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Psychology covers a broad spectrum of psychological disciplines that include social, behavioral, interpersonal, mental health, personality, and assessment. There is special emphasis on scientific research into human emotional and behavior and how this information can be used to live more productive and happy lives. In addition, the interrelated nature of physical and mental health receives much attention.

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Home Internet Access Increases The Likelihood That Adults Are In Relationships

Adults who have Internet access at home are much more likely to be in romantic relationships than adults without Internet access, according to research to be presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association says said Michael J. Rosenfeld, an associate professor of sociology at Stanford University and the lead author of […]

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Many Drug Addicts Get Hooked First Via Prescription Medication

If you want to know how people become addicted and why they keep using drugs, ask the people who are addicted. Thirty-one of 75 patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification told University at Buffalo physicians they first got hooked on drugs legitimately prescribed for pain. Another 24 began with a friend’s left-over prescription pills or pilfered […]

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S. Lee Hong from Indiana University

Input-Output Trade-Offs Found In Human Information Processing

The most beautiful thing about humans, says Indiana University researcher S. Lee Hong, is that they are both ever-changing and sometimes prone to error. Yet humans are still extremely flexible and adaptable, managing the transition from one context to another almost seamlessly. His new study demonstrates how this adaptability boils down to a zero-sum game. […]

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Todd Elder, economist at Michigan State University

Nearly 1 Million Children With ADHD Are Potentially Misdiagnosed And More Likely To Receive Stimulant Medication

Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest – and most immature – in their kindergarten class, according to new research by a Michigan State University economist. The study will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Health Economics.

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Preschoolers Use Statistics To Understand Others

Children are natural psychologists. By the time they are in preschool, they understand that other people have desires, preferences, beliefs, and emotions. But how they learn this is not clear. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that children figure out another person’s preferences by using […]

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