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The Origins of Creativity

New evidence of ancient ingenuity forces scientists to reconsider when our ancestors started thinking outside the box

May 30, 2014 — Heather Pringle

Depressed Mice Have Excitable Neurons

A new study pinpoints the cells involved in coping with stress, which can result in the development of mood disorders

May 28, 2014 — Jyoti Madhusoodanan and Nature magazine

Parents Who Support Corporal Punishment Do It a Lot

Thirty-three families allowed themselves to be recorded for up to six nights. Parents who said they supported corporal punishment did it often and with little provocation. Christie Nicholson reports

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May 21, 2014 — Christie Nicholson

Don Corleone: Not a Nice Guy but No Psychopath

Mafiosi incarcerated in Italy scored lower than the threshold level for psychopathy on a standard test whereas half the run-of-the-mill inmates qualified as psychopaths. Allie Wilkinson reports

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May 21, 2014 — Allie Wilkinson

How to Ask for Help

Asking for help seems simple enough, but if you’ve ever needed a hand, you know how hard it can be. Clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains why it’s so challenging and shows you how it’s done...

May 21, 2014 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen
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