Psychology & Psychiatry

Forensic examiners pass the face matching test

The first study to test the skills of FBI agents and other law enforcers who have been trained in facial recognition has provided a reassuring result - they perform better than the average person or even computers on this ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain training may help avoid civilian casualties

Although firing a gun seems like one action, it is made up of many smaller decisions and movements that require coordination between multiple brain areas.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Deception can be perfected

With a little practice, one could learn to tell a lie that may be indistinguishable from the truth.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to tell when someone's lying

(Medical Xpress) -- When someone is acting suspiciously at an airport, subway station or other public space, how can law enforcement officers determine whether he's up to no good?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologists find the meaning of aggression

Bottling up emotions can make people more aggressive, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Minnesota that was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Army.

Medications

Feds to stop prosecuting medical marijuana users (Update)

(AP) -- Pot-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers should not be targeted for federal prosecution in states that allow medical marijuana, prosecutors were told Monday in a new policy memo issued by the Justice Department.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Compassionate approach to interrogation more effective, study shows

A University of Liverpool research paper, published in American Psychologist, provides new evidence for using a humane, respectful and compassionate approach to interrogating High-Value Detainees (HVDs—i.e. terrorist suspects) ...

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