Psychology

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Apr 19, 2010
Children, who use electronic readers, might become more interested in reading and improve their reading abilities, scientists say.

Lotta Larson, a professor at Kansas State University says that e-readers such as Amazon Kindle e-Reader encourage children's reading due to its interactive features.

6
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Sep 27, 2007

Scientists have already proved the fact that music training has positive effects on the ability of our nervous system to process sight and sound. Today it is believed to be even more important that learning phonics. Researchers from Northwestern University, in their new study, found that music exercises improve verbal communication skills.

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Aug 27, 2010
Nowadays many parents want to raise smart and healthy children, beginning from the womb. Playing music to your unborn child is not a new idea and you can find a number of sound systems, like the Ritmo, designed especially for this purpose.

4
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Jan 23, 2010
If you care not only about physical development of your future baby, but his or her psychological well-being, start playing music during pregnancy. Now you can use Ritmo Advanced Pregnancy Sound System specially designed by Nuvo Group for this purpose.


4
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Jan 19, 2010
Forget about antiperspirants and perfume, if you want to be more attractive for the opposite sex. A new study revealed that women's natural body odor affect's male testosterone level.

Saul L. Miller and Jon K. Maner, the leading authors and the psychology researchers from the Florida State University revealed that during ovulation, women emit body odor that is attractive for men, increasing men's testosterone levels.

4
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Jul 21, 2009
Many of us realize that conditions like stress and depression can negatively influence our body. What happens in our bodies when we feel elated or angry and how our emotions increase or cut the risk of certain health problems?

3
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Mar 05, 2009
Marital disagreements put strain on the heart of women, not men, a new study says.
Women living in unhappy marriage are more likely to experience depression and have symptoms of metabolic syndrome, which increase their risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

2
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Feb 18, 2010
People, who work on flexible working hours, have better mental and physical health than those who have to work on strict schedule.

The Cochrane Systematic Review analyzed ten researches that studied potential benefits of flexible working on health.

2
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Oct 04, 2007
According to a study conducted by Health Services Research, one of the spouses showing good health habits like exercising, eating healthy food, stop drinking alcohol or smoking as well as undergoing routine health procedures will unconsciously help the other spouse mirror the same habits.

2
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Sep 13, 2007


People who become chronically isolated have their gene expression patterns in immune cells altered. This alterations in genes trigger inflammation in body like a first response of immune system.

1
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Apr 06, 2010
Parents, who want to make their baby smart and calm from the birth now can start learning right from the womb. The innovative Baby Plus Prenatal Education System was designed by scientists to enhance your child development while you are pregnant. The Baby Plus system is a specially developed audio lessons that give your unborn baby an opportunity to distinguish rhythmic sounds from mother's heartbeat and other sounds.

1
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Feb 18, 2010
Children of mothers, who spoke several languages during pregnancy, were better prepared to learn more than one language, a new study suggests.

1
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Jan 12, 2010
Girls, who enter puberty earlier than 12 years, were found to be more aggressive than later bloomers, a new study says.

The study conducted at University of Queensland, Australia revealed that teenage girls, who had early puberty, are more likely to have delinquent behavior, being involved in stealing, fighting and drug taking.

1
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Nov 24, 2009
Nowadays, children spend more time watching TV than just a couple of years ago. Scientists are concerned that the amount of TV time has increased and it may negatively influence children's health.

1
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Jul 28, 2009
People, who are divorced or widowed, face a number of health problems that do not resolve even if they marry again, a new study finds.

1
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Feb 26, 2009
Children raised by single parent or living in stepfamilies have better social skills and show better behavior if they stay in touch with their grandparents, a new study says.

The study conducted by Shalhevet Attar-Schwartz of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem involved more than 1,500 children aged between 11 and 16, living with to biological parents, in a single-parent families and stepfamilies. The researchers asked all the participants about their relationships with grandparents to find if it played a positive role in children's social skills and behavior.

1
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Oct 31, 2007
A team of researchers from Switzerland and Germany suggest that young men enjoy fast driving because speed is in fact perceived and innately male. Researchers working at the Universities of Zurich, Neuchatel and Heidelberg discovered that a "typical male environment" can explain the fact that men exposed to it drive much faster than men in a female on neutral environments.