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Why Racism Is Bad For Your Brain

In his press conference Monday discussing the shooting of an unarmed black teenager and the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama addressed the continuing prevalence of racial inequality in the US.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Science, UC Santa Barbara

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Psychology Today

The Psychology of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

You have very likely either participated in or have observed others do the recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has sweep the nation in recent days.

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Related Topix: Als, Medicine, Health, Science

Psychology Today

How Negative Thoughts are Ruining Your Life

Last year, a study of more than 30,000 people revealed that harping on negative life events can be the prime predictor of some of today's most common mental health problems.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

The Washington Post

Howard University doctoral student is trying to organize bus trip to attend Ferguson rally

A Howard University graduate student is trying to raise funds to charter a bus from Washington, D.C. to Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Howard University, Science, Anonymous, Pop/Rock

The Daily Star

Personality Quizzes

My Facebook feed is flooded with personality quizzes. After making faces at these for a couple of times, I eventually gave in to the quizzes because I realised it's too late to not look for the unanswered questions in life.

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Related Topix: Science

TheStreet.com

Why Target's Earnings Warning Isn't Pummeling the Stock

Your browser is not supported. Please upgrade to one of the following browsers: Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Apple Safari Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+ You may proceed to the site by clicking here , however some pages might not work correctly.

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Science

KFVS12

'Affluenza' teen's father arrested for impersonating cop

Frederick Couch, the father of a teen who made national headlines as the "affluenza" teen, was arrested for impersonating a police officer.

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Related Topix: Science

Sys-Con Media

Suicide Is Not the Answer: Meehl Foundation Offers Effective...

According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, as many as 50% of people with diagnosed bipolar disorder will attempt suicide at least once.

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Related Topix: Science

The Raw Story

The psychology of comedy: Where humor and psychosis overlap

"Many people say that comics are psychopaths," says the standup Jason Byrne , who should know what he's talking about after almost two decades in the business.

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Related Topix: Science

Lifehacker

The Hidden Benefits of Talking to Strangers

We're told from a young age to not talk to strangers. While that's great advice in many circumstances, it's not a perfect rule.

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Related Topix: Science

ABC News

Science Week: Psychologists research how people can overcome phobias

Professor of psychology at Curtin University, Ottmar Lipp, is studying what causes phobias and anxiety and more importantly, how people can overcome their fears.

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Related Topix: Science

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bioscience Technology

Physical Fitness Makes Kids' Brains Bigger

A new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Kinesiology, Science

Psychology Today

Liberal Bias Distorts Scientific Psychology

This is the abstract of an article I recently had accepted at Behavioral and Brain Sciences , one of the highest impact journals in psychology: Psychologists have demonstrated the value of diversity-particularly diversity of viewpoints-for enhancing creativity , discovery, and problem solving.

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Related Topix: Science

The Bugle

County names chief adult probation officer

The Yavapai County Superior Court has named John Morris as its new chief adult probation officer for the vacancy created by the retirement of Billie Grobe.

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Related Topix: Prescott, AZ, Mercer University, Science, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Yavapai County, AZ

Fauquier.com

Hume murder suspect gets six more months of evaluation

Judge Jeffrey Parker granted Judy Deal another six months of analysis to determine whether she was mentally competent to stand trial for the alleged first-degree murder of her estranged husband.

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Related Topix: Hume, VA, Fauquier County, VA, Science, University of Virginia

Iol.co.za

Subtle shades of family psychology

FORMING part of the 18th South African Women's Art Festival at the Playhouse is the production Shades, starring popular stage actress Lisa Bobbert, Jane Ross, Louis van Eeden and Aleks Robertson.

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Related Topix: Science, World News, South Africa, Africa, Dance, Playhouse

Medical News

Researchers develop new technique to map pulse pressure and elasticity of arteries in the brain

Researchers at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technique that can noninvasively image the pulse pressure and elasticity of the arteries of the brain , revealing correlations between arterial health and aging.

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Related Topix: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, Science, Medicine, Health

Psychology Today

Debunking Myths about Addiction and Recovery

As Clinical Director of a relatively large mental health conglomerate that specializes, to a large extent, in the treatment of addiction , I am constantly amazed by the amount of misinformation currently in circulation regarding the causes, nature , consequences, and treatment of addictions.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Science, Drug Testing

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Press-Telegram

Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Robin Williams' death

Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.

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Related Topix: Science, Suicide, The Tonight Show, Entertainment, Television, Music

Daily Herald

Psychologist opens Solo Naperville Practice for Individuals, Couples...

Thomas MacRoy, Ph.D., of DuPage Psychological Associates, has opened his solo practice focusing on skilled treatment for individual men, women and couples.

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Related Topix: Science, Naperville, IL, Northwestern University

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