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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

Marginalized Groups Use the Internet to Broaden Their Networks, Rather Than Reinforce Ties

Nov. 16, 2015 — A new research study supports the commonly held view that people from disadvantaged groups are using the Internet to broaden their social networks. Those who are from racially or educationally ... read more

Rare Facial Paralysis Gives Researchers New Insights Into Social Interaction

Nov. 13, 2015 — Persons with facial paralysis or permanently disfigured faces often experience difficulties in their social interactions because they lack facial expressivity. A study of teenagers with the rare ... read more

Online Abuse Affects Three in Five Australians, Study Shows

Nov. 13, 2015 — Three in five Australians have been the target of online harassment and abuse, new research reveals. Women and young adults are most likely to report being sexually harassed online, while one in 10 ... read more

For Better Sales, Connect With Coworkers

Nov. 12, 2015 — For successful salespeople, it's all about who you know -- particularly within your own firm. A new study finds that developing strong internal relationships leads to a significant increase in ... read more

Two-Year-Olds With Poor Language Skills Fall Behind at Play

Nov. 10, 2015 — Two-year-olds with poor language skills fare worse than their peers at play and, subsequently, fall behind socially, a researcher ... read more

Movies as a Tool to Assess Acceptability of Intimate Partner Violence

Nov. 9, 2015 — A new study uses passages from movies to analyze the acceptability of violence against women in couple relationships. Intimate partner violence against women by their male partners is a widespread ... read more

Personal Interests Pivotal for Identification With Europe

Oct. 29, 2015 — What is the decisive factor for identification with Europe? Contact with people from European countries plays a more minor role, new research reveals. Personal interests are far more important: EU ... read more

New Study Sheds Light on Racial Differences in Trust of Physicians

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new study could help provide a clearer understanding of why black and Latino patients are less likely to trust their physicians than white patients. The report used a new method to examine social ... read more

Singing's Secret Power: The Ice-Breaker Effect

Oct. 27, 2015 — A study with adult learners showed groups doing singing bonded faster than others. The study looked at how people attending adult education classes grew closer over seven months. The conclusion -- ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — A new study shows that the bodily maps of touch are consistent across a wide range of European cultures. The closer the social relationship, the larger the body area this person is allowed to ... read more

'Love Hormone' Helps Produce 'Bliss Molecules' to Boost Pleasure of Social Interactions

Oct. 26, 2015 — The hormone oxytocin, which has been associated with interpersonal bonding, may enhance the pleasure of social interactions by stimulating production of marijuana-like neurotransmitters in the brain, ... read more

Wives Take Problems to Heart, Husbands Get Frustrated

Oct. 26, 2015 — The sociologist who found that 'A Happy Wife, Means a Happy Life' looked at sadness, worry and frustration -- among the most common negative emotions reported by older adults -- and ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — Genetic ancestry, as well as facial characteristics, may play an important part in who we select as mates, according to a new ... read more

Better Communication About Sex Is Just as Effective as 'Female Viagra'

Oct. 19, 2015 — A hormone treatment with oxytocin improves the sexual experience of women suffering from sexual dysfunction. However, a control group that only received a placebo via a nasal spray, showed similar ... read more

Alcohol and First Sexual Experience: Risks for Young Women

Oct. 15, 2015 — If a young woman's first sexual experience involves alcohol, she is more likely to be at risk for problems such as sexual assault, and this risk may persist in her future, new research ... read more

In a Negative Emotional Climate, Romantic Partners May Miss Attempts to Warm Things Up

Oct. 13, 2015 — When conflict occurs in romantic relationships, the negative emotional climate that results hinders a person’s ability to recognize their partner’s attempts to reach out to them, new research ... read more

Workplace Mentors Benefit Female Employees More Than Men

Oct. 12, 2015 — The success of online networking sites such as LinkedIn illustrates the popularity of building a wide-ranging contact list. Yet when it comes to raising one's profile within the workplace, ... read more

Why Being Single Is Much More Than Handling Just Loneliness

Oct. 12, 2015 — With 51% of Britain’s population registered as unmarried, half of adult Americans currently unattached, and over half of the households in Paris, the city of love, made up by only-ones, having no ... read more

Study Sheds Light on Protecting Transgender Individuals from Suicide

Oct. 8, 2015 — The likelihood of a transgender person attempting suicide is very high, often because of the prejudice, transphobia and other stressors. A new study examined factors that may protect transgender ... read more

Popular Crime Shows May Help Reduce Sexual Assault

Oct. 8, 2015 — Viewers of 'Law and Order' have a better grasp of sexual consent than viewers of other crime dramas such as 'CSI' or 'NCIS,' suggesting that individuals who watch ... read more

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