News tagged with social psychology
A new study highlights the risk that female teenagers face when they go online – a risk heightened for teen girls who have been victims of abuse or neglect.
Pediatrics Jan 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Parents and babies smile, laugh and coo at each other, but scientists still have a lot of questions about how these interactions help infants develop.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 08, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Five personality traits widely thought to be universal across cultures might not be, according to a study of an isolated Bolivian society.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—Social networking sites may increase the bonds of friendship for nine to 13-year-old boys, according to researchers from the University of York.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Experiencing rejection not only affects how we think and feel—over the long-term it can also influence our physical and mental health. New research suggests that when rejection comes in the form of discrimination, people ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers report that changes in social well-being are closely tied to one's personality, with positive changes in one corresponding to similar changes in the other. Their study reveals ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 19, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new University of British Columbia study finds.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
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 |
(Medical Xpress)—A desire for expensive, high-status goods is related to feelings of social status - which helps explain why minorities are attracted to bling, a new study suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Paying it forward - a popular expression for extending generosity to others after someone has been generous to you - is a heartwarming concept, but it is less common than repaying greed with greed, according to new research ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
A new review in The Cochrane Library finds that education and social support for staff and caregivers can reduce the use of antipsychotics in nursing home patients with dementia. Improved staff training and ed ...
Health Dec 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Three University of Kentucky (UK) sociologists have co-authored a study that helps to fill a gap in our understanding of suicide risk among African-American women.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Humans have a tendency to spontaneously synchronize their movements. For example, the footsteps of two friends walking together may synchronize, although neither individual is consciously ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 13, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Some people like to have a few close friends, while others prefer a wider social circle that is perhaps less deep. These preferences reflect people's personalities and individual circumstances—but is one approach to social ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
When it comes to climate change, deforestation and toxic waste, the assumption has been that conservative views on these topics are intractable. But new research from the University of California, Berkeley, ...
Medical research Dec 10, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (7) | 4