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Socioeconomic Status As A Child Significantly Influences Response To Stress As An Adult

When faced with threat, people who grew up poor are more likely to make risky financial choices in search of a quick windfall, according to new research from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. The study, “The Influence of Mortality and Socioeconomic Status on Risk and Delayed Rewards: A Life History Approach,” was […]

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Researcher Michael Chee, M.D.

People Who Are Sleep-Deprived Make Risky Decisions Based On Too Much Optimism

The powers that be in Las Vegas figured out something long before neuroscientists at two Duke University medical schools confirmed their ideas this week: Trying to make decisions while sleep-deprived can lead to a case of optimism. The scientists showed using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) that a night of sleep deprivation leads to […]

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Pathological Gamblers Are Also At Risk For Mental Health Disorders

Pathological gamblers are risking more than their money, they are also three times more likely to commit suicide than non-betters. A new Montreal inter-university study has shown these gamblers are also plagued by personality disorders. These findings, published in a recent issue of the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, may have implications for developing improved targeted […]

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