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1 hr ago | USA Today

America's fastest-growing jobs

After the recession wiped out millions of jobs, the American labor market has at least partially recovered.

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4 hrs ago | Evening News

The Angelina effect - How Hollywood star's double mastectomy caused ...

The Angelina effect - How Hollywood star's double mastectomy caused big rise in referrals to family history breast clinic at the N&N When Angelina Jolie told the world she had undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer, many women started looking at the prevalence of the disease in their own families.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Norwich University, Science, Ovarian Cancer, Genetics

Fri Aug 29, 2014

National Post

Woman's overturned robbery conviction shows perils of eyewitness identification

In the winter of 2009, six weeks after she was the victim of a home invasion, Stephanie Reeves was in a London, Ont., convenience store when Kaylei Marie MacDonald walked in and instantly became a cautionary tale in forensic eyewitness psychology.

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Related Topix: Canada, Science

Psychology Today

The Psychology Behind Social Media Interactions

Arriving home after a long day at the office spent almost entirely in front of the computer, you take off your shoes, make yourself a drink and, ironically, sit in front of your computer again.

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Related Topix: Science, Startups, Facebook, Twitter

Examiner.com

Operationism in psychology, part 1

In this article, we will look at the influence which Bridgman's philosophy of operationalism had on the discipline of psychology.

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Psychology Today

"Was I Molested Even Though My Clothes Never Came Off?"

After I posted my last article about childhood sexual abuse for the Psychology Today blog, many of my readers e-mailed me various questions.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Report advocates improved police training

A new report released yesterday by the Mental Health Commission of Canada identifies ways to improve the mental health training and education that police personnel receive.

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Live Science

The Scientific Secret to Strong Relationships

Many people say they live happy and healthy lives when they are involved in meaningful relationships, but it's unclear how people achieve these close and caring relationships, and how such bonds promote well-being.

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Related Topix: Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Evanston, IL, Northwestern University

ABC News

Amidst war and terror, are the 'better angels of our nature' on show?

MARK COLVIN: 2014 has been an awful year for news. The disappearance of one Malaysian plane, the shooting down of another, the looming possible war between Russia and Ukraine, the rise of the genocidal, fanatical, merciless so-called Islamic State and the spread of ebola have just been part of an almost uninterrupted diet of news media misery.

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Related Topix: Science, Archaeology, Anthropology

Mother Jones

Here Are the Psychological Reasons Why an American Might Join ISIS

So read the Twitter bio of Douglas McAuthur McCain - or, as he reportedly called himself, "Duale Khalid" - the San Diego man who is apparently the first American to be killed while fighting for ISIS.

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Related Topix: Science, Terrorism

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Psychology Today

Affluenza: The Psychology of Wealth

It is not entirely clear who invented the term Affluenza. A documentary with that title appeared on American television and the makers then wrote a book with the title.

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Related Topix: Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Bangor Daily News

'Pastoral counselors' fill rural mental health gap

Mental health therapists most often leave issues of faith outside their office doors, even for patients who are religious.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Louisville, KY, University of the Cumberlands, Science

Psychology Today

The Psychology of Humiliation

Embarrassment , shame, guilt, and humiliation all imply the existence of value systems, which are to some extent culture- and context dependent.

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Midwest InHouse

Understanding the psychology of mediation is critical

"Tom, we've got mediation in 10 days. What are the chances you can get this one wrapped up? My CEO is on me about the $250,000 in defense costs and the lack of progress he thinks we've made.

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Medical News

Analysis reveals fascinating insights into client and therapist...

During this study in Psychotherapy Research , the authors set out to interpret the content and consequences of client's dreams about their therapists and vice versa.

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NewsReview.com

Police psychology

Related stories this week: Head wounds Steven Ing is a psychologist who works with law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Science, Violent Crime, Life, Veteran Affairs, Washoe County, NV

Science Daily

Eat your fruits, vegetables for skin with sun-kissed glow

Forget sun beds, sunbathing and fake tanning lotions. The secret to a healthy glow lies in eating your five-a-day servings of fruit and vegetables, reveals new breakthrough research.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Fruits, Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Floyd County Times

Are elementary school start times too early for young children?

It's rarely easy to get a child out of bed, dressed, fed and off to school, especially when it's still dark outside.

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Related Topix: University of Kentucky, Science, Standardized Testing, Education

Bad Astronomy Blog

(False?) Positive Psychology Meets Genomics

Academic bunfight ahoy! A new paper from Nick Brown - famed debunker of the "Positivity Ratio" - and his colleagues, takes aim at another piece of research on feel-good emotions.

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Great Bend Tribune

Screen time tampers with preteens' ability to read t...

Sixth-graders who turned off the TV and stepped away from other screens for a few days were much better at reading other people's emotions than those engaged with media during that same time, according to a new study published in Computers in Human Behavior .

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Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, Science

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