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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

What Digital Divide? Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Aug. 25, 2016 — Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' ... read more

In the Aftermath of Disaster, Social Media Helps Build a Sense of Community

Aug. 25, 2016 — Social media can disseminate critical information as well as unite disaster victims during their recovery efforts, suggests a new ... read more

Beginning Pornography Use Associated With Increase in Probability of Divorce

Aug. 22, 2016 — Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new ... read more

Trust Is Key Motivator for Individuals Who Protest on Behalf of People Different from Them

Aug. 21, 2016 — It appears that people who actively participate in demonstrations during social movements on behalf of those dissimilar to them do so for two important ... read more

'I Miss You So Much': How Twitter Is Broadening the Conversation on Death and Mourning

Aug. 20, 2016 — Social media is redefining how people grieve, bringing conversations about death back into the public realm, sociologists found. And Twitter in particular, they say, is broadening the discourse ... read more

Why Do They Treat Me Like That? Taking the Mask Off of Envy

Aug. 19, 2016 — While overt signs of envy can often be received badly, research indicates that how that envy is perceived and attributed by the envied person makes all the difference in how it is ... read more

Bartending and Family Life Might Not Mix, Study Says

Aug. 19, 2016 — If you want to mix drinks for a living, don't expect to have a typical family life, a new article suggests. The study examines the relationship between bartenders and their perceptions of ... read more

Can Cell Phones Make You Feel Less Connected to Your Friends and Family?

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers surveyed 493 students, ranging in age from 18-29, to see whether cell phone use, including texting and talking, was associated with feeling socially connected to their parents and peers. ... read more

The Surprising Side Effect of Kissing Up at Work

Aug. 16, 2016 — Kissing up to your boss doesn't just impact your relationship with your supervisor, it can influence your co-workers, as well, suggests new ... read more

Virtual World Improves Communication Following Stroke, Says Study

Aug. 12, 2016 — A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to ... read more

We Understand That Social Media Does Not Equal Social Interaction

Aug. 11, 2016 — If you worry that people today are using social media as a crutch for a real social life, a study will set you at ease. A new study found that people are actually quite adept at discerning the ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed a new mathematical model to investigate how a population's spatial structure affects the evolution of ... read more

Children Can Benefit When Adoptive, Biological Parents Share Adoption Stories

Aug. 10, 2016 — 'Open' adoptions, or adoptions in which adoptive families have ongoing interactions with the birth family are becoming more popular. Now, communication researchers are studying the benefits ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — In a study spanning molecular genetics, stem cells and the sciences of both brain and behavior, researchers have created a neurodevelopmental model of a rare genetic disorder that may provide new ... read more

'Cultural Learners' in the Cradle

Aug. 10, 2016 — Well before starting to speak, children from a very young age pay higher attention to the information received from native speakers of their language compared to the information received from ... read more

Positive Teacher-Student Relationships Boost Good Behavior in Teenagers for Up to 4 Years

Aug. 9, 2016 — The first study to look at the impact of the relationship with teachers on adolescent behavior finds that a positive teacher-student relationship can be as effective as anti-bullying programs at ... read more

Developmental Psychology: Preschoolers Sharing With Others Expect to Get Something Back

Aug. 9, 2016 — Preschoolers expect someone who has benefited from their generosity to reciprocate when an opportunity arises to do so, suggests new ... read more

Got Sleep? The Amount You Get Could Affect Your Marital Mindset

Aug. 6, 2016 — A new study found that when husbands and wives get more sleep than on an average night, they are more satisfied with their marriages, at least the following ... read more

Autism Risk in Younger Children Increases If They Have Older Sibling With Disorder

Aug. 5, 2016 — A new study found that the risk of younger siblings developing an autism spectrum disorder is 14 times higher if an older sibling has ASD. The study also found the risk level was consistent across ... read more

After the Fight, Friendship

Aug. 5, 2016 — Using videos of four sports in 44 countries, reserachers found that men are far more likely to engage in friendly physical contact -- handshakes, back pats and even hugs -- following competition than ... read more

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