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Apr. 23, 2015 — Since it was first published in 2012, the World Happiness Report demonstrated that well-being and happiness are critical indicators of a nation's economic and social development, and should be a ... 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

Apr. 15, 2015 — Neuroscientists have discovered how the powerful brain hormone oxytocin acts on individual brain cells to prompt specific social behaviors -- findings that could lead to a better understanding of how ... 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

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

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

Apr. 6, 2015 — The social media site, Facebook, can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users may find themselves spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook and may ... 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

Mar. 19, 2015 — Researchers conducted four studies to gauge the health effects of the hostile-dominant personality style compared with the warm-dominant style. Their findings are bad news for aggressive ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — People with a severe form of schizophrenia have major differences in their brain networks compared to others with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and healthy individuals, a new study shows. ... read more

Senior Citizens Increasingly Satisfied With Their Sex Lives

Mar. 17, 2015 — Senior citizens have experienced a considerable improvement in their sex lives since the 1970s. Six out of every ten women and seven out of every ten men over 70 are highly satisfied with their sex ... read more

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