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Teens who don’t date are less depressed

September 9, 2019

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build…
Too much screen time hurts toddlers’ social skills, new study shows

June 25, 2019

Toddlers who spend too much time watching television or using devices like tablets have been shown to have…
Be yourself at work — it’s healthier and more productive

February 26, 2019

At work, it’s healthier and more productive just to be yourself, according to a new study from Rice…
Time parents spend with children key to academic success

February 14, 2019

The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a…
Researchers can predict childhood social transitions

January 18, 2019

Increasingly, children who identify as the gender “opposite” their sex at birth are changing their names, pronouns and often…
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…
How do touchscreens affect toddlers’ play, learning and social skills?

November 22, 2018

Toddlers are being sought for a new research project looking into how touchscreens affect young children’s play, learning,…
What are the effects of stress on a relationship?

November 19, 2018

Doctoral candidate Rosie Shrout (University of Nevada, Reno) discusses stress in romantic relationships and how to minimize its…
Teacher training program can help children regulate their emotions

November 15, 2018

Most adults know that failing to control your emotions can wreak havoc at work and at home. Likewise,…
How to make good conversations a walk in the park

November 8, 2018

Conversations are more responsive in natural environments such as parks and gardens than indoors, finds new research by…
Bee social or buzz off: Study links genes to social behaviors, including autism

October 24, 2018

“Bees have complex social behaviors, and with this species of bee, we can directly compare individuals that live…
Recognising signs of autism

October 1, 2018

Led by a partnership between Cardiff University and Welsh Government, the film, called ‘The Birthday Party’ is designed…
AI Outperforms Clinicians in Predicting Outcomes for People at Risk of Psychosis and Depression

September 27, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI), or more precisely in this case – machine learning, has scored another point against its…
How to win friends: It’s not which groups you join, but how many

September 27, 2018

Your chances of forming online friendships depend mainly on the number of groups and organizations you join, not…
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…
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.…
Google Glass Helps Autistic Children Improve their Social Skills

August 6, 2018

In a new pilot study conducted by researchers at Stanford University, Google Glass paired up with a smartphone…
Young people who frequently argue with their parents are better citizens, research finds

July 23, 2018

The survey of 13 and 14 year-olds carried out by academics at Cardiff University, showed those who argued…
Autistic people do want to socialize, they may just show it differently

July 4, 2018

A new paper led by the University of Virginia and just published in the journal Behavioral and Brain…
Lessons from lemurs: To make friends, show off your smarts

April 13, 2018

“We were able to show clever lemurs — some of our earliest primate relatives — increasing their social…
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…
Kids in High-Stress Environments May Develop Unique Skills

July 12, 2017

Children who grow up in high-stress environments, such as dangerous neighborhoods or financially insecure households, often are described…
Soft skills training boosts productivity

January 20, 2017

Workers with well-honed soft skills—time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork, for example—tend to work at…
Oxytocin enhances social affiliation in chimpanzee groups

December 28, 2016

The high costs of individuals going to war is perplexing. Individuals are willing to suffer costs in order…
Childhood Adversity Linked with Shorter Telomeres

October 6, 2016

Psychological and Social Stress Associated with Health Risks in Adulthood Major childhood psychological and social stressors, such as…
Autism and Evolution

September 22, 2016

Genomic regions that set humans apart from other primates carry many autism-linked mutations  Small regions of the genome…
A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice

June 16, 2016

The absence of one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers at Baylor College…
Pinpointing loneliness in the brain

February 16, 2016

Scientists identify cells that represent feelings of isolation Humans, like all social animals, have a fundamental need for…
Newly identified pathway links fetal brain development to adult social behavior

February 3, 2016

Model outlines novel potential mechanism for the establishment of common neurodevelopment disorders Fetal development has been known to…
Special Collection Explores Origin and Evolution of Play

December 18, 2015

Research on the evolution and function of play at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)…
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