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Online Pornography and Young Minds

Just a few weeks earlier, Jesse was excited to start grade five and share with his friends all the good stories he had from summer camp and playing baseball. But this past week, Jesse’s father noticed his son’s behavior was changing quite dramatically. Usually eager to share what he was learning in math and science, Jesse gave a simple shrug …

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MICHAEL SCHULSON – RELIGIOUS KIDS ARE MORE SELFISH: THE STICKERS DON’T LIE

Are kids from more religious families more or less altruistic than their peers from less-religious families? That’s what a high-profile new study from University of Chicago neuroscientist Jean Decety and a global crew of collaborators sought to determine. In the course of the study, published in the journal of Current Biology, the researchers use something called the “children’s dictator game,” a.k.a. stickerpalooza. Here’s how it worked: Step one. Go …