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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


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


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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