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Men, More than Women, Harm Others to Move Forward

S u m m a r y : Men hurt others to advance their interests, reads the title of a new study published in the journal Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. The new research reveals gender differences in cooperation and punishment behaviour. Conducted by an investigator from Chapman University, Terence Burnham, it shows

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Our Emotions Shape our Perspective

S u m m a r y : Our emotions affect how we perceive the world, says a new paper published in Psychological Science. Emotions shape perception, concludes a University of California team of researchers from findings generated from two experiments based on the responses of participants to images of people depicting different emotions. Study author,

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Siblings Help Each Other Develop Empathy

S u m m a r y : Both older and younger siblings help each other develop empathy, says a new study published in the journal Child Development. Are Younger Siblings Role Models For Older Siblings? Having siblings has both its perks and downsides. With healthy relationships, the positive effects are magnified, as have indicated

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Children Want to Reprimand Antisocial People

S u m m a r y : Children as young as six year olds feel the need to punish antisocial behaviour, and they want to watch the retribution being meted out, suggests a new study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. Humans live in social groups, and this requires for certain rules and

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Do Brain Injuries Turn People Into Criminals?

S u m m a r y : Brain injuries occurring in regions associated with morality and value-based decision-making can cause someone to incline to criminal behaviour, suggests a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Brain Injuries & Crime Brain lesions can predispose people to criminal behaviour, says the

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Optimism & Stubbornness Linked With Long Life

S u m m a r y : Optimism and stubbornness may be linked with long life, suggests a new study published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics. Live Well, Live Long None of us can escape ageing—but this does not stop us from trying to, at least, delay it or diminish its effects. Scientists are,

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Marriage Protects Your Mind From Dementia

S u m m a r y : Marriage may be linked with a lower risk of developing dementia, says a new study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Marriage Lowers Dementia Risk Get married to protect your mind from dementia! Humans are gregarious by nature—we do not thrive in isolation, and

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Spanking Worsens Children’s Behaviour, Says Science

S u m m a r y : Children who are spanked by their parents in their early years display an increase in behaviour problems when they are older, shows a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. To Spank or Not to Spank? “To spank or not to spank children” is a question

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Daydreaming Means You’re Smart & Creative

S u m m a r y : Daydreaming is a sign of intelligence, says a new study published in the journal Neuropsychologia. Good News For the Dreamers All you dreamers out there, rejoice! Daydreaming during work meetings is not all that bad—instead, it comes as a perk to being smart and creative, suggests a

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Women Are More Generous Than Men, Says Science

S u m m a r y : The female brain reacts more strongly to prosocial behavior than the male brain, which makes women more generous and helpful than their male counterparts , says a new study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. Female Brains vs Male Brains Women are usually more generous than

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Binge Drinking Decreases Your Chance of Getting A Job

S u m m a r y : Binge drinking in college affects your future careers: it decreases your change of getting a job, says new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Binge Drinking & Job Hunting If you want a job after college, you better watch your drinking behaviours, suggests new research

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