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1 hr ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion?

Religion is a cross-cultural universal, even though not every human being professes faith in God or some other supernatural being.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

3 hrs ago |

How does someone become a sexual predator?

John Bradford, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Ottawa and an internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist, says that in many cases sexual predators start deviating from normal development during puberty, when sexual development really begins.


Related Topix: Science

7 hrs ago | The Norwalk Daily Voice

Greenwich Psychologist Helps Patients Rethink Weight Loss

Losing weight can be difficult, and while it is important to consult with dietitians and fitness experts, Joshua Hrabosky at Greenwich Hospital helps patients with the psychological aspects of weight loss.


Related Topix: Science, Greenwich Hospital, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Diabetes, Health, Life, Food, Dieting

8 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Tri-Valley: Livermore program teaches helpful parenting skills

Al Grajeda, of the Livermore Police Department narcotics division, plays a slideshow as he talks to parents about methamphetamine, or crystal meth, during a drug awareness program hosted by Horizons Family Counseling and the LPD at Del Valle High School in Livermore, Calif., on Tuesday, April 8, 2013.


Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Livermore, CA, Drugs, Science, Alameda County, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Murder by the numbers: Study breaks down homicides in Edmonton

Move over Santa. An invasive species has hopped onto your turf. Yours is no longer the only lap where parents will perch their children for a photo.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Science

Beecher Herald

McCollum, Seitz Engagement

Ms. Beverly Nix and Mr. Rob McCollum of Jonesboro, AR, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karrah Ashley McCollum to Frank Richard Seitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Seitz of Searcy, AR.


Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Searcy, AR, Arkansas State University, State University, AR, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Our relationship with God changes when faced with potential romantic rejection

Easter is a time when many people in the world think about their relationships with God.


Related Topix: Science


Leaders in Psychology and Law Address Family, Community Violence

WHAT: " Confronting Family and Community Violence: The Intersection of Law and Psychology ," a national conference co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association and American Bar Association, will explore the impact of violence on children, families and communities and its prevalence and prevention in the home, community and society.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Prison, Fordham University

The Arbiter

Professionals discuss psychology behind eating disorders

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reported 25 percent of college-aged females used binging and purging to manage their weight.


Related Topix: Body Image

Canadian Business Magazine

Canada's Best Jobs 2014: Psychologist

Just like many aspects of the healthcare industry, you have to travel a long road of qualifications in order to become a certified psychologist in Canada.


Related Topix: Science, Canada,

The San Francisco Foghorn

Trigger Warnings Threaten Academic Freedom

Early last week, the LA Times published an article, "Warning: College students, this editorial may upset you," about how the student Senate at UC Santa Barbara recently passed a resolution that calls for mandatory "trigger warnings" to be issued by professors to their students if an upcoming lecture, class discussion, activity and/or assignment ... (more)


Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, Science, Oberlin College, University of Pennsylvania

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

UNC: Experts see flaws in whistleblower work

The University of North Carolina said three independent experts in adult literacy have finished a university-commissioned review of whistleblower Mary Willingham's research and found flaws in her claims that some athletes were reading at elementary-school levels.


Related Topix: Science, Georgia State University, University of Virginia

WLKY-TV Louisville

JCPS psychologists, other professional available to help students cope with recent suicide

Jefferson County Public School psychologists are talking about a student's recent suicide and how parents can talk to their children about the student's death and the warning signs.


Related Topix: Science, Local, MO

Science Blog

Toddlers 'surprisingly sophisticated' at understanding unfamiliar accents

A new University of Toronto study has found that by two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with accents the toddlers have never heard before.


Related Topix: Science


This Brilliant Pyramid Outlines The 6 Steps To Financial Success

It's the ranking of primary human needs for psychological well-being as described by American psychologist Abraham Harold Maslow, and is usually illustrated not unlike the old-school food pyramid: The financial blogger known only as Mister Squirrel recently shared his own version of Maslow's hierarchy: the path to financial success.


Related Topix: Science, Personal Finance, Retirement, Business News

ABC Action News

Teacher faces new charges in sex case

Lakeland Police Department is trying to identify other victims of a teacher accused of having sex with one of her students.


Related Topix: Hillsborough County, FL, Tampa, FL, Science, Polk County, FL

Thetelegraphand Argus

Hillsborough disaster anniversary a poignant time for psychologist Kevin

The 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool football fans died - marked with ceremonies in Liverpool and Sheffield yesterday - has a particular poignancy for psychologist Kevin Tasker, who helped the helpers in the wake of the tragedy.


Related Topix: Science, Boat Disaster, United Kingdom, Merseyside County, England

Mass slaying poses high risk of post-traumatic stress, says expert

Witnesses, first responders and members of the community at large are at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of the worst mass killing in Calgary's history, a local expert says.


Related Topix: Science

Albany Times Union

Thomas Cot named executive director of NYSPA

The association's mission is to advance the science and practice of psychology as a means of promoting human welfare by supporting excellence in education, training, research, advocacy and service, in affiliation with the American Psychological Association .


Related Topix: Science, New York Government, New York

New Scientist

Drama helps kids with autism communicate better

Could drama workshops help children with autism-spectrum disorders? Results from a pilot study called Imagining Autism suggests this might be the case.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Science, Nashville, TN, Science / Technology