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Articles on Psychobiology, the study of mental functioning and behavior in relation to other biological processes. The topics tackle the effects of cognition, emotions, and experience on animal physiology.
Scientists uncover new clues about brain function in human behaviorResearchers have discovered a genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans--one of the most important but least understood aspects of human nature.
Study demonstrates remarkable power of social normsMost people want to be normal. So, when we are given information that underscores our deviancy, the natural impulse is to get ourselves as quickly as we can back toward the center
Brain region identified that controls collecting behaviorPerhaps the Beanie Baby craze wasn't so weird after all.
Social interactions may be traced back to carnivorous behaviorIt's little more than a dinner choice for most people, but meat - and the cooperation involved in getting it - may be the foundation for modern-day social interactions says a Texas A&M University anthropologist.
'Modern' Behavior Began 40,000 Years Ago In Africa, Evidence SuggestsExcavations from the Enkapune Ya Muto (EYM) rock shelter in the central Rift Valley of Kenya offer the best evidence yet that modern human behavior originated in Africa more than 40,000 years ago
Women's skin tone influences perception of beauty, health and ageSkin discoloration, uneven tone can add years to perceived age
Tool-wielding chimps provide a glimpse of early human behaviorNew insights to the behaviors of the earliest hominids who, millions of years ago, left the African forests to range the same kinds of environments and possibly utilize the same foods
No association of DRD2, DRD3, and tyrosine hydroxylase gene polymorphisms with personality traits in the Japanese populationThe present study did not provide evidence for the association between these dopamine-related genes and personality traits in the Japanese population.
Can discrete event simulation be of use in modelling major depression?A comprehensive review of published Markov models in depression and identified potential limits to their methodology
City Size and Human BehaviorA review article deals with the core concept of size of organization and its effects on human behavior. The author of the article concludes as city size goes up, civic participation goes down.
Positive affect and health-related neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and inflammatory processesNegative affective states such as depression are associated with premature mortality and increased risk of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and disability.
The science of well-being: an integrated approach to mental health and its disordersPsychiatry has failed to improve the average levels of happiness and well-being in the general population, despite vast expenditures on psychotropic drugs and psychotherapy manuals.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder and trichotillomania: a phenomenological comparisonThese findings support previous work demonstrating significant differences between OCD and TTM.
Why Quitting May Be Good for YouAre there times when it is better to simply give up? Psychologists have been exploring this question, and more specifically a possible link between tenacity and both physical and mental health.
Victimization for sexual orientation increases suicidal behavior in college studentsNew research refutes that idea and indicates that being victimized because of sexual orientation is a chief risk factor for suicidal behavior among gay, lesbian and bisexual college students.
Phobia listsA phobia is an irrational, persistent fear of certain situations, objects, activities, or persons.
Shell beads from South African cave show modern human behavior 75,000 years agoPerforated shells found at South Africa's Blombos Cave appear to have been strung as beads about 75,000 years ago-making them 30,000 years older than any previously identified personal ornaments.
The roots of human behavior? AAAS and The Hastings Center host a public meetingAs scientists sift through the newly sequenced human genome, hopes are high that they'll turn up the basic components of disabling mental disorders
Study offers window into human behavior, brain diseaseUCSF scientists have identified a cell population that is a primary target of the degenerative brain disease known as frontotemporal dementia
Study shows long-term benefits of psychotherapy for PTSD among youths after natural disasterYoung survivors of the recent Indian Ocean tsunami, Kashmir earthquake, Gulf Coast hurricanes and other natural disasters face high risk of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression if left untreated
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