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Decades after a good-behavior program in grade school, adults report healthier, more successful lives
University of Washington researchers have found that that 'good life' in adulthood can start in grade school, by teaching parents and teachers to build stronger bonds with their children, and to help children form greater attachments to family and school. (2019-07-25)
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)
White-tailed deer were predominant in pre-Columbian Panama feasts
An analysis of white-tailed deer remains at an archaeological site in Panama revealed signs of 'feasting behavior' associated with this animal among pre-Columbian populations. (2019-07-23)
Anonymizing personal data 'not enough to protect privacy,' shows new study
Current methods for anonymizing data leave individuals at risk of being re-identified, according to new research from University of Louvain (UCLouvain) and Imperial College London. (2019-07-23)
Is Instagram behavior motivated by a desire to belong?
Does a desire to belong and perceived social support drive a person's frequency of Instagram use? (2019-07-23)
Scholars weigh in on new ideas about autism
A new paper that challenges widely held ideas about autism has attracted comments from more than 30 scholars across the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, education, and neuroscience. (2019-07-23)
Women no longer regarded as less competent than men but still seen as less ambitious
Good news for women -- they are no longer regarded as less competent than men on average, according to a nationally representative study of gender stereotypes in the United States. (2019-07-18)
Depressed by Facebook and the like
Great holiday, fantastic party, adorable children, incredible food: everyone shows their life in the best light on social networks. (2019-07-18)
Nations with strong women's rights likely to have better population health and faster growth
Nations with strong women's rights are more likely to have better health and faster growth than those who don't promote and protect these values, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-07-18)
Self-injuring young girls overestimate negative feedback in social media simulation
Adolescent girls who self-injure feel that they receive more negative feedback than they actually receive, and are more sensitive to 'thumbs down' responses, compared to other adolescent girls. (2019-07-17)
Infanticide by mammalian mothers
The killing of rivals' offspring represents a violent manifestation of competition, and a significant source of offspring mortality in some mammalian populations. (2019-07-14)
Improving care quality for hospitalized socially at-risk patients
Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. (2019-07-12)
Study: Minimum wage 'an effective tool' for increasing incomes of older workers
In an era of rising inequality and aging populations in the US, the effect of the minimum wage on the labor market for older workers is increasingly important, says new research from Mark Borgschulte, a professor of economics at Illinois. (2019-07-10)
Perception of lower socioeconomic standing stimulates appetite
Recent research suggests that the psychological consequences of being in a disadvantaged position in society may stimulate appetite and increase eating regardless of one's ability to access healthier foods. (2019-07-09)
Poor quality social relationships linked to bone loss in postmenopausal women
Poor quality social relationships that contribute to psychosocial stress may be associated with bone loss in postmenopausal women, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-07-09)
A study in scarlet Japanese macaques
Researchers assumed that the red faces in Japanese macaques signaled fertility. (2019-07-08)
Knowing BRCA status associated with better breast cancer outcomes even without surgery
Study: Women who knew their BRCA+ status were diagnosed with earlier stage breast cancer, needed less chemotherapy, less extensive surgery, and had greater overall 5-year survival (98 percent vs. (2019-07-08)
More money, skills and knowledge needed for social prescribing to serve as route into work
A new report from The Work Foundation, Embedding Work and Related Outcomes into Social Prescribing: Overcoming Challenges and Maximising Opportunities, says social prescribing can be an effective means of integrating people into work. (2019-07-04)
Respiratory symptoms predict life expectancy in older adults
New research published in Respirology suggests that some respiratory symptoms may predict an earlier death in older adults. (2019-07-03)
Tweeting while watching TV diminishes enjoyment
The most significant impact of two-screen experience was on viewers' ability to 'transport' into the narrative and become immersed in the televised story. (2019-07-02)
Holy crocodiles
Sebastian Brackhane of the University of Freiburg has researched the cultural status of the reptiles in East Timor. (2019-07-02)
Solitude breeds aggression in spiders (rather than vice versa)
Spiders start out social but later turn aggressive after dispersing and becoming solitary, according to a study publishing July 2 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Raphael Jeanson of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France, and colleagues. (2019-07-02)
How to improve corporate social and environmental responsibility
New research led by the University of California, Riverside shows NGOs are more likely to sway companies into ethical behavior with carefully targeted reports that consider a range of factors affecting the companies and industries. (2019-06-28)
Study connects low social engagement to amyloid levels and cognitive decline
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital found that higher brain amyloid-β in combination with lower social engagement in elderly men and women was associated with greater cognitive decline over three years. (2019-06-28)
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)
Older adults' independence is most significant factor for vulnerability in hot weather
Efforts to support older people during extreme heat should focus on those who lack independence or have pre-existing health issues, according to an expert from the University of Warwick. (2019-06-26)
Can Facebook improve your mental health?
Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, finds a new Michigan State University study. (2019-06-26)
High on iron? It stops anaemia but has a downside
A global study looking at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases has uncovered the impact of both low and high iron levels -- and the news is mixed. (2019-06-20)
One day of employment a week is all we need for mental health benefits -- study
Latest research finds up to eight hours of paid work a week significantly boosts mental health and life satisfaction. (2019-06-18)
Study: How arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships
A team of researchers led by a member of the Colorado School of Public Health faculty at the Anschutz Medical Campus examined what type of social interaction is required for people to display physiological synchrony --mutual changes in autonomic nervous system activity. (2019-06-18)
Social media use contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research finds
Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research presented in a paper by Sujarwoto Sujarwoto, Gindo Tampubolon and Adi Cilik Pierewan has found. (2019-06-17)
Your circle of friends, not your Fitbit, is more predictive of your health
To get a better reading on your overall health and wellness, you'd be better off looking at the strength and structure of your circle of friends, according to a new study in the Public Library of Science journal, PLOS ONE. (2019-06-17)
Gender pay gap shrinking for some female university presidents
While serious economic and societal issues continue to swirl around the gender pay gap, new research published in the INFORMS journal Organization Science shows one area where this inequality is starting to disappear -- higher education. (2019-06-17)
Working in the last 6 months before haemodialysis is associated with a better survival
In a study published in CKJ, 26% of patients were employed 6 months prior to dialysis start -- but this fell to 15% when dialysis began. (2019-06-14)
Understanding social structure is important to rewilding
Increasing the success of wildlife translocations is critical, given the escalating global threats to wildlife. (2019-06-13)
Women with obesity prior to conception are more likely to have children with obesity
A systematic review and meta-analysis identified significantly increased odds of child obesity when mothers have obesity before conception, according to a study published June 11, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Nicola Heslehurst of Newcastle University in the UK, and colleagues. (2019-06-11)
How nurses bring clarity to the nature of social change
History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. (2019-06-11)
Undetected diabetes linked to heart attack and gum disease
People with undetected glucose disorders run a higher risk of both myocardial infarction and periodontitis, according to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. (2019-06-10)
I, you, or we: Pronouns provide hints to romantic attachment styles
New research shows that the pronouns individuals use when describing their romantic experiences provide clues about their attachment styles. (2019-06-06)
LGBT-identifying females are at increased risk of substance use in early adolescence
Females who identify as sexual minorities face an increased risk of substance use that shows up as early as age 13, suggesting early adolescence is a critical period for prevention and intervention efforts. (2019-06-06)
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