The antidepressant Prozac selectively targets the chemical serotonin. Paul S. Howell/Getty Images hide caption

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When It Comes To Depression, Serotonin Isn't The Whole Story

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U.S. soldiers at Long Binh base, northeast of Saigon, line up to give urine samples at a heroin detection center in June 1971, before departing for the U.S. AP hide caption

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What Vietnam Taught Us About Breaking Bad Habits

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Indian firefighters attempt to put out a fire as smoke billows out of the historic Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, which was stormed by armed gunmen in November 2008. Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Heroes Of The Taj Hotel: Why They Risked Their Lives

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New research suggests that people who are more creative are more likely to cheat. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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For Creative People, Cheating Comes More Easily

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Why Do We Give? Not Why Or How You Think

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How Psychology Solved A WWII Shipwreck Mystery

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Kate Frego pins the turban of her mother, Aida Essenburg. Before Essenburg died in July of this year, she sat down with a dignity therapist to record the history of her life in what became a 50-page document. Courtesy of Kate Frego hide caption

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For The Dying, A Chance To Rewrite Life

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A boom sweeps around a tank at a sewage treatment plant in Coos Bay, Ore. Even though sewage water can be treated and cleaned, psychologists say getting the "cognitive sewage" out of the water is much more difficult. Jeff Barnard/AP hide caption

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Why Cleaned Wastewater Stays Dirty In Our Minds

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Can Therapy Help Change Sexual Orientation?

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Using revamped photo lineup procedures, a Dallas police officer shows a victim of a robbery a single photo of a suspect in an interview room at police headquarters in 2009. Dallas officially adopted lineup reforms two years ago, and last month the state of Texas said all police departments must review lineup procedures. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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To Prevent False IDs, Police Lineups Get Revamped

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Union College psychology professor Chris Chabris and his students staged an outdoor fight to study inattentional blindness. Matt Milless/Union College hide caption

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Why Seeing (The Unexpected) Is Often Not Believing

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Creator Of Psychopathy Test Worries About Its Use

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Can A Test Really Tell Who's A Psychopath?

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Joseph Corbett (center), who was convicted of killing millionaire Adolph Coors III, is led to the Jefferson County courthouse in Golden, Colo., in 1961. John F. Urwiller/AP hide caption

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Fame Through Assassination: A Secret Service Study

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A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter for Bellevue Hospital's Video Interaction Project. Former hospital employee Brenda Woodford reviews the footage, offering positive feedback and areas for improvement. Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives hide caption

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Closing The Achievement Gap With Baby Talk

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