Sex Differences in Chimpanzee Behavior May Lead to New Model for Mental Illness

Sex Differences in Chimpanzee Behavior May Lead to New Model for Mental Illness Thu, 03/10/2016 Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief Chimpanzees exhibited significant genetic and neuroanatomical sex-related differences while scratching, a common indicator of anxiety, according to a new study from Georgia State University. This reveals their promise as a model of human mental illness.

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Study finds genetic link that may make us more prone to anxiety

Are YOU hardwired to worry? Study finds genetic link that may make us more prone to anxiety Researchers studying stressed chimps have found that anxious behaviour can be linked to a variation in specific genes They also found a link between anxiety and the density of grey matter  Experts spotted these genes and structures varied […]

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Psychophysiology: Special Issue Features RDoC Initiative

Psychophysiology: Special Issue Features RDoC Initiative February 16, 2016 • Science Update The March 2016 issue of the journal Psychophysiology will be a special one focused on NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)initiative. As special editors of the issue, Drs. Christopher Patrick and Greg Hajcak offer a fresh perspective on the initiative and a platform for discussion among researchers involved in […]

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Looking for the brain basis of chimp personality

BPS Research Digest Some chimps are more outgoing than others. Some like trying out new foods and games while their friends stick to the tried and tested. In short, chimps have different personalities, just like people do. What’s more, psychologists investigating chimp personality have found that their traits tend to coalescence into five main factors, […]

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Delay of gratification linked to how brain structures are connected

The ability to delay gratification in chimpanzees is linked to how specific structures of the brain are connected and communicate with each other, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University. Their findings were published June 3 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Read full story here.

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Understanding the Origin of Psychopathic Tendencies Through Chimpanzees

    Psychopathy, a personality disorder characterized by antisocial behavior, lack of empathy, and disinhibition, is typically investigated among clinical and forensic samples, and sometimes among the general population. But a team led by Georgia State University researchers is now studying these tendencies in chimpanzees. Their findings are published in Clinical Psychological Science.   Read full […]

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Our Chimpanzee Personality Work Featured on A Moment of Science

How Similar Are Humans and Chimps? By JEREMY SHERE Posted October 7, 2014  Check out the podcast here!  

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Latzman Featured on The Academic Minute

Robert Latzman, Georgia State University – Chimps Have Personality 08/29/2014 | 5:00                                                                                         […]

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Hecht Proposes MA Thesis

August 1, 2014 Lisa Hecht, a clinical neuropsychology graduate student, successfully proposed her Master’s thesis, “Exploring the differential associations between components of executive functioning and reactive and proactive aggression.”  Congratulations, Lisa!

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Perspectives on Psych Science paper on HuffPost!

Why Psychotherapy Appears to Work (Even When It Doesn’t) Posted: 07/18/2014 11:23 am EDT Updated: 07/18/2014 12:59 pm EDT

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