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State of social, personality psychology research
SCIENCE DAILY Two studies have examined the state and quality of social and personality research and how practices have changed, if at all. 12 minutes
Study finds increased interest for cosmetic surgery among teens involved in bullying
NEWS MEDICAL Adolescents who are involved in bullying--victims and perpetrators alike--are more likely to say they would want to undergo cosmetic surgery to be more attractive or fix perceived flaws,... 4 hours
Study examines state of social, personality psychology research
SCIENCE DAILY Two studies have examined the state and quality of social and personality research and how practices have changed, if at all. 8 hours
A little support from their online friends calms test-anxious students
SCIENCE DAILY Reading supportive comments, 'likes' and private messages from social media friends prior to taking a test may help college students who have high levels of test-anxiety significantly reduce... 1 day
Food insecurity can affect your mental health
SCIENCE DAILY Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define acceptable ways to acquire food, FI can affect people's... 2 days
Strong parent connections enhance children's ability to develop healthy response to stress
SCIENCE DAILY Children in low-income families have an increased chance of thriving when their caregiver relationships include certain positive characteristics, according to new research. Using data... 2 days
First comprehensive map of the ‘dark web’ reveals a remarkably antisocial corner of the internet
Science Magazine The dark web is so dark, most sites don’t link to each other 2 days
Bullies and their victims more likely to want plastic surgery
SCIENCE DAILY School bullies and their victims are more likely to want plastic surgery than other teens, according to new research. 11.5% of bullying victims have extreme desire to have... 2 days
How do students with debt fare in community college?
PHYS.ORG Community college students who borrow up to $1,999 in student loans during their first two years of community college complete 17% fewer academic credits in that same time period than... 2 days
Adolescents involved in bullying have greater desire for cosmetic surgery than others
NEWS MEDICAL School bullies and their victims are more likely to want cosmetic surgery, according to new research by the University of Warwick. 2 days
Maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy increases risk of ASD in grandchildren
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl's maternal grandmother smoked... 2 days
Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother's smoking in pregnancy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl's maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 percent more likely... 2 days
Instead Of Showing Off Wealth, Some Show Off Busy Schedules
NPR Instead of buying expensive things, people now use busyness to show their high status. New research finds that many celebrities use social media to boast about their lack... 2 days
Media portrayal of public shooters can perpetuate stereotypes
PHYS.ORG As the pervasiveness of media reports on public shootings increase, the way in which media cover these violent stories can have broad social implications, including the creation and perpetuation of racial and... 3 days
[Editors' Choice] The antisocial side of antibiotics
Science Magazine Perinatal exposure to penicillin may result in long-lasting gut and behavioral changes. 3 days
Kin-based cultural transmission of tool use in wild chimpanzees
Science Magazine Current research on animal culture has focused strongly on cataloging the diversity of socially transmitted behaviors and on the social learning mechanisms that sustain their spread. Comparably less is known... 3 days
Youth violence on decline, new study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Contrary to popular perception, a new study finds that youth violence is declining -- and at noteworthy rates. Between 2002 and 2014, researchers found a 29 percent decrease in the relative proportion of young... 3 days
Larger schooling fish found to have stronger attraction forces
SCIENCE DAILY In schooling fish, collective movement emerges as a result of multiple social interactions between individuals. In a new study, larger individuals have been found to display stronger attraction forces to... 3 days
larger schooling fish found to have stronger attraction forces Larger schooling fish found to have stronger attraction forces
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In schooling fish, collective movement emerges as a result of multiple social interactions between individuals. In a new study led by researchers at Uppsala University, larger individuals have been found... 3 days
Medical News Today: Worldwide statistics on breast cancer: Diagnosis and risk factors
MNT In this article, learn about statistics on breast cancer, if diet and obesity are risk factors, and racial differences within the U.S. for breast... 3 days
Study of transgender preschoolers assesses preferences and identity
SCIENCE DAILY Gender may be the earliest identity and social category to emerge in development, research suggests, and acquiring knowledge about one's gender is considered a critical part of early childhood development. In one... 4 days
Banded mongooses target family members for eviction
SCIENCE DAILY Banded mongooses target close female relatives when violently ejecting members from their social groups, scientists have found. 4 days
Religious people more likely to oppose reproductive technologies
SCIENCE DAILY As new and more effective human reproductive genetic technologies develop, people of faith are more likely to disapprove of these tools than nonreligious people, a new study found. 4 days
Religious people more likely to oppose reproductive technologies
PHYS.ORG As new and more effective human reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) develop, people of faith are more likely to disapprove of these tools than nonreligious people, a new Rice University study found. Evangelical... 4 days
Environmental enrichment triggers mouse wound repair response
SCIENCE DAILY Living in a stimulating environment has a wide range of health benefits in humans and has even been shown to fight cancer in mice, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study now... 4 days
Environmental enrichment triggers mouse wound repair response
PHYS.ORG Living in a stimulating environment has a wide range of health benefits in humans and has even been shown to fight cancer in mice, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study published... 4 days
Facebook can function as safety net for the bereaved
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists have long noted that if certain brain cells are destroyed by, say, a stroke, new circuits may be laid in another location to compensate, essentially rewiring the brain. Researchers... 4 days
Facial expressions: How brains process emotion
SCIENCE DAILY The amygdala has distinct neurons that judge the intensity and ambiguity of facial expressions, new research shows. Identifying the amygdala's role in social cognition suggests insights into the neurological mechanisms behind autism and anxiety. 4 days
Study shows brands dedicated to postive social change use social media to primarily promote products
PHYS.ORG Social media has greatly changed how all sorts of companies can interact with their audiences and customers. A... 4 days
Youth with uncomplicated epilepsy have favorable social outcomes as their siblings
NEWS MEDICAL A 15-year follow-up study of young adults with epilepsy found that those with uncomplicated epilepsy who were seizure-free for five years or more did as well... 4 days
Differing hormone profiles shape human social hierarchies, say psychology researchers
NEWS MEDICAL In a game of chicken, the most aggressive players are fueled by testosterone and are more willing to harm others; and while it may be easy to demonize... 4 days
New grant to support research on mental health needs of Pacific Islanders
NEWS MEDICAL Pacific Islanders are persons who trace their roots to the native peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. Although they make up... 5 days
Young adults with uncomplicated epilepsy fare as well as their siblings
SCIENCE DAILY A 15-year follow-up study of young adults with epilepsy found that those with uncomplicated epilepsy who were seizure-free for five years or more did as well... 5 days
Hormone-influenced social strategies shape human social hierarchy, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY In a game of chicken, the most aggressive players are fueled by testosterone and are more willing to harm others; and while it may be easy to demonize such hawkish... 5 days
Banded mongooses target family members for eviction
PHYS.ORG Banded mongooses target close female relatives when violently ejecting members from their social groups, University of Exeter scientists have found. 5 days
After the death of a friend, healing in a human social network
PHYS.ORG Wounds heal - the cells in a body knit over a cut. When a neuron dies, the brain can rewire itself to make up... 5 days
Mothers' relationship happiness may influence infant fussiness
SCIENCE DAILY How happy a mother is in her relationship and the social support she receives may affect the risk of infant colic, according to researchers. 5 days
After the death of a friend, healing in a human social network
SCIENCE DAILY 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... 5 days
Study sheds new light on factors that may contribute to infant fussiness
NEWS MEDICAL How happy a mother is in her relationship and the social support she receives may affect the risk of infant colic, according to Penn... 5 days
Death can strengthen social networks for years after the event, Facebook study reveals
Science Magazine Far from causing relationships to disintegrate, tragedy can forge long-term bonds 5 days
'Race tests' may be fueling segregation in white evangelical churches
PHYS.ORG A new study explores why nominally welcoming churches remain racially segregated in the post-civil rights era. The reason may be due to clergy and congregants in white evangelical... 5 days
Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption, researchers find
PHYS.ORG A Virginia Tech College of Science economics researcher says the popular social media website Facebook - and its open sharing of information - is a vital and often... 5 days
Sexist and anti-gay jokes: It's all about men feeling threatened
MNT Why do some men crack sexist and anti-gay jokes or find them funny, while others do not? 6 days
Narcissism and social networking
MNT 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... 6 days
Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption, researchers find
SCIENCE DAILY An economics researcher says the popular social media website – and its open sharing of information – is a vital and often a significant tool against government corruption... 6 days
Larger schooling fish found to have stronger attraction forces
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