Psychology

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

Why People Eat Less At Cluttered Tables

People watching the Super Bowl who saw how much they had already eaten-- in this case, leftover chicken-wing bones-- ate 27 percent less than people who had no such environmental cues, finds a new Cornell study. The difference between the two groups-- tho ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 10 2007 - 12:37pm

Seeing Is Hearing

Experience hearing a person's voice allows us to more easily hear what they are saying. Now research by UC Riverside psychology Professor Lawrence D. Rosenblum and graduate students Rachel M. Miller and Kauyumari Sanchez has shown that experience see ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 12 2007 - 6:11pm

Gender And Porn: Where Men And Women Look First

A study funded by the Atlanta-based Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) analyzed the viewing patterns of men and women looking at sexual photographs, and the result was not what one typically might expect.  Researchers hypothesized women would look at ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 24 2010 - 5:18pm

Want To Lose Weight? Lose The Newspaper

Research finds calorie-dense dessert recipes printed in major newspapers across the country may be contributing to obesity in large cities. The study, conducted by researchers at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wis., is published in the ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2007 - 12:16pm

“Sin Stocks”- Value Judgments By Some Mean Gains By Others

Society’s disapproval of alcohol, tobacco and gambling means that some investors-- mostly public institutions-- lose out while other investors gain on these undervalued “sin stocks,” according to a study conducted by the Sauder School of Business at the U ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 11:02pm

New Way To Lose Weight?

  During the recent PBS special on obesity Fat: What No One is Telling You, a segment about surgery included this voiceover: Until recently it was believed that the tiny stomach [that the surgery produces] is what forces the patient to eat less and lose we ...

Article - Seth Roberts - Apr 16 2007 - 8:24am

Grandparents Relate To Adopted Grandchildren The Same As Biological Grandchildren

Grandparents of adopted grandchildren relate to them as an integral part of the family – just as they relate to their biological grandchildren. This was revealed in research conducted at the University of Haifa School of Social Work. This research is uniq ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2007 - 11:39am

Family Turmoil Can Cause Physical Changes

Adolescents who are chronically exposed to family turmoil, violence, noise, poor housing or other chronic risk factors show more stress-induced physiological strain on their organs and tissues than other young people. However, when they have responsive, s ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 21 2007 - 5:44pm

Could The School Environment Have Prevented The VA Tech Massacre?

The culture of a school can dampen – or exacerbate – the violent or disruptive tendencies of aggressive young teens, new research indicates. A large-scale study from the University of Illinois found that while personal traits and peer interactions have th ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 2:36pm