Psychology

Fictive Learning- The 'what If' And Evaluating Behavior

"What might have been" or fictive learning affects the brain and plays an important role in the choices individuals make – and may play a role in addiction, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers and others in a report that appears online to ...

Article - News Staff - May 14 2007 - 10:30pm

Attitudes About Gender Reflect Family Characteristics

By the time they are adults, men and women have distinctive attitudes about the roles women should play in society. But little is known about how these views develop. The first longitudinal study to track young people's attitudes toward gender found t ...

Article - News Staff - May 17 2007 - 10:11am

Efficacy And Safety Of Aripiprazole As Adjunctive Therapy In Major Depressive Disorder

In adults with major depressive disorder, adding aripiprazole to antidepressant therapy (ADT) resulted in significant improvement in the primary endpoint, the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) Total Score. In this six-week, randomized, plac ...

Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 10:59am

Canadian Study Says Blacks In America Perceive People With Health Problems As Less Valuable

Leave it to white Canadians to tell African-Americans how they feel about people with health problems. A study by the University of Alberta, published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, says African Americans appear to perceive people with extreme he ...

Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 11:45am

Why Girls Are Afraid To Be Good At Math

A popular stereotype that boys are better at mathematics than girls undermines girls' math performance because it causes worrying that erodes the mental resources needed for problem solving, new research at the University of Chicago shows. The scholar ...

Article - News Staff - May 25 2007 - 9:51am

Ceiling Height Can Affect How You Feel

For years contractors, real estate agents and event planners have said that whether building, buying or planning an event, a higher or vaulted ceiling is always better. Are they right? Until now there has been no real evidence that ceiling height has any ...

Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 11:59pm

Women Too Shy To Ask For Contraception?

Young, single women in urban China are aware of contraceptive methods but some may be too shy to ask for them, research published in the online open access journal BMC Health Services Research reveals. Young women want more information, but need private an ...

Article - News Staff - May 30 2007 - 10:08am

New Mothers Often Not Asked About Depression, Survey Finds

The majority of doctors in North Carolina do not probe for signs of postpartum depression in new mothers, according to a survey conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Of the 228 physicians responding to the survey who ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2007 - 8:53pm

Are We Always Ambivalent?

It’s totally understandable to feel ambivalent when presented with both positive and negative evidence. However, people often feel ambivalent even when all the news is good or bad, anticipating conflict before it arises. The first empirical demonstration o ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2007 - 10:22am

Why Does Foreign Money Seem Like Play Money?

Why does foreign money often feel like play money to travelers" Just in time for summer vacation season, an important new study from the June issue of the Journal of Consumer Research examines why spending patterns abroad deviate so much from what we ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2007 - 10:41am