Neuroscience

Tracking prejudices in the brain

We do not always say what we think: we like to hide certain prejudices, sometimes even from ourselves. But unconscious prejudices become visible with tests, because we need a longer time if we must associate unpleasant things ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Facebook profiles raise users' self-esteem and affect behavior

A Facebook profile is an ideal version of self, full of photos and posts curated for the eyes of family, friends and acquaintances. A new study shows that this version of self can provide beneficial psychological effects ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists uncover self-other moral bias at the conceptual level

Self–other bias can engender disagreement, misunderstanding, and conflict in real-world interactions. Moral perspectives are powerful in shaping thoughts and behaviors. Whether there is a self–other moral bias is poorly ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Health care professionals exhibit gender bias

(HealthDay)—Survey results show that health care professionals have implicit and explicit gender bias, according to a study published online July 5 in JAMA Network Open.

Health

Changing attitudes on genital cutting through entertainment

Female genital cutting constitutes a serious health risk for millions of girls and women. Researchers from the University of Zurich have found a promising approach to change attitudes within cutting communities. They produced ...

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