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17/08/2018 10:36 AM
What Can You Do with a Psychology Degree?

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Experts say a graduate degree in psychology can prepare you for a clinical or nonclinical career.

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16/08/2018 12:15 AM
Germany Creates 3rd Gender Identity for Official Records: "Diverse"

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Germany's Cabinet has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a Supreme Court ruling.

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16/08/2018 12:15 AM
"Inconvenient Courage": South Korean Women Fight Spycam Scandals

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South Korea is expecting the first court verdict this week in the nation's #MeToo movement that has rocked government, academia and the entertainment industry.

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16/08/2018 12:14 AM
Digital Distraction May Leave You Feeling Distant and Drained

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Our digital lives make us more distracted, distant, and drained, according to several new studies presented at the 2018 convention of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco.

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15/08/2018 11:59 PM
Unexpected Effects of Climate Change: Worse Food Safety, More Car Wrecks

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On excessively hot days, there are more likely to be fatal car accidents and food safety problems, and police officers and government food inspectors tend to do less of their duties, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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15/08/2018 11:59 PM
In U.S. First, Trans Candidate Wins Major Party Nomination for Governor

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Vermont's Republican Gov. Phil Scott has won his party's nomination to run for a second term as the state's top executive and will face the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor.

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10/08/2018 08:06 AM
Costa Rica Supreme Court Rules Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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Costa Rica's Supreme Court has ruled that the country's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory.

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08/08/2018 11:48 PM
At "America First Energy Conference," Climate Change Is Fake

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By Collin EatonNEW ORLEANS - Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about...

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08/08/2018 11:20 PM
Exercise Tied to Better Mental Health, But Only to a Point

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A study in the United States has found that people who exercise several times a week report having better mental health than those who take no exercise, with team sports and those involving social groups having the most positive effect.

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08/08/2018 11:20 PM
Transgender Hollywood Seeks Recognition, Not Just Roles

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Transgender actors and advocates in Hollywood are seeking recognition, and not just in casting of transgender roles.

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08/08/2018 11:20 PM
Experimental Video Game May Boost Empathy in Children

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Researchers have developed a video game they believe can improve empathy of children in middle school.

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07/08/2018 10:04 AM
Study Details What Sets Leaders Apart From Followers

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A new study identifies the cognitive and neurobiological processes that influence whether someone is more likely to take on a leadership role or delegate decision-making.

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07/08/2018 10:04 AM
U.S. Judge Bars Trump Policy Restricting Transgender Troops

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A U.S. court on Monday ruled the Trump administration could not enforce an updated policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, becoming the second court in the country to rule against the government since it unveiled the policy in March.

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07/08/2018 10:04 AM
Teachers Learn About Slavery at Robert E. Lee's Birthplace

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At Stratford Hall in Virginia, birthplace of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a group of K-12 teachers gathered recently to talk about slavery and how to teach it.

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03/08/2018 01:59 AM
Petition Promotes Open, Critical, Civil, and Inclusive Discourse in Psychology

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In an effort to promote open, critical, civil, and inclusive scientific discourse in psychology, a group of prominent social psychologists and others have launched a petition inviting colleagues to sign in support. Social Psychology Network applauds this initiative and encourages SPN members to read the petition and consider signing.

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03/08/2018 01:03 AM
How Sleep Can Affect Relationships, According to Science

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In a properly functioning body, sleep helps the brain process your emotions and memories from the day. You wake up well-rested with enough mental space to both create and log new memories and work through the experiences of your day. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, is like falling into an icy river: “The body….

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03/08/2018 01:03 AM
Facebook, Instagram Offer Time Limit Tool Amid Mental Health Concerns

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Users will be able to restrict time spent on the apps following concerns that prolonged use negatively affects mental health.

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03/08/2018 01:03 AM
Gallup: Most Americans Overlook Restaurant Menu Nutrition Labels

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Most Americans overlook menu nutrition labels at restaurants, results of a new Gallup Poll show.

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03/08/2018 01:02 AM
How ADHD Medications Affect Cognition and Behavior in Kids

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Although stimulants have been used for years to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in school-aged children, just how they reduce symptoms and improve behavior hasn’t been clear. A new study from researchers at the University of Buffalo now fills critical gaps about the way in which stimulants enhance cognitive functions.

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03/08/2018 01:02 AM
Depressed Parents Take Kids to Doctor More Often, Study Suggests

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Parents with depression may be more likely to take their children to the doctor than those without mental health problems, a UK study suggests.

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