Psychology & Psychiatry

Kids place moral value on money

Children who learn that a dollar is 'dirty' are apprehensive to take it, preferring instead to accept a dollar that does not have a negative moral history, a new study shows.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links belief in science to mask-wearing during the pandemic

Individuals' perceptions of science as a source of superior knowledge can predict the likelihood of mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by University of Maine psychology researchers.

Genetics

Genetic ancestry and hypertension risk

Black individuals have higher rates of hypertension compared to Americans of European or Hispanic ancestry. Yet the contributions of genetic ancestry to this ethnic disparity in hypertension risk are not well known.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US warns against travel to 80% of world due to coronavirus

The State Department on Monday urged Americans reconsider any international travel they may have planned and said it would issue specific warnings not to visit roughly 80% of the world's countries due to risks from the coronavirus ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Racial violence and the mental health of Black Americans

Police violence against Black Americans is shamefully common in the United States and devastates communities. For incidents that get widespread media exposure, a collective trauma is felt across the nation, especially for ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Research links Parkinson's disease and neuroticism

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of developing the brain disorder Parkinson's disease.

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Individual

As commonly used, individual refers to a person or to any specific object in a collection. In the 15th century and earlier, and also today within the fields of statistics and metaphysics, individual means "indivisible", typically describing any numerically singular thing, but sometimes meaning "a person." (q.v. "The problem of proper names"). From the seventeenth century on, individual indicates separateness, as in individualism. Individuality is the state or quality of being an individual; a person separate from other persons and possessing his or her own needs, goals, and desires.

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