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Common IQ Methodology May be Flawed

Common IQ Methodology May Be Flawed

March 18th, 2015
A Canadian researcher has discovered inconsistencies in the widely used Wechsler Adult Intelligence test (WAIS-IV). Queen's University professor Dr. Allyson Harrison and her colleagues examined the differences between Canadian and American WAIS-IV scores from 861 postsecondary students from across Ontario. The research identified a ...
Has ‘Sharenting’ Gone Too Far?

Has ‘Sharenting’ Gone Too Far?

March 17th, 2015
The ubiquity of social media has made broadcast stars of children who are not old enough to tweet. Pictures of kids playing dress up, having meltdowns, and even in the bathtub populate Facebook walls. Diaper-donning toddlers dancing to the likes of Beyonce and ...
Sleep Deficits Can Hike Nighttime Blood Pressure

Sleep Deficits Can Hike Nighttime Blood Pressure

March 16th, 2015
A new study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that people exposed to prolonged periods of shortened sleep have significant increases in blood pressure during nighttime hours. Although the study was small, results were presented at the American College of Cardiology's 64th Annual Scientific ...
Font Type Surprisingly Influential

Font Type Surprisingly Influential

March 15th, 2015
If you want to engage readers with important health information and recruit them into a beneficial program, then choose the font and title wisely. An appealing font and easy-to-pronounce title has a stronger influence on readers and can increase the likelihood of ...
Liberals Seem to Display More Happiness

Liberals Seem to Display More Happiness

March 14th, 2015
A new study has found that politically liberal people exhibit happier speech patterns and facial expressions. The study is in contrast to previous research that found political conservatives report being happier than liberals, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine. "The so-called ...
Scientific Examination of Loneliness

Scientific Examination of Loneliness

March 13th, 2015
Emerging research scrutinizes loneliness through a scientific lens as investigators review its causes, consequences, and potential remedies. Experts say that while loneliness is a fundamental part of the human condition, the topic has been under investigated. Now, a series of articles explores the ...
Unethical Behavior Often Begins with Small Misdeeds

Unethical Behavior Often Begins with Small Misdeeds

March 12th, 2015
Getting away with small misdeeds, such as stealing a pen from work, may make it easier for people to justify bigger, more serious crimes, according to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. After conducting four experiments, researchers found that ...
Work-Life Stress Can Lead to Verbal Abuse

Work-Life Stress Can Lead to Verbal Abuse

March 11th, 2015
New research suggests that some people become verbally abusive when their family life interferes with job performance on a consistent basis. The verbal abuse may be directed at co-workers or loved ones, say researchers from Michigan State University. A supportive boss, however, can mitigate ...
Cold Family History Can Disrupt Adult Sense of Self, Even With High Self-Esteem

Cold Family History Can Disrupt Adult Sense of Self, Even With High Self-Esteem

March 10th, 2015
Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new University at Buffalo study suggests these people may still be at a relative disadvantage in life, with a foggier sense of who they are. On the ...
Trusting People Show Distinctive Brain Development

Trusting People Show Distinctive Brain Development

March 9th, 2015
New research shows that trusting people have two areas of the brain that are more enlarged than people who are not as trusting. University of Georgia researchers believe the research may have implications for future treatments of psychological conditions such as autism. Each autism ...