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July 31, 2015 — A social skills program for high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder significantly improved the participants' ability to engage with their peers, a new study has ... read more

How to Digitally Stoke That Old-Time Auction Fever

July 28, 2015 — The authors explore the impact of time pressure and social competition on bidders in online auctions and how those factors influence auction results and users' ... read more

Building Confidence Helps People With MS Have Fuller Lives, Reports Researcher

July 23, 2015 — To help people with MS maintain autonomy and independence, a team of researchers set out to determine what factors prevented individuals from undertaking and enjoying the activities they believe are ... read more

College Social Life Can Predict Well-Being at Midlife

July 23, 2015 — It's well known that being socially connected promotes a person's overall and psychological health. A new study now shows that the quantity of social interactions a person has at 20 -- and ... read more

Continued Domestic Abuse Facilitated by Post-Separation Contact, Study Shows

July 23, 2015 — Contact between children and fathers following parental separation facilitates the continued abuse of women and children, according to new research focusing on the experiences of families with a ... read more

Social Climbing Makes the English Happier Than Americans

July 23, 2015 — People who grew up in a working class family are more satisfied in later life than those from a higher class background according to new research. The study also found that English people who climb ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A brain-chemistry deficit in children with autism may help to explain their social difficulties, according to new findings. The research team found a correlation between low levels of vasopressin, a ... read more

Comparing Your Partner to Someone Else's? Find Yours Comes Up Short?

July 21, 2015 — When people compare their significant other to someone else's, they occasionally find reason to think their partner is inferior in some aspect -- appearance, occupation, sharing of household ... read more

July 20, 2015 — College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But ... read more

New Adolescent Friendship Study Confirms 'Birds of a Feather Flock Together Stay Together'

July 20, 2015 — No one likes to lose a friend, especially adolescents. Adolescent friendships are fleeting. The majority dissolve after a year or two. But why do friendships end? Researchers sought to answer this ... read more

Toddlers Who Chill in Front of TV Are at Later Risk of Being Victimized by Classmates

July 17, 2015 — For young children, the number of hours spent watching TV at the age of 29 months correlates to the likelihood he'll be bullied in sixth ... read more

Club Membership in Teens Linked to Lower Mortality in Older Age

July 16, 2015 — Did you belong to community, sports, or other clubs in your teens? If so, you might be more likely to survive into your late seventies, suggests a new ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A new computational model of how the brain makes altruistic choices is able to predict when a person will act generously in a scenario involving the sacrifice of money. The work also helps explain ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A new study finds that whites aware of their racial biases are better equipped to address contemporary race challenges, where prejudice is often expressed in subtle, unintentional and unconscious ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Hypervigilance to hostility in others triggers aggressive behavior in children, says a new study. The four-year longitudinal study, the largest of its kind involving 1,299 children and their parents, ... read more

Lower-Intensity Treatment as Effective as High-Intensity for Children With High-Functioning Autism, Study Shows

July 14, 2015 — Researchers have found that reducing the intensity of their comprehensive summer treatment (summerMAX) yielded improvements for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) that ... read more

Am I Fat? Many of Today's Adolescents Don't Think So

July 14, 2015 — Admitting that you have a weight problem may be the first step in taking action, but a new study found that an increasing number of overweight adolescents do not consider themselves as ... read more

When Attractive People Do or Don't Choose Equally Good-Looking Mates

July 13, 2015 — Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while, according to new ... read more

Is Upward Mobility Bad for Your Health?

July 13, 2015 — Youth from low-income families who succeed academically and socially may actually pay a price -- with their health -- according to a new ... read more

Selfies: A Depiction of Female Narcissism or a Platform for Political Empowerment?

July 13, 2015 — A cultural social media phenomenon of recent years, ‘selfie’ was declared the Oxford English Dictionary 2013 Word of the Year. Since then it has become a powerful means of self-expression, ... read more

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