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Insufficient sleep harms children's mental health
Poor sleep harms children's mental health and emotional stability according to a new study published by University of Houston professor of psychology and director of the Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston, Candice Alfano. (2020-07-07)
Teens' technology use and mental health: New report released
Three leading researchers have just published Youth Connections for Wellbeing, an integrative review paper that illuminates how teens support each other through digital media during times of stress and isolation. (2020-06-23)
Flamingos form firm friendships
Flamingos form friendships that last for years, new research shows. (2020-04-14)
'Feeling obligated' can impact relationships during social distancing
In a time where many are practicing 'social distancing' from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. (2020-03-19)
Toxic masculinity is unsafe...for men
The belief that ''real men'' must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. (2020-03-10)
Self-help groups empower caregivers of children with disabilities
Caregivers in low-income settings will be able to respond to the challenges of bringing up children with disabilities, thanks to a new model created by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). (2020-03-10)
Instagram's virtual features have real relationship benefits
Young adults say that Instagram helps them develop friendships in real life, especially those who are more hesitant to try new experiences, according to a recent study by Washington State University researchers. (2019-12-17)
Close friends help macaques survive
Close friendships improve the survival chances of rhesus macaques, new research shows. (2019-12-10)
Firefighters can ease one another's job stress, but loving spouses may increase it
Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress -- but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those who constantly face danger, according to a Baylor University study. (2019-11-13)
Trauma and kids: The role of the early childhood teacher
New research from the University of South Australia, has explored the growing uncertainty faced by children aged 0-8 years in disaster zones, such as bushfires, finding that early childhood teachers hold a vital role in supporting children dealing with trauma. (2019-11-12)
After release into wild, vampire bats keep 'friends' made in captivity
Vampire bats that share food and groom each other in captivity are more likely to stick together when they're released back into the wild, find researchers in a study reported on Oct. (2019-10-31)
Bound by blood
After studying vampire bat relationships in captivity, researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama released the bats into the wild colony where they originally came from. (2019-10-31)
The 7 types of sugar daddy relationships
University of Colorado Denver researcher looks inside 48 sugar daddy relationships to better understand the different types of dynamics, break down the typical stereotype(s) and better understand how these relationships work in the United States. (2019-10-15)
Murrow professor investigates gender-inclusive housing and friendships
Gender-inclusive spaces may help young people develop friendships across gender identities, according to a new study by a Washington State University researcher. (2019-10-03)
Facebook can help college students with lower confidence build relationships
Facebook can help first-semester college students maintain relationships with high school friends and assist them in creating new friendships, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-07-23)
Is being born preterm, low-birth weight associated with adult social outcomes?
This study (called a systematic review and meta-analysis) combined the results of 21 studies to summarize the overall association between being born preterm or low birth weight and later social outcomes as adults, such as ever having a romantic partnership, having sex or becoming a parent, as well as the quality of romantic partnerships and friendships. (2019-07-12)
University researchers find WhatsApp can be good for our health
Academics at Edge Hill University have found that spending time on social media, specifically WhatsApp, is good for our wellbeing. (2019-06-28)
Dolphins form friendships through shared interests just like us, study finds
When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with other dolphins that have a common interest. (2019-06-11)
Kicking goals for kids with autism
Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, researchers from the University of South Australia are turning autism interventions on their head with a stand-out sports program that's training coaches how to best achieve results for students with autism. (2019-03-29)
Better to include your better half in social posts, study finds
New research from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Kansas found that sharing information online can do more harm to romantic relationships than good. (2019-03-04)
Teens' same-gender friendships key to later satisfaction in romantic relationships
A new longitudinal study sought to identify the factors in adolescence that best predicted who would and would not have a satisfying romantic life in their late 20s. (2019-01-24)
Lifetime peer influences, and parenting, predict adult coercive relationships
Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have found peer socialization and disruptive parenting were strong predictors of whether adults age 28-30 years were in a coercive romantic relationship. (2018-10-29)
How to win friends online: It's not which groups you join, but how many
The chances that people will form new friendships primarily depends on the number rather than the types of organizations, groups and cliques they join, according to an analysis of six online social networks by Rice University data scientists. (2018-09-26)
In teen friendships, misery does love company
A longitudinal study examined anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and submissiveness to predict the end of teen friendships. (2018-08-20)
Forget the bling: High status-signaling deters new friendships
When it comes to making new friends, status symbols actually repel people from making friends with us, according to new research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. (2018-08-15)
A scientific study characterises our circles of friendships
The organisation of our friendships is guided to a large degree by our cognitive capacity when it comes to managing them, that is, by the amount of time and mental effort we can devote to them. (2018-07-23)
Are pain tolerance levels similar among groups of friends?
Are your friends very pain tolerant? Then it is likely that you are as well, provided you are a male. (2018-05-23)
Friends influence middle schoolers' attitudes toward peers of different ethnicities, races
Studies have shown that for young people, simply being around peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds may not be enough to improve attitudes toward other groups. (2018-05-22)
How parents cause children's friendships to end
A new study reveals why childhood friendships fall apart and is the first to demonstrate that parents are an important source of these breakups. (2018-05-10)
Idle talk or fierce competition? Research finds women use gossip as a weapon in rivalries
A researcher finds women use gossip as a technique to enhance their standing in romantic rivalries. (2018-05-09)
Cell phones at summer camp: Research explores the effects
New research from University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital delves into how digital media might affect the camp experience. (2018-05-08)
Students' social relationships in the last year of secondary education
Establishing friendships in the university context helps students to gain independence and to manage their lives in their new environment with more self-confidence. (2018-04-25)
Where you live is more influential than where you worship in shaping racial attitudes
Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities -- but that is more because of the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than due to congregations' influence, a Baylor University study has found. (2018-04-23)
Teen gamers have as many friends as non-gamers
Young digital gamers do not have fewer friends at school than their non-gamer peers, two new research articles from Uppsala University indicate. (2018-03-08)
What predicts the quality of children's friendships? Study shows cognition, emotion together play
Child development researchers at U of I wanted to look at what predicts the quality of children's friendships. (2018-02-15)
Premature babies make fewer friends -- but not for long
Premature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socialising in early childhood -- but this improves when they get to school -- according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK. (2018-02-05)
Father's rejection may increase child's social anxiety, loneliness
Healthy relationships with their parents are vital for adolescents' development and well-being, according to Penn State researchers who say rejection from fathers may lead to increases in social anxiety and loneliness. (2017-12-13)
School exacerbates feelings of being 'different' in pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions
Negative school experiences can have harmful long term effects on pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions, a new study in the journal Autism reports. (2017-11-16)
Weak social ties a killer for male whales
Male killer whales are more likely to die if they are not at the center of their social group, new research suggests. (2017-10-24)
Teams work better with a little help from your friends
Here's something both you and your boss can agree on: Workplace teams are better when they include your friends. (2017-10-23)
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