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Published Family planning and the fear of missing out (via sciencedaily.com)
Among regretful parents, fear of missing out is a key motivator for having children.
Published Where do we feel love? (via sciencedaily.com)
New research sheds light on where and how we feel different kinds of love.
Published AI can help write a message to a friend -- but don't do it (via sciencedaily.com)
Using artificial intelligence applications to help craft a message to a friend is not a good idea -- at least if your friend finds out about the use of AI, a new study suggests.
Published Where is the love? Musical recognition crosses cultures — with an exception (via sciencedaily.com)
Music can take on many forms in cultures across the globe, but researchers have found in a new study that some themes are universally recognizable by people everywhere with one notable exception -- love songs.
Published Study confirms it: Opposites don't actually attract (via sciencedaily.com)
A new study looked at more than 130 traits and involved millions of couples over more than a century. It found little evidence that opposites attract. Instead, for 82% to 89% of traits, partners tended to be similar.
Published Extreme weather events linked to increased child marriage (via sciencedaily.com)
Among the negative impacts of extreme weather events around the world is one that most people may not think of: an increase in child marriages.
Published Overuse of social media and devices top parent concerns as kids head back to school (via sciencedaily.com)
As children head back to school, two issues have climbed higher on their parents' list of concerns: the role of social media and the internet in kids' lives.
Published Can AI help hospitals spot patients in need of extra non-medical assistance? (via sciencedaily.com)
Needs related to housing, transportation, food, social support and more can be identified through AI/ML techniques, study of medical record notes from patients with dementia shows.
Published What's your masculine style: Neo-traditional, egalitarian or progressive? (via sciencedaily.com)
Men navigate their intimate partner relationships depending on their masculine style, says new research which drew from in-depth interviews with 92 straight men ages 19 to 43 from diverse cultural backgrounds. The study found three types of masculinities: neo-traditionalists, egalitarian and progressive.
Published Social media use interventions alleviate symptoms of depression (via sciencedaily.com)
Receiving therapy for problematic social media use can be effective in improving the mental wellbeing of people with depression, a new study finds.
Published Study: People expect others to mirror their own selfishness, generosity (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A person's own behavior is the primary driver of how they treat others during brief, zero-sum-game competitions, researchers report. Generous people tend to reward generous behavior and selfish individuals often punish generosity and reward selfishness -- even when it costs them personally. The study found that an individual's own generous or selfish deeds carry more weight than their desire to conform to the attitudes and behaviors of others.
Published Social media algorithms exploit how humans learn from their peers (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In prehistoric societies, humans tended to learn from members of our ingroup or from more prestigious individuals, as this information was more likely to be reliable and result in group success. However, with the advent of diverse and complex modern communities -- and especially in social media -- these biases become less effective. For example, a person we are connected to online might not necessarily be trustworthy, and people can easily feign prestige on social media. Now, a group of social scientists describe how the functions of social media algorithms are misaligned with human social instincts meant to foster cooperation, which can lead to large-scale polarization and misinformation.
Published Women and men react differently to strain and stress (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
How did the Corona pandemic and the measures taken to get it under control affect the quality of life and mental health of men and women?
Published Social isolation linked to lower brain volume (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Older people who have little social contact with others may be more likely to have loss of overall brain volume, and in areas of the brain affected by dementia, than people with more frequent social contact, according to a new study.
Published Babies talk more around human-made objects than natural ones (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study suggests young children are more vocal when interacting with toys and household items, highlighting their importance for developing language skills.
Published Phone communication spurs a cascading effect on social influence (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Social influence from phone communications is significant, reaching as far as four degrees of separation from the original caller, according to a new study.
Published Helping 'good' gut bacteria and clearing out the 'bad' -- all in one treatment (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Probiotics can help maintain a healthy gut microbiome or restore populations of 'good bacteria' after a heavy course of antibiotics. But now, they could also be used as an effective treatment strategy for certain intestinal diseases, such as Crohn's disease. Researchers have developed a microgel delivery system for probiotics that keeps 'good' bacteria safe while actively clearing out 'bad' ones. In mice, the system treated intestinal inflammation without side effects.
Published Conflict in marriage less harmful for kids when dad keeps it constructive (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Conflict is unavoidable in all marriages. When it erupts in families with children, stressed or angry parents may take their pain out on the kids, projecting their anger or withdrawing emotionally or physically. In the worst cases, children's socioemotional development can suffer. But the way parents, especially fathers, deal with marital conflict can make a difference to kids, according to a new study.
Published New research identifies cells linking chronic psychological stress to inflammatory bowel disease (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
For the first time, cells involved with the communication between stress responses in the brain and inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract have been identified in animal models. Glial cells, which support neurons, communicate stress signals from the central nervous system (CNS) to the semi-autonomous nervous system within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, called the enteric nervous system (ENS). These psychological stress signals can cause inflammation and exacerbate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Published Married people who cheat don't often regret it (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Married people who have affairs find them highly satisfying, express little remorse and believe the cheating didn't hurt their otherwise healthy marriages, finds a new report on the psychology of infidelity.