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People Who Rely on Their Intuition Are, at Times, Less Likely to Cheat

Nov. 24, 2015

In psychological studies, intuition, or “gut instinct,” is defined as the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. Now, a University of Missouri graduate student has determined that individuals who are prone to trust their instinctive hunches and gut feelings, may at times be less likely to commit immoral acts compared to those who tend to discount their intuition. Findings also indicate that people who tend to rely on their gut feelings are less likely to cheat after reflecting on past experiences during which they behaved immorally.  Full Story
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Researchers Receive $9.6 Million for Program to Strengthen Families

Nov. 19, 2015

A new five-year project aims to strengthen Missouri families by strengthening individuals’ relationships, parenting skills, personal well-being and economic stability. Through personal consultations with case managers and group training, individuals, couples and families will receive training tailored to meet their individual circumstances. The project, Show-Me Healthy Marriages and Relationships, is led by David Schramm, an associate professor of human development and family science and a University of Missouri Extension family specialist, and Chelsea Garneau-Rosner, an assistant professor of human development and family science. The University of Missouri researchers received a $9.6 million grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families to implement the program.  Full Story
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