Day: December 4, 2011

A Vaccination Against Social Prejudice

Evolutionary psychologists suspect that prejudice is rooted in survival: Our distant ancestors had to avoid outsiders who might have carried disease. Research still shows that when people feel vulnerable to illness, they exhibit more bias toward stigmatized groups. But a new study inPsychological Science, a journal published by the Association for […]

Why Do Some People Never Forget a Face?

Science Daily (Dec. 2, 2011) — “Face recognition is an important social skill, but not all of us are equally good at it,” says Beijing Normal University cognitive psychologist Jia Liu. But what accounts for the difference? A new study by Liu and colleagues Ruosi Wang, Jingguang Li, Huizhen Fang, and […]

More women kidnapped for brides

BEIJING – China is witnessing an increasing number of foreign women who have been cheated, kidnapped and smuggled into the country, a senior official has said. Most of these women are from rural areas in Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos. They eagerly want to find jobs in China or marry rich […]