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    • Posted by Figen Eker
    • May 20, 2013
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    The tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is being used in the classroom to introduce primary school children to the intricacies of the law.
    A novel project by the University of Leicester has seen 13 students from the School of Law work with children as part...
    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • April 30, 2013
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    A way to improve detection rates in police interviews has been discovered by researchers following a mock terrorism scenario where suspects plotted to blow up a building.  
    They found that dripfeeding evidence to the suspect boosted the dete...
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    • April 3, 2013
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    When you think of the fiery tango, you would be forgiven for not immediately associating it with the Japanese, but the Argentine dance has grown rapidly in popularity in Japan and dozens of venues can be found in Tokyo alone.
    The reasons behind this p...
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    • March 1, 2013
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    The myth of altruism and generosity surrounding Mother Teresa is dispelled in a paper by Serge Larivée and Genevieve Chenard of University of Montreal’s Department of Psychoeducation and Carole Sénéchal of the University of O...
    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • February 12, 2013
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    As international criminal gangs increasingly target online dating and social networking sites, as a means of extorting money from unwary victims, research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) suggests that new strategies are needed...
    • Posted by Figen Eker
    • December 19, 2012
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    ‘Save money by taking shorter showers!’ This type of campaigns is often used to encourage consumers to behave more sustainably. Calling on people's environmental awareness is said to be less effective. Research by psychologist Jan Willem Bo...
    • Posted by Figen Eker
    • November 30, 2012
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    People make more rational economic decisions on behalf of strangers and distant relatives than they do for close family members or themselves, new psychology research has shown.
    The ability to turn down an immediate reward in anticipation that greater...
    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • November 23, 2012
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    Crop circles provide one of many examples of the way religious and spiritual emotions are finding new modes of expression, maintains Anne Kalvig at the University of Stavanger (UiS).
    While some people experience great benefit when visiting churches, m...
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    • November 19, 2012
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    Statistical analyses show that the world will be more peaceful in the future. In about 40 years only half as many countries will be in conflict. The decrease will be greatest in the Middle East.
     
    In 1992, almost every fourth country was involve...
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    • November 16, 2012
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    Neuroinformaticians from Radboud University Nijmegen provide a mathematical model for efficient communication in relationships. Love affair dynamics can look like a sinus wave: a smooth repetitive oscillation of highs and lows. For some couples these w...