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Older Parents

Children born to older parents have fewer behavioral problems than those born to younger parents, according to a study in Child Development. Researchers in the Netherlands analyzed parent and teacher reports of problem behavior from 32,892 10- to 12-year-old Dutch...

Snap Decisions

People consider far less information than they think they will before making judgments, suggests a study in PNAS. Researchers asked 207 online participants to view up to 40 paintings in a novel style of art. Before viewing the paintings,...

Monitoring and Adjusting Therapy

Teenagers in treatment for depression fare better when therapists more quickly assess symptoms and adjust treatment as needed, finds a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Researchers followed 40 U.S. teenagers with depressive disorder undergoing 12 sessions of interpersonal psychotherapy over...

Falling Down

Older adults with depressive symptoms are more likely to injure themselves in falls–and those who fall are more likely to develop depression, finds a study in The Gerontologist. Researchers analyzed data on nearly 6,300 U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, age 65 and...

Chimpanzee Culture

Human encroachment appears to be threatening chimpanzees’ behavioral diversity, finds a study in Science. Previous research has found that chimpanzees pass on some behavioral traditions–such as using sticks to fish for algae or cracking nuts with stones–that differ from...

I Can Do It

Setting attainable goals now may set you up for happiness later, suggests a longitudinal study in the European Journal of Personality. Researchers interviewed 973 people, ages 18 to 92, living in Switzerland, and followed up with 637 of them two years later...