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Relationship between Mood Change, Odor and Its Psychophysiological Responses in Humans in Terms of the Sensory Evaluation Spectrum

Author(s): Yoshiaki Sugawara, Asami Shigetho, Mai Yoneda, Tomoko Tuchiya, Hiroko Yamada, Tomomi Matumura, Miki Hirano ABSTRACT How does the brain ultimately identify more than 10,000 odorants? How precisely can humans and their olfactory system detect and discriminate a great variety … Continue reading

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Validity and Reliability of the Interpersonal Sensitivity/Privileged Self Scale: Solving a New Type of Depression

Author(s): Itsuki Yamakawa, Masaki Muranaka, Shinji Sakamoto ABSTRACT Although “modern-type” depression (MTD), having different features than melancholic-type depression, has become problematic in Japan especially since the late 1990s, there are few psychological studies of MTD. Sakamoto, Muranaka, and Yamakawa (2014) … Continue reading

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What Men Want in a Woman: Personality Is More Important than Academic Record or Athleticism

Author(s): Adrian Furnham, Alastair McClelland ABSTRACT Two hundred and fifty eight male respondents with a mean age of 24.5 years were presented with sixteen hypothetical females which they were asked to rate for suitability as long term partners. The hypothetical … Continue reading

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Ownership or Taking Action: Which Is More Important for Happiness?

Author(s):Kohji Hayase, Mitsuhiro Ura ABSTRACT In two studies (2010 and 2011), more than 2000 respondents living in Japan were asked whether they gained more happiness from ownership or from taking action. In the 2010 study, many more individuals preferred taking … Continue reading

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The Relationship between Personality Traits and Stress Levels in Children

Author(s):Jéssica Elandra Bedin, Mariane Luiza Mattjie, Vinícius Renato Thomé Ferreira, Denice Bortolin Baseggio ABSTRACT This study assessed the relationship between the personality traits and stress levels in children. The Scale of Children Personality Traits and the Scale of Infant Stress … Continue reading

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Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Cancer: What Do They Really Need?

Author(s):Cécile Flahault, Etienne Seigneur, Valérie Laurence, Hélène Pacquement, Sébastien Monte ABSTRACT In a sample of parents who lost a child to cancer, we investigated their needs before and after their child’s death and how these needs were fulfilled. We met … Continue reading

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Overlooking the harmful effects of drinking socially during the working hours

Author:Elizabeth Espindola Halpern There is a tendency to assign responsibility for the act of drinking alcohol to the drinkers. The common sense leads many people and even professionals to blame them for their frequent relapses, misuses, and abuses. Modern society … Continue reading

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Preschool and Social Skills. Boy and girl are they different?

Author:Rosa Maria Silva Gomes Why bullying is much associated with behavior problems in school boys. In the case of negative social interactions, children tend to be rejected among peers. The boys are seen as more aggressive and girls as more … Continue reading

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Myths and Reality for Divorce: Little Children, Big Challenges

Author: Thomas Babalis People say that it is better for a child to have two happy separated parents rather than a united misery in the house. Partly this is true. But what really is the effect of divorce on preschool … Continue reading

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Is it Possible to Increase the Effectiveness of Traditional Methods of Treating Obesity?

Author:Boris B. Pinkhasov Why such a traditional methods of treating obesity as restrictive diets and increased physical activity have shown success for short-term weight loss, but long-term results are disappointing because regaining weight is the rule. One of the most … Continue reading

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