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UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National …


Crowded airplanes heighten aggression – we know that from studying rats

It seems intuitive that the more passengers airlines cram into an aircraft, the more aggressive those passengers become. But there’s also some science that suggests that’s the case.


Max Roser: No, 2016 wasn’t the worst year

This lack of knowledge about how our world is changing is not a new phenomenon. Surveys from long before 2016 – the era before the world turned “post-factual” – show …


Vestal: Spokane psychologist who developed CIA’s waterboarding program has become a torture pundit amid Trump’s ‘torture works’ rhetoric

After president-elect Trump’s statements supporting torture of enemy combatants, a Spokane psychologist who helped design the CIA’s waterboarding program says the country must do what’s necessary to collect enemy information …


GU professor’s study finds gratitude is golden

Turns out mom was right – again. Remembering to say “thank you,” a custom long considered beneficial in an intuitive sense, now can be shown scientifically to improve your social …


Supreme Court upholds ban on gay conversion therapy

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.


Mormon church appointee aided CIA on terror

A Spokane psychologist who helped develop controversial interrogation methods, which some human rights groups say amount to torture, became the new spiritual leader of a Mormon congregation on the South …


Alzheimer’s drug fails study but flashes potential

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Alzheimer’s treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help …


Time Has Come To Kick Yourself Out Of The Nest

Do you notice your perspective changing? Psychologically something has to die before a new self can be born. The cycle of death and rebirth has definite phases, although there is …


Bridging The Gap Raising Teenage Girls Takes Special Finesse And Understanding

Parent: “Good morning, Amy.” (No response) Parent: (Clears throat) “Did you sleep well?” Daughter: (Opens refrigerator) “What? Yeah I guess.” (Long pause. Parent contemplates coffee) … - from Daughters, a …


New Words Bring New Attitudes

Remember when we were kids and got caught saying a bad word? Many of us were told to “watch your language.” When I was a kid, I never really understood …