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October 25, 2020

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How'd We Get So Picky 211Ʊ Friendship Late in Life? Ask the Chimps

When humans age, they tend to favor small circles of meaningful, already established friendships rather than seek new ones. People are also more likely to lean toward positive relationships rather ...

Marriage or Not? Rituals Help Dating Couples Decide Relationship Future

Rituals such as those centered around holidays and other celebrations play an important part in human relationships. When dating couples engage in rituals together, they learn more about each other. ...

Children Use Make-Believe Aggression and Violence to Manage Bad-Tempered Peers

Children are more likely to introduce violent themes into their pretend play, such as imaginary fighting or killing, if they are with playmates whom ...

The Key to Happiness: Friends or Family?

Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier getting together with your friends, a new study ...
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Discrimination Contributes to Poorer Heart Health for LGBTQ Adults

The majority of LGBTQ adults report experiencing discrimination from a health care professional. Compared to cisgender heterosexual adults, LGBTQ populations experience multi-level, psychological and ...

Same-Gender Couples Interact Better Than Heterosexual Couples, Study Finds

Same-gender couples have higher-quality interactions with one another than heterosexual couples in Southern California, a new study finds. The study also holds that couples with two men have the ...

Certain Coping Strategies Can Help Offset Pandemic's Mental Health Hits

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to negative mental health effects for many in the U.S., according to new Penn State research. But the researchers also found that some coping ...

Exposure to Workplace Sexual Harassment Linked to an Increased Risk of Suicidal Behavior

Workers who have been exposed to sexual harassment in their workplace are at greater risk of suicide and attempting suicide, a new study ...

Teens Who Think Their Parents Are Loving Are Less Likely to Be Cyberbullies

Adolescents who perceive their parents to be loving and supportive are less likely to engage in cyberbullying, according to a new ...

Your in-Laws' History of Drinking Problems Could Lead to Alcohol Issues of Your Own

A study of more than 300,000 couples in Sweden finds marriage to a spouse who grew up exposed to parental alcohol misuse increases a person's likelihood of developing a drinking ...

Measuring Social Networks of Young Adults With Autism

While social isolation is a core challenge associated with autism, researchers have laid the groundwork to show how interpersonal relationships, and the resources they provide, could impact autistic ...

Teens' Social Media Use Does Not Raise Risk for Depression, Study Finds

New findings refute popular wisdom and may provide relief to parents and educators concerned with adolescents' heavy use of social media -- particularly during the COVID-19 ...

Jealous Feelings Can Act as a Tool to Strengthen Friendships

Jealousy can be important for maintaining friendships, which are crucial to physical and emotional health. A study found feelings of jealousy were sensitive to the value of the friendship and ...

Arguments Between Couples: Our Neurons Like Mediation

When couples argue, mediation improves the outcome of the confrontation. But that's not all: mediation is also linked to heightened activity in key regions of the brain belonging to the reward ...

Brain Cell Types Identified That May Push Males to Fight and Have Sex

Two groups of nerve cells may serve as ''on-off switches'' for male mating and aggression, suggests a new study in rodents. These neurons appear to send signals between two parts ...

When It Comes to Happiness, What's Love Got to Do With It?

Researchers have conducted one of the first studies of its kind to quantify the happiness of married, formerly married and single people at the end of their lives to find out just how much love and ...

Older Adults Feel Stressed, Yet Resilient in the Time of COVID-19

America's oldest citizens say they've been through worse, but many older adults are feeling the stress of COVID-19 and prolonged social distancing measures, according to a new ...

Brain Builds and Uses Maps of Social Networks, Physical Space, in the Same Way

Even in these social-distanced days, we keep in our heads a map of our relationships with other people: family, friends, coworkers and how they relate to each other. New research shows that we put ...

Contracting COVID-19: Lifestyle and Social Connections May Play a Role

Current research indicates that unhealthy lifestyle choices, including smoking and lack of exercise, along with emotional stressors like social isolation and interpersonal conflicts are important ...

Do We Know What We Want in a Romantic Partner? No More Than a Random Stranger Would

New research suggests that people's ideal partner preferences do not reflect any unique personal ...

Study Asks Who's Playing 'Hard-to-Get' and Who's Attracted by the Ploy

New research looks at the psychological underpinnings of making yourself seem more desirable by withholding obvious signs of romantic ...

Wearable-Tech Glove Translates Sign Language Into Speech in Real Time

Bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time though a smartphone app. The system includes a pair of gloves with thin, ...

A Furry Social Robot Can Reduce Pain and Increase Happiness

Researchers have discovered that a single, 60-minute interaction with PARO actually improved mood as well as reduced mild or severe pain. When participants touched PARO, they experienced greater pain ...

Profiling of Lone Terrorists Is Flawed

Terrorism has typically been considered an organised activity undertaken by networks of individuals who share a collective identity and purpose. However, in recent years, media, law enforcement and ...

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