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April 25, 2017

Apr. 24, 2017 — The first large-scale study of recovery and resilience after a death in a friend group -- based on analysis of interactions in 15,000 anonymized networks on Facebook -- finds that when a friend dies, ... read more

Volunteering Might Prevent Substance Abuse for Female Student-Athletes

Apr. 20, 2017 — As substance abuse continues to be a health concern in colleges and universities across the US, a social scientist has found that female student-athletes who volunteer in their communities and engage ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — When we make a decision about whether or not to cooperate with someone, we usually base our decision on past experiences. However, when analyzing strategies for repeated dilemmas, modeling long-term ... read more

Technology Is Great, but Are We Prepared for the Consequences?

Apr. 18, 2017 — Dependence on technology is slowly eroding some of our core principles, according to an expert. It's impacting everything from fake news to texting while ... read more

Narcissism and Social Networking

Apr. 18, 2017 — Social networks are an ideal stage for narcissists to showcase themselves. Accordingly, a lot of people with narcissistic traits are drawn to these platforms as a new study conducted by ... read more

Money a Barrier to Independence for Young Adults With Autism

Apr. 17, 2017 — When teenagers and young adults with autism enter adulthood and age out of many of the services designed to help them, they often are anxious about how to handle new adult responsibilities such as ... read more

Married LGBT Older Adults Are Healthier, Happier Than Singles, Study Finds

Apr. 13, 2017 — Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land for nearly two years -- and in some states for even longer -- but researchers can already detect positive health outcomes among couples who have tied ... read more

Pokemon Go Players Are Happier, Friendlier, Study Finds

Apr. 12, 2017 — Pokemon Go people are happy people. That's the finding of media researchers who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Their work shows that ... read more

Could 'Love Hormone' Help Drug Addicts Stay Clean?

Apr. 12, 2017 — Oxytocin, a key hormone made naturally by the brain, could hold the key to treating drug addicts and help them avoid relapse, suggest ... read more

Can Dealing With Emotional Exhaustion Enhance Happiness?

Apr. 12, 2017 — The process of dealing with emotional exhaustion can sometimes increase happiness. A new study examined when and how dealing with emotional exhaustion can enhance happiness in a work environment. The ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Disability simulations often result in feelings of fear, apprehension and pity toward those with disabilities, new research ... read more

Who Are You on Social Media? New Research Examines Norms of Online Personas

Apr. 11, 2017 — The majority of adults on the internet have more than one social networking profile on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Although the core purpose of these sites are similar -- to digitally ... read more

When Children See War as Better Than Peace

Apr. 11, 2017 — For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the ... read more

Expressing Gratitude Makes Us Healthier: Who Wouldn't Be Grateful for That?

Apr. 11, 2017 — Authors of a new report explore the connection between gratitude expression and psychological and physical well-being. As one might expect, positivity begets positive results for our ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Media violence affects aggressive behavior, compelling evidence demonstrates. This first-of-its-kind study, conducted in seven different countries, confirms six decades of research showing the effect ... read more

Social Media Tools Can Reinforce Stigma and Stereotypes

Apr. 11, 2017 — Researchers have developed new software to analyze social media comments, and used this tool in a recent study to better understand attitudes that can cause emotional pain, stigmatize people and ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — A research group has investigated how media images influence people's willingness to protest. The pilot study is trying to discover how images influence people's willingness to take part in ... read more

Strong Early Education Equals Better Long-Term Relationships With Parents, Research Shows

Apr. 6, 2017 — Scientists say children who are given high-quality education at an early age -- starting at six weeks -- are more likely to be employed full-time and have better relationships with their parents as ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — A new study demonstrates that human infants recognize heroic acts from early stages of development, suggesting that our sense of justice -- and likewise, adoration for heroes -- is innate. The ... read more

Using Instagram Can Increase Adolescents' Closeness to Friends

Apr. 5, 2017 — Adolescents' use of Instagram actually strengthened the closeness of their friendships, new research has found. However, investigators warn that frequent use can also lead to an increase in ... read more

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