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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Values Gap in Workplace Can Lead Millennials to Look Elsewhere

Feb. 23, 2017 — Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency to job hop. Although this behavior often is explained as a loyalty issue, new research ... read more

Top Professional Performance Through Psychopathy

Feb. 23, 2017 — The term “psychopath” is not flattering: such people are considered cold, manipulative, do not feel any remorse and seek thrills without any fear – and all that at other’s expense. A study is ... read more

Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults

Feb. 23, 2017 — Teenagers who experience sleep problems and exhibit anti-social behavior are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, new research ... read more

Uncertainty Perception Drives Public's Trust, Mistrust of Science

Feb. 22, 2017 — Many policies -- from medicine to terrorism -- depend on how the general public accepts and understands scientific evidence. People view different branches of sciences as having different amounts of ... read more

Online Daters Ignore Wish List When Choosing a Match

Feb. 21, 2017 — Despite having a 'wish list' stating their preference for potential ideal matches, most online daters contact people bearing no resemblance to the characteristics they say they want in a ... read more

Social Exclusion in Virtual Realities Has a Negative Social and Emotional Impact in 'Real' Life

Feb. 16, 2017 — In this age of highly realistic computer games and increasingly popular social networks, social exclusion in virtual worlds is becoming more and more socially significant, as is demonstrated by the ... read more

Population Density Pushes the 'Slow Life'

Feb. 14, 2017 — One psychological effect of population density is for those people living in urban areas to adopt a 'slow life strategy.' This strategy focuses more on planning for the long-term future and ... read more

Low Birth Weight Babies at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems Later in Life

Feb. 13, 2017 — Babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk for physical problems but are also more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, according to an analysis of ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Married people are healthier than those who are single, divorced or widowed, research has found. Now a new study provides the first biological evidence to explain how marriage impacts ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ ... read more

Psychological 'Recipe' Identified for Viral Campaigns Such as Ice Bucket Challenge

Feb. 13, 2017 — New work focusing on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reveals very brief shelf life of such viral campaigns, and suggests the nature of ‘virality’ and social tipping points themselves may be a ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Simply putting on a uniform, similar to one the police might wear, automatically affects how we perceive others, creating a bias towards those considered to be of a low social status, new research ... read more

Poverty, High Neighborhood Murder Rates Increase Depression in Older Adults

Feb. 10, 2017 — Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study has ... read more

We Like Taking Selfies but Not Looking at Them

Feb. 9, 2017 — An online survey has found that although taking and posting selfies is hugely popular, 82% of participants would prefer fewer selfies on social media. Interestingly, people perceived their own ... read more

Want to 'Friend' an Old Flame on Facebook or Flirt Online? Social Media Researcher Says Think About Your Current Romantic Relationship First

Feb. 9, 2017 — One of the best gifts a person could give their significant other for Valentine's Day is a discussion on boundaries regarding social media, according to a ... read more

Want to Help Your Mate Beat the Blues? Show Them the Love

Feb. 8, 2017 — The more depressed your romantic partner may be, the more love you should give them, according to new ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Close friendships facilitate the exchange of information and culture, making social networks more effective for cultural transmission, according to new research that used wireless tracking technology ... read more

Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems

Feb. 8, 2017 — Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes, a new study of 1,482 students in Maryland has ... read more

Why We Underestimate Time When We're Having Fun on Facebook

Feb. 7, 2017 — Updating your Facebook status can be a fun way to while away the hours -- but now it seems it really is making us lose track of time as we do ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — The marriage rate in the U.S. continues to decline and the view that marriage entails a “lack of freedom” is becoming more entrenched, particularly among younger men, according to ... read more

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