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The Checkup Archive: Pyschology

Doodle? Do, to Improve Concentration

Do you want to get the very most out of reading this blog? How about doodling while you read it? A Jennifer Huget original. A small study in the upcoming issue of the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology suggests that, while many of us assume doodling reveals a certain inattentiveness, it...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 4, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  General Health , Pyschology  
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Barbie, Mom and Body Image

In Barbie's 50 years as the doll America loves to hate, there's been lots of hand-wringing over the fashion icon's role in shaping girls' self-image. Do those big breasts, wasp waist and mile-long legs make us gals feel so inadequate that we fall into punishing dietary habits and other self-destructive...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 3, 2009; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Family Health , General Health , Motherhood , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity , Pyschology , Teens , Women's Health  
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Decoding Students' Code of Silence

If your child knew of a fellow student's plan to "do something dangerous," could you count on him or her to tell an adult? A study in the February Journal of Educational Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association, tries to tease out the circumstances that lead kids to either...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  February 16, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Family Health , Pyschology  
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Do Pregnant Women Hide the Truth?

How trustworthy are folks when telling health researchers about their own behaviors? A Swedish study in the April issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that of 103 pregnant women asked about how much alcohol they had consumed during their pregnancies, 94 said they'd had none at...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  April 29, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Pyschology  
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Sad Spenders

By Jennifer Huget Looking to curb your spending in these fiscally challenging times? Cheer up! Research conducted by behavioral scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Pittsburgh found that sad people spend more than their happier peers. The researchers' work, funded by the National...

By Frances Stead Sellers  |  April 11, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pyschology  
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