Latest science news in Psychology & Sociology

World Briefing | Asia: India: Mother Claims to Be Oldest

11 years ago from NY Times Health

An Indian woman who says she is about 70 years old has given birth to her first child.

Small spiders have more sex

11 years ago from Science Alert

Although big males score more ladies, little spiders mature earlier and use the head start to father up to ten times more children, new research has found.

Spotting the Next Great Music Superstar

11 years ago from Science Blog

For every rock star who hits it big, there are thousands of artists who never make it out of their own back yards. Before Madonna was “Madonna,” she was a...

The Evidence Gap: The Pain May Be Real, but the Scan Is Deceiving

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Scans are increasingly finding abnormalities that may not be the cause of the problem for which they are blamed.

Dogs Feel Envy, Austrian Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

Dogs can feel a simple form of envy, researchers have found. Compared to a variety of control situations, the dogs reacted differently to unfair reward distribution, as measured by their...

Motor skills key to kids' fitness, study finds

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

There may be a way to predict whether young children will grow into active teens -- or fall prey to a more sedentary lifestyle. The key? Motor skills.

Does memory screening help spot dementia, or harm?

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- There's no mammogram or Pap smear for Alzheimer's disease. Yet an Alzheimer's group this week begins a push for simple memory screenings in a bid to catch...

When giving gifts, the price is wrong

11 years ago from Sciencenews.org

People are mistaken when they expect that the more they spend on gifts, the more those gifts will be appreciated

FOR KIDS: Math is a real brain bender

11 years ago from Sciencenews.org

Learning mathematics may make the brain reorganize the way it works

Studies show dogs have sense of fairness

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- No fair! What parent hasn't heard that from a child who thinks another youngster got more of something. Well, it turns out dogs can react the same...

Dog paw test shows jealous trait

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Dogs refuse to take part in simple tasks when other dogs get all the rewards, a study from Austria suggests.

Not just your kids: Dogs can think 'no fair' too

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Ask a dog  to do a trick and they'll give it a try. For a reward, sausage say, they'll happily keep at it. But if one dog gets no reward,...

Bad Sports Behavior Starts in Youth

11 years ago from Live Science

Bad behavior is clearly evident among high school athletes, particularly in high-contact sports.

Girls feel pressured by sex

11 years ago from Science Alert

A researcher has found that many young people feel pressured to have sex but don't have the opportunity to talk about their relationships at school.

Religious shun nanotechnology

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

People's attitudes to nanotechnology are influenced by religious and cultural beliefs, say scientists.

Do Stereotypes About Social Groups Bias Personnel Decisions?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Research that is said to demonstrate that stereotypes about social groups bias personnel decisions may be based on faulty methods of studying the question.

American Values Blamed For U.S Health-care Crisis

11 years ago from Science Daily

To heal our ailing health-care system, we need to stop thinking like Americans. That's the consensus of two new articles published in the journal Neurology by a neurologist and leading...

Privacy Issues: Avoiding Becoming A Victim Of Online Crime

11 years ago from Science Daily

Individuals must take control of their own online identities if they are to avoid becoming victims of online crime. That is the conclusion of two studies published in the International...

Unlocking The Mysteries Of Memory

11 years ago from Science Daily

Stop and think for a moment. What do you remember about your breakfast this morning? One part of your brain will recall the smell of coffee brewing, while another will...

Chinese community encouraged to donate stem cells

11 years ago from CBC: Health

An information session in Richmond, B.C., on Sunday aimed to increase the number of Chinese people registered to donate stem cells.

Scientists back brain drugs for healthy people

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Healthy people should have the right to boost their brains with pills, like those prescribed for hyperactive kids or memory-impaired older folks, several scientists contend in a...

In Defense of Teasing

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Why sticking your tongue out, mocking your parents, going for the punch line — or giving a noogie — really does make you a better person.

Montana Judge Endorses Right to Assisted Suicide

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The ruling, issued by Judge Dorothy McCarter of District Court, makes Montana the third state where doctor-assisted suicide is legal.

More Evidence The Aging Brain Is Easily Distracted

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found more evidence that older adults aren't able to filter out distracting information as well as younger adults. In an interesting twist, this latest discovery was made because...

Making the most of circuit training

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

The technique can save time and money, but success takes keeping your focus and customizing whenever possible. ...

Vying for a soul mate? Psych out the competition with science

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Deep-seated cultural cues play a role in snagging a romantic partner at a party. ...

Men lack confidence in boardoom and bedroom

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Men used to have the upper hand when it came to confidence in the boardroom, bedroom and the bar.But, according to new research, men are struggling with a crisis of...

The influence of influence in Prisoner’s Dilemma

11 years ago from Sciencenews.org

Cooperation wins out over betrayal when successful prisoners recruit followers