Psychology

Gregor Martynus and Jana Gallus hold their triplets

Lullabies to help premature infants eat

Researchers work with a family with triplets to study a lullaby device used in the intensive care unit.

Vocal outbursts map

When a sigh is not just a sigh

A brand new audio map of vocal outbursts spans 24 emotions.

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Joint bank accounts make for happier couples

Those who keep finances separate are likelier to split up, be less satisfied with their relationship.

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Want a successful Super Bowl ad? Don't make people think

Ads that take a certain approach find victory during the game's biggest event.

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Fathers are happier parents than mothers, new study shows

A new study shows fathers experience more well-being from parenthood than mothers.

Courtney Baugh gaming

‘Most women don't use a mic’

Half of online gamers are women, but anti-woman abuse is rampant. Courtney Baugh has a solution.

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Don't wait to have fun, science says

Our quest for just the right moment often means missing out on having a good experience.

UC Riverside Robert Rosenthal

From Timothy Leary's office to the company of giants

How Robert Rosenthal brought behavioral psychology to the masses with “Pygmalion in the Classroom.”

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Study identifies a new way by which the human brain marks time

With a little help from HBO's “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” scientists learn more about how we process the flow of time.

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Risk tolerance: It's in your DNA

Large study identifies genetic variants linked to risk tolerance and risky behaviors.

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