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Posts tagged behavior

June 10, 2013

 

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A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing

A hot shot attitude might annoy your friends and coworkers, but could it be dangerous too?

October 4, 2012

 

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Children’s Programming Replete With Bullying

According to a new content analysis of popular kids shows, youngsters in the US are constantly exposed to cruel scenarios played out on parents' TV screens.

March 2, 2012

 

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Anxiety’s Rose-Colored Glasses

Recent research on human decision-making in high-pressure situations has yielded some surprising results.

October 17, 2010

 

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TV: How Much Is Too Much For Kids?

A study finds the time spent staring at a screen could have a psychological impact on kids.

July 20, 2010

 

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Scientists Test Their Luck By Testing Luck

Scientists find that good luck charms may actually help bring about more positive outcomes.

July 12, 2010

 

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Getting Good And Mad Can Be Good

Psychologists say suppressing anger is actually bad for your health, while showing emotion can encourage constructive communication.

February 15, 2010

 

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Dmitry Belyaev, Dogs, Cats, Foxes, And Domestication

How did animals slowly become domesticated? Find out how Dmitry Belyaev selected foxes based on tameness.

January 14, 2010

 

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Why Dogs Turn In Circles Before Lying Down

Almost all domestic and wild dogs show this behavior as they prepare to curl up and lie down, but there have been almost no experiments to find out why.

March 24, 2009

 

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Primate Grooming

Grooming reduces tension by lowering the heart rate and releasing endorphins that are calming.

December 18, 2007

 

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Defiant Kids

It seems apparent that we all go through a defiant stage as a child, but is it healthy? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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