Psychology & Psychiatry

'Other-race effect': Clues to why 'they' all look alike

Northwestern University researchers have provided new biological evidence suggesting that the brain works differently when memorizing the face of a person from one's own race than when memorizing a face from another race.

Medical research

Review examines diversity in dermatology clinical trials

Racial and ethnic groups can be underrepresented in medical research. So what is the makeup of participants in randomized clinical trials of common dermatologic conditions? A review article published online by JAMA Dermatology ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Everyone looks the same - when you drink

(PhysOrg.com) -- People are much better at recognising faces of their own racial group than those of different races, but a new study suggests that drinking alcohol almost eliminates that bias.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Ethnic pride may boost African-American teens' mental health

Most adolescents who belong to an ethnic minority group wrestle not only with their self-esteem (like most teens), but also with identity issues unique to their ethnic group, such as dealing with social stigma. A new study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Fighting prejudice through imitation

New research shows that you can reduce racial prejudice simply by having a person mimic the movements of a member of the race he or she is prejudiced against. The method may work by activating brain mechanisms that contribute ...

Genetics

Removing race from human genetic research

A group of scientists are urging their colleagues to take a step forward and stop using racial categories when researching and studying human genetics.

Psychology & Psychiatry

In matters of body image, one size doesn't fit all

(PhysOrg.com) -- While female perfection is often portrayed in the media as young, white and thin, body-image issues and eating disorders affect all ethnic groups, says a Northeastern psychologist.

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