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April 24, 2014
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Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions—Even “Happily Disgusted”

Study more than triples the number of facial expressions researchers can use to track the origins of emotions in the brain COLUMBUS, Ohio—Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions—even … Continue reading

July 13, 2013
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More women pick computer science if media nix outdated ‘nerd’ stereotype

Parents and teachers like to tell children they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up. But are there inaccurate stereotypes in the media that nudge them away from certain careers? University of Washington psychologist Sapna Cheryan … Continue reading

December 6, 2012
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Commentary: Fiery Cushman: Morality of the NY Post subway photo

A freelance photographer happened to be on the scene in New York when one man pushed another onto the subway tracks. The New York Post ultimately ran a photo on its front page, sparking widespread outrage. Based on his research, … Continue reading

October 22, 2012
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Foster Kids do Equally Well when Adopted by Gay, Lesbian or Heterosexual Parents

High-risk children adopted from foster care do equally well when placed with gay, lesbian or heterosexual parents, UCLA psychologists report in the first multi-year study of children adopted by these three groups of parents. The psychologists looked at 82 high-risk … Continue reading

September 22, 2012
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Should I Marry Him? If you’re having doubts, don’t ignore them, suggests UCLA psychology study

Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one. —Voltaire In the first scientific study to test whether doubts about getting married are more likely to lead to an unhappy marriage and divorce, UCLA psychologists report … Continue reading

September 18, 2012
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Too Much Information? It Depends …

In a new study, psychologists at Brown University and the University of Colorado found that while some people require a detailed explanation of how a product works before they’ll be willing to pay more, others became less willing to pay … Continue reading