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Teenagers ‘can be corrupted’ by Hollywood sex scenes

Andrew Hough telegraph.co.uk Psychologists concluded that teenagers exposed to more sex on screen in popular films are likely to have sexual relations with more people and without using condoms. The study, based on nearly 700 popular films, found that watching … Continue reading

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The roar of the crowd

The Economist Crowdsourcing is transforming the science of psychology ACCORDING to Joseph Henrich and his colleagues at the University of British Columbia, most undergraduates are WEIRD. Those who teach them might well agree. But Dr Henrich did not intend the … Continue reading

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Preschool mental health checks

Jill Stark Sydney Morning Herald THREE-YEAR-OLDS will be screened for early signs of mental illness in a new federal government program that will consider behaviour such as sleeping with the light on, temper tantrums or extreme shyness as signs of … Continue reading

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The Ultimatum Game

PsyBlog spring.org.uk Sometimes games have a lot to teach us about human nature, other times they’re just games. One game that some economists and psychologists claim has much to teach us is called The Ultimatum Game. The game is very … Continue reading

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How to Overcome the Egocentric Bias

PsyBlog Most people are pretty bad at taking advice from others. People don’t mind hearing the advice, they just hate to take it.  This is one facet of what psychologists call the ‘egocentric bias’: the general rule that we think … Continue reading

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Chemical cosh drugs ‘given to children aged three’ as prescriptions to treat hyperactivity soar

Laura Clark Daily Mail Prescriptions for ‘chemical cosh’ drugs to treat hyperactivity have soared four-fold in a decade amid evidence that children as young as three are taking the medication. The number of prescriptions for Ritalin leapt from 158,000 in … Continue reading

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Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence

Sophie Bissonnette NFB.ca Sophie Bissonnette’s documentary analyzes the hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. Psychologists, teachers and school nurses criticize the unhealthy culture surrounding our children, where marketing and advertising are targeting younger and younger … Continue reading

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Violent relationships likely detrimental to good parenting

Victoria M. Indivero EurekAlert Couples who are married or living together will probably have more trouble parenting as a team if they have been violent toward one another during pregnancy, according to a team of psychologists. “This finding is helpful … Continue reading

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One Out Of Every Ten Wall Street Employees Is A Psychopath, Say Researchers

Alexander Eichler Huffington Post Maybe Patrick Bateman wasn’t such an outlier. One out of every 10 Wall Street employees is likely a clinical psychopath, writes journalist Sherree DeCovny in an upcoming issue of the trade publication CFA Magazine (subscription required). … Continue reading

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Why the Rich Are Less Ethical: They See Greed as Good

Maia Szalavitz TIME While stereotypes suggest that poor people are more likely to lie and steal, new research finds that it’s actually the wealthy who tend to behave unethically. In a series of experiments — involving everything from dangerous driving … Continue reading

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