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1 hr ago | 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.

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5 hrs ago | SFGate

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.

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

9 hrs ago | 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.

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

9 hrs ago | 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.

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

9 hrs ago | Canada.com

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.

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10 hrs ago | 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 .

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Related Topix: Science, New York Government, New York

14 hrs ago | 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.

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

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Science Daily

Exams in cold auditoriums? Better memory at ideal temperature

People's working memory functions better if they are working in an ambient temperature where they feel most comfortable.

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Norwalk Citizen News

14 Surprising Things That Affect Your Willpower And Decision Making

"I'm trying to pare down decisions," he says. "I don't want to make decisions about what I'm eating or wearing.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

SFU Study: Over the hill now starts at age 24

But now, Simon Fraser University is saying you actually start aging and trending when you turn 24, in a new study released last Friday .

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Related Topix: Science, Wisdom Teeth, Health

The Modesto Bee

IU psychology students mentor middle schoolers

"It's cool to think it was an actual human being who thought and cried," said Zoe Mantha, a 12-year-old BPS student.

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Gawker

Science Teacher Suspended for Teaching Science

A science teacher has been suspended from his job at a Los Angeles high school for helping two students with science projects that the school district considers "imitation weapons."

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Science

KXVO

Psychology Website Names 30 Most Prominent Psychologists on Twitter

In the article, "30 Most Prominent Psychologists on Twitter," author counts the number of followers to arrange the tweeting psychologists in order of rank.

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Related Topix: Science, Twitter

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Stewart Murray Wilson loses bid for parole

Convicted sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson has been denied parole, with the Parole Board noting concerns over his release proposal.

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SFGate

Why The Open Office Makes You Distracted, Exhausted, And Insecure

About a third of us work in open offices. They're cheaper than giving everybody their own space.

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Related Topix: Science, Business News

PhysOrg Weblog

Lashing out at your spouse? Check your blood sugar

This is one of the actual voodoo dolls used in the study to measure participantsA' anger with their spouses.

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Related Topix: Ohio State University, Science, University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California public colleges collaborate on fix to broken transfer process

He said the new Associate Degree for Transfer initiative helped him graduate in two years after transferring from Sierra College.

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Related Topix: California, Science, Carmichael, CA, Cal State Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Yes, We Do Know What You're Thinking

In tweeting that you need a hit of chocolate, are you inadvertently communicating something about your socioeconomic status? Or your gender? I sometimes hesitate to tell people I'm a psychologist because it can put them on guard.

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CBS Local

Baltimore Clinical Child Psychologist Uses Education To Advance Patients' Well-Being

ADHD. Chronic health issues. Depression. When struggles like these hit home for Baltimore's youth, the result is often a swift domino effect adversely impacting academic performance, personal development and even family stability.

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Related Topix: Science, Medicine, ADHD, Health, Family, Teenagers, Mt. Washington (Baltimore, MD), Baltimore, MD

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Vancouver Sun

'Over the hill' officially begins at age 24, B.C. study finds

Our mental ability to perceive, analyze and respond begins to decline abruptly around the age of 24, according to an innovative new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University.

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Related Topix: Science, Games, Chess

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