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iPhones, Games and the Addictive Experience

iPhones, Games and the Addictive Experience | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Addiction—the thematic malady for our society—entails every type of psychological and societal problem.

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It's not solitaire: Brain activity differs when one plays against others

It's not solitaire: Brain activity differs when one plays against others | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a way to study how our brains assess the behavior -- and likely future actions -- of others during competitive social interactions.
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Accept or Rebel?

Accept or Rebel? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The political unrest in the Middle East, which continues today in Syria, raises some intriguing questions: How can we explain the contagion effect of rebellion when revolution spreads from nation to nation? Is it possible to predict whether people will respond to limits on freedom with submission or rebellion?

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Why humans are so sociable these days

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Humans have evolved to become the most flexible of the primates and being able to live in lots of different social settings sets us apart from non-human primates, suggests new research.
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The Psychology of a Tragedy

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In the wake news that a Woodbury father killed his children in a murder-suicide, experts discuss how such things can occur—and how communities cope.
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The Eyes and Ears of Status: How Status Colors Perceptual Judgment

People with high status perceive the applause after their performance as louder

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People-Pleasers Feel Pressure To Eat When They Believe It Will Help Another Person Feel More Comfortable

People-Pleasers Feel Pressure To Eat When They Believe It Will Help Another Person Feel More Comfortable | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
If you are a people-pleaser who strives to keep your social relationships smooth and comfortable, you might find yourself overeating in certain social situations like Super Bowl watch parties.
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Animals On the Borderline: The Horse Slaughter Controversy | Psychology Today

Animals On the Borderline: The Horse Slaughter Controversy | Psychology Today | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Horses don't fall neatly in our moral categories. That's why the issue of banning horse slaugherhouses is more complicated that you might think.

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The Neurocritic: Born This Way?

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A group of investigators from the University of Iowa have published a case report about a 14 year old boy with severe antisocial behavior. MRI findings revealed a small congenital malformation in his left ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), which has been associated with decision making and the regulation of emotional behavior

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Women in prison: An issue of blaming the individual for social problems

Women in prison: An issue of blaming the individual for social problems | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Researchers have long claimed that physical abuse and marginalization lead to criminal activity; however, women in prison are taught to overlook socioeconomic issues and blame only themselves for their behavior, according to the new study.
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