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Fish Exposed to Antidepressants Exhibit Altered Behavioural Changes

Fish exposed to the antidepressant Fluoxetine, an active ingredient in prescription drugs such as Prozac, exhibited a range of altered mating behaviours, repetitive behaviour...

Animal personalities are more like humans than first thought

A Deakin University study has found for the first time that, just like humans, un-predictability is also a consistent behavioural trait in the animal...

Moral in the morning, but dishonest in the afternoon

Our ability to exhibit self-control to avoid cheating or lying is significantly reduced over the course of a day, making us more likely to...

Look Out Above! Experiment Explores Innate Visual Behavior in Mice

When you're a tiny mouse in the wild, spotting aerial predators—like hawks and owls—is essential to your survival. But once you see an owl,...

Go to bed! Irregular bedtimes linked to behavioral problems in children

Researchers from UCL have found that children with irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behavioural difficulties. The study, which is published in the journal...

Why we can’t accurately judge our friends’ behavior

There is no such thing as objectivity when it comes to your friends: According to a new study, people evaluate their friends' behavior more...

Mobile weight loss apps largely found lacking

In a new study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, UMass Medical School behavioral psychologist and weight loss expert Sherry Pagoto, PhD,...

Like father, not like son

The song of songbirds is a learned, complex behavior and subject to strong selective forces. However, it is difficult to tease apart the influence of...

Wide-faced Men Make Others Act Selfishly

Two assistant professors of management at the University of California, Riverside and several other researchers have previously shown that men with wider faces are...

Using harsh verbal discipline with teens found to be harmful

Many American parents yell or shout at their teenagers. A new longitudinal study has found that using such harsh verbal discipline in early adolescence...

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