Archive for January, 2012

Study Examines Genetic Risk for Criminal Behavior

January 26th, 2012
Genetic Risk for Criminal BehaviorA provocative new paper suggests your genetic background may steer you toward a life of crime. University of Texas at Dallas criminologist Dr. J.C. Barnes and two ...

Autistic Kids Obsess Over Screen Technology

January 26th, 2012
Autistic Kids Obsess Over Screen TechnologyA new study finds that autistic kids are fascinated by screen-based technology. In fact, adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) appear to spend a ...

Religion Can Aid in Self-Control

January 25th, 2012
Religion Can Aid in Self-Control  Thinking about religion gives people more self-control, according to a new study from Queen's University. "After unscrambling sentences containing religiously oriented words, participants in our studies exercised significantly ...

Genetic Link to Child Complications from Antipsychotic Drugs

January 25th, 2012
Genetic Link to Child Complications from Psychotic Medications A Canadian study suggests a genetic variation can increase the risk of medical complications among children receiving antipsychotic medications. Investigators discovered ...

Will Shuffling of Personality Disorders In Diagnostic Guide Cause Harm?

January 25th, 2012
Will Shuffling of Personality Disorders In Diagnostic Guide Cause Harm?Among the numerous controversies regarding the upcoming revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ...

Roots of Prejudice Differ Among Men and Women

January 25th, 2012
Roots of Prejudice Differ Among Men and Women New research suggests men develop prejudice against different groups because of aggression. Women, however, display prejudice because of fear. Michigan State ...

Probing the Neural Networks of Human Conflict

January 25th, 2012
Probing the Neural Networks of Human ConflictWhy do some human groups appear to hate each other? New research by a group of neuroscientists attempts to use brain imaging to determine how the ...

Nurturing Mothers Raise Healthier Adults

January 24th, 2012
Nurturing Mothers Raise Healthier AdultsA new study shows that nurturing mothers have a positive impact on their children's physical health in middle age. In a recent study published in the ...

For Thinking Outside the Box, Try a Real Box

January 24th, 2012
For Thinking Outside the Box, Try a Real BoxAs it turns out, "thinking outside of the box" is more than just a metaphor for applying ...

Narcissistic Men May Pay High Cost in Stress, Cardio Health

January 24th, 2012
Narcissistic Men May Pay High Cost in Stress, Cardio Health New research suggests that in addition to relationship difficulties, egotistical men may have an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease thanks to higher levels of the ...
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