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Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the 'Digital Divide'

May 27, 2015 — One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the 'digital divide' is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of ... read more

How Will Congressmen Vote? Just Look at Their Social Circles, Study Finds

May 26, 2015 — US Congress members' social circles are more important in how they vote than their liberal or conservative beliefs or constituents' opinions, according to a new model of voting ... read more

Twitter 'Big Data' Could Provide Valuable Details About Transgender Individuals' Health and Social Needs

May 20, 2015 — Researchers and public health officials have looked for ways to better understand the health concerns of transgender populations, so social "big data" technologies like Twitter offer an ... read more

Is It Time to Ditch Annual Performance Reviews?

May 11, 2015 — Most of us have had annual or semi-annual formal performance reviews, but psychologists reinforce, in a new article, the importance of continuous feedback on employee performance, and how the social ... read more

Climate Change Attitudes Are Reflected on Social Networks

May 11, 2015 — People who believe in climate change have more Facebook friends than those who do not consider climate change a problem. A dissertation in economics shows that values and social networks are linked ... read more

World First Survey Uncovers Widespread Homophobia at UK Sports Events

May 10, 2015 — Spectator stands are the most likely sporting environment for homophobia to occur, a study concludes: 85 percent fear for the safety of gay people. Three out of four people have witnessed or ... read more

Political Talk on Facebook Mirrors Political Talk Offline

May 12, 2015 — Researchers found political discussions conducted on social networking sites like Facebook mirror traditional offline discussions and don't provide a window into previously untapped participants ... read more

Images of Extremely Thin Women on Social Media Sites

May 8, 2015 — Some of the most popular social media sites are filled with images of extremely thin women that might be harmful to those who view them -- whether they are seeking them or not, according to research. ... read more

May 8, 2015 — Countless research and self-help books claim that having more sex will lead to increased happiness, based on the common finding that those having more sex are also happier. Scientists now report that ... read more

May 7, 2015 — A new study shows that cichlid fish reared in larger social groups from birth display a greater and more extensive range of social interactions, which continues into the later life of the fish. ... read more

Viewing Violent News on Social Media Can Cause Trauma

May 6, 2015 — Viewing violent news events via social media can cause people to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder ... read more

Childhood Maltreatment Linked to Sleep Problems Among Adults

May 5, 2015 — Adults who experienced multiple incidents of childhood maltreatment were more than two times as likely to have trouble sleeping than their counterparts who were not maltreated during childhood, ... read more

Americans Salute Sexual Freedom, but Still Frown on Extramarital Affairs

May 5, 2015 — Acceptance of premarital sex is at an all-time high along with an acceptance of homosexuality, find researchers. Researchers analyzed data from the General Social Survey, a nationally representative ... read more

Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention More Effective for Adolescent Boys Than Girls, New Research Shows

Apr. 27, 2015 — Nearly half of high school students in the U.S. have had sexual intercourse and one third did not use a condom during their last sexual encounter, this study examined whether an intensive ... read more

Failing to Provide for Kids Leads to Aggression and Delinquency, According to New Study

Apr. 21, 2015 — Parents who chronically neglect their children contribute to the likelihood that they will develop aggressive and delinquent tendencies later in adolescence, research shows. The one factor that links ... read more

Youths Evaluated for Sexual Abuse at Risk for Revictimization Online

Apr. 28, 2015 — Many suspected victims of child sexual abuse are sharing sexually explicit photos and videos via their cell phones and social media, and are receiving online sexual ... read more

Age at Autism Diagnosis Differs Between Boys, Girls

Apr. 28, 2015 — Girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later than boys, possibly because females exhibit less severe symptoms, according to a new ... read more

Resilience, Not Abstinence, May Help Teens Battle Online Risk

Apr. 23, 2015 — Boosting teenagers' ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the Internet, may be a more practical and effective strategy for keeping them safe, according to ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — When parents of children with disabilities drop their child off at kindergarten they often worry about whether they will make friends – a key factor in reducing anxiety, depression and the ... read more

Peace Journalism as an Alternative to the Predominance of Negative and Violent News

Apr. 14, 2015 — The continued presence of negative and violent information can influence the relationship between people and their environment, their world view, their social relationships and their attitude towards ... read more

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