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How much do we lie when sex is on the brain?

November 6, 2019

In a world of seemingly endless opportunities for finding a mate, competition for a partner can be fierce.…
‘I am multiracial’

October 24, 2019

“What are you?” It’s a loaded question, and for people with multiple racial ancestries, it can be a…
Ending poverty will take greater focus on people living with it

October 21, 2019

Poverty-focused groups including government agencies trying to help people living in poverty need to make a systemic cultural…
New AI program better at detecting depressive language in social media

September 23, 2019

A new technology using artificial intelligence detects depressive language in social media posts more accurately than current systems…
Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts

September 19, 2019

If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You’ll be happier. That’s the suggestion of…
Dishonest behavior damages ability to read other people’s emotions

September 17, 2019

People who act dishonestly don’t only hurt the people they’ve wronged—they also harm themselves. Julia Lee, an assistant…
Genes, the social environment and adolescent smoking

September 17, 2019

Adolescence is a time of dramatic change. It marks a period of significant physical transformation — such as…
Growing Pains

September 12, 2019

Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety and…
Need a mental break? Avoid Your Cellphone

August 23, 2019

Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge…
What’s driving more women to drink?

August 21, 2019

More women are drinking alcohol and an Iowa State University research team is working to understand why. Not…
Researchers gaining a better understanding of perpetrators of intimate partner violence

August 20, 2019

Studies have shown that male victims of domestic violence are at greater risk of growing up to be…
You’re not as good at multitasking as you think you are

July 24, 2019

You’re driving home from work when your phone rings. Your son wants to know if his girlfriend can…
Viewpoint: Should obesity be recognised as a disease?

July 19, 2019

“Excess accumulation of body fat (obesity) develops because of abnormal biological regulation of energy balance, has multiple complications,…
3q29 deletion survey: distinct social profile, high ASD risk

July 19, 2019

A survey of 93 people with 3q29 deletion syndrome reveals a distinct pattern of social disability and anxiety,…
Suicide among older adults in long-term care suggests more is needed to promote mental, social well-being

June 17, 2019

Clinicians, administrators and policymakers should consider ways to support the mental health and well-being of older adults as…
What your ability to engage with stories says about your real-life relationships

May 22, 2019

The best TV shows and films don’t simply distract from the drudgery of everyday life. They’re places to…
‘Quality’ father involvement plays big role in keeping abused children away from drugs

May 9, 2019

Researchers have long-known that abused children are at higher risk of adolescent drug use. But a new study…
Gang-associated youth avoid violence by acting tough online

May 3, 2019

The menacing photos that Tevin, a young man affiliated with a Chicago street gang, posted on social media…
Pub talk will try to unravel the mystery of the teenage brain

April 30, 2019

The teenage brain remains a mystery for parents. Adapting to seemingly overnight changes in moods and behaviors in…
Social threat learning influences our decisions

February 19, 2019

Learning what is dangerous by watching a video or being told (known as social learning) has just as…
Unmet social needs among Medicaid members lead to stress, chronic conditions

February 15, 2019

A survey of Medicaid members found that increasing levels of unmet social needs were positively associated with stress,…
Tuning out: What happens when you drop Facebook?

February 6, 2019

The early promise and excitement of social media — its ability to connect people around the world and…
Ditch the egos and share information to solve problems

February 4, 2019

If they want to have the greatest impact on solving problems in industries such as aviation, defense and…
Rates of social isolation vary by rurality and demographics

January 30, 2019

Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly being recognized as urgent public health threats, with risks to health and…
Achieving Health Equity for All

January 7, 2019

At the recent American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in San Diego, California, more than 12,000 public health…
Young children make friends faster than teenagers when they move into more affluent neighborhoods

December 17, 2018

Elementary school children who move from low-income to higher-income neighborhoods form new friendships faster than teenagers, according to…
What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health

December 12, 2018

Research in recent years has linked a person’s physical or social environment to their well-being. Stress wears down…
Cell Phones Without Annual Plans Offer Limited Help to Homeless People

December 10, 2018

The vast majority of older homeless adults have access to mobile phones, but they are usually basic phones,…
When a city feels good, people take more risks

December 3, 2018

What makes people take risks? Not stunt women or formula 1 drivers. Just ordinary people like you and…
Alcohol, firearms and kids: a dangerous mix

November 21, 2018

Children living with an adult gun owner who misuses alcohol are at increased risk of self-harm and interpersonal…
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