Psychology & Psychiatry

Bad to the bone or just bad behavior?

Hannibal. Voldemort. Skeletor and Gargamel. It's hard to imagine any nefarious villain having redeeming qualities. But what if someone were to tell you that the Joker is a monster only because he learned the behavior from ...

Neuroscience

Us vs. them: Understanding the neurobiology of stereotypes

Recent studies into how human beings think about members of other social groups reveal that biases sometimes operate beyond our conscious control. Called implicit bias, the tendency to be suspicious of people we perceive ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The role of demoralization in predicting response to psychotherapy

A report published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics explores the role of demoralization in predicting response to psychotherapy. In line with the need to deepen the understanding of the psychological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Genes, adversity linked to crime in incarcerated sample

Researchers at Sam Houston State University have found a genetic characteristic that interacts with childhood adversity to predict higher rates of crime in an incarcerated sample.

Health

Demographics can guide effort to curb sugary beverage intake

(HealthDay)—The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) varies by state and other demographic and behavioral characteristics, according to research published online April 24 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

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