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February 27, 2016
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The psychology behind religious belief

Researcher says religion fulfills 16 basic human desires COLUMBUS, Ohio – Throughout history, scholars and researchers have tried to identify the one key reason that people are attracted to religion. Some have said people seek religion to cope with a … Continue reading

October 18, 2014
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Becoming an expert takes more than practice

Practice doesn’t make it perfect. Deliberate practice may have less influence in building expertise than previously thought, according to an analysis by researchers at Princeton University, Michigan State University and Rice University.

January 11, 2014
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Kids have skewed view of gender segregation

Children believe the world is far more segregated by gender than it actually is, implies a new study led by a Michigan State University scholar. Jennifer Watling Neal and colleagues examined classroom friendships in five U.S. elementary schools. Their findings, … Continue reading

August 21, 2013
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Cool heads likely won’t prevail in a hotter, wetter world

Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile as extreme weather — each other. Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley report in … Continue reading

August 1, 2013
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Is sexual addiction the real deal?

Controversy exists over what some mental health experts call “hypersexuality,” or sexual “addiction.” Namely, is it a mental disorder at all, or something else? It failed to make the cut in the recently updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental … 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

November 28, 2012
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Post-Divorce Journaling May Hinder Healing for Some, UA Study Finds

For those searching for deeper meaning in a failed marriage, writing about their feelings soon after divorce may lead to greater emotional distress, according to new research. Following a divorce or separation, many people are encouraged by loved ones or … Continue reading

July 6, 2012
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Researchers Study How Cooperation Can Trump Competition in Monkeys

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Being the top dog—or in this case, the top gelada monkey—is even better if the alpha male is willing to concede at times to subordinates, a new study indicated. Alpha male geladas who allowed subordinate competitors into … Continue reading