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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Mobile Communication Keeps Couples Who Live Close to One Another Even Closer

Feb. 11, 2016 — Texting can make the heart grow fonder. That is just one of the findings of recent research that shows that even couples who live close to one another rely heavily on mobile media to manage their ... read more

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

Jan. 29, 2016 — Research has revealed subtle brain differences in adult males with autism spectrum disorder, which may go some way towards explaining why symptoms persist into adulthood in some people with the ... read more

Social Media Use in Young Adults Linked to Sleep Disturbance

Jan. 26, 2016 — Young adults who spend a lot of time on social media during the day or check it frequently throughout the week are more likely to suffer sleep disturbance than their peers who use social media less, ... read more

Bullying Hinders Positive Youth Development for Sexual-Minority Youth

Jan. 25, 2016 — When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development -- and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these ... 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

Jan. 11, 2016 — If you think computers are quickly approaching true human communication, think again. Computers like Siri often get confused because they judge meaning by looking at a word's statistical ... 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

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