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For Athletes, There’s No Place Like Home

Research findings lend credence to the idea of a "home field advantage,” a finding that should bring solace to Russian sports teams in the upcoming Olympic Games. ... More>


For Infants, Stress May be Caught, Not Taught

Babies not only pick up on their mother’s stress, they also show corresponding physiological changes, researchers find. ... More>


To Stop Procrastinating, Look to Science of Mood Repair


Alcohol Dampens Stress Responses, Especially for Uncertain Threats

People often turn to alcohol to calm their nerves, but how, when, and for whom does it really work? Researchers investigate the stress-dampening properties of alcohol. ... More>


Boosting Self-Worth Can Counteract Cognitive Effects of Poverty

For people in poverty, remembering better times — such as past success — improves cognitive functioning and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services. ... More>