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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Companies Must Adapt Internal Communication as Demographics Change, Study Finds

Feb. 9, 2016 — As baby boomers retire and an increasing number of millennials enter the workforce, internal communicators must adapt to accommodate the shift of generations, the rise of internal social media and ... read more

Anonymous Browsing Hinders Online Dating Signals

Feb. 3, 2016 — Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study finds that certain longstanding social ... read more

Super Mario Gets Social Intelligence

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists help the popular jump ‘n’ run game figures learn to observe, collaborate – and even switch ... read more

Media Narratives Counter Prejudice Attitudes

Jan. 30, 2016 — Research from several personality and social psychologists show that entertainment media with positive content or conciliatory messages can contribute to positive relationships between members of ... read more

First Impressions: When the Mating Market Resembles a Super Market

Jan. 29, 2016 — Two things people always need in life: food and love. According to psychologists, understanding the forces that drive both our hunger and our desire could help us eat healthier and have more ... read more

College Students' Internet Overuse Leads Families to Connect and Conflict, New Study Finds

Jan. 21, 2016 — College students who are addicted to the Internet report positive and negative effects on their family relationships, according to new research. The study is the first to show how college students in ... read more

Neighbors Would Rather Talk Over the Fence Than Online, Study Finds

Jan. 20, 2016 — A research project that set out to use social media to revive a struggling neighborhood association found that neighbors prefer to communicate face-to-face rather than through ... read more

Social Anxiety Is Highly Heritable but Is Affected by Environment

Jan. 20, 2016 — Genes play a crucial role over time although environmental factors matter most in the short term, according to a major study into social anxiety and avoidant personality ... read more

How Face-to-Face Still Beats Facebook

Jan. 19, 2016 — The social brain hypothesis, that friendship groups are consistently sized as a consequence of cognitive limits, is not trumped by the opportunity to 'friend' an unlimited number of people ... read more

Is Level of Education the Key Factor in Finding a Match Through Online Dating?

Jan. 19, 2016 — When assessing a future partner, do we rank education as important criteria for success of the match? Age, appearance, intelligence, social status and chemistry are fundamental. But, is education up ... read more

One in Four Kids Sexually Harassed by Friends Online

Jan. 7, 2016 — It's not just strangers who target children online. Kids' own friends are sexually harassing them over the Internet, finds new research. Girls, and kids with low self-control, were more ... read more

Ambitious Women Must Use Their Social Capital to Reach Top Jobs

Jan. 5, 2016 — Aspirational professional women would benefit from a better understanding of how to build, maintain and use their social capital to succeed in reaching the top, say authors of a new ... read more

Autism and Friendship: It's Different for Girls

Jan. 5, 2016 — Autistic girls are more socially motivated and have more intimate friendships than autistic boys, but are not as good as girls without autism at recognizing conflict in those friendships, new ... read more

'Born This Way' Beliefs May Not Be the Key to Reducing Homophobia

Jan. 4, 2016 — In recent years, the argument that sexual orientation is innate has become a principal component of the advocacy for the rights of sexual minorities. That belief may not be the most effective way to ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — The more social ties people have at an early age, the better their health is at the beginnings and ends of their lives, according to a new study. The study is the first to definitively link social ... read more

Are You Facebook Dependent?

Dec. 22, 2015 — What can create a dependency on Facebook? In a new study, researchers learned the more a person uses Facebook to fulfill goals, the more dependent on the social media platform they may become. A ... read more

Parent Touch, Play and Support in Childhood Vital to Well-Being as an Adult

Dec. 21, 2015 — Did you receive affection, play freely and feel supported in childhood? Childhood experiences like these appear to have a lot to do with well-being and moral capacities in ... read more

Why Do Chronically Lonely Teens Stay Lonely?

Dec. 16, 2015 — For chronically lonely adolescents, even the rare invitation to a social event is likely to be met with suspicion: 'It's not that I'm worthy, I just got lucky,' they'll tell ... read more

Let Go My Info: People Are Info-Egoists When It Comes to Their Privacy

Dec. 15, 2015 — People are much more concerned about sharing their own private information with third-party app developers than they are about revealing their friends' data, according to ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Idle conversation could be a social-bonding tool passed down from primates, suggests new research. The investigators found that lemurs use vocalizations far more selectively than previously thought, ... read more

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