Psychology Headlines Around the World

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19/02/2018 05:53 AM
Brain Research Helps Explain Drunken Aggression

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A new study examines what goes on inside the brains of intoxicated young men. The findings may help to reduce alcohol-related crime.

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19/02/2018 05:52 AM
The Lesbian Pioneers Who Fooled Spain's Catholic Church

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Their wedding in 1901 remains the only known same-sex marriage in the church's history, the British Broadcasting Corporation's James Badcock reports.

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19/02/2018 05:52 AM
Canadian High Court Says Sexual Assault Case Used Victim Stereotype

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Although trial judges are entitled to deference on their findings of fact, Chief Justice Richard Wagner said the stereotyping was 'an error of law'.

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10/02/2018 05:04 AM
Low Blood Sodium Could Be a Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline

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A new study suggests that low blood sodium levels — known as hyponatremia — may increase the risk of cognitive decline in older men by more than a third.

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09/02/2018 07:43 AM
New Study Finds Friends Have Similar Neural Responses

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A new study shows how your brain’s neural responses can predict who your friends are. Researchers from Dartmouth College found that you can predict who people are friends with just by looking at how their brains respond to video clips.

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09/02/2018 07:42 AM
Stockholm Poised to Ban Sexist and Racist Ads

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Sweden's capital is poised to ban sexist and racist outdoor advertising, but not everyone agrees with the move.

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09/02/2018 07:42 AM
More Teens Are Rejecting "Boy" and "Girl" Labels, Study Finds

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More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid, according to a new study.

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09/02/2018 07:39 AM
Rohingya Forced Out Through Rape and Starvation, Says Report

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The Burmese military is still pushing the Rohingya minority out of their homes through forced starvation, the fear of abduction, and the looting of their property, according to new evidence from Amnesty International.

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09/02/2018 07:37 AM
Gender Persecution the Top Reason Women Seek Asylum in Canada

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A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News investigation reveals more than 15 percent of female asylum seekers who arrived in this country in the past five years said they did so to escape persecution for being a woman. It's the most common reason women seek refuge in Canada, ahead of religious, ethnic or political persecution.

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09/02/2018 07:34 AM
Childhood IQ May Predict Onset of Psychotic Disorders

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Individuals with psychotic disorder display a range of cognitive deficits. A new study set out to understand how early in life these deficits appear.

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09/02/2018 07:30 AM
Walgreens Adopts Transgender-Inclusive Bathroom Policy

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The policy was announced after a customer said a Walgreens employee forbade her from using the women's restroom because she "dressed like a man."

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09/02/2018 07:29 AM
Pressure Mounts on Poland to Back Away From Holocaust Bill

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Poland is seeing a resurgence of anti-Semitism over pending legislation that would impose jail terms for suggestions that the nation was complicit in the Holocaust, local minority groups warned, as pressure mounts on the president to veto the bill.

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09/02/2018 07:24 AM
Climate Science Undercuts U.S. EPA Chief's View

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity.

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09/02/2018 07:21 AM
Autism, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities

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By examining brain tissue, researchers say they've found similarities in certain mental illnesses, including autism and schizophrenia.

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09/02/2018 07:18 AM
Breaking the Stigma of Painful Sex

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One woman's story of a decade of wrongly diagnosed sexual pain has inspired a play - and with it, the hope that other women with sexual dysfunction can be helped.

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09/02/2018 07:15 AM
Colombian Students in Miniskirts Protest Against Sexism

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A Colombian university advised female students not to wear short skirts because it distracted others.

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02/02/2018 06:02 AM
Brain Implant for Alzheimer's Could Improve Cognitive Function

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Is deep brain stimulation a way forward in treating Alzheimer's disease? A phase I clinical trial suggests that it can improve cognitive functioning.

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02/02/2018 06:02 AM
Indonesia Police Force "Manly Makeover" on Trans Beauticians

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Indonesian police forcibly cut the hair of a group of transgender women and made them wear male clothing, authorities said Monday, amid a crackdown on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation. The incident happened after police on Sunday raided several beauty salons in conservative Aceh province and rounded up a dozen transgender employees over claims they had teased a group of boys. Police...

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02/02/2018 06:01 AM
Using Mindfulness Strategies to Curb Cravings

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A new study from the United Kingdom suggests mindfulness strategies may help prevent or interrupt cravings for food, cigarettes, and alcohol.

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02/02/2018 06:01 AM
Pope Denounces Holocaust "Indifference" Amid Polish Uproar

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Pope Francis says countries have a responsibility to fight anti-Semitism and the "virus of indifference" that seeks to erase the memory of the Holocaust.

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