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Stanford research: Disrespect toward people based on group affiliation may cause anti-social behavior

Stanford researchers found that when people feel disrespected simply because they belong to a particular gender, race or other group, they are ...

Blood Test May Shed New Light on Fragile X Related Disorders

MINNEAPOLIS – A blood test may shed new light on Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women, according to a new study ...

Stanford research: People from different cultures express sympathy differently

Stanford psychologist Jeanne Tsai found that Americans tend to focus on the positive in expressions of sympathy while Germans focus on the negative. The research showed that how much people wanted to avoid negative emotion influenced their expressions of sympathy more than how negative they actually felt. ... Full story

Perceived open-mindedness explains religion-based dating

Across a number of faiths and cultures, people tend to date and marry others who share their religious beliefs. Now, University of Otago psychology research suggests this phenomenon—known as ‘religious homogamy’—is partially a result of inferences about religious people’s personalities. ... Full story

Mental health report finds staffing problems linked to ward suicides

Suicidal patients who are under observation may be put at risk by relying on inexperienced staff and agency nurses, according to a new report issued today. ... Full story

Study of Veterans Finds Family Support During Deployment Reduces Suicidal Thoughts

Study of Veterans Finds Family Support During Deployment Reduces Suicidal Thoughts ... Full story

The pursuit of happiness

The following commentary is provided by Dr Marc Wilson, an associate professor of psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. ... Full story

How do we improve psychology services for all Australians?

Australians are being urged to take part in a new study that aims to better understand the community's attitudes towards psychological health services, and the needs of people living in both city and country areas. ... Full story

California teens from military families at higher risk of suicidal behaviors, study finds

Researchers from USC and Israel urge increased screening of military-connected adolescents ... Full story

‘Illusion of control’ linked to higher risk taking

Dr Anup Basu said there was a “highly significant relationship” between participants with an “illusion of control bias” and their allocation to hybrid securities. ... Full story

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