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October 10, 2015

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October 10, 2015

Women and Men React Differently to Infidelity, Study Shows

Oct. 8, 2015 — A recent Norwegian study shows that men and women react differently to various types of infidelity. Whereas men are most jealous of sexual infidelity, so-called emotional infidelity is what makes ... read more

How Dominant Parents Affect Kids' Self-Worth

Oct. 6, 2015 — Children's self-esteem is linked to the behavior of who is considered the most powerful parent within the household, new research ... read more

Depression Can Lead to Work Disability

Oct. 5, 2015 — In Norway, men suffering from depression are three times more likely to become work disabled than non-sufferers. This risk is only twice as great for women. Now researchers have carried out a study ... read more

Face-to-Face Socializing More Powerful Than Phone Calls, Emails in Guarding Against Depression

Oct. 5, 2015 — In a slight knock on digital and telephone communications, a new study points to the unsurpassed mental health benefits of regular face-to-face social interactions among older adults. Study ... read more

Relationship Quality Affects Siblings' Mental Health, Risky Behaviors

Sep. 30, 2015 — The Latino culture, more than others, places a high value on the family unit; yet, little research has examined the dynamics of Latino family relationships and how those dynamics affect children’s ... read more

Children With Autism Benefit from Theatre-Based Program

Sep. 30, 2015 — Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not ... read more

Why Do People With Schizophrenia Misinterpret Social Cues?

Sep. 30, 2015 — A new study sheds light on why people with schizophrenia misinterpret social cues in others, often leading to unpleasant paranoid and persecutory thoughts. The study could help develop psychological ... read more

Cheaters Sometimes Prosper on Facebook

Sep. 29, 2015 — What does it mean to cheat in a Facebook game like FarmVille? Is it any different from breaking the rules in a traditional videogame like World of Warcraft? New research shows that players often ... read more

New Research About Shopping Addiction

Sep. 29, 2015 — Addicted to shopping? A group of researchers has developed a new and unique method to measure shopping addiction: The Bergen Shopping Addiction ... read more

New Research Into Completers, Non-Completers of Offending Behaviour Programs Could Have Implications for Practice

Sep. 28, 2015 — A new study has highlighted the importance of ensuring high-risk and impulsive offenders complete rehabilitation programs and that some offenders require extra support to engage with the ... read more

The Citizen and the Embryo: Birth Weight Affects Social Trust, Danish Study Shows

Sep. 28, 2015 — Low birth weight is statistically correlated with low levels of social trust, a new study suggests. The findings deepen our understanding of what keeps society ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Social media comments shape potential voters' opinions on candidates, new research confirms. For instance, the study shows that when Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media ... read more

How Celebrity Suicides Change Support-Seeking Practices on Social Media

Sep. 24, 2015 — Activity on a Reddit help forum changes dramatically in the aftermath of celebrity suicides, new research shows. Instead of reaching out to others for support against suicidal thoughts, Redditors ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Adolescence, like infancy, has been said to include distinct sensitive periods during which brain plasticity is heightened; but in a review of the neuroscience literature saw little evidence for this ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Children are not as gullible as we might think -- and that's especially true for those who have a good understanding of what's going on inside someone else's head, new research ... read more

How Former Problem Drinkers Navigate Social Drinking Situations

Sep. 22, 2015 — A small, qualitative study highlights a wide variety of approaches that former problem drinkers take to determine how and whether to tell people in social situations that they don't ... read more

Substance Abuse Recovery Odds Increase in a Community Setting

Sep. 21, 2015 — Following substance abuse treatment, individuals who live in a collaborative housing setting with community rules and responsibilities have their substance abuse treated more effectively than those ... read more

Choosing Interactive Tools for Virtual Museums Mixes Art, Science

Sep. 21, 2015 — Museum curators planning to develop virtual exhibits online should choose communication and navigation technologies that match the experience they want to offer their visitors, according to a team of ... read more

Social Responsibility Promotes Conservative Risk Behavior

Sep. 21, 2015 — Individuals make more conservative choices when the decisions they make affect other people, according to a new study. The study also found that conformism, or changing one's behavior to match ... read more

Violence Among Young Black Men Associated With Sense of Powerlessness, Study Finds

Sep. 21, 2015 — New research finds that young black men and teens who are most likely to be victims or perpetrators of violence are also those who feel that they have the least power to effect social change -- ... read more

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