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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

Low English Skills at School Start Linked to Behavioral Difficulties

Sep. 20, 2016 — Children who enter reception with poor English language skills -- whether it's their first language or an additional language -- are more likely to have social, emotional and behavioral ... read more

Rise of the Internet Has Reduced Voter Turnout

Sep. 16, 2016 — During the initial phase of the internet, a “crowding-out” of political information occurred, which has affected voter turnout, new research ... read more

Acts of Altruism? New Study to Explore Actions of Solidarity With Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Sep. 16, 2016 — A new study into collective actions in support of vulnerable groups – including asylum seekers and refugees - is being led by English ... read more

Men Less Sensitive to Stigma Attached to Radical Right

Sep. 14, 2016 — In almost all elections in every European country, more men than women vote for radical right-wing parties. Still, on average, as many women as men can identify with a radical right-wing ideology. ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists. In a first-of-its-kind study published just ... read more

Angry Drivers Have a Higher Risk of Collision

Sep. 13, 2016 — Angry, aggressive drivers have much higher odds of being in a motor vehicle collision than those who don't get angry while driving, a new study ... read more

Research Evaluates Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression in Mothers of Preterm Infants

Sep. 13, 2016 — Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting up to 15 percent of all women within the first three months following delivery. Research has shown that ... read more

Sad Leaders Often Achieve Better Outcomes Than Angry Leaders

Sep. 13, 2016 — Leaders often believe that they should show anger to make subordinates more compliant, thinking they will then be seen as more effective at work or within their organization. While it is true that ... read more

Associations Between Television, Early Childhood and Social Impairment During Adolescence

Sep. 13, 2016 — Young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimization and social isolation and adopting violent and antisocial behavior toward other students at age 13, results of new study ... read more

Social Image Concerns Predate Social Media

Sep. 12, 2016 — Maintaining a positive social image is an essential feature of human psychology, as it fosters collaborative group behavior more efficiently than other motivations, researchers ... read more

Social Connectedness Can Increase Suicide Risk

Sep. 9, 2016 — Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new ... read more

Study Identifies Brain Cells That Help Us Learn by Watching Others

Sep. 9, 2016 — From infancy, we learn by watching other people, then use those memories to help us predict outcomes and make decisions in the future. Now a study has pinpointed the individual neurons in the brain ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — A study of a new mouse model identifies a drug target that has the potential to increase social interaction in individuals with some forms of autism spectrum ... read more

Cost of Incarceration in the U.S. More Than $1 Trillion

Sep. 7, 2016 — The cost of incarceration in the United States exceeds $1 trillion, or six percent of gross domestic product, and dwarfs the amount spent on corrections alone, finds a new ... read more

Posting Personal Experiences on Social Media May Help You Remember Them in the Future

Sep. 7, 2016 — Posting personal experiences on social media makes those events much easier to recall, a new study -- the first to look at social media's effect on memory -- has ... read more

Feeling They Are Part of a Group Increased Preschoolers' Interest, Success in STEM

Sep. 7, 2016 — Preschoolers were more engaged and did better on STEM-related tasks when they felt they were part of a group, versus doing the tasks on their own, new research ... read more

Early-Life Language Stimulation, Skills May Prevent Childhood Depression

Sep. 7, 2016 — Children who experience low levels of language learning stimulation beginning at three years of age are more likely to experience language delays by first grade and are three times more likely to ... read more

Strong Social Support Is Related to Shorter Stay in Inpatient Rehab After Hospitalization

Sep. 7, 2016 — A recent study showed that patients with strong social support from family and friends spend less time in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. 'Without the social support of family and friends, ... read more

Corporate Social Responsibility Can Backfire If Employees Don’t Think It’s Genuine

Sep. 7, 2016 — A new study looks at what happens when a company’s employees view its efforts related to corporate social responsibility as substantive (perceived to be other-serving and genuinely aimed at ... read more

People in Unhappy Relationships More Likely to Have Suicidal Thoughts

Sep. 7, 2016 — Being in a relationship does not necessarily, in itself, protect people from having suicidal thoughts. This is the finding of a recent study into the correlation between relationship status and ... read more

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