Psychology

  1. childhood anxiety
    Psychology

    Kids’ anxieties, depression need attention

    Psychological troubles in childhood are no longer considered a part of normal development.

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  2. Britney Spears
    Psychology

    ‘Vocal fry’ makes female singers seem expressive

    Female singers who use vocal fry, the deep, creaky vocal effect made famous by pop stars like Britney Spears, may sound more expressive to listeners.

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  3. marijuana
    Psychology

    Marijuana use starting in youth implicated in financial woes

    Long-term, heavy pot smoking linked to financial troubles by age 38.

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  4. picture of the outside of the Tribeca Film Festival
    Science & Society

    Pulling ‘Vaxxed’ still doesn’t retract vaccine misconceptions

    The Tribeca Film Festival’s decision to cancel its screening of an antivaccination film has been lauded as a win for science, but irrationality already won.

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  5. psychologists conducting a study
    Psychology

    Psychology’s replication crisis sparks new debate

    Controversy flares again about whether psychology studies survive further scrutiny.

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  6. Mozart
    Psychology

    Psychologist probes possible link between prodigy, autism

    The Prodigy’s Cousin explores the baffling world of child prodigies and people with autism.

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  7. Egyptian Book of the Dead
    Anthropology

    Rise of human civilization tied to belief in punitive gods

    Beliefs in all-knowing, punitive deities may have fueled the growth of human civilizations.

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  8. depression
    Psychology

    Don’t blame winter for that bleak mood

    Contrary to popular opinion, depression doesn’t spike in winter, survey finds.

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  9. reuben sandwich
    Psychology

    There’s a sour side to serotonin

    Serotonin has a sour side. The chemical messenger helps mice to taste sour, a new study shows.

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  10. child reading
    Psychology

    Kids grasp words as symbols before learning to read

    Preschoolers grasp that written words refer to specific things before they learn to read.

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  11. depressed soldier
    Psychology

    As suicide rates rise, researchers separate thoughts from actions

    Advances in suicide research and treatment may depend on separating thoughts from acts.

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  12. scene from Comic Con
    Science & Society

    How seeing ‘Star Wars’ satisfies your narcissistic tendencies

    Participating in geek culture allows self-identified geeks to satisfy a narcissistic need for expert status, a new study hypothesizes.

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