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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Sep. 2, 2015 — Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new ... read more

Covert and Overt Forms of Sexism Are Equally Damaging to Working Women

Aug. 27, 2015 — Frequent sexist wisecracks, comments and office cultures where women are ignored are just as damaging to women as single instances of sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention, according to a new ... read more

Friends' Online Influence Increases Ecommerce Purchases 60 Percent

Aug. 25, 2015 — A study on peer influence in ecommerce shows a 60 percent higher chance of buying an online service if it's purchased by ... read more

Unlike Boys, Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex, Gain Friends for Making out

Aug. 24, 2015 — Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for 'making out,' while their male peers lose friends for 'making out' and gain friends for having sex, finds a ... read more

American Women Use Book Club Memberships in Dating Field

Aug. 22, 2015 — For American women, a book club membership means more than having status as a reader, as it might pay dividends to them in the dating field as ... read more

Women More Likely Than Men to Initiate Divorces, but Not Non-Marital Breakups

Aug. 22, 2015 — Women are more likely than men to initiate divorces, but women and men are just as likely to end non-marital relationships, according to a new ... read more

Some Single People Are Happy on Their Own, Research Finds

Aug. 21, 2015 — New American research with a nationally representative sample has found that single people with high avoidance goals are just as happy being single as other people in ... read more

How Having Racially Diverse Friends Can Help You on the Job

Aug. 18, 2015 — Employees with a racially diverse group of friends outside of work may actually perform better at their jobs, a new study suggests. This broader network was linked to employees who did more tasks ... read more

Emergency Department Counseling Program Fails to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence or Heavy Drinking Among at-Risk Women

Aug. 7, 2015 — A large randomized clinical trial of an emergency department (ED)-based program aimed at reducing incidents of excessive drinking and partner violence in women did not result in significant ... read more

Genders Differ Dramatically in Evolved Mate Preferences

Aug. 6, 2015 — Men’s and women’s ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences. According to the study, men favor ... read more

Romantic Kissing Is Not the Norm in Most Cultures

Aug. 5, 2015 — For generations, passionate kisses immortalized in movies, songs and the arts have served as a thermometer of romantic affection. But current research has found that not only is romantic kissing not ... read more

Opioid Use and Sexual Violence Among Drug-Using Young Adults in NYC

Aug. 4, 2015 — New research seeks to identify the potential role of drug use in increasing risk of sexual violence among young adult opioid users in New York City, and to identify the specific social and contextual ... read more

How New Moms Assess Their Partners' Ability to Parent

Aug. 4, 2015 — New mothers take a close look at their personal relationship with their husband or partner when deciding how much they want him involved in parenting, new research ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Researchers investigated how frequent, long-distance travel is represented in mass and social media. They found that the images portrayed do not take into account the damaging side effects of ... read more

Study Uncovers Communication Strategies Couples Can Use to Address Financial Uncertainty

Aug. 3, 2015 — Money can be a significant source of conflict in relationships, particularly during stressful times. New research details techniques romantic couples can use to address financial uncertainty, ... read more

Look Into My Pupils: Pupil Mimicry May Lead to Increased Trust

Aug. 3, 2015 — People often mimic each other's facial expressions or postures without even knowing it, but new research shows that they also mimic the size of each other's pupils, which can lead to ... read more

July 31, 2015 — A social skills program for high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder significantly improved the participants' ability to engage with their peers, a new study has ... read more

Socially Integrated Women Have Lower Suicide Risk

July 29, 2015 — Women who were socially well integrated had a lower risk for suicide in a new analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Study, according to an article. Suicide is among the top 10 leading causes ... read more

Social Groups and Emotions

July 29, 2015 — The semantic representation of social groups involves areas of the brain associated with processing ... read more

Premature Birth Linked to Withdrawn Personality

July 24, 2015 — Adults born very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn and display signs of autism, research shows. The results showed that the adults born very preterm scored highly for displaying a ... read more

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