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Non-verbal cues predict one’s trustworthiness


September 12th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Can you trust someone you just met and if you can, how do you do it? People face this predicament all the time. US researchers ... Read more...

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Vivid memories retain freshness over decades


August 21st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Do you recall memories from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet you can't think of what you ate for dinner last night? It's a ... Read more...

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Facebook generates feel good factor


June 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) People love social networks, which is quite obvious from Facebook's 900 million active users and its reputation as one of the most visited websites, second ... Read more...

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‘Arguments with mom can keep teens away from drinks’


June 20th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Teens who have arguments with their moms are better placed to resist peer pressure and avoid drinks or drugs, says a new study. Arguing actually gives ... Read more...

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Why isn’t the answer always on the tip of the tongue?


June 17th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Do you often find that a word is on the tip of your tongue but are unable to vocalise it? If so, you're not alone. New ... Read more...

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Women find men with smouldering eyes ’shifty’


May 13th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) The smouldering, half-closed "bedroom eyes" may have promoted George Clooney and Antonio Banderas' movie careers, but if you try it, you would appear sleazy and shifty-eyed ... Read more...

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Does membership of elite group shore up performance?


April 25th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Does being labelled as a member of an elite group shore up your performance on tasks related to your area of expertise?Not necessarily, say researchers who ... Read more...

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Money, fame, self drives today’s young


March 15th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Young people today are more fixated on money, fame and self-aggrandizement, rather than serving the society or the community, according to a study."Popular views of the ... Read more...

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Misplaced motivation could bring on failures


March 15th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The motivation to change bad habits with self-control might be misplaced as you could be setting yourself up for failure, says a new study."Popular views of ... Read more...

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Kids do better when told failure is ‘normal’


March 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 13 (IANS) Children do better at school and feel more upbeat if they are told that failure is a just a part of learning, rather than being pressurised ... Read more...

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Friends mitigate effect of bad experiences


January 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) Having supportive friends can mitigate the effects of bad experiences and confer psychological benefits. "Having a best friend present during an unpleasant event has an immediate ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Online gambling big hit with people


January 19th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Online gambling is becoming a big hit with people because of its easy availability and convenience."Overall, the research showed internet gamblers were not more likely to ... Read more...

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Teens vocal with moms resist peer pressure to use drugs


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Teens who are more vocal with their moms, even if they disagree, are able to resist peer pressure to use drugs or drink. This is the ... Read more...

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Men love thinking about sex the most, women about food


December 1st, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) A new study has found it's wrong to believe that men think about sex every seven seconds but, of course, they do think of it more ... Read more...

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Higher BP may cause you to misread people


November 7th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Higher blood pressure might cause you to misread people and diminish your ability to respond to anger or other emotions. Clemson University psychology professor James A. ... Read more...

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Grim economy turns men to finding more sex partners


October 14th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) A grim economy is likely to predispose men to seek more sex partners, giving them more chances to reproduce, research suggests.Men are likely to pursue short-term ... Read more...

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Chip makes rats move, may help humans too


October 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A chip that helped injured rats move can open the way to providing human amputees with fully functioning robotic limbs, new research says.The chip, mimicking a ... Read more...

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Fast-paced TV shows erode kids’ learning skills


September 12th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Being glued to fast-paced unreal TV shows might severely compromise a child's learning skills, US psychologists say. University of Virginia psychologists tested four-year-old children immediately after ... Read more...

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Facial cues can be misinterpreted in different cultures


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Facial expressions, perceived as the 'universal language of emotions', can lead to misinterpretation as they are viewed in different ways by different cultures, says a new ... Read more...

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Sheer habit leads to mindless snacking


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Do you always snack on while watching TV or munch popcorn at the movie theatre? Blame it on your bad eating habits.A new study explains how ... Read more...

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Kids who use excess Facebook get low marks in school


August 11th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Social networking websites like Facebook have negative effects on children, and those who frequently use such websites are more likely to get lower marks in ... Read more...

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More people turn to god in societies under stress


August 9th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Many more people turn to god in stressed societies and also seem happier. However, when peace and plenty reign, people are happier independently of their religious ... Read more...

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New gadget reminds you of extra calories


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Now all your mindless munching can soon come to a halt with Bite Counter, a gadget to remind you of the number of bites you intake, ... Read more...

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Parents can halve kids’ anxiety, depression


August 1st, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The right match between parenting style and child's personality can practically halve depression and anxiety symptoms in school children. But mismatches can lead to twice as ... Read more...

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How visual cues help us understand body motion


July 8th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 8 (IANS) Humans are so good at perceiving others that even a few dots on a screen representing the major joints of a body are enough to retrieve ... Read more...

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Brain waves can foretell future actions


July 1st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 1 (IANS) The action a person is planning can now be foretold moments before it is executed, claim researchers."This is a considerable step forward in our understanding of ... Read more...

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Kids spanked by mothers more aggressive


June 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Children who are spanked by mothers are more likely to be aggressive towards other children and adults than kids who are not, says a new study.In ... Read more...

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Psychologist test how people learn, remember in groups


April 30th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): A psychologist has carried out a test to discover how people learn and remember in groups.Suparna Rajaram, a psychology professor at Stony Brook University, began to specialize in ... Read more...

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Chinese kids left behind by migrant parents suffer psychologically


April 13th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) Children left behind in their hometowns by their migrant worker parents suffer from serious psychological problems during their adolescence, experts have said.A survey conducted by the ... Read more...

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‘Sexting’ trend becoming increasingly common among teenagers


March 31st, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 31 (ANI): As the trend of sexting becomes increasingly common, teenagers are exchanging naked photos of themselves as a form of "insurance" to prevent their partners forwarding on saucy images.According ... Read more...

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Bottling up emotions ‘can make people more aggressive’


March 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): New research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Minnesota has found that bottling up emotions can make people more aggressive.The study could have ... Read more...

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Bottling up emotions can make you more aggressive


March 24th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Ever wanted to yell at your difficult boss, but swallowed your anger? Researchers say such acts of supressing your emotions can actually be counterproductive, as it ... Read more...

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Talking on cell phones while crossing the street risky for older people


March 16th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has found that older adults may put themselves at risk by talking on cell phones while crossing the street.Researchers at the University of Illinois ... Read more...

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‘Maths for boys’ stereotype develops in second grade


March 15th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) Gender stereotypes regarding maths may develop as early as the second grade, says a new study. Children applied the stereotype to themselves: boys identified themselves with ... Read more...

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Study examines how being nice helps


March 10th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): An act of politeness shows respect. But a new study suggests that courtesy may have a more practical, though unconscious, shared motivation: to reduce the work for those ... Read more...

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