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Social Psychology

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    Shortly after they turn 1, most babies begin to help others, whether by handing their mother an object out of her reach or giving a sibling a toy that has fallen. Researchers have long studied how this helping behavior develops, but why it develops has been examined less. A new study looked at the role of imitation to find that when 16-month-olds observe others' helping behavior, they're more likely to be helpful themselves.

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    Researchers have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.

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    As the wave of #MeToo allegations of sexual harassment and assault swept the West, Dana Bilder wondered what the big deal was. After all, such issues should be addressed when they happen — not decades later, the 19-year-old journalism student from Moscow says.

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    Heightened inflammation during pregnancy may increase the risk of mental illness or brain development problems in children, according to a new study led by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

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    David Buckel, a prominent Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer civil rights attorney, fatally set himself on.

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    Theresa May says the laws, still used in 37 Commonwealth nations, "were wrong then and are wrong now."

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    The reasons students quit high school are complex, but aggression and weak study skills are two key factors, a new study finds.

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    Germany has appointed a career diplomat as its commissioner to coordinate government activities against anti-Semitism, a newly created job that reflects rising concern over the issue.

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    Alzheimer's researchers have proposed a radical change in the way the disease is defined, focusing on biological changes in the body rather than clinical symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive decline.

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    In 1967, a Boston Marathon official nearly dragged a woman off the course after she managed to enter the men’s-only race. Five decades later, race officials are addressing gender once again: They’re now publicly acknowledging that transgender runners can compete using the gender they identify with.

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