Emotional response to climate change influences whether we seek or avoid further information
People with negative feelings toward climate change seek out more information, study finds.
Sixty-two percent of Americans now say they believe that global warming is happening, but 46 percent say they are “very sure” or “extremely sure” that it is not.…[Read more]
Greater Working Memory Capacity Benefits Analytic, But Not Creative, Problem-Solving
In a new article in the August issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Jennifer Wiley and Andrew Jarosz of the University of Illinois at Chicago explore the role of working memory capacity in…[Read more]
Investigators Identify New Gene Linked to PTSD
Investigators at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System have identified a new gene linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings, published online in Molecular Psychiatry, indicate that a gene known to play a role in protecting…[Read more]
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