News tagged with social psychology
Men are funnier than women, but only just barely and mostly to other men. So says a psychology study from the University of California, San Diego Division of Social Sciences.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 19, 2011 | 2.6 / 5 (8) | 17 |
(Medical Xpress)—New research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol shows that girls whose fathers were absent during the first five years of life were more likely to develop depressive ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 15, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
When trouble approaches, what do you do? Run for the hills? Hide? Pretend it isn't there? Or do you focus on the promise of rain in those looming dark clouds? New research suggests that the way you regulate ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 13, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 2 |
People with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have trouble communicating and interacting with others because they process language, facial expressions and social cues differently. Previously, researchers found that ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Fear of public speaking tops death and spiders as the nation's number one phobia. But new research shows that learning to rethink the way we view our shaky hands, pounding heart, and sweaty palms can help ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A study by researchers at King's College London highlights a link between lifelong exercise and improved brain function in later life.
Health Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 4 |
Infants as young as nine months old prefer individuals who are nice to people like them and mean to people who aren't like them, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 12, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—People assigned to positions of power tend to dehumanize those in less powerful positions even when the roles are randomly assigned, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 8 |
(Medical Xpress)—Among older American adults, a greater purpose in life is linked with a lower risk of stroke, a new University of Michigan study found.
Health Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
If you think giving someone the cold shoulder inflicts pain only on them, beware. A new study shows that individuals who deliberately shun another person are equally distressed by the experience.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Women who receive strong social support from their families during pregnancy appear to be protected from sharp increases in a particular stress hormone, making them less likely to develop postpartum depression, according ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
Even in the face of a disaster, we remain optimistic about our chances of injury compared to others, according to a new study. Residents of a town struck by a tornado thought their risk of injury from a future tornado was ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 01, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
For decades, popular writers have entertained readers with the premise that men and women are so psychologically dissimilar they could hail from entirely different planets. But a new study shows that it's time for the Mars/Venus theories about the sexes to come back to Earth. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 04, 2013 | 3.1 / 5 (14) | 15 |
(HealthDay)—It's hard to quibble with the speed and convenience of connecting through texts and instant messages, but scientists say that today's ubiquitous online social communication may not confer the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—To get the biggest psychological bang for the buck, talk about your experiences, whether a hike in the woods or a trip to Rome, rather than your things, according to a new Cornell study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |