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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

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

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

Protecting Students from Homophobic Bullying

Apr. 17, 2015 — Students who are bullied because of sexual orientation have willing defenders among their classmates -- motivated by leadership, courage, their beliefs in justice, altruism and having lesbian, gay, ... 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

Sex Crimes More Common in Certain Families

Apr. 9, 2015 — Close relatives of men convicted of sexual offenses commit similar offenses themselves more frequently than comparison subjects. This is due to genetic factors rather than shared family environment, ... read more

Emotional Processing Deficits Linked With White Matter Damage

Apr. 8, 2015 — Researchers have linked inability to recognize facial affect (emotion) with white matter damage after traumatic brain injury, an important first step toward understanding this emotional processing ... read more

Gay, Lesbian Job Seekers Face Discrimination

Apr. 8, 2015 — Discrimination of gay and lesbian job seekers is commonplace within both private firms and the public sector in the UK, new research ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Teachers and speech therapists can teach children with autism how to be social with their peers, a randomized trial shows. "We found that the children who participated in the social network not ... read more

Stereotypes Make Coming out Trickier for Bisexuals, Experts Say

Apr. 7, 2015 — A new study shows that cultural perceptions and stereotypes can make it challenging for bisexuals to reveal their sexual orientation to friends and ... read more

Subtle Discrimination Is Easier to Acknowledge When Self-Esteem Is High

Apr. 7, 2015 — Identifying discrimination is a necessary first step toward confronting and ultimately eliminating the stain of prejudice, yet victims may be unlikely to recognize some types of discrimination unless ... read more

Breastfeeding Women and Sex: Higher Sex Drive or Relationship Management?

Apr. 6, 2015 — New mothers in the Philippines spend more time in the bedroom with their partner in the first few weeks after giving birth than they did before they became pregnant. This might be a type of survival ... read more

Extraversion May Be Less Common Than We Think

Apr. 6, 2015 — New research documents the 'friendship paradox' within the emerging social networks of a new class of MBA students, showing that extroverted people tend to be disproportionately represented ... read more

Bullied Girls, but Not Boys, Benefit from Mom's Support

Apr. 1, 2015 — Children who are bullied become tolerant of aggressive and antisocial behavior, such as cheating, lying or being cruel to others. But can a mother's affection and communication with the child ... read more

Do Consumers Think Products Are Better When Companies Donate to Charity?

Mar. 31, 2015 — Does hearing about a company's charitable donations raise your opinion of their products? According to a new study, corporate social responsibility leads consumers to believe products are better ... read more

Stereotypes Persist That Class, Privilege Determine Intellect and Success

Mar. 31, 2015 — A meritocracy holds that if you work hard enough, you can succeed in life, regardless of race, religion, gender or social status. But a new study suggests that, despite egalitarian efforts to ... read more

How Diverse Is Your Social Network? The Answer May Reveal Something About Your Values

Mar. 31, 2015 — A new study sheds light on the role of beliefs about the value of diversity in fostering attitudinally diverse friendships. The study demonstrates that people who place a higher value on diversity ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good ... read more

Just Slip out the Back, Jack: Are Humans Hardwired to Break-Up and Move On?

Mar. 25, 2015 — When it comes to romantic relationships, a research review article suggests humans are wired to break-up and move on. Drawing largely upon the field of evolutionary psychology, they say men and women ... read more

Hormone Level Predicts How the Brain Processes Social Information

Mar. 24, 2015 — People with higher levels of oxytocin have greater activity in regions of the brain that support social cognition, a psychology study indicates. The study has implications for better understanding ... read more

Consumers Value Handmade Products: What's Love Got to Do With It?

Mar. 24, 2015 — Machine-made products today are often of very good quality, and many are relatively cheaper than their handmade counterparts. But they are missing the key ingredient of “love,” according to a new ... read more

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