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October 22, 2016

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October 22, 2016

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

Other People Are Less Attention-Grabbing to the Wealthy

Oct. 18, 2016 — The degree to which other people divert your attention may depend on your social class, according to new findings. The research shows that people who categorize themselves as being in a relatively ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Preschoolers' fine and gross motor skill development is indicative of later performance on two key measures of kindergarten readiness, according to a study. Preschoolers who performed better on ... read more

Building a Better Rat Maze Could Help Us All Cooperate

Oct. 13, 2016 — A fully-automated rat maze could help scientists better understand how individuals cooperate, and how this process may go awry in the brains of people with disorders ranging from autism to ... read more

15 Percent of Sixth-Grade Students Commit Cyber Abuse

Oct. 13, 2016 — Fifteen percent of sixth-grade students reported they had perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology, according to a new ... read more

Plugged-in Parenting: How Parental Smartphone Use May Affect Kids

Oct. 12, 2016 — Parents’ use of mobile technology around young children may be causing internal tension, conflicts and negative interactions with their kids, suggests a small qualitative ... read more

Televiewing Predicts Social Impairment During Adolescence

Oct. 11, 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, new research ... read more

Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 Years Later

Oct. 11, 2016 — Growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one's 80s, according to new research. The findings show that men who grew ... read more

Females React Differently Than Males to Social Isolation

Oct. 11, 2016 — While male and female mice have similar responses to physical stress, research suggests females, not males, feel stressed when ... read more

Can People Who Cheat Have Their Cake and Eat It Too?

Oct. 10, 2016 — Both men and women in committed relationships cheat for a number of reasons, despite overwhelmingly condemning the action, according to recent surveys. In a new study, a team of researchers explored ... read more

Online Social Media Use Does Not Impair Our Ability to Concentrate

Oct. 7, 2016 — Using online social media does not lead to long-term problems with our ability to concentrate, according to new research ... read more

The Importance of Loving Care Within Children's Institutions

Oct. 7, 2016 — Nurturing caregiving from a few consistent individuals helps to minimize the potential emotional and mental-health development issues that can arise from spending the early years of a child's ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Everyone benefits when cooperation runs smoothly However, people often act obstructively. Why do they do that? One investigator researches this issue using a wide variety of methods, from brain scans ... read more

Peer Victimization in Schools: Two Studies Explore Types, Repercussions

Oct. 6, 2016 — As many as 75% of children and adolescents report experiencing some sort of peer victimization, researchers estimate, with 10 to 15% experiencing more severe and prolonged victimization. Two new ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Mice have brain cells that are dedicated to storing memories of other mice, according to a new study. These cells, found in a region of the hippocampus known as the ventral CA1, store "social ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — After being on the losing side of a fight, men seek out other allies with a look of rugged dominance about them to ensure a backup in case of future fights. Women in similar situations however, ... read more

Infants Pay More Attention to Native Speakers

Oct. 5, 2016 — Almost from the moment of birth, human beings are able to distinguish between speakers of their native language and speakers of all other languages. We have a hard-wired preference for our own ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Researchers conclude that being kind to others causes a small but significant improvement in subjective well-being. The review found that the effect is lower than some pop-psychology articles have ... read more

Understanding of Norms: Children Overeagerly Seeking Social Rules

Oct. 5, 2016 — Three-year-olds quickly absorb social norms. They even understand behaviors as rule-governed that are not subject to any norms, and insist that others adhere to these self-inferred "norms," ... read more

ADHD Diagnosis Puts Girls at Much Higher Risk for Other Mental Health Problems

Oct. 4, 2016 — Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk than girls without ADHD for multiple mental disorders that often lead to cascading problems such as abusive relationships, ... read more

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