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Accused sent 'baby' messages on Facebook

A woman accused of faking her own pregnancy and attempting to steal an unborn child boasted on Facebook about being pregnant months before the alleged attack.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Solutions to dealing with depression

Solutions to dealing with depression Local professionals offer tips and discuss treatments for people suffering with depression.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Science, Union University

Psychology Today

Top 6 Misconceptions About Strengths

Many, if not most, practitioners refer to themselves as " strengths-based ." However, the word strengths has become a generic term that does not have universal meaning.

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Science Daily

Fibre-based satiety ingredient shown to make you eat less

The effectiveness of a fibre-based dietary ingredient that makes people feel less hungry and consume less food has been demonstrated by a team of scientists.

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Psychology Today

The Psychology of Embarrassment, Shame and Guilt

'Embarrassment' is often used interchangeably with 'shame'. Although the dividing lines are not fully standardized, and there may be some overlap, embarrassment and shame are different concepts.

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Iol.co.za

'Serial rapists usually start slowly'

Serial rapists usually start "slowly", in one or two incidents, and if they escape detection and gain confidence they rape repeatedly and often brazenly.

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Fox News

Happiness study draws frowns from critics

A high-profile 2013 study that concluded that different kinds of happiness are associated with dramatically different patterns of gene activity is fatally flawed, according to an analysis published on Monday which tore into its target with language rarely seen in science journals.

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Science Daily

Anticipating experience-based purchases more enjoyable than material ones

To get the most enjoyment out of our dollar, science tells us to focus our discretionary spending on trips over TVs, on concerts over clothing, since experiences tend to bring more enduring pleasure than do material goods.

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Related Topix: Science, Cornell University, UC San Francisco

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Science Daily

Racial, ethnic stereotypes may contribute to obesity among minorities

For members of minority groups, maintaining a healthy weight can be especially difficult, says an experimental social psychologist who reports that it is common for minorities in the United States to endure negative stereotypes and pervasive messages that suggest those groups are inferior, and that these attitudes can prevent people from doing what ... (more)

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Deseret News

Here's what you can do to protect your kids from media profanity

This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in a scene from The Wolf of Wall Street.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, The Wolf of Wall Street, Books, Wolf of Wall Street, Celebrities, Media, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paramount Pictures, Science

HON

Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds

In a finding that illustrates the complexity of bullying, Dutch researchers report that obese boys are more likely to bully and be bullied than their thinner peers and the vicious cycle begins before these children ever step foot inside a school.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Fordham University, Science

BroadcastNewsroom

Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best And Worst Financial Decisions

In fact, as the emerging field of behavioral economics reveals, you're practically hard-wired to overspend, an activity that lights up the brain's pleasure centers.

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Examiner.com

Screening Students for Autism Spectrum Disorder

There has been a dramatic worldwide increase in reported cases of autism over the past decade.

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The Other McCain

Sex Trouble: Feminism, Mental Illness and the Pathetic Daughters of Misfortune

"The idea that acts of violence can be excused due to a victim's dress, state of intoxication, location and sexual history is absolutely ridiculous and feeds into a cultural view of sexual assault as not a real crime."

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Related Topix: Science, The Wave, Jazz, University of South Carolina Upstate, Gay/Lesbian, Spartanburg, SC

NEWS.com.au

How you're being fooled by Ikea

IKEA'S success is no accident. The Swedish furniture giant is messing with your head - and you love them for it.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Hill Times

Liberals' western focus about psychology as much as votes, analysts say

The Liberals' summer caucus meeting in Alberta, followed by a number of MPs spreading out across 45 western ridings over subsequent days, is as much a psychological tactic to unnerve the Conservatives in their heartland and rally the Liberal base as it is a vote-winning strategy, insiders said.

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Related Topix: Science, North America, Canada, World News, Paul Martin

Washington Times

More than half of Christian men admit to watching pornography

A new study by the Barna Group shows that 54 percent of Christian men and 15 percent of Christian women admitted to viewing pornography at least once a month, compared to 65 percent of men and 30 percent of women who identified as non-Christian and said they watched porn at the same rate.

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The Virginian-Pilot

At work with | Betsy Patterson, owner, Patterson Handwriting Analysis

Family: Two daughters. "One's a lawyer; one's a financial adviser. The financial adviser is also a master graphoanalyst."

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SFGate

This Psychologist's Impressive Presentation Shows How Materialism Is Eroding Our Happiness

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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The Globe and Mail

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin promotes daydream mode for the brain

American cognitive psychologist and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin has carved out a respectable niche in the domain of pop psychology.

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