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People with chronic disease learn to manage symptoms of depression

Symptoms of depression – like feeling sad and loss of interest in usual activities – are common among people with chronic diseases like diabetes and arthritis. These feelings can interfere with enjoyment of life and can reduce

Autonomy, reciprocity and respect: cultural values and their impact on indigenous children’s development

Child development is currently a topic of concern for scientists, teachers and governments. Ethnography, Cultural Psychology and Human Ecology have contributed to criticize the idea of universal pathways of human development, stressing the intimate relationships between children’s

Recognizing human faces: a highly individual skill

One of the most taxing and complex processes that our brains must perform is to recognize the faces of those around us. This process is critical for social interaction since we learn about age, gender, identity, mood

Embedding etiquette skills in science course assists undergraduate career preparation

In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, the age-old custom and etiquette of writing a thank-you note may often be forgotten. Educators often assume undergraduates have mastered the art of crafting a thoughtful and articulate thank-you note by the

Opportunist or specialist: what is the best feeding strategy?

What is the best strategy to catch food? Is it to be opportunistic and try to capture every prey found on our way? Or to be more selective and target only specific prey that have higher energetic

Young adults with autism show improved social function following UCLA skills program

Researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA have found that a social skills program for high – functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder significantly improved the participants’ ability to engage with

Simulation in marine and medical training: Less medical error – and more lives saved.

When a medical emergency strikes in a remote location, or on a ship or oil rig, the doctor on board might end up performing a life-or-death procedure that they haven’t performed in years – or ever. As