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    Building social communication skills in shy children helps with peer likeability

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new study by Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Cheung Hoi Shan has discovered that shy children with low English vocabulary skills, can still be popular among their peers if they have high-functioning social communi… [...]

    What motivates men to donate sperm online?

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A world-first QUT study into online sperm donor behaviour has revealed the importance men place on their family, friends and the risks associated with donation, has little impact on their motivation or psychology when choosing to donate their sperm t… [...]

    NASA space psychology subjects ending 8 months of isolation

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization. [...]

    5 no-calorie hunger busters

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Psychology can play a big role in how much we eat. [...]

    How our unconscious minds are prejudiced against benefit claimants

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Without us knowing, our brains are busy making associations. While on the surface we may sincerely believe that men and women are equal, or that people on benefits are just regular folks who happen to need help, our unconscious minds might not be so pr… [...]

    How does the age of our political leaders affect our opinions of older adults?

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories There is a common perception that older adults as a group have lower social status than middle-aged adults. Researchers at the Robert N. Butler Aging Center at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found there is the potential to change these opinions. A study in 60 countries showed that individuals in countries with older political leaders have more positive perceptions of older adults’ social status. This is one of the first studies to examine how exposure to public figures may shape perceptions of older adults. The findings are published online in the journal Psychology and Aging. [...]

    Behaviour is considered more moral the more common it is

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Is it less wrong to avoid tax if everyone else is doing it? A new study from Karolinska Institutet demonstrates that our view of what is morally right or wrong is shaped by how widespread a particular behaviour is. The results, which are presented in t… [...]

    Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The Emoji Movie, in which the protagonist can’t help but express a wide variety of emotions instead of the one assigned to him, may have gotten something right. A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, challenges a long-held assumption … [...]

    3Q: Anantha Chandrakasan on new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab

    Original @ MIT News – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Lab seeks to expand the boundaries of research on artificial intelligence. [...]

    IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence, establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab

    Original @ MIT News – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240 million investment in new lab with MIT to advance AI hardware, software, and algorithms. [...]