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Forecasting contagious ideas: 'Infectivity' models accurately predict tweet lifespan
Estimating tweet infectivity from the first 50 retweets is the key to predicting whether a tweet will go viral, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE on April 17, 2019, by Li Weihua from Beihang University, China and colleagues. (2019-04-17)
Celebrity fat shaming has ripple effects on women's implicit anti-fat attitudes
Comparing 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming with women's implicit attitudes about weight before and after the event, psychologists from McGill University found that instances of celebrity fat-shaming were associated with an increase in women's implicit negative weight-related attitudes. (2019-04-15)
Abundance of information narrows our collective attention span
New study in Nature Communications finds increasingly narrow peaks of collective attention over time, supporting a 'social acceleration' occurring across different domains. (2019-04-15)
Animal-assisted therapy improves social behavior in patients with brain injuries
Animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy. (2019-04-09)
Empathy and cooperation go hand in hand
Despite sometimes selfish instincts, cooperation abounds in human societies. Using mathematical models to explore this complex feature of social behavior, a University of Pennsylvania-led team shows that the act of taking another person's perspective -- a form of empathy -- supports the persistence of cooperation and altruism. (2019-04-09)
Teens face health and safety risks exploring sex online
Teens spend hours every day on internet-connected devices, where limitless opportunities to explore sexuality online. (2019-04-09)
Tweeting their own horn: Author self-promotion on Twitter increases research dissemination
Researchers from the University of Toronto presented a new study at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok that aimed to determine the effect of authors' self-promotion on the social media site, Twitter, in regards to the dissemination of their research. (2019-04-09)
Global atlas of kidney health release on April 12 at World Congress of Nephrology
A global study of the burden of kidney disease will be released at the World Congress of Nephrology on Friday, April 12. (2019-04-07)
One in every 12 Canadian with migraines has attempted suicide
A new study by the University of Toronto, published online this week in the journal Archives of Suicide Research, found that adults with migraine who had been sexually abused during childhood were three times more likely to have attempted suicide. (2019-04-04)
Tweeting while viewing doesn't diminish TV advertising's reach and often leads to shopping
People watching 'social shows' like 'Dancing with the Stars' or 'The Bachelor' on television and simultaneously sharing their views on Twitter are more likely to be committed to the program and shop online, according to new research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. (2019-04-04)
The whisper room: Moderates on Twitter are losing their voice
MU researcher finds that partisan users form highly partisan social networks on Twitter, moderate users -- or those less politically engaged -- continue to avoid politics, potentially creating an important void on social media. (2019-04-03)
Does live tweeting while watching TV distract from the ads?
Researchers from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and at Goizueta Business School at Emory University published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science which reveals that advertisers can see a boost in online shopping when television viewers multitask and engage in social media activity while watching certain programs. (2019-04-02)
Digital device overload linked to obesity risk
If your attention gets diverted in different directions by smartphones and other digital devices, take note: Media multitasking has now been linked to obesity. (2019-04-02)
A simple strategy to improve your mood in 12 minutes
We all have a remedy -- a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate -- for lifting our spirits when we're in a bad mood. (2019-03-27)
Social media has remarkably small impact on Americans' beliefs
Social media had only a small influence on how much people believed falsehoods about candidates and issues in the last two presidential elections, a pair of new national studies found. (2019-03-27)
When tempers flare, nurses' injuries could rise
A new study by researchers at Michigan State University and Portland State University has found that when there's an imbalance in support among nurses at work, tempers flare and risk of injuries can go up. (2019-03-26)
Peer relations linked to smoking behavior in vocational students
In a Nursing Open study, peer relations and self-rated health were associated with smoking behavior in both girls and boys studying in upper secondary vocational schools. (2019-03-25)
The stroke care paradox: Close-knit social networks increase delays in hospital arrival
Patients with closer-knit social networks, including family members and spouses, were more likely to delay seeking hospital care for a stroke whereas those with a more dispersed network of acquaintances were more likely to seek care faster. (2019-03-25)
Analyzing a Facebook-fueled anti-vaccination attack: 'It's not all about autism'
Pitt scientists find a viral anti-vaccination Facebook campaign wasn't 'all about autism,' but instead centered on four distinct themes. (2019-03-21)
Eating breakfast with parents is associated with positive body image for teenagers
A new study from the University of Missouri says consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents. (2019-03-21)
Research examines complications during birth and link to later social anxiety in children
A new study published in Infant and Child Development indicates that complications during birth may increase the risk that children will develop social anxiety by their pre-teen years. (2019-03-20)
Some US Muslims identify less as Americans due to negative media coverage
Negative media portrayals of Muslim Americans can have adverse effects on how they view themselves as citizens and their trust in the US government. (2019-03-20)
Former inmates need social supports to maintain mental health, Rutgers study says
Men released from prison who receive social, community and spiritual support have better mental health, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers School of Public Health. (2019-03-19)
New food guide will save Canadians money but few are following it, study finds
New research surveys Canadians' perception of the new Canada Food Guide and finds it can save households money -- if followed. (2019-03-14)
Mental health issues increased significantly in young adults over last decade
The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-03-14)
Social risk factors and readmission penalties
New research shows that US safety net hospitals could benefit substantially from a new model that accounts for social risk factors like poverty and living in a disadvantaged neighborhood in determining how the federal government penalizes hospitals financially for their readmission rates. (2019-03-14)
College drinking intervention strategies need a refresh
Peer approval is the best indicator of the tendency for new college students to drink or smoke according to new research from Michigan State University. (2019-03-14)
'Virtual focus groups' uncover clues to rural and urban HPV vaccination disparities
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Dartmouth College have harnessed the power of social media to understand differences in attitudes and behaviors about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among hundreds of thousands of parents living in rural and urban areas. (2019-03-13)
Immigration is beneficial to economies, even after 100 years
A new paper published in the Review of Economic Studies finds that US counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today. (2019-03-12)
Speaking with a robot is not as pleasant as talking to a human
Scientists employed fMRI to record the brain activity of participants speaking with another human or with a robot. (2019-03-12)
OHIO study: Information literacy can combat 'fake news'
It's not difficult to verify whether a new piece of information is accurate; however, most people don't take that step before sharing it on social media, regardless of age, social class or gender, a new Ohio University study has found. (2019-03-11)
Social anxiety disorder may increase risk of alcoholism
New research published in Depression and Anxiety indicates that, unlike other anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorder may have a direct effect on alcoholism. (2019-03-06)
Social and behavioral sciences for the intelligence community
The social and behavioral sciences (SBS) offer an essential contribution to the mission of the U.S. (2019-03-05)
Matrix could ensure vital copper supplies
Researchers have identified a matrix of risks that the mining industry must overcome to unlock vitally important copper reserves. (2019-03-05)
New study highlights the influence social media has on children's food intake
New University of Liverpool research, published in Pediatrics, highlights the negative influence that social media has on children's food intake. (2019-03-04)
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)
Don't panic: Lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm
People did not panic after receiving a false alarm text message about an impending ballistic missile. (2019-02-27)
Brain response to mom's voice differs in kids with autism, Stanford study finds
For most children, the sound of their mother's voice triggers brain activity patterns distinct from those triggered by an unfamiliar voice. (2019-02-26)
Electronic 'word of mouth' useful in detecting, predicting fashion trends
According to new research from the University of Missouri, social media hashtags could be the tool fashion designers use to forecast trends in the industry to better connect with consumers. (2019-02-26)
Migrants face a trade-off between status and fertility
Researchers from the universities of Helsinki, Turku and Missouri as well as the Family Federation of Finland present the first results from a new, extraordinarily comprehensive population-wide dataset that details the lives of over 160,000 World War II evacuees in terms of integration. (2019-02-25)
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