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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

Does Social Status Affect Generosity?

July 21, 2016 — High-ranking people don't always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, new research ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Working parents and grandparents who FaceTime with their toddlers can take heart from a new study that sheds new light that on young children and how they engage in—and learn from—screen-time ... read more

Social Media Sites Obstruct Children’s Moral Development, Say Parents

July 14, 2016 — A ‘parent poll’ carried out by a team at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues found that only 15% of parents thought that popular social media sites provided a positive influence on a ... read more

Top News Outlets See More Risks Than Benefits in Employees' Use of Social Media

July 12, 2016 — Researchers found in a new study that news organizations are more concerned about the current social media environment than excited about it at least when it comes to their ... read more

Faking to Finish: Some Women Feign Sexual Pleasure to End 'Bad' Sex

July 8, 2016 — When talking about troubling sexual encounters some women mention faking sexual pleasure to speed up their male partner’s orgasm and ultimately end ... read more

How Cooperation Emerges in Competing Populations

July 7, 2016 — Social behavior like reaching a consensus is a matter of cooperation. However, individuals in populations often spontaneously compete and only cooperate under certain conditions. These problems are ... read more

Study Challenges Theory That Good Communication Leads to Marital Satisfaction

July 7, 2016 — One of the top reasons couples seek counseling is communication issues, so does better communication predict a more satisfying relationship? The answer may not be that simple, according to a ... read more

Children Growing Up in Solo Mother Families Are Well Adjusted and Developing Well

July 4, 2016 — The number of children born to single women is increasing, partly as a result of social and legislative changes (in most jurisdictions) in the rights to parenthood. While technology has been readily ... read more

Media Not the Scapegoat When It Comes to Teen Sex

June 30, 2016 — Parents and society shouldn't shift the blame for young people's sexual behavior on what teens supposedly see and read in the media about intimate encounters. So says a researcher who led a ... read more

The Irony of Awkward: Study Shows the Effects of Problematic Media on Social Withdrawal for Young Millennials

June 30, 2016 — Not all withdrawn individuals are the same, but for emerging adults who do everything they can to avoid social interaction, combining that with things like violent video games or pornography can ... read more

Substance User’s Social Connections: Family, Friends, and the Foresaken

June 26, 2016 — It’s no secret that social environments can play a role in the development as well as recovery from substance-abuse problems. A new study, designed to uncover how individual relationships respond ... read more

Childhood Abuse, Chronic Parental Domestic Violence Linked to Later Addictions

June 22, 2016 — Adults who have drug or alcohol dependency have experienced very high rates of early adversities, according to a new study. One in five drug dependent Canadian adults and one in six alcohol dependent ... read more

Dividing the Spoils of Cooperation

June 17, 2016 — When choosing unrelated male partners for cooperative ventures, men value productivity as well as generosity and trustworthiness, new research ... read more

Why People Help Distant Kin

June 15, 2016 — Natural selection favors people who help close kin at their own expense: It can increase the odds the family’s genes are passed to future generations. But why assist distant relatives? Mathematical ... read more

June 14, 2016 — A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by researchers. The team developed an equation to ... read more

Children Less Likely to Trust Ugly People

June 13, 2016 — Is beauty only skin deep? Children don't seem to think so, like adults and babies, children think the uglier you are, the less trustworthy you ... read more

Young People With Older Friends Can Help Reduce Ageism

June 9, 2016 — Young people are less likely to be ageist when their friends have friendships with older adults, research has ... read more

Why Some Bisexual Men Stay in the Closet

June 9, 2016 — Research examined the reasons why men who have had sex with both men and women choose not to disclose their sexual orientation -- particularly to their wives and girlfriends. Results show that men ... read more

Link Found Between Witnessing Parental Domestic Violence During Childhood and Attempted Suicide

June 9, 2016 — A new study found the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among adults who had been exposed to chronic parental domestic violence during childhood was 17.3% compared to 2.3% among those without ... read more

Strangers Reach Mutual Understanding Through Talking, Asking Questions, Not from Non-Verbal Cues

June 8, 2016 — When two strangers meet and interact for the first time, the extent to which they develop mutual understanding depends on how much they talk and ask questions rather than on non-verbal cues such as ... read more

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