suggests that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, which gives the immune system a boost in ... read more

Dopamine's Yin-Yang Personality: It's an Upper and a Downer

Dec. 10, 2018 — Dopamine has a reputation as the key player in the brain's reward circuits, making us seek out pleasurable experiences, but growing evidence points to a multipronged role for the ... read more

Buridan's Donkey: Neuroscience Resolves Medieveal Decision-Making Conundrum

Dec. 10, 2018 — The brain updates its preferences in real-time in order to choose between two equally attractive options, reveals a human neuroimaging and eye-tracking study. The research shows how we avoid becoming ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — A new study shows that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering, a discovery that could lead to more effective psychiatric treatment for bereaved people. ... read more

Two Compounds in Coffee May Team Up to Fight Parkinson's

Dec. 10, 2018 — Scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with ... read more

Early Career Choices Appear to Influence Personality

Dec. 10, 2018 — In the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, 16-year-old students in middle-track schools decide whether to stay in school to pursue an academic career or enroll in a vocational training program. A ... read more

Genetic Study of Epilepsy Points to Potential New Therapies

Dec. 10, 2018 — The largest study of its kind, led by international researchers has discovered 11 new genes associated with epilepsy. It greatly advances knowledge of the underlying biological causes of epilepsy and ... read more

How Glial Cells Develop in the Brain from Neural Precursor Cells

Dec. 10, 2018 — A research team studied how glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells. They discovered that differentiation involves three stages and that three proteins in the cell nucleus, ... read more

Memory Tests Predict Brain Atrophy and Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 10, 2018 — Use of two episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease, as indicated by a study. Researchers suggest that comprehensive use of memory tests could improve the ... read more

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