- Eighteen Percent Of Young Women Experience Sexual Victimization
Sexual victimization can mean several things-- verbal coercion to have sex with an intimate partner, rape by a stranger, a woman fondled in a bar or forced intercourse when a woman is too intoxicated to consent or object. Researchers at the University at ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2007 - 10:35pm
- Study Challenges Idea That Schizophrenia Is Distinct In Developing And Developed Regions
Research by the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested that the course and symptomatic expression of schizophrenia is relatively more benign in developing societies. However, a new study from Current Anthropology challenges this assumption, compari ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 1:07am
- Feinstein Researchers Uncover Genetic Risk For Schizophrenia
Psychiatric researchers at The Zucker Hillside Hospital campus of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have uncovered evidence of a new gene that appears to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, a disorder characterized by distorted think ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2007 - 2:13pm
- Researchers Find A Link Between Rough And Tumble Play And Social Competence
Playground roughhousing has long been a tradition of children and adolescents, much to the chagrin of several generations of parents who worry that their child will be hurt or worse, become accustom to violence and aggression. But animal research may pain ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 12:46am
- Simulating The Future And Remembering The Past: Are We Prediction Machines?
This post is about an article by Schacter et al (pdf) regarding how the constructiveness of memories may crucially be due to the need to simulate future scenarios. But before I go to the main course, I would like to touch upon a starter: Jeff Hawkins Heir ...
Article - Sandeep Gautam - Mar 28 2007 - 6:01am
- For The Skeptics
From the Shangri-La Diet forums: This is week 5 for me, and I have lost 7 pounds so far. ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Mar 29 2007 - 3:34pm
- Science Study Of Sales Tactics- How We Get Fooled Into Buying
What would large women think if a dress sold for lower cost to women of smaller sizes? Common sense says this would turn them off. But swimmers react well to items claimed to improve speed if they know the product is given away free to Olympic swimmers. I ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 29 2007 - 4:55pm
- Dieting Doesn't Work, Say UCLA Researchers
Will you lose weight and keep it off if you diet? No, probably not, UCLA researchers report in the April issue of American Psychologist, the journal of the American Psychological Association. "You can initially lose 5 to 10 percent of your weight on ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 5:34pm
- We Want To Be Normal- But No One Knows What That Is
Most people want to be normal. So, when we are given information that underscores our deviancy, the natural impulse is to get ourselves as quickly as we can back toward the center. Marketers know about this impulse, and a lot of marketing makes use of soc ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2007 - 1:39am
- Durian And The Shangri-La Diet
The obvious connection between durian, the big smelly spiky Asian fruit, and the Shangri-La Diet is that both rely on flavor-calorie learning. We come to like the initially unpleasant smell and flavor of durian because we learn to associate it with the ca ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Apr 10 2007 - 11:12am