Dec. 23, 2014 — The bonds that tie a neighborhood together can help shield community members from gun violence, according to new findings. "Violence results in chronic community-level trauma and stress, and ... full story
Dec. 22, 2014 — A new study links physical violence against women by male partners to a disruption of a key steroid hormone that opens the door potentially to a variety of negative health ... full story
Dec. 19, 2014 — Women whose loved ones are critical of their weight tend to put on even more pounds, says a new study on the way people's comments affect our health. "When we feel bad about our bodies, we ... full story
Dec. 18, 2014 — Psychologists conducted a bottom-up exploration of what it really means to be humble. They found that people see a unique dimension of humility akin to a love of ... full story
Dec. 18, 2014 — A new study has found that sensitive caregiving in the first three years of life predicts an individual's social competence and academic achievement, not only during childhood and adolescence, ... full story
Dec. 18, 2014 — Social anxiety is one of the most common psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents. A new study has found that together, the quality of parent-infant relationships and early childhood ... full story
Dec. 17, 2014 — Consumers' loyalty and passion for an automobile brand are driven more by appearance than practical concerns. Aesthetics that resonate on an emotional level are more responsible for brand ... full story
Dec. 17, 2014 — Bullies and mean girls have been around forever but, with the arrival of smartphones and social media, meanness has taken on new forms and dramatically extended its reach. Digital abuse is now so ... full story
Dec. 17, 2014 — Researchers tested whether hugs act as a form of social support, protecting stressed people from getting sick. They found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the ... full story
Dec. 17, 2014 — A team of biologists has identified a set of nerve cells in desert locusts that bring about 'gang-like' gregarious behavior when they are forced into a crowd. The findings demonstrate the ... full story
Dec. 16, 2014 — A natural desire to be part of the 'in crowd' could damage our ability to make the right decisions, a new study has shown. Research has shown that individuals have evolved to be overly ... full story
Dec. 16, 2014 — The answer to why pupils perform differently in school is not found by looking at girls and boys as separate groups, one expert ... full story
Dec. 15, 2014 — Researchers explain how they have used the brain's ability to bring together information from different senses to make white people feel that they were inhabiting black bodies and adults feel ... full story
- Guilty co-workers make ethical partners?
- Physical violence linked to stress hormone in women
- Decision 'cascades' in social networks
- Family criticizing your weight? You might add more pounds
- A Facebook application knows if you are having a bad day and tells your teacher
- Being humble: Research shows E.B. White was right in Charlotte's Web
- Early caregiving experiences have long-term effects on social relationships, achievement
- Quality of parent-infant relationships, early childhood shyness predict teen anxiety
- Consumer loyalty driven by aesthetics over functionality
- Contrasting views of kin selection assessed
- Watch out Internet meanies: Game could soon be over for you
- Hugs help protect against stress, infection, say researchers
- Bugs life: The nerve cells that make locusts ‘gang up’
- Herd mentality: Are we programmed to make bad decisions?
- How information moves between cultures
- People trust typical-looking faces most
- All boys are not poor school achievers, and all girls are not smart pupils
- Shame on us: Toward defining basic emotions
- Virtual bodyswapping diminishes people's negative biases about others
- Barbary macaques form male bonds, study reveals
- Current practices in reporting on behavioural genetics can mislead the public
- Training elderly in social media improves well-being, combats isolation
- Understanding how emotions ripple after terrorist acts
- As gay marriage gains voter acceptance, study illuminates a possible reason
- Three steps to better gift card giving
- The ups and downs of support from friends when teens experience peer victimization
- Female smokeless tobacco use is largely unknown by physicians
- Are you helping your toddler's aggressive behavior?
- Wealth, power or lack thereof at heart of many mental disorders
- Social support central for caregiver health in AIDS-affected South African communities
- Low-crime, walkable neighborhoods promote mental health in older Latinos
- New 'science of climate diversity'
- Religion or spirituality has positive impact on romantic/marital relationships, child development, research shows
- Office jerks beware: Your good ideas may not always be welcomed by colleagues
- The social brain: Does guessing others' intentions make a difference when we learn?
- Medical schools have ethical obligation to accept applications from undocumented immigrants, experts say
- Strong neighborhoods, parenting can bridge 'achievement gap'
- Psychological problems in men experiencing cancer
- What really helps women achieve a good work-life balance?
- People in unhappy places are depressed more than a week a month
- Growing cooperation: First the carrot, then the stick
- Does your boss find you proactive…or pushy?
- Unlike people, monkeys aren't fooled by expensive brands
- Girls, boys affected differently by witnessing parental violence
- Brain representations of social thoughts accurately predict autism diagnosis
- Want to get male millennials on board with your cause? Focus on feelings
- Sons' intelligence linked to fathers' criminal history
- Heavier newborns show academic edge in school
- It's mean boys, not mean girls, who rule at school, study shows
- Women outperform men in some financial negotiations
- Unhappy hour: Non-drinkers devise strategies to navigate booze-centered work events
- Pleasure at another's misfortune is evident in children as young as two
- Why do people with autism see faces differently?
- Homosexuality may help us bond, experts say
- Problem gambling, personality disorders often go hand in hand
- Biopolitics for understanding social regulation and control
- Threats of terrorism perceived differently depending on identification within a group
- Declining loneliness among American teenagers
- Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls
- Dominant people can be surprisingly social
- Education empowers Canadians, but raises risks of overwork, work-family stress
- Unstable child care can affect children by age four
- Job authority increases depression symptoms in women, decreases them in men
- Bad marriage, broken heart?
- Social sensing game detects classroom bullies
- Teens who mature early at greater risk of depression
- Business culture in banking industry favors dishonest behavior
- When it comes to teen alcohol use, close friends have more influence than peers
- Coping strategies therapy significantly improves dementia carers' mental health, quality of life
- Gamification for behavior change: What is it and how is it useful?
- Pain from rejection, physical pain may not be so similar after all
- Verbal abuse in the workplace: Are men or women most at risk?
- Finding 'lost' languages in the brain: Far-reaching implications for unconscious role of infant experiences
- Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit
- Recommendations by other customers significantly influence Internet purchasing behavior
- Family ties that bind: Having the right surname sets you up for life
- Use of private social media affects work performance
- Facial motion a clue to difficulties in social interaction among autistic adults
- Hope for those with social anxiety disorder: You may already be someone's best friend
- Is it possible to be addicted to entrepreneurship?
- Self-inflation harms kids' relationships at school
- How does the brain develop in individuals with autism?
- Mental health providers not well prepared to care for military veterans, study finds
- Mothers nurture emotions in girls over boys, new study finds
- Of gods and men: Societies living in harsh environments are more likely to believe in moralizing gods
- Only 6% of people work in the occupations they aspired to in childhood
- Office stress? Workers may wait before acting out, study finds
- Brain's response to threat silenced when we are reminded of being loved and cared for
- Liberals are more emotion-driven than conservatives
- Parent intervention best for helping toddlers with autism, study finds
- Study finds intractable conflicts stem from misunderstanding of motivation
- Can (and should) happiness be a policy goal?