Latest science news in Psychology & Sociology

Totlol, an online video playroom for children

11 years ago from Physorg

A software-developer dad eager to share the fun of online video with his young children has single-handedly created a tot-friendly version of YouTube.

Athletic Benefit Of Growth Hormone Doping: Is It All In The Athlete's Mind?

11 years ago from Science Daily

If athletes believe they are using a performing-enhancing drug, they may think their athletic performance improves, and in some men it can, even if they are actually taking a dummy...

Popular Stimulant's Role In Brain Function Deterioration Is Cause For Concern, According To Researchers

11 years ago from Science Daily

Concerned by the growing numbers of people using stimulant medications such as methylphenidate -- either legally or illegally -- to improve attention and focus, researchers used positron emission tomography imaging...

Hot Flashes Under-reported, And Linked To Forgetfulness

11 years ago from Science Daily

Women in midlife under-report the number of hot flashes that they experience by more than 40 percent, and these hot flashes are linked to poor verbal memory, according to a...

Heightened Sense Of Taste Can Promote Weight Loss

11 years ago from Science Daily

People can lose weight by flavoring their food with calorie-free seasonings and sweeteners, which may make them feel full faster and decrease their consumption, according to a new study.

Scans see 'gay brain differences'

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The brains of gay people look like those found in straight people of the opposite sex, research suggests.

Children Learn Smart Behaviors Without Knowing What They Know

11 years ago from Science Daily

Young children show evidence of smart and flexible behavior early in life -- even though they don't really know what they're doing, new research suggests. In a series of experiments,...

Society's Attitudes Have Little Impact On Choice Of Sexual Partner

11 years ago from Science Daily

A unique new study suggests that the attitude of families and the public have little impact on if adults decide to have sex with persons of the same or the...

Aging Is Satisfying, New Research Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

New research is turning conventional wisdom on its head when it comes to grumpy old men and women. Researchers found that younger adults engaged in a lot more social activities,...

Age At Puberty Linked To Mother's Prenatal Diet

11 years ago from Science Daily

A high-fat diet during pregnancy and nursing may lead to the child having an early onset of puberty and subsequent adulthood obesity, according to a new animal study.

US mom pleads not guilty in MySpace suicide case

11 years ago from Physorg

A 49-year-old woman pleaded not guilty to charges arising from her role in a MySpace hoax that ended with a 13-year-old girl committing suicide after being spurned by a fictitious...

The Intersection Of PC And TV

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

There's nothing new about using a PC as a media player. But no longer tethered to our cable or satellite provider, we can now tap into an abundant supply of...

Coffee Aroma Alone Combats Sleep Deprivation

11 years ago from PopSci

Though caffeine is always ripe for scientific inquiry; in recent months, researchers have grown seemingly obsessed with the drug. So, in the midst of stories about coffee reducing the risk...

60% of employees make personal use of office printer, survey finds

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The majority of Canadians who work in offices abuse the workplace printer, according to a survey released Monday that found employees are churning out personal e-mails, colour photographs and even...

VIDEO: Child Labor in Mexico, Beyond

11 years ago from National Geographic

The World Day Against Child Labour raised awareness of the plight of child laborers around the world -- most of whom are impoverished and have no chance for a formal...

Teen Drivers Often Ignore Bans On Using Cellphones And Texting

11 years ago from Science Daily

Teenage drivers' cellphone use edged higher in North Carolina after the state enacted a cellphone ban for young drivers, a new study finds. This is the case even though young...

Nepal planning 12-fold increase in science budget

11 years ago from SciDev

Nepal's new government is planning a 12-fold increase in its science budget, with special focus on biotechnology research.

Mothers return to worse jobs

11 years ago from Science Alert

New Zealand mothers usually return to lower status jobs than before they had children, for less pay, often as a result of changed priorities, a study has found.

Face of fear: how a terrified expression could keep you alive

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Bulging eyes and flaring nostrils help us see threats and increase breathing as part of fight-or-flight reflex, scientists conclude

Most cancer doctors avoid saying it's the end

11 years ago from AP Health

CHICAGO (AP) -- One look at Eileen Mulligan lying soberly on the exam table and Dr. John Marshall knew the time for the Big Talk had arrived....

The Face of Fear Explained

11 years ago from Live Science

Emotional facial expressions alter the way our senses perceive the world, a study found.

High Impulsivity Predicts The Switch To Compulsive Cocaine-taking

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have found impulsivity, a trait often associated with addicts' behavior, predicts whether casual drug use will lead to compulsive drug use. Many individuals take addictive drugs at some point...

Hunger Hormone Increases During Stress, May Have Antidepressant Effect

11 years ago from Science Daily

New research may explain why some people who are stressed or depressed overeat. While levels of the so-called "hunger hormone" ghrelin are known to increase when a person doesn't eat,...

In 2050, your lover may be a ... robot

11 years ago from Physorg

Romantic human-robot relationships are no longer the stuff of science fiction -- researchers expect them to become reality within four decades. And they do not mean simply, mechanical sex.

People Who Can't Carry A Tune Either Don't Know Or Don't Care, Study Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

Acoustical analyses of people belting out "Jingle Bells," "Brother John" and a Polish birthday song, "Sto Lat" reveal that most people sing in tune and in time, even without musical...

Two Spanish youths treated for mobile phone addiction: report

11 years ago from Physorg

Two students aged 12 and 13 are being treated for an addiction to mobile phones at a psychiatric centre in northeastern Spain, the Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported on Saturday.

Virginity Pledges May Help Postpone Intercourse Among Youth

11 years ago from Science Daily

Making a virginity pledge may help some young people postpone the start of sexual activity. Researchers found that adolescents who made pledges to remain virgins until they are married were...

Bad science: How being swindled can make you feel better

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Ben Goldacre: It's been a good year for paying for things which should come free