As the U.S. economy slowly recovers, many investors remain wary about investing in the stock market. Investors' "risk tolerance," or their willingness to take risks, is an important factor for investors deciding whether, and how much, to invest in the stock market. Now, Michael Guillemette, an assistant professor of personal financial planning in the University of Missouri College of Human Environmental Sciences, along with David Nanigian, an associate professor at the American College, analyzed the causes of risk tolerance and found that loss aversion, or the fear of losing money, is the primary factor that explains investors' risk tolerance.
As much as social equality is advocated in the United States, a new study suggests that besides evaluating their own race and religion most favorably, people share implicit hierarchies for racial, religious, and age groups that may be different from their conscious, explicit attitudes and values.
Young adults who were breastfed for three months or more as babies have a significantly lower risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, according to research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
The sense of smell seems to be behind a mother's ability to pass specific fears to her infant in the first days of life. Scientists believe fear can be passed between generations, with mother to child the primary route.
Johnson & Johnson is withdrawing from the global market a device used during hysterectomies and other uterine procedures after reports that it may spread and accelerate the growth of undetected cancer inside women.
New research found that girls who begin dieting at a young age may face health problems later in life.
There's some good news for parents of preterm babies - latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at term.
A groundbreaking study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has found that African-American students in first grade experience smaller gains in reading when they attend segregated schools-but the students' backgrounds likely are not the cause of the differences.
Leading a healthy lifestyle may lower childhood cancer survivors' risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, says a study.
Language skills improve when preschoolers with disabilities are included in classes with typical peers
The guiding philosophy for educating children with disabilities has been to integrate them as much as possible into a normal classroom environment, with the hope that peers' skills will help bring them up to speed. A new study provides empirical evidence that peers really can have an impact on a child's language abilities, for better or worse.
People who work shifts may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The risk is highest among men and those who work rotating shift patterns.
There have been numerous cases of cultural changes throughout history. Either by imposition or assimilation, cultural traits are transmitted between neighbouring regions and often one replaces the original cultural traits of the other. Physicists Joaquim Fort, from the University of Girona (UdG), and Neus Isern, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), are experts in modelling these phenomena by adequately representing a reality, as they have demonstrated with their previous projects.
Aristotle said, "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." Poetic as it is, thinking that you and your partner were made in heaven for each other can hurt your relationship, says a new study.
University of Iowa study shows link between TV programming and children's learning and development
Most children and teens who are overweight perceive themselves to be much thinner than they actually are, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. workplaces may need to consider innovative methods to prevent fatigue from developing in employees who are obese. Based on results from a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.
Study finds men with wider face are successful when negotiating for themselves, but not so when the situation requires compromise and collaboration
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have learnt there are over 100 genes that play a role in the development of schizophrenia - one of the most common psychiatric disorders affecting people around the world.
Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Linguistic, cultural forces shape children's understanding of the natural world
A new study found that regular consumption of probiotics, or the "good" bacteria found in yogurt, milk and cheese, may help control blood pressure.
Language traits analyzed in the study -- vocabulary, combining words and grammar -- were significantly heritable
Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.
It is something of an eternal question: Can we slow or even reverse the aging process? Even though genetic manipulations can, in fact, alter some cellular dynamics, little is known about the mechanisms of the aging process in living organisms.