Psychology

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    Animals

    Dogs form memories of experiences

    New experiments suggest that dogs have some version of episodic memory, allowing them to recall specific experiences.

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  2. Psychology

    Learning curve not so smooth

    Preschoolers tend to reach a milestone of social thinking after months of fits and starts.

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  3. parent with child
    Health & Medicine

    Training for parents may lessen some autism symptoms in kids

    Training parents may help with some autism symptoms, a new study suggests.

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  4. sad kids
    Psychology

    Erasing stigma needed in mental health care

    Social forces drive those in need away from mental health care.

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  5. orangutan
    Psychology

    Chimps, other apes take mind reading to humanlike level

    In a first, apes show that they understand when others hold false beliefs.

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  6. Anthropology

    Big Viking families nurtured murder

    Vikings in Iceland got a murderous boost from having large extended families.

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    Humans

    Cognitive scientist puts profanity in its place

    Swearing provides unappreciated insights into human thought and language, a cognitive scientist argues in the new book What the F.

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  8. Tech

    Readers respond to terrorism’s roots

    Readers respond to the July 9, 2016, issue of Science News with questions on terrorism, dog evolution and more.

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    Science & Society

    Empathy for animals is all about us

    We extend our feelings to what we think animals are feeling. Often, we’re wrong. But anthropomorphizing isn’t about them. It’s about us.

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  10. driverless cars
    Psychology

    Moral dilemma could put brakes on driverless cars

    Driverless cars race into a moral conflict over saving passengers or pedestrians.

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  11. group of ISIS members
    Psychology

    New studies explore why ordinary people turn terrorist

    New studies are examining the "will to fight" in ISIS soldiers and their opponents.

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  12. cocaine
    Neuroscience

    Cocaine addicts can’t kick other habits either

    Habitual users tend to get stuck in nondrug-related habits more easily, too, pointing to a potential strategy for treatment

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