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  • Data from individuals with different types of severe visual impairment suggest that the associations we make between sounds and shapes -- a “smooth” b or a “spiky” k -- may form during a sensitive period of visual development in early childhood. More

    Sound-Shape Associations Depend on Early Visual Experiences

    Data from individuals with different types of severe visual impairment suggest that the associations we make between sounds and shapes -- a “smooth” b or a “spiky” k -- may form during a sensitive period of visual development in early childhood. More

  • An individual’s behaviors and attitudes in relation to uncommitted sexual relationships, even before the marriage, can contribute to marital satisfaction or dissolution. More

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    Beliefs About Uncommitted Sex May Put Marriages at Risk

    An individual’s behaviors and attitudes in relation to uncommitted sexual relationships, even before the marriage, can contribute to marital satisfaction or dissolution. More

  • People who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and problematic drug use several years after the official end of the recession. More

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    Hardship During the Great Recession Linked With Lasting Mental Health Declines

    People who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and problematic drug use several years after the official end of the recession. More

  • Students may find a topic difficult to understand if their background knowledge doesn't pass a certain threshold, but a quick test can help identify those students who are at risk of falling behind. More

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    A Lack of Background Knowledge Can Hinder Reading Comprehension

    Students may find a topic difficult to understand if their background knowledge doesn't pass a certain threshold, but a quick test can help identify those students who are at risk of falling behind. More

  • Voters may form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories, especially if those stories align with their political beliefs, a study shows. More

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    Fake News Can Lead to False Memories

    Voters may form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories, especially if those stories align with their political beliefs, a study shows. More

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