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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 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 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.
Published The brain reacts differently to touch depending on context (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The touch of another person may increase levels of the 'feelgood' hormone oxytocin. But the context really matters. The situation impacts oxytocin levels not only in the moment, but also later.
Published Married couples who merge finances may be happier, stay together longer (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The Beatles famously sang, 'Money can't buy me love,' but married couples who manage their finances together may love each other longer, according to new research.
Published Human brains process social situations similarly -- researchers discovered a brain network for social perception (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A recent study shows that different people have similar brain activity when perceiving social situations. Researchers discovered an extensive neural network in the human brain that effectively processes various social information.
Published Fibromyalgia: Pain out of control (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Feeling like we have a degree of control makes us tolerate pain better. In the case of fibromyalgia, however, this simply doesn't work. A study provides clues as to why.
Published Social consequences of using AI in conversations (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have found people have more efficient conversations, use more positive language and perceive each other more positively when using an artificial intelligence-enabled chat tool.
Published Study examines how social rank affects response to stress (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists say their study could shed light on stress-related mental illnesses but that more research is needed.
Published Positive experiences in close relationships are associated with better physical health, new research suggests (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Social relationships influence physical health, but questions remain about the nature of this connection. New research suggests that the way you feel about your close relationships may be affecting the way your body functions.
Published Few people seem to find real joy in JOMO (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Most people who ranked high in 'joy of missing out' or JOMO also reported high levels of social anxiety in a recent study. The term JOMO has been popularized as a healthy enjoyment of solitude in almost direct opposition to the negative FOMO, the 'fear of missing out' people may have when seeing others having fun experiences without them. In an analysis of two samples of adults, researchers found mixed results when it comes to JOMO with evidence that there is some anxiety behind the joy.
Published Personality, satisfaction linked throughout adult lifespan (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Certain personality traits are associated with satisfaction in life, and despite the changes people may experience in social roles and responsibilities over the course of their adult lives, that association is stable regardless of age, according to new research.
Published How moms and dads view each other as co-parents affects kids (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
How mothers and fathers see each other as co-parents of their children plays a key role in how well-adjusted their kids become, a new study suggests.
Published Leptin helps hungry mice choose sex over food (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
To eat or to mate -- that is the question (and the answer is: moderately hungry mice choose to mate). Researchers show that hungry mice prioritize interacting with members of the opposite sex over eating and drinking when their brains are stimulated with leptin, an appetite-suppressing hormone.
Published Robot helps students with learning disabilities stay focused (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Engineering researchers are successfully using a robot to help keep children with learning disabilities focused on their work.
Published Cohesion and connection drop in aging population (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Social cohesion and connection decline in an ageing population, according to a new study of one of humanity's closest relatives.
Published Social isolation triggers astrocyte-mediated deficits in learning and memory (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In animal models, social isolation triggers memory and learning deficits that are mediated by hyperactivity of the most abundant brain cell, the astrocyte. Importantly, inhibiting this hyperactivity reversed the cognitive deficits associated with social deprivation.
Published The relationship between ghosting and closure (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Odds are, you know someone who has been ghosted. And according to a new study, it can be a haunting experience. A recent study found nearly two-thirds of participants have ghosted -- ended a relationship by ignoring the other person, without offering a clear explanation -- and have been ghosted.
Published Copy-cat? Youth with few friends conform to stay in a friend's 'good graces' (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
What gives one friend influence over another? Considerable attention has focused on who influences whom; much less is known about why one partner is prone to be influenced by the other. A study tested the hypothesis that within a friend dyad, having fewer friends than one's partner increases susceptibility to influence, because it reduces dissimilarity and promotes compatibility. Results showed that partners with fewer friends were influenced by children with more friends. In each case, the partner with fewer friends became more similar to the partner with more friends. Academic engagement was the only domain where partners with fewer friends also influenced partners with more friends.
Published Just one quality conversation with a friend boosts daily well-being (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Study shows just one quality conversation with a friend during the day makes you happier and less stressed by day's end.