News tagged with social behaviour
(Medical Xpress)—New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) reveals why some children are badly affected by negative family conflicts while other children survive without significant problems.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
Smoking prevention in schools reduces the number of young people who will later become smokers, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. For young people who have never smoked, these progra ...
Health Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Five year-olds who watch TV for three or more hours a day are increasingly likely to develop antisocial behaviours, such as fighting or stealing by the age of seven, indicates research published online in Archives of Disease in ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Regular family suppers contribute to good mental health in adolescents, according to a study co-authored by McGill professor Frank Elgar, Institute for Health and Social Policy. Family meal times are a measurable signature ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
We all know how casual flirtation can lift one's mood, which can be important at this time of year when the winter blues are at their peak. But if you are more serious about your flirting and hope to get that all important ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The internet offers users a cost-effective way of accessing information and advice on any health problem, 24-hours a day. A group of social scientists has taken advantage of this by developing software which enables other ...
Health Jan 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Hugging someone can help reduce stress, fear and anxiety, has a lowering effect on blood pressure, promotes wellbeing and improves memory performance. These positive effects are caused by the secretion of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Schoolchildren on the autistic spectrum experience worrying levels of mental health difficulties, according to a new study by research psychologists from The University of Manchester.
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 18, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
A recent study by a researcher at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CSHS) at the Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine and professor at the Université de Montréal suggests that bullying by peers changes the structure surrounding ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Women who have undergone group therapy and learned to relax have reduced their menopausal troubles by half, according to results of a study at Linköping University and Linköping University Hospital in Sweden.
Health Nov 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study from Sweden reveals that having low peer status in adolescence is a strong risk factor for regular and heavy smoking in adulthood. Researchers from Stockholm University in Sweden used a large database that followed ...
Addiction Nov 20, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Robots are being used as classroom buddies for children with autism in a groundbreaking initiative that aims to improve social interaction and communication.
Autism spectrum disorders Nov 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cutting screen time and not rewarding children's good behaviour with sweets are among the steps parents could take to reduce overweight and obesity in children before they start school, according to research by the University ...
Overweight and Obesity Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Long viewed as a contributing factor in teenage isolation, computer games are now being used to treat adolescent depression in an innovative New Zealand programme.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 31, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
An ongoing survey of Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 conducted for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that while the majority of students have healthy relationships and report overall good mental ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In biology, psychology and sociology social behavior is behavior directed towards society, or taking place between, members of the same species. Behavior such as predation which involves members of different species is not social. While many social behaviors are communication (provoke a response, or change in behavior, without acting directly on the receiver) communication between members of different species is not social behavior.
In sociology, "behavior" itself means an animal-like activity devoid of social meaning or social context, in contrast to "social behavior" which has both. In a sociological hierarchy, social behavior is followed by social action, which is directed at other people and is designed to induce a response. Further along this ascending scale are social interaction and social relation. In conclusion, social behavior is a process of communicating.
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