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84 of 85 Students Failed to Draw Apple Logo from Memory

84 of 85 Students Failed to Draw Apple Logo from Memory

March 29th, 2015
Think of a corporation logo that you see all the time, perhaps on a daily basis. If you were asked to draw that logo right now (with no peeking), would you be able to do it? Most likely not, according to findings from ...
Avoidant Coping Strategies Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Student Veterans

Avoidance Coping Strategies Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Student Veterans

March 29th, 2015
A new study has found that military veterans who have started or gone back to school have a more difficult time when they use avoidance coping strategies (denying or minimizing negative thoughts and emotions). In fact, these strategies are linked to greater symptoms ...
Stereotypes Undermine Math Performance in Women, But Effects Often Unrecognized

Stereotypes Undermine Math Performance in Women, But Effects Often Unrecognized

March 29th, 2015
A new study suggests that stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. In a twist, the study also found that both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women's math performance, but instead motivate them to perform ...
Teenagers Shape Each Other’s Views on Risk

Teenagers Shape Each Other’s Views on Risk

March 28th, 2015
Teenagers' judgments of how risky a situation might be are most influenced by what other teenagers think, according to new research. Most other age groups are more influenced by what adults think, noted researchers from the University College London. For the study, 563 visitors ...
Does Mandatory Arrest Reduce Calls for Help in Domestic Abuse Cases?

Does Mandatory Arrest Reduce Calls for Help in Domestic Abuse Cases?

March 28th, 2015
In 22 states, police officers are required to make an arrest when they are called into domestic abuse situations. While the mandatory arrest law was designed as a way to curb domestic violence, new research suggests that the law may be intimidating ...
Smaller Plates Don’t Always Lead to Smaller Portions

Smaller Plates Don’t Always Lead to Smaller Portions

March 28th, 2015
One of the tricks of dieting is to use smaller plates so you’ll automatically eat less. But a new study from the University of Connecticut finds that this visual cue doesn’t work for everyone, especially overweight girls. "It has been assumed that overweight ...
Why We Love Comfort Food

Why We Love Comfort Food

March 28th, 2015
What is your comfort food? Macaroni and cheese? A turkey sandwich? Whatever it is, there’s a good chance that your attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person who first prepared it for you, according to ...
Obesity Tied to Perceptions of Low Competence; Warmth Overrides This Bias

Obesity Tied to Perceptions of Low Competence; Warmth Overrides This Bias

March 27th, 2015
Regardless of their credentials, overweight individuals are often perceived as being less competent, according to new research on weight bias at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  The researchers say that this negative bias may be based on the notion that obese ...
Mice Study Suggests High-Fat Diet Can Change Behavior

Mice Study Suggests High-Fat Diet Can Change Behavior

March 27th, 2015
Researchers have known that a high-fat diet is linked to a variety of medical problems such as heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. Emerging research suggests a high-fat diet may also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders. As discussed in a ...
Military Report Finds Strong Link between PTSD and Heart Disease

Military Report Finds Strong Link between PTSD and Heart Disease

March 27th, 2015
A new study finds that veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder had a significantly greater risk of developing heart failure when compared with non-PTSD peers. For the research, Department of Veteran Affairs researchers studied more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific ...