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June 26, 2022

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Relationships Are Best Between People of Similar Desirability, Study Finds

New research found that not only are people who are similarly desirable more likely to enter into a relationship, but they are also more likely to experience success within that ...

Adults Sleep Better Together Than They Do Alone

A new study finds a relationship between bed sharing, sleep and mental health. Adults who share a bed with a partner or spouse sleep better than those who sleep alone, according to a new ...

Why People Don't View the World the Same Way Others Do

Why are we so sure that the way we see people, situations and politics is accurate, and the way other people see them is foolishly wrong? The answer, according to new research lies in a region of the ...

Physical Abuse Less Likely When Spanking Is Eliminated

When parents in countries worldwide use spanking as a behavior deterrent, their children are more likely to become a victim of physical abuse, say ...
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Study Reveals Smaller-Than-Expected Percentage of Research in Psychology Is Truly Multidisciplinary

Researchers examined scholarly articles for the years 2008-18 classified as 'Psychology, Multidisciplinary,' finding just 25% of citations referenced research published in fields outside ...

Transparent Face Masks Protect While Facilitating Communication, Study Finds

Commercially available transparent face masks allow for the perception of facial expressions while suppressing the dispersion of respiratory droplets that spread the SARS-CoV-2, and thus have a clear ...

No Peers, No Beers: Research Shows Youth Substance Use Declined During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, youth spent more time at home with family and were more isolated from in-person interaction with peers. Largely due to this social isolation ...

Opioid Analgesic Fentanyl May Cause Autism-Like Behavior in Young Mice, Study Finds

A new study reveals that opioid analgesic fentanyl may induce autism-like behaviors in young male and female mice. The findings indicate that reduced expression of the gene Grin2b in the anterior ...

Staring at Yourself During Virtual Chats May Worsen Your Mood

A new study finds that the more a person stares at themself while talking with a partner in an online chat, the more their mood degrades over the course of the conversation. Alcohol use appears to ...

Children in Remote School Faced More Sleep, Behavior and Social Challenges

Elementary school-aged children enrolled in remote learning experienced greater behavioral, learning-related, and sleep difficulties compared with children receiving in-person instruction, according ...

Words Matter: How to Reduce Gender Bias With Word Choice

In the workplace, even subtle differences in language choice can influence the perception of gender, for better or worse. These choices fall into two main categories: minimizing the role of gender by ...

How Mother-Youth Emotional Climate Helps Adolescents Cope With Stress

Transition to middle school can be a stressful time for adolescents. They must adjust to a new peer group and social environment while going through the developmental changes of puberty. A recent ...

Research Reveals Impact of Loneliness on COVID-19 Vaccine Antibody Response

A new study reveals that loneliness and social stresses can have a negative impact on our antibody response to COVID-19 vaccines. Researchers have found that lower neighborhood cohesion is associated ...

Children With Same-Sex Parents Are Socially Well-Adjusted

Difficult social and legal conditions are stress factors for same-sex families, but do not affect the behavior of children and young people with same-sex parents, new research ...

Music Alleviates Collective Grief

In February 2020, a group of musicians from around the world living in China recorded their cover of a song by Michael Jackson on video to express their support to the families affected by the ...

Both Nature and Nurture Contribute to Signatures of Socioeconomic Status in the Brain

Researchers found that a person's genetics and the environment in which they live contribute to how socioeconomic status shapes the architecture of the ...

Evidence of structured vocal sequences in wild chimpanzee communication provides insights into human language ...

Humans May Have Evolved to Show Signs of Stress to Evoke Support from Others

Showing signs of stress could make us more likeable and prompt others to act more positively towards us, according to a new ...

People Choose Healthier Food When With Outsiders for Fear of Being Negatively Judged

People are more likely to choose a healthy food option than an unhealthy food option among people from different social groups because they fear being judged negatively for their ...

Research Shows the Role Empathy May Play in Music

Can people who understand the emotions of others better interpret emotions conveyed through music? A new study by an international team of researchers suggests the abilities are ...

Copying Others to Dare

Learning from others can mitigate harmful risk aversion, even if the others we learn from tend to avoid risky, but profitable decisions themselves. This is shown in mathematical modelling and ...

Psychopathic Individuals Are More Likely to Have Larger Striatum Region in the Brain

Neuroscientists have established the existence of a biological difference between psychopaths and ...

Seeing Members of Minority Groups Everywhere? It's an Illusion

Within a social setting most people significantly overestimate the presence of a minority -- and this overestimation is made not only by the majority but also by the minority themselves, researchers ...

COVID-19 Pandemic Led to Increase in Loneliness Around the World

People around the world experienced an increase in loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic, which, although small, could have implications for people's long-term mental and physical health, ...

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