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Research Shows Impact of Facebook Unfriending

15 hours ago − University of Colorado Denver
DENVER (April 22, 2014) – Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend' to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it. The studies, published earlier this year, show that the most likely person to be unfriended is a high school acquaintance. …
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• Teachers' Scare Tactics May Lead to Lower Exam Scores − Yesterday
• Mental Illness Not Usually Linked to Crime, Research Finds − Yesterday
• People Selectively Remember the Details of Atrocities That Absolve In-group Members − Yesterday
• Religious Music Brings Benefit to Seniors' Mental Health − 4 days ago
• New Study Suggests a Better Way to Deal with Bad Memories − 4 days ago
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Programs
04-22-14

'Tween' Television Programming Promotes Some Stereotypical Conceptions of Gender Roles

School
04-22-14
Research Shows Impact of Facebook Unfriending
DENVER (April 22, 2014) – Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend' to be unfriended on Facebook…
Students
04-21-14
Teachers' Scare Tactics May Lead to Lower Exam Scores
WASHINGTON -- As the school year winds down and final exams loom, teachers may want to avoid reminding students of the bad consequences of failing a test because doing…
Action
04-22-14

Neurotics Don't Just Avoid Action: They Dislike It

Products
04-22-14
Ask Yourself: Will You Help the Environment?
Whether it's recycling, composting or buying environmentally friendly products, guilt can be a strong motivator — not just on Earth Day. Now, research from Concordia University's John Molson…
Atrocities
04-21-14
People Selectively Remember the Details of Atrocities That Absolve In-group Members
Conversations about wartime atrocities often omit certain details. According to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, these omissions can lead people to…
Mental
04-21-14
Mental Illness Not Usually Linked to Crime, Research Finds
WASHINGTON — In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5 percent were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according to new research…
Touch
04-02-14
Infants Are Sensitive to Pleasant Touch
Infants show unique physiological and behavioral responses to pleasant touch, which may help to cement the bonds between child and parent and promote early social and physiological development, according…
Women
04-02-12

Sweden's Largest Facebook Study: A Survey of 1,000 Swedish Facebook Users

Parents
04-15-14
Real-time Audio of Corporal Punishment Shows Kids Misbehave Within 10 Minutes of Spanking
A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents practicing corporal punishment discovered that spanking was far more common than parents admit, that children were hit for trivial…
Health
04-15-14
Girls' Mental Health Suffers When Romances Unfold Differently Than They Imagined
WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2014 — A new study reveals that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship play out differently than they imagined it would has negative implications…
Discovery
04-18-14
Scientists Discover Brain's Anti-distraction System
Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental…
Poverty
10-28-13

Nurturing May Protect Kids from Brain Changes Linked to Poverty

Games
04-07-14

Feelings of Failure, Not Violent Content, Foster Aggression in Video Gamers

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Psychiatry

Depressed? Researchers Identify New Anti-depressant Mechanisms, Therapeutic Approaches


11 hours ago − UT Southwestern Medical Center
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• New Approach May Help Manage the Most Troubling Symptoms of Dementia, Lessen Use of Drugs − Yesterday
• Treating Depression in PD Patients: New Research − 4 days ago
• Impact of Childhood Bullying Still Evident After 40 Years − 4 days ago
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Children & Parents

IU Cognitive Scientists Use 'I Spy' to Show Spoken Language Helps Direct Children's Eyes


5 days ago − Indiana University
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• Real-time Audio of Corporal Punishment Shows Kids Misbehave Within 10 Minutes of Spanking − 7 days ago
• How Mothers Help Children Explore Right And Wrong − 7 days ago
• In Child Custody Disputes, LGBT Parents Face Bias in the Courts, New Drexel Review Finds − 7 days ago
• Babies Prefer Fairness - but Only If It Benefits Them - in Choosing a Playmate − 8 days ago
• Researchers Identify Children with Emotional Behavior Difficulties − 8 days ago
 
Chronic Stress

Neurotics Don't Just Avoid Action: They Dislike It


17 hours ago − University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication
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• The Ilk of Human Kindness − 5 days ago
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• Study Examines Mental Health Toll Exacted on Civilians Working with Military in War Zones − 13 days ago
• Science-themed Music Videos Boost Scientific Literacy, Study Shows − 20 days ago
• Beyond Proficiency: How Early English Exposure Influences Non-native Speakers − 20 days ago
 
Alcoholism

Over the Limit


6 months ago − Iowa State University
• Study on Pregnancy And Alcohol Fails to Take Psychological Factors into Account − 3 months ago
• Heavy Drinking Is Bad for Marriage If 1 Spouse Drinks, but Not Both − 5 months ago
• Boston University Researchers Test Effectiveness of Treatments for Alcoholism And Anxiety − 6 months ago
• Despite Lower Levels of Drinking, African-Americans Encounter More Problems − 1 months ago
• Over the Limit: Size, Shape And Color of Wine Glass Affect How Much You Pour − 6 months ago
• Common Genes May Underlie Alcohol Dependence, Eating Disorders − 8 months ago
 
Learning

A Brain Region for Resisting Alcohol's Allure


20 days ago − University of Utah Health Sciences
• IU Cognitive Scientists Use 'I Spy' to Show Spoken Language Helps Direct Children's Eyes − 5 days ago
• Crafty Alcohol Advertising Directed at US Adolescents Through Music And Branding − 14 days ago
• The Social Circuits That Track How We Like People And Ideas − 15 days ago
• Science-themed Music Videos Boost Scientific Literacy, Study Shows − 20 days ago
• People Selectively Remember the Details of Atrocities That Absolve In-group Members − Yesterday
 
Women's Studies, Gender

More Should Be Done for Female Parolees


7 days ago − Michigan State University
• Scientists Discover Brain's Anti-distraction System − 4 days ago
• The Ilk of Human Kindness − 5 days ago
• Religious Music Brings Benefit to Seniors' Mental Health − 4 days ago
• Researchers Identify Children with Emotional Behavior Difficulties − 8 days ago
• Lashing Out at Your Spouse? Check Your Blood Sugar − 8 days ago
 
Political Behavior

Why Were Young Males Behind Recent Attacks on Schools And Public Gatherings?


20 days ago − Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
• Thinking About a Majority-minority Shift Leads to More Conservative Views − 14 days ago
• The Social Circuits That Track How We Like People And Ideas − 15 days ago
• Research Shows Impact of Facebook Unfriending − 15 hours ago
• Research Shows Link Between States' Personalities And Their Politics − 22 days ago
• Four in 10 Infants Lack Strong Parental Attachments − 26 days ago
 
Conflict
Real-time Audio of Corporal Punishment Shows Kids Misbehave Within 10 Minutes of Spanking

7 days ago − Southern Methodist University
A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents practicing corporal punishment discovered that spanking was far more common than parents admit, that children were hit for trivial misdeeds and that children then misbehaved within 10 minutes of being punished. …
• Twitter Use Linked to Infidelity And Divorce, MU Study Finds − 15 days ago
• Husband's Health And Attitude Loom Large for Happy Long-term Marriages − 1 months ago
• UGA Researchers Identify Decision-making Center of Brain − 1 months ago
• Returning Vets Face 'Warring Identities' Distress − 1 months ago
• Adolescent Relationship Violence Has Mental Health Implications for Victims, Perpetrators − 1 months ago
 
Violence Behaivior
Children See Domestic Violence That Often Goes Unreported, Research Finds

15 days ago − American Psychological Association
WASHINGTON — A nationwide study of children who have witnessed domestic violence found that parents or caregivers were physically injured in more than a third of the cases, yet only a small fraction of offenders went to jail and just one in four incidents resulted in police reports, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. …
• Dress And Behavior of Mass Shooters as Factors to Predict And Prevent Future Attacks − 19 days ago
• Criticism of Violent Video Games Has Decreased as Technology Has Improved, Gamers Age − 20 days ago
• Why Were Young Males Behind Recent Attacks on Schools And Public Gatherings? − 20 days ago
• Bullying Targets Popular Kids, Not Only Those Who Are Marginalized − 21 days ago
• Male-dominated Societies Are Not More Violent, Study Says − 21 days ago
 
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