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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

Does Social Status Affect Generosity?

July 21, 2016 — High-ranking people don't always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, new research ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Working parents and grandparents who FaceTime with their toddlers can take heart from a new study that sheds new light that on young children and how they engage in—and learn from—screen-time ... read more

Social Media Sites Obstruct Children’s Moral Development, Say Parents

July 14, 2016 — A ‘parent poll’ carried out by a team at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues found that only 15% of parents thought that popular social media sites provided a positive influence on a ... read more

Study Shows Stark Differences in How Conservatives, Liberals Value Empirical Data

July 13, 2016 — A new study surveyed participants in the Deep South and West Coast on the opportunity to view novel data on three topics - two of which were political - but weren't told of the results or who ... read more

Top News Outlets See More Risks Than Benefits in Employees' Use of Social Media

July 12, 2016 — Researchers found in a new study that news organizations are more concerned about the current social media environment than excited about it at least when it comes to their ... read more

Helping Kids With Brain Tumors Recover Beyond the Disease

July 11, 2016 — Social strains and lack of social competence are common in children recovering from malignant brain tumors. A behavioral scientist and colleagues from across the U.S. and Canada, examined a ... read more

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do in the Digital Age

July 10, 2016 — Online abuse between former partners after relationship break ups is common and distressing among UK adults, a new survey ... read more

Why Clinton and Trump Backers Don't Mix

July 8, 2016 — Living around people with opposing political viewpoints affects your ability to form close relationships and accept other perspectives -- and may even change your personality, finds an American ... read more

Agreeable Personalities Are More Likely to Help Strangers

July 8, 2016 — Prosocial behaviors, such as willingness to help others, may be linked to specific personalities. Agreeableness is one of the better predictors of prosocial behavior, say ... read more

Antidepressants: Treatment for Bad Marriages?

July 7, 2016 — Psychiatrists nearly always responded with prescriptions for antidepressants when clients complained of bad marriages, according to a new study spanning 20 years at an American medical center. The ... read more

How Cooperation Emerges in Competing Populations

July 7, 2016 — Social behavior like reaching a consensus is a matter of cooperation. However, individuals in populations often spontaneously compete and only cooperate under certain conditions. These problems are ... read more

Study Challenges Theory That Good Communication Leads to Marital Satisfaction

July 7, 2016 — One of the top reasons couples seek counseling is communication issues, so does better communication predict a more satisfying relationship? The answer may not be that simple, according to a ... read more

Researcher Finds Link Between Parenting Styles and Workplace Behaviors

July 7, 2016 — If you’re having problems at work, there’s a chance that your parents might share some of the blame, a researcher ... read more

July 6, 2016 — People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social ... read more

Attention Problems in Early Childhood Can Have Lasting Impact

July 6, 2016 — Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a new study that examines how early childhood characteristics affect academic ... read more

Children's Purchasing Behavior 'Significantly Impacted' by Social Media, Mobile Apps

July 6, 2016 — A new study examines how children in European countries are influenced by online marketing. The study focused on the impact on children of in-game adverts in advergames, mobile apps and social media ... read more

How to Get Moral 'Free-Riders' to Cooperate

July 6, 2016 — What motivates people to contribute to trustful moral judgment, which is a public good yet tends to be costly? This is 'the moral free rider problem'. Mathematicians have put forth a ... read more

Children Growing Up in Solo Mother Families Are Well Adjusted and Developing Well

July 4, 2016 — The number of children born to single women is increasing, partly as a result of social and legislative changes (in most jurisdictions) in the rights to parenthood. While technology has been readily ... read more

The Irony of Awkward: Study Shows the Effects of Problematic Media on Social Withdrawal for Young Millennials

June 30, 2016 — Not all withdrawn individuals are the same, but for emerging adults who do everything they can to avoid social interaction, combining that with things like violent video games or pornography can ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Researchers have identified nerve cell communication between specific brain regions, providing insight for the development of new therapeutic strategies, and new information on possible motivation ... read more

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