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December 12, 2018

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December 12, 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

Activating Parts of the Brain Could Help Alleviate Opioid-Related Social Isolation

Dec. 10, 2018 — One of the many painful and challenging aspects of the US opioid crisis is that people abusing opioids often isolate themselves from family and friends, making it difficult for loved ones to help ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — Until now, research exploring how and why cute aggression occurs has been the domain of behavioral psychology. But recently, a licensed clinical psychologist with a background in neuroscience has ... read more

A Toxin That Travels from Stomach to Brain May Trigger Parkinsonism

Dec. 4, 2018 — Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing of body ... read more

As Married Couples Age, Humor Replaces Bickering

Dec. 3, 2018 — Honeymoon long over? Hang in there. A new study shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early and middle years of marriage mellow with age as conflicts give way to humor and ... read more

Study Finds Bad Bosses Could Turn You Into a Great Boss

Dec. 3, 2018 — A new study suggests abuse and mistreatment by those at the top of an organization do not necessarily lead to abusive behavior by lower-level leaders. When offered leadership opportunities, prior ... read more

Boys With Social Difficulties Most Susceptible to Early Substance Use

Dec. 3, 2018 — Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana ... read more

African-American Mothers Rate Boys Higher for ADHD

Nov. 30, 2018 — African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers ... read more

Researchers Alleviate Schizophrenia Symptoms in New Mouse Models

Nov. 30, 2018 — Does all the tinkering in young mice hamper their brain development, causing schizophrenia-like symptoms? Or, do their brain cells develop normally, but in adulthood struggle to communicate? ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — No one knows what drives people with obsessive-compulsive disorder to do what they do, even when they're aware that they shouldn't do it, and when it interferes with normal life. That lack ... read more

Nov. 28, 2018 — Planning and self control in animals do not require human-like mental capacities, according to a new study. Newly developed learning models, similar to models within artificial intelligence research, ... read more

An Understudied Form of Child Abuse and 'Intimate Terrorism': Parental Alienation

Nov. 27, 2018 — According to Colorado State University social psychologist Jennifer Harman, about 22 million American parents have been the victims of behaviors that lead to something called parental alienation. ... read more

New Methods Help Identify What Drives Sensitive or Socially Unacceptable Behaviors

Nov. 27, 2018 — Conservation scientists and statisticians have teamed up to solve a key problem for the study of sensitive behaviors like poaching, harassment, bribery, and drug ... read more

Sexist Men Underestimate Their Power in Romantic Relationships

Nov. 26, 2018 — Heterosexual men with sexist attitudes may underestimate how much power they actually have in their romantic relationships, which could lead to increased aggression toward their female partners or ... read more

How Your Moving Brain Sees the World

Nov. 20, 2018 — What we see is not only determined by what is really there, but also depends on whether we are paying attention, whether we are moving, excited or interested. In a new study, scientists uncover that ... read more

Making Moves and Memories, Are They Connected?

Nov. 15, 2018 — Researchers report the first direct evidence that the cerebellum does more than just control muscle activity. It also plays a role in cognitive ... read more

Bias-Based Bullying Does More Harm, Is Harder to Protect Against

Nov. 14, 2018 — A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race and gender. ... read more

Nov. 14, 2018 — What if we could observe genes firing off signals to cause some behaviors? We're getting closer. Researchers were able to directly match gene regulation with ritual mating behavior in fish. ... read more

Autism Behaviors Show Unique Brain Network Fingerprints in Infants

Nov. 13, 2018 — A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 12- and 24-month old children at risk for developing ... read more

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