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Sugar, spice and puppy dog tails: Developing sex-typed personality traits and interests

... A new longitudinal study of children's personality traits and interests tells us that sex-typed ... girls and boys differed in their sex-typed personality qualities and their sex-typed activity interests ... study also found that changes in girls' and boys' personality traits and interests were related to how they ...

New Study Reveals the Emotional Impact and Effectiveness of Negative Campaigning

... of candidate preference; and 3) undecided voters' personality traits most resemble Obama supporters. The ... bold and focus on change." Undecided Voters' personality Traits Most Resemble Obama Supporters The personality traits of undecided voters resemble Obama voters ...

Genes hold the key to how happy we are, scientists say

... found that happiness is partly determined by personality traits and that both personality and happiness are largely hereditary. Using a ... tend to be happier. They suggested that this personality mix can act as a buffer when bad things happen, ...

Addiction: Insights from Parkinson's disease

... patients typically have a very low incidence of drug abuse and display a personality type that is the opposite of the typical addictive personality. These ... excessive dopaminergic treatment, illustrate the link between dopamine, personality and addiction." PD patients treated with dopamine agonists had an ...

MU researcher identifies possible genetic causes of borderline personality disorder

... Mo. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is more common than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and ... genetic factors play a major role in individual differences of borderline personality disorder features in Western society." ...

Genes may make some people more prone to anxiety

... of each. The two-Met carriers also disclosed greater anxiety on a standard personality test. This finding confirms that specific variations in the gene that ... identify the first candidates for genes associated with an anxiety-prone personality is a step in the right direction." Although a great deal more research ...

Evil genes made me do it

... and biochemical basis for behavioral disorders such as antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, there have been virtually no comprehensive studies aimed at ...

Facial expressions of emotion are innate, not learned, says new study

... SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29, 2008 -- Facial expressions of emotion are hardwired into our genes, according to a study published today in the Journal of personality and Social Psychology . The research suggests that facial expressions of emotion are innate rather than a product of cultural learning. The study is ...

U of Minnesota researcher finds link between aggression, status and sex

... sex. Although hostility or belligerent acts might not immediately appear to be linked to reproduction, new research forthcoming in the Journal of personality and Social Psychology shows that mating goals may underlie behaviors such as aggression. Griskevicius, a marketing professor at the U of M's Carlson ...

Gender biases in leadership selection during competitions within and between groups

... typically include a sense of power, great negotiating skills and lots of charisma. However, a recent study suggests that it is not just an outgoing personality and great communication skills that determine who is chosen as leader of a group. Previous research has implicated that there is a gender bias when ...

Hypertension disparity linked to environment

... could be linked to a number of factors other than race. Careful review of psychosocial factors, stress, coping strategies, discrimination and other personality characteristics could play a large role in reducing or eliminating the disparity." Commonly referred to as the "silent killer," hypertension is the ...

£2 million study to reveal workings of dementia genes

... victim to FTLD. AD sufferers tend to be older. "Alzheimer's patients lose their awareness of space and time, whereas FTLD can result in changes in personality as well as speech and language difficulties," said Dr Stuart Pickering-Brown, who is leading the research. "Sufferers can become apathetic or ...

No helicopter moms among Rutgers mutant mice

... with fear and anxiety. Shumyatsky's newest finding could enhance our understanding of human anxiety, including partpartum depression and borderline personality disorders. Shumyatsky is an assistant professor of genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. ...

Gene associated with pair-bonding in animals has similar effects in human males

... in Sweden (TOSS). The TOSS study collected detailed information from pairs of twins and their partners or spouses about their marital relationships, personality and mental health, as well as genetic data. They report in this week's on-line issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...

Advances in the field of schizophrenia research: New genetic factors identified

... concerning the causes of schizophrenia as well as the development of diagnostic testsand possibly treatment." Contrary to common belief, a split personality is not one of the potential symptoms of schizophrenia. "Persons affected with the illness, however, may exhibit changes in thought and behavior," ...

How your mother's emotional legacy impacts your life

... impact on our lives. The initial bond formed at birth becomes the foundation from which our emotional development, communication style, and personality type evolve through adulthood. No other relationship in our lives has the potential to shape us like the one we share with our mothers, and the more ...

AAAS announces winners of 2007 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

... affordable and effective treatments for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and glaucoma. The judges praised the program for its insights into Julians personality and its clear explanations of the science that Julian pursued during his career as an academic and industrial chemist. Peter Spotts, science writer ...

'Personality-gene' makes songbirds curious

... fearless person - such individual differences in personality could be partly due to the genes you carry. In ... genes are associated with personality differences among humans. Research from the last ... variation in their level of curiosity. "The personality trait can be an important predictor of how ...

Temperament linked to onset of cancer and early death in female rats

... studies on the relationship between cancer and personality primarily focus on survival once a tumor has been ... better equipped to link the connections between personality and cancer development, the team suggests. ... a reason for the differences. The new study links personality specifically with cancer. ...

Are dancers genetically different than the rest of us? Yes, says Hebrew University researcher

... and the other is the Tridimensional personality Questionnaire (TPQ), a measure of the need for ... that the dancers exhibited particular genetic and personality characteristics that were not found in the other ... and ceremonial nature, and a strong spiritual personality trait. Others involved in the research with ...

A link is found between morphine addiction and the tendency to explore

... all those who have access to drugs become addicts, therefore there may be personality characteristics that influence their use. One such characteristic is the ... for being administered morphine. It was also observed that other personality characteristics in the rats, such as anxiousness or fear, are unrelated to ...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

... researchers say, that may be an important and previously overlooked causal factor in driving influenza epidemiology. "Including cognitive and personality factors into epidemic models can dramatically change our understanding of why flu epidemics occur." said Vardavas. ...

Good behavior, religiousness may be genetic

... A new study in Journal of personality shows that selfless and social behavior is not purely a product of environment, specifically religious environment. After studying the behavior of ...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

... smaller group of 30 men with a dementia called frontotemporal dementia (FTD,) 37 percent had undergone a vasectomy. The earliest symptoms of FTD are personality changes, lack of judgment and bizarre behavior. As in PPA, FTD usually starts at an earlier age, in the 40s and 50s. One of Weintraub's patients ...

Stroke symptoms common among general population

... for clinical diagnosis," the authors write. "These undiagnosed or unrecognized events could have a substantial impact on cognitive functioning or personality and could also be powerful harbingers of subsequent major strokes." It is not known whether these individuals visited a physician for their ...

ABCB6 is key to production of heme in hemoglobin

... swell in sunlight; and acute porphoryia, a nerve problem that triggers pain in the chest, abdomen, limbs or back, as well as paralysis, cramping and personality changes or mental disorders. "Also, people with porphyria can suffer sudden, acute attacks if they take certain tranquilizers and other drugs that ...

Lost in thought: Brain research

... trumpet's sound. The scientists were particularly interested in certain regions in the prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain known to be involved in personality and self-knowledge, among other things. Indeed, the fMRI confirmed that these regions were active during introspection but, when subjects were ...

Researchers find cause of frontotemporal dementia

... behavior, movement and mood, and is responsible for cognitive functions like memory and speech. So, FTD is clinically characterized by changes in personality and, in a later stage, loss of cognitive functions. Looking for the needle in the haystack Genetic research has previously shown that FTD is ...

Virtual realities against pain

... to focus mainly on the technological aspects and the effectiveness of ADTs, greater consideration is being given to psychological aspects. Several personality traits (such as absorption and dissociation) have been identified as important factors for determining the level of involvement of the users, ...

'Scent of a woman' tells male redback spiders to find a mate

... think finding a nice partner to settle down and raise children with is tough, consider the plight of the male Australian redback spider. Instead of personality conflicts, spats over in-laws and financial worries, imagine that immediately after the first time you have sex, your partner -- who is 100 to 200 ...

Cell therapy slows progression of an inherited neurological disease; Improves motor skills in mice

... fibers. Without myelin, nerves cannot conduct impulses to and from other areas of the body, resulting in symptoms including convulsions, seizures, personality changes, spasticity, progressive dementia, motor disturbances progressing to paralysis, and blindness. There is no cure; the only current treatment ...

Argonne researchers confirm lead in Beethoven's illness

... life of lead in the human body is about 22 years, with 95 percent of "old" lead residing in the skeletal structure. Beethoven experienced a change of personality and abdominal illness in his late teens and early 20s that persisted throughout his adult life. His abdominal symptoms and autopsy findings are both ...

Environment, not genes, key in family relationships

... Nature or nurture? It's the eternal question for so many human interactions and personality traits. Now, it appears, nature may play a larger role than nurture when it comes to family relationships between adolescents and their parents. ...

Rodent social behavior encoded in junk DNA

... through natural selection. Variability in vasopressin receptor microsatellite length could help account for differences in normal human personality traits, such as shyness, and perhaps influence disorders of sociability like autism and social anxiety disorders, suggest the researchers. The Emory ...
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