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Quantum Theory May Explain Wishful Thinking

Quantum Theory May Explain Wishful Thinking

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created Apr 14, 2009 | popularity 4.1 / 5 (41) | comments 13

(PhysOrg.com) -- Humans donít always make the most rational decisions. As studies have shown, even when logic and reasoning point in one direction, sometimes we chose the opposite route, motivated by personal ...


Imagine this: Study suggests power of imagination is more than just a metaphor

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created Apr 14, 2009 | popularity 3.7 / 5 (11) | comments 4

We've heard it before: "Imagine yourself passing the exam or scoring a goal and it will happen." We may roll our eyes and think that's easier said than done, but in a new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the As ...


I feel like a different person

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created Apr 14, 2009 | popularity 3.8 / 5 (5) | comments 2

Scientists have long been interested in the interplay of emotions and identity, and some have recently focused on cultural identity. One's heritage would seem to be especially stable and impervious to change, simply because ...


Laughter remains good medicine

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created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (6) | comments 0

The connection between the body, mind and spirit has been the subject of conventional scientific inquiry for some 20 years. The notion that psychosocial and societal considerations have a role in maintaining health and preventing ...


Tweet this: Rapid-fire media may confuse your moral compass

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created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 3.8 / 5 (5) | comments 0

Emotions linked to our moral sense awaken slowly in the mind, according to a new study from a neuroscience group led by corresponding author Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University ...


Study shows simple writing assignment improves minority student grades

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created Apr 16, 2009 | popularity 3.3 / 5 (4) | comments 0

In a follow-up to a 2006 study, a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher and his colleagues found that an in-class writing assignment designed to reinforce students' sense of identity and personal integrity increased ...


Differences among exercisers and nonexercisers during pregnancy

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created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

No one doubts that mothers - especially pregnant mothers - are among the busiest people on earth. And while the benefits of exercise for these women and their developing fetuses are widely known, many expectant mothers do ...


Study reveals we seek new targets during visual search, not during other visual behaviors

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created Apr 14, 2009 | popularity 4 / 5 (1) | comments 0

When we look at a scene in front of us, we need to focus on the important items and be able to ignore distracting elements. Studies have suggested that inhibition of return (in which our attention is less likely to return ...


A rainy day in Beijing

Bad mood, better recall, researchers find

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created Apr 11, 2009 | popularity 3.7 / 5 (3) | comments 3

People grumbling their way through the grimness of winter have better recall than those enjoying a carefree, sunny day, Australian researchers have found.


Low lead levels in children can affect cardiovascular responses to stress

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created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Even low levels of lead found in the blood during early childhood can adversely affect how the child's cardiovascular system responds to stress and could possibly lead to hypertension later in life, according to a study from ...


'Free play' for children, teens is vital to social development, reports BC psychologist

'Free play' for children, teens is vital to social development, psychologist says

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created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 3.5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

A new theory about early human adaptation suggests that our ancestors capitalized on their capacities for play to enable the development of a highly cooperative way of life.


It pays to compare: Comparison helps children grasp math concepts

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created Apr 10, 2009 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (5) | comments 0

Comparing different ways of solving math problems is a great way to help middle schoolers learn new math concepts, researchers from Vanderbilt and Harvard universities have found.


Britons growing more anxious, fueling downturn: study

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created Apr 14, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Britons are becoming more anxious due to worries ranging from terrorism to bird flu -- and the general air of anxiety is adding to the economic crisis, a study said Tuesday.


For ADHD, It's Better to Teach Skills Than Prescribe Pills, Meta-Analysis Shows

For ADHD, It's Better to Teach Skills Than Prescribe Pills, Meta-Analysis Shows

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created Apr 07, 2009 | popularity 4 / 5 (9) | comments 7

(PhysOrg.com) -- Behavior treatment works as well as drugs for children with ADHD and bypasses the risk of medication's side effects, a meta-analysis of 174 studies on ADHD treatment conducted at the University ...


No Direct Link Between Panic Attacks, PTSD

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created Apr 09, 2009 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (4) | comments 0

New Geisinger-lead research dispels a recent notion in psychiatry that if a person experiences a panic attack during a traumatic event that they will likely suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the future.




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