Psychology Headlines Around the World

From Social Psychology Network

22/06/2018 12:49 AM
Obama Calls for Empathy in Protecting Families at Border

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Obama wants you to remember what makes you human – and what makes you American.

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22/06/2018 12:49 AM
Most Americans Against Constructing More Border Walls, Poll Finds

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A majority of Americans oppose significantly expanding the construction of new walls along the U.S.-Mexico border, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicates.

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22/06/2018 12:47 AM
Herpes Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer's, Study Says

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Doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's or how to treat it best, but they have new evidence to suggest that a common virus may play a role in who gets it.

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22/06/2018 12:47 AM
Compulsive Video-Game Playing Is a Mental Disorder, Says WHO

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Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.

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22/06/2018 12:45 AM
Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Chronic Inflammation Affects the Brain

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A new study shows how rheumatoid arthritis inflammation affects different brain areas. The findings may explain the cognitive symptoms of the condition.

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21/06/2018 11:36 PM
Psychology Coalition at the U.N Endorses Social Psychology Network

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The Psychology Coalition at the United Nations has officially endorsed Social Psychology Network. PCUN is composed of representatives of psychology and psychology-related organizations that are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) accredited at the United Nations and those affiliated with U.N. departments, agencies, and missions.

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21/06/2018 11:35 PM
75% of Americans Say Immigration Is Good for Country

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A record-high 75 percent of Americans think immigration is a good thing for the United States, results from a new Gallup Poll indicate.

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21/06/2018 11:35 PM
Police Killings Harm Well-Being of All Blacks: Study

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Police killings of unarmed black Americans harm the mental health of black adults nationwide, researchers report.

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21/06/2018 11:34 PM
After Outcry, Russian Burger King Drops World Cup Pregnancy Reward

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Burger King offering a reward to women who get pregnant by players adds to wave of sexism.

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21/06/2018 11:33 PM
Czech Government Backs Bill on Same-Sex Marriage

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The Czech government gave its backing on Friday to a bill which would make the country the first in formerly communist Europe to allow same-sex marriage.

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21/06/2018 11:33 PM
Psychiatric Drug Lithium Tied to Birth Defect Risk

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Researchers found that women who used lithium during the first trimester were more likely to have a baby with a birth defect, compared to pregnant women who had a mental health disorder but did not take lithium.

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21/06/2018 11:29 PM
WHO Stops Classifying Transgender People As Mentally Ill

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The World Health Organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill.

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21/06/2018 11:26 PM
Kids Detained at U.S. Border at Risk of Long-Term Health Problems

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U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to stop separating migrant children from their parents, but those already in detention face "potentially lifelong consequences on their mental and physical health," a pediatrician warns.

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21/06/2018 11:18 PM
Stress Disorders Linked to Increased Risk of Autoimmune Diseases

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People who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be more likely to develop autoimmune diseases than individuals who don't, a Swedish study suggests.

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17/06/2018 11:58 PM
Dartmouth Social Psychologist Retires After Sex Misconduct Report

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Dartmouth College's president says one of three psychology professor facing sexual misconduct allegations has chosen to retire following an investigation and recommendation that the school end his employment.

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17/06/2018 11:58 PM
Some Seek Faneuil Hall Name Change Because of Slavery Ties

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Name of Boston's venerable Faneuil Hall embroiled in debate because its namesake owned slaves.

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17/06/2018 11:58 PM
Behavioral Economics Isn't Always Used to "Nudge for Good"

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Nobel Prize winning economist Richard Thaler tells people to “nudge for good” — not everyone follows his advice.

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17/06/2018 11:10 PM
The Holocaust: Who Are the Missing Million?

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Researchers have so far named nearly five million victims, but now they are in a race against time.

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15/06/2018 06:32 AM
U.S. Attorney General Cites Bible to Defend Separating Families

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The same Bible verse was once used by southern preachers to justify U.S. slavery, say critics.

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15/06/2018 06:31 AM
Mindfulness, Relaxation Training Both Ease Stress But in Different Ways

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Over the past decade a number of meditation-based interventions have been used to reduce stress and promote wellness. Although most of the approaches have been beneficial, a lingering question has been to what extent these programs are similar or different.

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