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When male voles drink alcohol, but their partner doesn't, their relationship suffers
Researchers find that the relationship between prairie vole couples suffers when the male has access to alcohol, but his female partner doesn't - similar to what has been observed in human couples. (2017-11-17)
Love actually: Americans agree on what makes people 'feel the love'
Americans may disagree on many things, but love might not be one of them. (2017-11-06)
What do piranhas and goldfish have in common?
In a paper published in print in Systematic Biology, researchers including some of the biggest names in ichthyology from LSU and universities and museums across the US and Mexico used highly conserved regions of animal genomes, called ultraconserved elements (UCEs), to compile one of the most data-rich phylogenies of fishes to date. (2017-11-03)
Co-parenting after the end of a violent marriage: What does the first year look like?
Intimate partner violence is not uncommon among divorcing couples. Whether a woman experienced intimate partner violence during marriage -- and the kind of violence she experienced -- has an impact on how well she and her former partner are able to co-parent after separation. (2017-11-01)
Is he really that into you?
New research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives -- or who actually experienced poor quality fathering while growing up -- perceived greater mating intent in the described behaviors of a hypothetical male dating partner and when talking with a man. (2017-11-01)
Saguaro and other towering cacti have a scrambled history
Biologists continue to debate the genealogy of the cactus family, even differing by a factor of 10 about how many different genera there are. (2017-10-23)
Parents' alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds
Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions. (2017-10-20)
Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind
Scientists find that in male titi monkeys, jealousy is associated with heightened activity in the cingulate cortex, an area of the brain associated with social pain in humans, and the lateral septum, associated with pair bond formation in primates. (2017-10-19)
Too many care practitioners guilty of applying traditional values to same-sex adoption
'...too many professionals involved in the adoption and fostering process are clinging on to traditional ideas of what constitutes a family...' (2017-10-19)
Specialized communication narratives help couples deal with miscarriage
Anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in loss, according to the American Pregnancy Association, making miscarriage a socially significant health issue. (2017-10-19)
Whales and dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures and societies
Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects -- much like human societies. (2017-10-16)
Young men are getting more out of 'bromances' than romances
Young men's 'bromances,' close friendships with other men, are more emotionally satisfying than their romantic relationships with women, finds a study out today in Men and Masculinities (a SAGE Publishing journal). (2017-10-12)
Risk factors for heart health linked to marital ups and downs -- at least for men
Risk factors for heart health seem to be linked to changes over time in the quality of marital relationships -- at least for men--finds a study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2017-10-09)
Women use gossip to compete for a man's attention
Although both men and women gossip, women may be more likely to use gossiping and rumour-mongering as tactics to badmouth a potential rival who is competing for a man's attention. (2017-10-04)
Children with craniofacial defects face most difficult social pressures in grade school
Elementary school children with craniofacial anomalies show the highest levels of anxiety, depression and difficulties in peer interactions when compared to youths with craniofacial defects in middle and high schools. (2017-09-28)
Teachers report weaker relationships with students of color, children of immigrants
The relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. (2017-09-26)
For a better 'I,' there needs to be a supportive 'we'
If you're one of those lucky individuals with high motivation and who actively pursues personal growth goals, thank your family and friends who support you. (2017-09-25)
Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, Iowa State study finds
Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. (2017-09-20)
How the shape and size of your face relates to your sexuality
Men and women with shorter, wider faces tend to be more sexually motivated and to have a stronger sex drive than those with faces of other dimensions. (2017-09-19)
Sexual behavior in Germany
A sexual history and consultation in the practice setting can contribute to counteracting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. (2017-09-18)
Couples weather bickering with a little help from their friends
New research finds that having good friends and family members to turn to alleviates the stress of everyday conflict between marital partners. (2017-09-15)
Relationship science: How can couples keep moving forward
Family studies researchers at the University of Illinois who study the science behind maintaining romantic relationships focus their work on the central organizing unit -- the relationship -- rather than on the individual. (2017-09-11)
Pressure to be perfect may increase suicide risk in some individuals
A recent analysis of published studies suggests that self-generated and socially based pressures to be perfect may contribute to suicidal thoughts and attempts in individuals. (2017-09-07)
How do close relationships lead to longer life?
While recent research has shown that loneliness can play a role in early death, psychologists are also concerned with the mechanisms by which social relationships and close personal ties affect health. (2017-09-07)
A magic formula to predict attraction is more elusive than ever
Dating websites often claim attraction between two people can be predicted from the right combination of traits and preferences, but a new study casts doubt on that assertion. (2017-08-30)
Study finds romance and affection top most popular sexual behaviors
Researchers at Indiana University have published a new US nationally representative study of sexual behavior, the first of its kind to capture a wide range of diverse sexual behaviors not previously examined in the general population. (2017-08-28)
Sales newbies, don't fret -- just go above and beyond
Good news for novice salespeople worried about becoming successful: expressing your gratitude to customers by going above and beyond your job description may be as effective as developing long-term relationships with them, indicates a first-of-its-kind study. (2017-08-22)
Have flowers devised the ultimate weapon of distraction?
Nectar, the high-energy 'honey' produced by flowers, might be a brilliant distraction technique to help protect a flower's reproductive parts, according to new research. (2017-08-21)
Gut microbes may talk to the brain through cortisol
Gut microbes have been in the news lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autism. (2017-08-21)
Should I stay or should I leave?
Knowing whether to stay in or leave a romantic relationship is often an agonizing experience and that ambivalence can have negative consequences for health and well-being. (2017-08-17)
Depression overshadows the past as well as the present
Depressed people have a peculiar view of the past -- rather than glorifying the 'good old days,' they project their generally bleak outlook on to past events, according to new research. (2017-08-16)
Development of local food systems help bridge gap among people with different views
Work by a University of Kansas researcher shows that the development of local food systems in Kansas and Missouri could help bridge ideological gaps, especially as the process of sharing sustainable farming knowledge. (2017-08-15)
Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuse
Researchers at Ohio State University have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. (2017-08-14)
Coke or Pepsi? Partner's choices can make you miserable
It might not seem like a big deal if you like Coke while your partner likes Pepsi -- but new research suggests preferring different brands can affect our happiness in relationships more than shared interests or personality traits. (2017-08-14)
Parents of premature babies as happy as other parents by adulthood
Parents of very premature or very low birth weight babies have the same life satisfaction as parents of full-term babies, when their children reach adulthood- according to new research by the University of Warwick. (2017-08-10)
Academy collections aid researchers in revising a mammal branch on tree of life
One small mammal is experiencing a triumphant return to its long-ago spot on the tree of life. (2017-08-02)
Hostage situation or harmony? Researchers rethink symbiosis
Relationships where two organisms depend on each other, known as symbiosis, evoke images of partnership and cooperation. (2017-07-27)
Study: Very preterm birth not associated with mood, anxiety disorders
Do very-preterm or very-low-weight babies develop anxiety and mood disorders later in life? (2017-07-27)
Psychologists say our 'attachment style' applies to social networks like Facebook
The new paper in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin describes four studies that lend insight into the interplay between attachment style and how people manage and perceive friendship networks. (2017-07-24)
Molecular archaeology
Evolutionary biologists from Konstanz help solve puzzle of evolutionary relationships among vertebrates. (2017-07-24)
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