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Far Right, Far Left Both Believe Their Views are Superior

October 8th, 2013
Far Right, Far Left Both Believe Their Views are SuperiorGiven the government shutdown and the impending threat of default, a new study that finds people with extreme views feel most superior about their beliefs ...

Change in Police Attitudes to Overdose May Improve Outcomes

September 28th, 2013
Change in Police Attitudes to Overdose May Improve Outcomes  A new study has found that a change in the way police respond to drug-related overdose emergencies could contribute to improved outcomes for the victims, ...

Decline Seen in Child Abuse, But Not Neglect

September 16th, 2013
Decline Seen in Child Abuse, But Not Neglect Researchers believe cases of physical and sexual abuse of children have declined over the last 20 years, although the evidence is mixed as ...

Are Women Less Politically Corrupt?

September 14th, 2013
Are Women Less Politically Corrupt? A new study shows that women are less likely than men to participate in political corruption, but only in countries where corruption is stigmatized. Researchers from Rice University in ...

Why People Confess — Even If They Didn’t Do It

September 12th, 2013
Why Non-Guilty People Confess to a CrimeIt seems that not a week goes by without a news story of someone being released from prison after genetic testing has exonerated them. Often, the original ...

Is Orange the New Black for Women Who are Trauma Victims?

August 4th, 2013
Is Orange the New Black for Women Who are Trauma Victims? New research finds a link between different types of trauma for women — including caregiver violence, domestic violence and witnessing violence ...

Mandating Treatment for Mental Illness Could Save Money

August 1st, 2013
Mandating Treatment for Mental Illness Could Save MoneyA controversial new study suggests that requiring outpatient treatment for certain people with severe mental illness can result in substantial cost savings by cutting hospitalizations and ...

Recently Divorced Women Significantly Happier

July 14th, 2013
Recently Divorced Women Significantly HappierOnce a divorce is finalized, women become much more happy and satisfied with their lives, according to researchers at London's Kingston University — contradicting a U.S. study some ...

Suicide Risk, Protection for Kids Being Bullied

June 20th, 2013
Suicide Risk, Protection for Kids Being Bullied Social scientists and health professionals report that bullying has become an important public health issue. Bullying can lead to emotional distress ...

Community Bonding Protects Your Happiness in Times of Stress

June 13th, 2013
Community Bonding Protects Your Happiness in Times of StressEmerging research suggests that social cohesion across communities can help others cope better with crises, ...