Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds pregnant women feel pushed out of their jobs

Many working women feel like they are being pushed out of their jobs when they become pregnant while new fathers often get a boost in their careers, according to research from Florida State University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Meat beefs up men's sexual motivation, study suggests

Men looking to beef up their love life are drawn to eating meat because they believe it makes them appear more desirable to the opposite sex, according to a new international study.

Neuroscience

Moving the motivation meter

Two novel drugs kickstart motivation in rats suffering from apathy and a lack of oomph, UConn researchers reported at the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego on Nov. 5.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Harnessing the power of fear

People love fear. Consider the enduring popularity, for instance, of thriller and horror movies since the invention of the motion picture. Think Nosferatu (1922), Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), M (1931) and Werewolf ...

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