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Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

Aparna Nathan April 25, 2014 0

“Love at first sight” – it lies at the core of classic fairy tales, but recent research into animal mating habits shows that this phenomenon is likely just a fantasy. Scientists at the University

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The Tinted Lens of Positive Emotion

The Tinted Lens of Positive Emotion

Claudia See March 25, 2014 1

In her psychology study on mania, Yale Assistant Professor of Psychology June Gruber examines how increased positive emotionality shapes one’s emotional experience and perception of others during a conversation between couples about a distressing

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The Science in Social Media: New Research Links Virtual and Psychological Worlds

The Science in Social Media: New Research Links Virtual and Psychological Worlds

Aparna Nathan December 25, 2013 0

Social media may be psychologists and researchers’ newest tool to analyze the human mind. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Vermont are using data from Facebook and Twitter to learn

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Q&A: Does Eye Contact Make a Speaker More Persuasive?

Q&A: Does Eye Contact Make a Speaker More Persuasive?

Sam Martin December 24, 2013 0

Contrary to popular belief, eye contact may do more harm than good when trying to persuade others to change their views. A new study in Psychological Science elucidates how people actually react to eye

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A Child’s Focus: Breakthroughs in Early Autism Detection in Infants

A Child’s Focus: Breakthroughs in Early Autism Detection in Infants

Naaman Mehta May 11, 2013 0

Led by Professor Katarzyna Chawarska, a team of scientists at the Yale School of Medicine have detected deficits in social attention in infants as young as six months — the earliest detection age for

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A Lifetime of Learning: APS Honors Yale Psychologists

A Lifetime of Learning: APS Honors Yale Psychologists

Cristal Suarez May 11, 2013 0

Yale Psychology Professors Allan Wagner and Susan Holen-Noeksema were given lifetime achievement awards from the APS. The former was recognized for his research on the mechanisms of associative learning, the latter for her work

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For Children, Gender Differences in Emotional Expression Depend on Who’s Watching

For Children, Gender Differences in Emotional Expression Depend on Who’s Watching

Grace Phillips March 31, 2013 0

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Tara Chaplin finds that whether or not children exhibit emotional responses in line with gender stereotypes depends on context.

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Public Policy Aids in Curtailing Dangerous Habits

Public Policy Aids in Curtailing Dangerous Habits

Samuel Nemiroff February 2, 2013 0

Dr. Sherry McKee investigates the link between smoking bans and alcohol abuse

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Sizing Up Autism: The Correlation Between Autism and Abnormal Growth

Sizing Up Autism: The Correlation Between Autism and Abnormal Growth

Jessica Schmerler November 10, 2012 0

The recent Autism Phenome Project has identified a correlation between autism and overgrowth, but the genetic connection remains unclear

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Laughter across the Animal Kingdom, from Rats to Humans

Laughter across the Animal Kingdom, from Rats to Humans

Stella Cao November 4, 2012 0

Professor Jaak Panksepp tickles rats to find out how they laugh, and how their laughter is similar and different to human laughter

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