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March 22, 2019

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Complex Societies Gave Birth to Big Gods, Not the Other Way Around

Mar. 20, 2019 — Big data analyses by an international research team suggest that moralizing gods are rather the product than the drivers of social ... read more

Thanking and Apologizing: Talk That Isn't Cheap

Mar. 14, 2019 — Researchers have introduced a framework, 'Responsibility Exchange Theory,' for understanding why thanking and apologizing, as well as bragging and blaming, matter so much, and presents ... read more

College Drinking Intervention Strategies Need a Refresh

Mar. 14, 2019 — Peer approval is the best indicator of the tendency for new college students to drink or smoke according to new research from Michigan State University. This new finding is key to help universities ... read more

'Virtual Focus Groups' Uncover Clues to Rural and Urban HPV Vaccination Disparities

Mar. 13, 2019 — Researchers have harnessed the power of social media to understand differences in attitudes and behaviors about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among hundreds of thousands of parents living in ... read more

Multitasking Amygdala Neurons Respond to Sights, Sounds, and Touch

Mar. 11, 2019 — Individual neurons in the monkey amygdala that respond to touch also respond to imagery and sounds, according to new research. These cells may provide the building blocks needed to process ... read more

CD38 Mutation and Potential Link to Autism

Mar. 7, 2019 — Oxytocin has been the focus of intense research around autism spectrum disorder (ASD) due to the hormone's reported positive effects on anxiety, empathy, social interaction, and maternal ... read more

Green Spaces Can Help You Trust Strangers

Mar. 7, 2019 — Simple, inexpensive urban design interventions can increase well-being and social connections among city residents, finds a new case ... read more

Social Anxiety Disorder May Increase Risk of Alcoholism

Mar. 6, 2019 — New research indicates that, unlike other anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorder may have a direct effect on ... read more

Better to Include Your Better Half in Social Posts

Mar. 4, 2019 — New research found that sharing information online can do more harm to romantic relationships than good. However, researchers found a way to counteract its negative effects. If you often post about ... read more

Seven Moral Rules Found All Around the World

Mar. 4, 2019 — What is morality? And to what extent does it vary around the world? The theory of 'morality-as-cooperation' argues that morality consists of a collection of biological and cultural ... read more

A New Approach to an Old Question: How Do We Actually Cooperate?

Mar. 4, 2019 — Researchers are exploring how cooperation arises in human societies, where people tend to cluster into various group types -- political, religious, familial, professional, etc. Within such groups, ... read more

Well-Being and the Rise of Psychotherapy in Uganda

Mar. 4, 2019 — Perspectives on happiness and mental health differ across the world. Westernized perspectives present happiness as an individualized state of being that can be cultivated and sustained through ... read more

Influence of Social Media on Children's Food Intake

Mar. 4, 2019 — New research highlights the negative influence that social media has on children's food ... read more

Want to Save the Planet? Stop Trying to Be Its Friend

Mar. 4, 2019 — Research reveals how advertisers, politicians and economic systems play on the psychology of 'climate compensation' -- and encourages a more rational approach to environmental ... read more

Poll Shows Many Older Adults, Especially Those With Health Issues, Feel Isolated

Mar. 4, 2019 — One in four older adults say they feel isolated from other people at least some of the time, and one in three say they lack regular companionship, according to a new national poll. Those feelings of ... read more

How Sensitivity to Emotions Changes Across the Lifespan

Mar. 1, 2019 — Why do we become more positive as we grow older? Why are adolescents so sensitive to negative social ... read more

Clues to Brain Differences Between Males and Females

Mar. 1, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a mechanism for how androgens -- male sex steroids -- sculpt brain development. The research could ultimately help researchers understand behavioral development ... read more

Happy in Marriage? Genetics May Play a Role

Feb. 28, 2019 — People fall in love for many reasons -- similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay together, their long-term happiness may depend on their ... read more

Don't Panic: Lessons Learned from Hawaii False Alarm

Feb. 27, 2019 — People did not panic after receiving a false alarm text message about an impending ballistic missile. Instead they looked to others for what to ... read more

How Economic Inequality Shapes Mobility Expectations and Behavior in Disadvantaged Youth

Feb. 26, 2019 — By integrating the methods and techniques of economics and psychology, an inventive framework reveals how rising economic inequality can weaken the motivating belief that achieving socioeconomic ... read more

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