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Longer Acquaintance Levels the Romantic Playing Field

Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after ...

Study to identify what helps rural mothers manage mental health difficulties

A Monash University study is looking for participants to find out what factors contribute to helping rural women with children manage mental ...

Feeling impulsive or frustrated? Take a nap

ANN ARBOR—Taking a nap may be an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behavior and to boost tolerance for frustration, according to a University of Michigan study. ... Full story

Dying to Talk: Australians with intellectual disability in the dark about death

Researchers from the University of Sydney have embarked on a landmark project to ensure Australians with intellectual disability understand the concept of death and their own mortality, and are appropriately supported to comprehend and cope with end-of-life issues. ... Full story

New Suicide Prevention Training Helps Schools Identify At-Risk Students Earlier

Rutgers behavioral health experts help educators spot warning signs for suicide in training program ... Full story

Better Memory in Old Age Linked with Neural Compensation

A new study by neuroscientists in Trinity College Dublin on successful ageing has linked better memory performance in older age with patterns of neural compensation. The research sheds light on how memory can remain efficient in spite of common age-related neural decline. ... Full story

PTSD soldiers more likely to see a world full of threat

Soldiers who suffer from PTSD may literally see a world more populated with reminders of trauma, thereby perpetuating its effects, says the study’s lead author. ... Full story

Researchers study virtual reality exposure therapy to treat military sexual trauma-related PTSD

Clinical researchers in Emory's Veterans Program will study the use of virtual reality exposure therapy to treat people suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to military sexual trauma. ... Full story

Enjoying the great outdoors – nature's own stress buster

Nature has beneficial effects that help us cope with stress at work, according to new research funded by the ESRC. The research, conducted by Dr Valerie Gladwell at the University of Essex, highlights the power of the 'great outdoors' to improve both physiological and psychological wellbeing. ... Full story

Calls for greater integrity in gambling research

Researchers are calling for the introduction of internationally recognised principles to guide gambling research, in order to protect integrity and to distance research from the interests of industry and governments benefiting from gambling. ... Full story

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