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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. (2007-04-05)
Early behavior problems linked with wheezing later in childhood
Behavior problems early in life may be associated with increased later risk of developing wheeze, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Orlando, Florida. (2004-05-24)
Study identifies effective parenting strategies to reduce disruptive behavior in children
Most parenting programs aim to teach parents how to reduce their children's disruptive behavior. (2018-03-20)
'The True Shrikes (Laniidae) of the World' by E.N. Panov
This book is the first monograph in English on the 34 shrike species distributed across Africa, Eurasia and North America by E.N. (2011-05-16)
Homosexual behavior discovered among wild orangutans
A researcher from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has observed homosexual behavior among orangutans in Sumatra, marking the first time scientists have witnessed this activity among wild populations of these critically endangered great apes. (2001-12-06)
Children's perceptions of their parents' antisocial behavior may lead them to be antisocial
A recent study to examine how antisocial behavior is transmitted across generations found that children's perceptions of their parents' behavior may be key in the development of these behaviors. (2007-02-07)
Gone but not forgotten
Many species find themselves isolated from predators with which they evolved. (2006-02-16)
Young offenders who work, don't attend school may be more antisocial
Until now, little has been known about the effects of school-year employment for at-risk youth. (2012-12-20)
Heat-stressed cows spend more time standing
Animal scientists from the University of Arizona and Northwest Missouri State University have found that cows stand for longer bouts of time on hot days. (2013-03-12)
Children with asthma more likely to have behavior difficulties
City children with asthma are more likely to have problems with behavior than children without the chronic respiratory problems, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study in this month's Pediatrics. (2006-02-06)
Why married men tend to behave better
In the December issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, online today, MSU's S. (2010-12-06)
Animals' Behavior Can Hasten Their Extinction
These days a species' behavior may not be in its best interests because what works in undisturbed habitats may no longer apply in those altered by people. (1999-03-30)
Maintaining Order Is Crucial In First Grade
The overall amount of disruptive behavior in the first grade classroom can influence the course of aggressive behavior in boys through middle school, according to a study by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health researchers. (1998-05-26)
Study assesses amount, patterns of sedentary behavior of older women
Among 7,000 older women who wore an accelerometer to measure their movement, about two-thirds of their waking time was spent in sedentary behavior, most of which occurred in periods of less than 30 minutes, according to a study appearing in the Dec. (2013-12-17)
School climate and diversity may affect students' delinquent behaviors
In a Journal of School Health study, race, sex, perceived peer inclusion, and teacher discrimination were predictors of students' delinquent behaviors. (2018-01-16)
Spouses often mirror each other's health habits
If one spouse exercises, quits smoking, stops drinking alcohol... the other spouse is more likely to do the same. (2007-10-03)
When the boss's ethical behavior breaks bad
Is your boss ethical? Does he or she do what's right, as opposed to what's profitable? (2016-02-12)
Gene Robinson receives Animal Behavior Society award
Gene Robinson, Swanlund Chair of entomology and neuroscience and director of the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, is the recipient of the Animal Behavior Society's 2013 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist award. (2013-08-01)
Preschoolers who sleep less have more behavior problems
Fewer minutes and hours of sleep add up to more problems in the daytime behavior of children aged two to five, according to new research. (1999-06-14)
The female brain reacts more strongly to prosocial behavior than the male brain
Behavioral Experiments show that women are more generous than men. (2017-10-09)
Women more sensitive to irksome behavior than men
Women may be friendlier than men, but that doesn't mean they like putting up with jerks. (2016-02-02)
Getting healthy: When does prediction help people change their habits?
If you ask people how much they plan to exercise, they'll exercise more -- but only if that's a personal goal, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2011-03-17)
What did birds and insects do during the 2017 solar eclipse?
In August of 2017, millions peered through protective eyewear at the solar eclipse -- the first total eclipse visible in the continental United States in nearly 40 years. (2018-11-15)
Sleep or sex? How the fruit fly decides
Choosing between sex or sleep presents a behavioral quandary for many species, including the fruit fly. (2017-07-28)
Vertebrates share ancient neural circuitry for complex social behaviors, biologists find
Humans, fish and frogs share neural circuits responsible for a diversity of social behavior, from flashy mating displays to aggression and monogamy, that have existed for more than 450 million years, biologists at the University of Texas at Austin found. (2012-05-31)
Being overweight when entering kindergarten linked to behavior problems in girls
Overweight is associated with behavior problems among girls entering kindergarten, but not boys, according to an article in the August issue of The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a theme issue on mental health and one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-08-02)
Preventing school violence needs to start at young age
By the time a child enters third grade, it may be too late to change behavioral issues that could lead to more serious problems later in life, including violent and aggressive behavior. (2008-03-18)
Sexual behavior among female students has gradually become more risky
A 339-participant study indicates that sexual behavior among female university students in Sweden has gradually changed during the last 25 years, with behavior now appearing more risky than before. (2015-02-02)
Making snack food choices
People who are asked whether they would choose between a (2008-09-11)
Adolescents' values can serve as a buffer against behaving violently at school
A study conducted among Arab and Jewish adolescents in public schools in Israel found that certain values helped protect teens against behaving violently. (2008-05-15)
Robots that act like rats
Robots that act like rat pups can tell us something about the behavior of both. (2005-02-14)
In video games, not all mayhem is created equal
New research by Iowa State University researchers shows that rewarded violence in video games increases hostility and aggressive thinking and behavior. (2005-12-01)
Selective imitation shows children are flexible social learners, study finds
Psychologists at the University of Texas at Austin found that children flexibly choose when to imitate and when to innovate the behavior of others, demonstrating that children are precocious social learners. (2015-07-27)
Study: Some moms 'doppelgang' their daughters' style
How much do our children influence our consumption behavior? More than we thought. (2011-07-25)
New paper addresses human/wildlife conflict through use of social and ecological theory
In a new paper in the journal Biological Conservation, the researchers apply a new approach to understand human-black bear conflicts in Durango, Colorado. (2018-08-22)
MU anthropologist develops new approach to explain religious behavior
Without a way to measure religious beliefs, anthropologists have had difficulty studying religion. (2008-09-09)
Individuals genetically predisposed to anxiousness may be less likely to volunteer and help others
A University of Missouri researcher has found that prosocial behavior, such as volunteering and helping others, is related to the same gene that predisposes individuals to anxiety disorders. (2013-10-15)
Want to encourage eco-friendly behavior? Give consumers a nudge (Don't tell them what to do)
Consumers are more likely to change their behavior if they voluntarily commit to changing rather than being told what to do, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2012-09-11)
Field of 'sexting' research finds little to worry about
A recent analysis of research into how so-called 'sexting' may affect sexual behavior finds that it has little impact on sexual activity -- but highlights significant shortcomings in the research itself. (2017-05-22)
Moms' depression in pregnancy tied to antisocial behavior in teens
Researchers studying 120 British youth from inner-city areas found that mothers who became depressed when pregnant were four times as likely to have children who were violent at 16. (2010-02-05)
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