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The study of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning. A system of thought based on or involving such study: . The study of the theoretical underpinnings of a particular field or discipline: An underlying theory or set of ideas relating to a particular field of activity or to life as a whole: . (Philosophy) the academic discipline concerned with making explicit the nature and significance of ordinary and scientific beliefs and investigating the intelligibility of concepts by means of rational argument concerning their presuppositions, implications, and interrelationships; in particular, the rational investigation of the nature and structure of reality (metaphysics), the resources and limits of knowledge (epistemology), the principles and import of moral judgment (ethics), and the relationship between language and reality(semantics) . (Philosophy) the particular doctrines relating to these issues of some specific individual or school: the philosophy of Descartes. 3. (Philosophy) the critical study of the basic principles and concepts of a discipline: the philosophy of law. . (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the investigation of natural phenomena, esp alchemy, astrology, and astronomy . any system of belief, values, or tenets . a personal outlook or viewpoint\ . serenity of temper . the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct. . a system of philosophical doctrine: the philosophy of Spinoza. . the critical study of the basic principles and concepts of a particular branch of knowledge: the philosophy of science. . a system of principles for guidance in practical affairs: a philosophy of life. . a calm or philosophical attitude. Accidentalism-the philosophic doctrine that claims that events can or do occur without cause. Actualism-the doctrine that all reality is animate, in motion, or in process. aesthetics, esthetics-a branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and the beautiful. Analogism-reasoning deductively, from a generalization to particular events. Architectonics-the science of the systemization of knowledge. Aretaics-the study of virtue. Aristotelianism-the philosophy of Aristotle, especially an emphasis upon formal deductive logic, upon the concept that reality is a combination of formand matter, and upon investigation of the concrete and particular. — Atomism-the theory that minute, discrete, finite, and indivisible elements are the ultimate constituents of all matter. Averroism, Averrhoism-the philosophy of Averroës, chiefly Aristotelianism tinged with Neoplatonism, asserting the unity of an active and divine intellect tcommon to all while denying personal immortality. Benthamism-the philosophical theory of Jeremy Bentham that the morality of actions is estimated and determined by their utility and that pleasureand pain are both the ultimate Standard of right and wrong and the fundamental motives influencing human actions and wishes. Bergsonism-the philosophy of Henri Bergson, emphasizing time or duration as the central f act of experience and asserting the existence of theélan vital as an original life force governing all organic processes in a way that can be explained only by intuition, not by scientific analysis. Berkeleianism-the philosophy and beliefs of George Berkeley denying the existence of the real world. Cartesianis -the philosophy of René Descartes and his followers, especially its emphasis on logical analysis, its mechanistic interpretation of physical nature, and its dualistic distinction between thought (mind) and extension (matter). Causationism the principles and practices of universal causation. commonsense realism naive realism. Comtism ,positivism, Conceptualism the doctrine that universals exist only in the mind. 

Consciencism cosmology the branch of philosophy that studies the origin, evolution, and structure of the universe, especially such characteristics as space,time, causality, and freedom. Cynicism -Greek philosophy of the 4th century B.C. advocating the doctrines that virtue is the only good, that the essence of virtue is self-control and individual freedom, and that surrender to any external influence is beneath the dignity of man. Cyrenaicism -the principles of the school of the philosopher Aristippus of Cyrene. Descendentalism -the doctrines of a school of philosophy emphasizing empiricism and positivism. Determinism -1. the doctrine that all f acts and events result from the operation of natural laws. 2. the doctrine that all events, including human choices and decisions, are necessarily determined by motives, which are regarded asexternal forces acting on the will. Doxography the compiling of extracts from ancient Greek philosophers, with editorial commentary. Dualism 1. any theory in any field of philosophical investigation that reduces the variety of its subject matter to two irreducible principles, asgood/evil or natural/supernatural. 2. Metaphysics. any system that reduces the whole universe to two principles, as the Platonic Ideas and Matter. Dynamism -any of various theories or philosophical systems that seek to explain natural phenomena by the action and interaction of forces, asmechanism or Leibnizianism. Dysteleology -a doctrine denying the existence of a final cause or purpose in life or nature. Eclecticism -1. the use or advocacy of a method involving the selection of doctrines from various systems and their combination into a unified system of ideas.2. such a system. Eleaticism a school of philosophy founded by Parmenides and its doctrines, especially those contributed by Zeno (of Elea), asserting the unrealityof motion or change. Emanationism  a theory of the origin of the world by a series of emanations from the Godhead. Empiricism -1. the doctrine that all ideas and categories are derived from sense experience and that knowledge cannot extend beyond experience, including observation, experiment, and induction. 2. an empirical method or practice. Entelechy Vitalism. a vital agent or force directing growth and life. Epicureanism -the philosophical system of Epicurus, holding that the natural world is a series of fortuitous combinations of atoms, and that the highest good is freedom from disturbance and pain. Epiphenomenalism the doctrine that consciousness is a mere accessory and  accompaniment of physiological processes and is powerless to affect these processes. the branch of philosophy that studies the origin, nature, methods, validity, and limits of human knowledge. Essentialism - a philosophical theory asserting that metaphysical essences are real and intuitively accessible. a philosophical theory giving priority to the inward nature, true substance, or constitution of something over its existence. Ethical nihilism the belief that there are no bases for establishing a moral or ethical philosophy. ethical relativism the belief that morality is relative to the society where it exists and that its criticism and evaluation are irrelevant. Ethics \the branch of philosophy that considers the good, moral principles, and right action. — etiology, a etiology the science of causation. Existentialism - the doctrine that man forms his essence in the course of the life resulting from his personal choices. - an emphasis upon man’s creating his own nature as well as the importance of personal freedom, decision, and commitment.


Experientialism the philosophical theory that states that experience is the source of all knowledge. — Fatalism the doctrine that all things are subject to fate or inevitable predestination and that man is ultimately unable to prevent inevitabilities. Fichteanism theories and beliefs of J. G. Fichte, German philosopher and social thinker, a precursor of socialism. Gnosticism the doctrines of any of various dualistic sects among the Jews and the early Christians who claimed possession of superior spiritual knowledge, explained the creation of the world in an emanational manner, and condemned matter as evil. — gradualism a theory maintaining that two seemingly conflicting notions are not radically opposed, but are part of a gradually altering continuity. Haeckelism theories and doctrines of Ernst Haeckel, German biologist and philosopher, especially the notion “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.” Hegelian dialectic an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which an assertable proposition(thesis) is necessarily opposed by its apparent contradiction (antithesis), and both reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis).. Hegelianism the philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and his followers, characterized by the use of a special dialectic as an analytical and interpretive method. Hermeticism, hermeticism  the ideas or beliefs set forth in the writings of Hermes Trismegistus- adherence to these ideas and beliefs. Hobbism the philosophical beliefs of Thomas Hobbes, who maintained that an individual has the right to self-preservation and the pursuit ofhappiness. Holism the theory that whole entities, as fundamental components of reality, have an existence other than as the mere sum of their parts. Humanitarianism  Ethics. the doctrine that man’s obligations are concerned wholly with the welfare of the human race.  Theology. the doctrine that man may achieve perfection without divine assistance. hylicism, hylism . the materialist theories of the early Ionic philosophers.  the doctrines concerning the lowest of three Gnostic orders of mankind, the material or fleshly, unsavable as sons of the devil - the theory that regards matter as the principle of evil, as in dualistic theology or philosophy. —  hylomorphism the theory derived from Aristotle that every physical object is composed of two principles, an unchanging prime matter and a formdeprived of actuality with every substantial change of the object .hypostasis the essential substance or underlying nature or principle of a thing. Hypothesis - a principle or proposition that is assumed for the sake of argument or that is taken for granted to proceed to the proof of the point in question.- a system or theory created to account for something that is not understood. Idealism -any system or theory that maintains that the real is of the nature of thought or that the object of external perception consists of ideas. Illusionism-a theory or doctrine that the material world is wholly or nearly wholly an illusion. Immaterialism -the belief that material things have no objective existence but exist only as mental perceptions. Indifferentism-a view that admits no real difference between true and f alse in religion or philosophy; a form of agnosticism. 

Instrumentalism -a pragmatic philosophy holding that it is the function of thought to be a means to the control of environment, and that the value and truthfulness of ideas is determined by their usefulness in human experience or progress. Irrationalism- a theory that non rational forces govern the universe.  any attitude or set of beliefs having a non rational basis, as nihilism. Kantianism the philosophy of Emmanuel Kant, asserting that the nature of the mind renders it unable to know reality immediately, that the mind interprets data presented to it as phenomena in space and time, and that the reason, in order to find a meaningful basis for experience or in order for ethical conduct to exist, may postulate things unknowable to it, as the existence of a soul. Laxism the view of a school of Roman Catholic casuists who maintained that any chance of liberty, however slight, should be foliowed. Leibnizianism, Leibnitzianism -the philosophy of Gottfied Wilhelm von Leibniz and his followers, especially monadism and the theory of pre established harmony, the theory that this is the best of all possible worlds because God has chosen it (satirized by Voltaire in Candide), and proposals for a scientific language and a method of symbolic computation. Libertarianism- one who advocates liberty, especially with regard to thought or conduct-the philosophical doctrine of free will. logical positivism positivism, def. Logicism a philosophical system that places strong emphasis on logic. Materialism the theory that regards matter and its various guises as constituting the universe, and all phenomena, including those of the mind, as caused by material agencies. Mechanism the theory that everything in the universe is produced by matter in process, capable of explanation by the laws of chemistry and physics- the theory that a natural process is machinelike or is explainable in terms of Newtonian mechanics. Meliorism the doctrine that the world tends to become better of itself, or that it may improve more rapidly by proper human assistance. Mentalism the doctrine that objects of knowledge have no existence except in the mind of the perceiver, as in Berkeleianism.  Mesology the study of ways of attaining happiness.  Metaethics  metagnosticism the doctrine that knowledge of the Absolute is within human reach, but through a higher religious consciousness rather than by logical processes. Metaphysics a branch of philosophy concerned with being, first principles, and often including aspects of cosmology and epistemology. Metempiricism a concept believed to be beyond but related to empirically gained data. Miserabilismm  the philosophy of pessimism.




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Spirituality News -- ScienceDaily

Emotions are cognitive, not innate, researchers conclude

Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information, researchers conclude. Posted: Wed 15th of February, 2017

To please your friends, tell them what they already know

We love to tell friends and family about experiences we've had and they haven't -- from exotic vacations to celebrity sightings -- but new research suggests that these stories don't thrill them quite as much as we imagine. A series of studies shows that both speakers and listeners expect novel stories to be bigger crowd pleasers, but that listeners end up enjoying familiar stories more. Posted: Tue 14th of February, 2017

How the brain maintains useful memories

Researchers have discovered a reason why we often struggle to remember the smaller details of past experiences. Posted: Tue 14th of February, 2017

An impulsive cognitive style comes with implications, researchers say

A new study finds a wide range of subtle but measurable tendencies in the thinking of people who would rather snatch a quick reward than wait for a bigger one. Posted: Wed 1st of February, 2017

Answers to how our brains make meaning, with the help of a little LSD

We all have particular experiences or particular things -- a favorite song, for example -- that mean much more to us than others. Now, researchers who've studied how perceptions of meaning change when people take the psychedelic drug known as LSD have traced that sense of meaningfulness to particular neurochemicals and receptors in the brain. Posted: Thu 26th of January, 2017

Mindfulness meditation training lowers biomarkers of stress response in anxiety disorder

Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now a rigorously designed, clinical trial has found objective physiological evidence that mindfulness meditation combats anxiety. Posted: Tue 24th of January, 2017

Meditation and music may help reverse early memory loss in adults at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, scientists found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss.  Posted: Sun 22nd of January, 2017

Religious involvement lessens likelihood of owning a handgun

Americans who are more involved in religious congregations are less likely to own handguns, according to a new study. Posted: Tue 17th of January, 2017

Researchers urge caution around psilocybin use

In a survey of almost 2,000 people who said they had had a past negative experience when taking psilocybin-containing 'magic mushrooms,' a researchers say that more than 10 percent believed their worst 'bad trip' had put themselves or others in harm's way, and a substantial majority called their most distressing episode one of the top 10 biggest challenges of their lives. Posted: Fri 30th of December, 2016

Is there such a thing as an emotional hangover? Researchers find that there is

Emotional experiences can induce physiological and internal brain states that persist for long periods of time after the emotional events have ended, a team of scientists has found. Posted: Tue 27th of December, 2016

Can you unconsciously forget an experience?

Wanting to squash not-so-great memories is human nature, but is it possible to intentionally forget a traumatic experience? Posted: Fri 9th of December, 2016

Avoiding spiritual struggles and existential questions is linked with poorer mental health

Fear of confronting the tensions and conflicts brought on by existential concerns—the “big questions” of life—is linked with poorer mental health, including higher levels of depression, anxiety and difficulty regulating emotions, according to a new study. Posted: Mon 5th of December, 2016

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer

A substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin -- the active compound in hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms" -- researchers report after a small double-blind study. Posted: Thu 1st of December, 2016

This is your brain on God: Spiritual experiences activate brain reward circuits

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and music, report researchers. Posted: Tue 29th of November, 2016

What do Americans fear?

The third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016) has been released by researchers. The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, crime, the environment, the future, technology, health, natural disasters, as well as fears of public speaking, spiders, heights, ghosts and many other personal anxieties. In addition to the set of fears examined in previous waves, the survey team took a closer look at two fear related phenomena: Americans' beliefs in conspiracy theories and fear of Muslims, sometimes referred to as "Islamophobia." Posted: Wed 12th of October, 2016

Does meditation keep emotional brain in check?

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you're not a mindful person, suggests a new study. Psychology researchers recorded the brain activity of people looking at disturbing pictures immediately after meditating for the first time. These participants were able to tame their negative emotions just as well as participants who were naturally mindful. Posted: Mon 3rd of October, 2016

Oxytocin enhances spirituality: The biology of awe

Oxytocin has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research suggests the hormone may also support spirituality. Posted: Wed 21st of September, 2016

Posting personal experiences on social media may help you remember them in the future

Posting personal experiences on social media makes those events much easier to recall, a new study -- the first to look at social media's effect on memory -- has found Posted: Wed 7th of September, 2016

Spiritual meditation plus medication: Best medicine for migraines?

New research examines whether or not, and to what extent, a combination of spiritual meditation and migraine medication affects analgesic medication usage. Posted: Fri 2nd of September, 2016

Systems biology research study reveals benefits of vacation, meditation

Scientists used a rigorous study design to assess the biological impact of meditation compared to vacation. The researchers found that a resort vacation provides a strong and immediate impact on molecular networks associated with stress and immune pathways, in addition to short-term improvements in well-being, as measured by feelings of vitality and distress. A meditation retreat, for those who already used meditation regularly, was associated with molecular networks characterized by antiviral activity. The molecular signature of long-term meditators was distinct from the non-meditating vacationers. Posted: Tue 30th of August, 2016

Behavioral Science News -- ScienceDaily

Tiny cavefish may help humans evolve to require very little sleep

We all do it; we all need it -- humans and animals alike. Neuroscientists have been studying Mexican cavefish to provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms regulating sleep loss and the relationship between sensory processing and sleep. They are investigating how sleep evolves and using this species as a model to understand how human brains could evolve to require very little sleep, just like the cavefish. Posted: Thu 23rd of February, 2017

Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults

Teenagers who experience sleep problems and exhibit anti-social behavior are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, new research concludes. Posted: Thu 23rd of February, 2017

OCD-like behavior linked to genetic mutation

A new study found evidence suggesting how neural dysfunction in a certain region of the brain can lead to obsessive and repetitive behaviors much like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Posted: Thu 23rd of February, 2017

Researchers uncover brain circuitry central to reward-seeking behavior

Scientists have found that as mice learn to associate a particular sound with a rewarding sugary drink, one set of prefrontal neurons becomes more active and promotes reward-seeking behavior while other prefrontal neurons are silenced, and those neurons act like a brake on reward-seeking. Posted: Wed 22nd of February, 2017

Family focused interventions for at risk children and youth

Experts discuss how interventions can be developed to maximize resilience among children experiencing adversity and improve outcomes for their families as well. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

Nationwide teen bullying and cyberbullying study reveals significant issues impacting youth

In one of the latest and most ambitious studies on bullying and cyberbullying in middle and high school students, researchers found that 1 in 5 students said that they had been threatened with a weapon at school, 73 percent of students reported that they had been bullied at school at some point in their lifetime, and 70 percent of the students said that someone spread rumors about them online. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

Students more likely to succeed if teachers have positive perceptions of parents

Researchers have found that teacher ratings of parental involvement early in a child's academic career can accurately predict the child's academic and social success. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

New behavioral therapy to support Japanese mothers of children with ADHD

Researchers have successfully adapted a parent-training program for ADHD for use with families in Japan, where ADHD-specific behavioral interventions are limited. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

Teens with PTSD, conduct disorder have difficulty recognizing facial expressions

Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces as angry, finds a study. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

Treatment strategy for anorexia

New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment strategy. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

How the brain remembers fearful experiences

Scientists reveal for the first time the specific patterns of electrical activity in rat brains that are associated with specific memories, in this case a fearful experience. Posted: Mon 20th of February, 2017

How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed

In a new study, researchers found for the first time that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain's reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments. The results, based on a study with 19 mother-infant pairs, have important implications for therapies addressing postpartum depression as well as disorders of the dopamine system such as Parkinson's disease, addiction, and social dysfunction. Posted: Fri 17th of February, 2017

Mothers and infants connect through song

New research provides insight into the importance of song for infants and mothers. The work explored the role of infant-directed singing in relation to intricate bond between mother and infant. Posted: Fri 17th of February, 2017

Smokers' memories could help them quit

Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study. Posted: Thu 16th of February, 2017

Study shows how the predator brain organizes the hunt

The central nucleus of the amygdala is the brain region responsible for articulating the different skills involved in pursuing and killing prey, new research shows. The results of this research break a paradigm in neuroscience, which is the idea that the central amygdala is the region responsible for organizing fear-related behavior. Posted: Wed 15th of February, 2017

Parenting significantly impacts development of children with Fragile X Syndrome

A longitudinal study of children with Fragile X Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism, and their mothers found that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the children's development, even mitigating declines often reported in middle childhood. Posted: Tue 14th of February, 2017

Old into new: Geneticists track the evolution of parenting

Researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ brain. Posted: Mon 13th of February, 2017

Studies uncover long-term effects of traumatic brain injury

Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child be like 10 years from now? Posted: Fri 10th of February, 2017

Traffic light in the brain

New insights into the roles of different subareas in the prefrontal cortex have been uncovered by researchers. Whether the brain responds to an external stimulus or not depends significantly on the balance between areas of excitation and inhibition in the prefrontal cortex (PFC). Synaptic connections in the front of the cerebral cortex enable the brain to make a conscious decision on whether to react to a stimulus with movement or not. However, the roles of the individual regions in the PFC and how they work together in this decision-making process were unknown until now. Posted: Fri 10th of February, 2017

Brain stem volume linked to aggression in autism

New research from autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism -- clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective intervention. Posted: Thu 9th of February, 2017

Relationships News -- ScienceDaily

Online daters ignore wish list when choosing a match

Despite having a 'wish list' stating their preference for potential ideal matches, most online daters contact people bearing no resemblance to the characteristics they say they want in a mate, according to new research. The finding was revealed by researchers who analyzed the online dating preferences and contact behavior of more than 41,000 Australians aged between 18-80. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

State same-sex marriage policies associated with reduced teen suicide attempts

A nationwide analysis suggests same-sex marriage policies were associated with a reduction in suicide attempts by adolescents. Posted: Mon 20th of February, 2017

People assume sexists are also racist and vice versa

The stigma associated with prejudice against women and people of color seems to transfer from one group to another, according to new findings. In a series of experiments, researchers found that women tended to believe that a person who espoused racist beliefs would also show sexist beliefs and behavior, while men of color believed that someone who expressed sexist attitudes was likely to show racist tendencies. Posted: Thu 16th of February, 2017

Technology puts 'touch' into long-distance relationships

Long-distance couples can share a walk, watch movies together, and even give each other a massage, using new technologies. Posted: Tue 14th of February, 2017

To please your friends, tell them what they already know

We love to tell friends and family about experiences we've had and they haven't -- from exotic vacations to celebrity sightings -- but new research suggests that these stories don't thrill them quite as much as we imagine. A series of studies shows that both speakers and listeners expect novel stories to be bigger crowd pleasers, but that listeners end up enjoying familiar stories more. Posted: Tue 14th of February, 2017

Want to 'friend' an old flame on facebook or flirt online? Social media researcher says think about your current romantic relationship first

One of the best gifts a person could give their significant other for Valentine's Day is a discussion on boundaries regarding social media, according to a researcher. Posted: Thu 9th of February, 2017

Want to help your mate beat the blues? Show them the love

The more depressed your romantic partner may be, the more love you should give them, according to new research. Posted: Wed 8th of February, 2017

Key friendships vital for effective human social networks

Close friendships facilitate the exchange of information and culture, making social networks more effective for cultural transmission, according to new research that used wireless tracking technology to map social interactions in remote hunter-gatherer populations. Posted: Wed 8th of February, 2017

Harsh parenting predicts low educational attainment through increasing peer problems

Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes, a new study of 1,482 students in Maryland has found. Posted: Wed 8th of February, 2017

Why are men overlooking the benefits of marriage?

The marriage rate in the U.S. continues to decline and the view that marriage entails a “lack of freedom” is becoming more entrenched, particularly among younger men, according to researchers. Posted: Tue 7th of February, 2017

Can childhood cancer treatments affect survivors' sex lives in adulthood?

A recent analysis showed that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system were least likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children. Posted: Mon 6th of February, 2017

Social biases contribute to challenges for those with autism

Negative first impressions formed by potential social partners may reduce the quality of social experiences for people with autism, new research concludes. In the study, non-autistic participants reported their first impressions of individuals with autism from videos of them during social interaction. Posted: Wed 1st of February, 2017

Better sleep can lead to better sex

Sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression. A new study shows that sleep problems can also interfere with a woman's level of sexual satisfaction. Posted: Wed 1st of February, 2017

Intimate partner violence among youth linked to suicide, weapons and drug use

Adolescents who are violent toward their romantic partners are also more likely to think about or attempt suicide, carry a weapon, threaten others with a weapon and use drugs or alcohol than peers in non-violent relationships, according to new research. Posted: Tue 31st of January, 2017

Pets -- not siblings -- are child’s best friends, researchers find

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to new research. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings. Posted: Sun 29th of January, 2017

Social environment has sizable impact on health of mice

For the first time, research in mice shows that the genetic makeup of an individual's social partners contributes to their state of health. Unexpectedly, the genetics of social partners were found to affect wound healing and body weight as well as behavior. The methods used to detect 'social genetic effects' help future research into the mechanisms whereby one individual influences another. Findings underscore that research into the genetics of disease should include both individuals and their partners. Posted: Wed 25th of January, 2017

New hope for children with autism spectrum disorder

The latest study released by the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) shows more promise that a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder no longer guarantees a difficult life for children. Posted: Wed 25th of January, 2017

Positive social support from a spouse could have negative consequences, new research shows

Offering your spouse what you believe to be positive support could have negative physiological effects on them, according to new research. Posted: Tue 24th of January, 2017

Direct link between sexual objectification of girls, aggression towards them

There is a direct relation between the sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them, research by psychologists has shown. Posted: Tue 24th of January, 2017

Hormone can enhance brain activity associated with love and sex

The hormone kisspeptin can enhance activity in brain regions associated with sexual arousal and romantic love, according to new research. Posted: Mon 23rd of January, 2017

Racial Issues News -- ScienceDaily

Premature death in delinquent youth

Researchers have found alarming premature mortality rates for delinquent youth. Posted: Mon 20th of February, 2017

Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools -- an 'overlooked crisis' that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper. Posted: Thu 16th of February, 2017

People assume sexists are also racist and vice versa

The stigma associated with prejudice against women and people of color seems to transfer from one group to another, according to new findings. In a series of experiments, researchers found that women tended to believe that a person who espoused racist beliefs would also show sexist beliefs and behavior, while men of color believed that someone who expressed sexist attitudes was likely to show racist tendencies. Posted: Thu 16th of February, 2017

When does a man say 'I'm the father'?

American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if the baby is a boy, say researchers, after scrutinizing data from 5.4 million births. Posted: Wed 15th of February, 2017

The damage of discrimination

Based on data collected from a French grocery store chain, a new study has found that when minority workers were far less efficient in a handful of important metrics when working with biased managers. Posted: Mon 13th of February, 2017

Status profiling: Research suggests simply wearing a police uniform changes the way the brain processes information

Simply putting on a uniform, similar to one the police might wear, automatically affects how we perceive others, creating a bias towards those considered to be of a low social status, new research from a team of cognitive neuroscientists suggests. Posted: Fri 10th of February, 2017

For youth of color, losing trust in teachers may mean losing the chance to make it to college

In a new set of longitudinal studies, minority youth perceived and experienced more biased treatment and lost more trust over the middle school years than their white peers. Minority students' growing lack of trust in turn predicted whether they acted out in school and even whether they made it to college years later. Posted: Wed 8th of February, 2017

Stress hormones underlie Indigenous health gap in Australia

Scientists have made a disturbing finding about some young Indigenous people's biological reaction to stress, but one that could help close the health gap for indigenous people. Posted: Thu 2nd of February, 2017

Link between immigration coverage, partisan identity

Studies are often conducted on how media messages impact individuals’ opinions, but very few have demonstrated how these messages shift political opinions and political identities of a larger group of people, until now. Posted: Fri 27th of January, 2017

Stereotypes about 'brilliance' affect girls' interests as early as age 6, new study finds

By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid activities said to require brilliance, shows a new study. Posted: Thu 26th of January, 2017

Immigration fears among Latinos can impact baby size at birth

With deportation and discrimination fears currently on the minds of many in the United States, a study shows that the stress from an historic immigration raid is associated with Latina mothers delivering babies with lower birth weights, and sometimes early. Posted: Tue 24th of January, 2017

Racial bias in a heartbeat: How signals from the heart shape snap judgments about threat

Our heartbeat can increase pre-existing racial biases when we face a potential threat, according to new research. Posted: Tue 17th of January, 2017

Is student debt responsible for 'boomeranging' among young adults?

While student loan debt has reached an all-time high, it does not increase young adults' risk of 'boomeranging' or returning to their parental home, according to a study. Boomerangers, surprisingly, had less student loan debt than young adults who didn't return home. However, researchers found that the link between debt and boomeranging varied by ethnicity, finding an increased risk of boomeranging among black, but not white, youth. Posted: Fri 6th of January, 2017

Researchers identify factors associated with stopping treatment for opioid dependence

Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to treat addiction, are more likely to disengage from treatment programs if they are black or Hispanic, unemployed, or have hepatitis C according to a study. Posted: Thu 5th of January, 2017

Losing sleep over discrimination? 'everyday discrimination' may contribute to sleep problems

People who perceive more discrimination in daily life have higher rates of sleep problems, based on both subjective and objective measures, reports a new study. Posted: Thu 22nd of December, 2016

Discrimination interacts with genetics, impacts health

It's no secret that discrimination is stressful for those who experience it, but turns out the issue is more than skin deep -- these stressors can interact with our genetics to negatively impact our health, a new study shows. Posted: Thu 22nd of December, 2016

Children can 'catch' social bias through non-verbal signals expressed by adults

Preschool-age children can learn bias through nonverbal signals displayed by adults and are likely to generalize that learned bias to other people, research shows. The findings point to a mechanism for the creation of racial bias and other biases in society. Posted: Wed 21st of December, 2016

Rare look at youth post detention is bleak

A new study offers a bleak assessment in a rare look at the outcomes of delinquent youth five and 12 years after juvenile detention. Central to poor outcomes for the youth post detention are stark and persistent racial, ethnic and gender disparities, according to the massive study that began in the mid-1990s. Posted: Mon 19th of December, 2016

Infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences

New research findings help advance our understanding of social cognition and social development. Researchers studied 40 Hispanic infants and 37 non-Hispanic white infants, all 11 months old. The researchers showed them the faces of 18 young women they did not know on a computer screen. Recording the infants' eye movements with technology that can track where a viewer is looking, and for how long, the results showed that both Hispanic and white infants looked longer at African-American faces than Hispanic faces, longer at African-American faces than white faces and longer at Hispanic faces than white faces. Posted: Wed 14th of December, 2016

Stress-hormone differences identified among gay men

Increased stigma and discrimination can affect circadian HPA-axis functioning, say researchers. The majority of previous studies have been conducted among white heterosexuals, with very little research examining HPA-axis functioning between different minorities. Individuals who identify as both sexual and racial minorities may experience increased stigma and discrimination that can affect this HPA-axis functioning. Now, researchers have examined differences in diurnal cortisol rhythm between young, self-identified, white gay men and black gay men. Posted: Sat 3rd of December, 2016