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

6 days ago

In a world of seemingly endless opportunities for finding a mate, competition for a partner can be fierce.…
‘Information gerrymandering’ poses a threat to democratic decision making

September 6, 2019

Electoral gerrymandering, in which political districts are drawn to favor one party, has attracted renewed attention of late.…
Meeting online has become the most popular way U.S. couples meet

August 23, 2019

Matchmaking is now done primarily by algorithms, according to new research from Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld. His new…
Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat

August 2, 2019

Little ones may be fascinated by the cartoon character or person on TV asking them questions and pausing…
More Immersive VR isn‘t necessarily more Effective, Study Finds

June 19, 2019

Contrary to the common sense view that more immersive virtual reality (VR) environments provide better outcomes, a new…
Social Networking Sites and the Positive Impact they have on the Society

June 6, 2019

Social networking is definitely one of the biggest parts of the lives of each and every individual right…
Fellowship to help doctoral student advance research in socio-emotional development of children

May 27, 2019

Emotion-related conversations among family members and the potential impact it can have on the socio-emotional development of children…
Designing better apps for students with special needs and those who support them

May 7, 2019

K-12 educators have been using technology in the classroom with increasing frequency but not always with great success,…
Twitter after high-profile events: how language impacts message engagement

January 22, 2019

For those connected to social media, it is not uncommon to turn to Twitter during high-profile events. In…
Beyond Social Networks: How Cultural Beliefs Really Spread

December 14, 2018

It seemed obvious to Goldberg that vaccines were crucial to protecting his daughter’s health. Yet people who were…
Music improves social communication in autistic children

November 12, 2018

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social…
Chimpanzees sniff out strangers and family members

October 25, 2018

Primates, including humans, are usually thought of as visual animals with reduced reliance on the sense of smell.…
Talk on emojis gets to the ♡ of the popular culture icons

October 9, 2018

Sad face. Happy face. Thumbs up. Thumbs down. A heart. Even if you don’t use them, you’ve probably…
Compound improves social interaction in autism mouse model

September 28, 2018

Children with autism often find social interactions awkward, leaving them isolated. Now in a study appearing in ACS’ Journal…
Older people veer off-topic in conversation more frequently than younger ones

September 27, 2018

It happens to everyone. You are talking to someone and just for a second you lose concentration and…
6 simple, positive ways to engage with someone with autism

September 26, 2018

“You’ve met one person with autism, then you’ve met one person with autism.” This saying is an important…
Sense of belonging spreads optimism between school children

August 31, 2018

And it‘s back to school, people. Children are already trying on their new backpacks, parents are counting days…
Out of your league? Most online daters seek more desirable mates despite long odds

August 17, 2018

The notion that an attractive person is “out of your league” doesn’t often dissuade dating hopefuls—at least online.…
The troubling side effects of smartphones

August 9, 2018

If you are reading this on your smartphone, we have some bad news for you. That thing in…
Understanding the social dynamics that cause cooperation to thrive, or fail

July 17, 2018

Examples of cooperation abound in nature, from honeybee hives to human families. Yet it’s also easy enough to…
Fathers’ early parenting quality affected by mothers

June 12, 2018

How a new mother reacts to her partner’s early interactions with their baby may affect his parenting quality…
Social ties could preserve memory, slow brain aging

June 4, 2018

A strong social network could be the key to preserving memory. New research from The Ohio State University…
Oxytocin, vasopressin flatten social hierarchy and synchronize behaviors

June 1, 2018

Oxytocin’s effects on human social behavior aren’t clear. Some studies reveal significant positive changes, yet others show none…
How Social Isolation Transforms the Brain

May 21, 2018

The work, led by postdoctoral scholar Moriel Zelikowsky, was done in the laboratory of David J. Anderson, Seymour Benzer Professor of…
Celebrating Impact

April 20, 2018

Professor Emma Renold of the University’s School of Social Sciences has been shortlisted in the category of Outstanding…
Researchers develop infrared-based system to read body language

April 4, 2018

A joint research team from the University of Cambridge and Dartmouth College has developed a system for using…
Dishonest Behaviour leads to Lower Rankings of Job Performance

February 17, 2018

A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has found that people who engage…
Teens post online content to appear interesting, popular and attractive

February 13, 2018

Teens work very hard to create a favorable online image through careful selection of which photos, activities and…
Those who fail to socialize die younger, but do people care about that?

February 7, 2018

We have lot of harmful habits. We smoke, drink alcohol, use drugs, sit too much, forget to exercise,…
Are smartphones making people sad?

February 2, 2018

New psychological research from the University of Virginia has found that smartphones are having a chilling effect on…
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