Unlike men, women restrain risk-taking behaviors when a baby is present, according to a new study.
A research team will capture and code the content of adolescent activity on Facebook, the most popular social networking website.
Dynamics of online bullying are different from those of traditional bullying, requiring specific interventions, according to a new study.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It turns out that the milk of human kindness is evoked by something besides mom's good example.
A new government report shows that the percentage of children born to unmarried or cohabitating couples is rising. About 27 percent of all first births from 2003 to 2010 were to unmarried couples compared to about a third less at 9.4 percent before 1985.
A new study from Case Western Reserve University finds mothers tend to be more critical of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder than they are of other children in the family. And, that parental criticism is linked to poorer outcomes for the child after treatment.
The International Communication Association's flagship journal, Journal of Communication, released a special issue on social media and democracy. As revolutions erupted in real time in Tunisia and Egypt in late 2010 and early 2011, it was obvious that social media were important and not well understood. This special issue has a selection of articles that tell a fascinating but complicated story of media and political change in the Middle East and other countries...
College professors and students are in an arms race over cheating. Students find new sources for pre-written term papers; professors find new ways to check the texts they get for plagiarized material. But why are all these young people cheating? A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests one reason: income inequality, which decreases the general trust people have toward each other.
When employees stay with their organization, feeling they have no other options, they are likely to leave the organization.
When we try to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, we usually go all the way, assuming that they feel the same way we do. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that we have limits: we don’t extend this projection to people who have different political views, even under extreme circumstances.
People who are excluded by others online, such as on Facebook, may feel just as bad as if they had been excluded in person, according to researchers at Penn State and Misericordia University.
Researchers at Carlos III University of Madrid and the University of Zaragoza theoretically predict, in a scientific study, that contact networks have no influence on cooperation among individuals.
Do Violent Computer Games Make People Aggressive? Reaserchers are questioning the link.
To curb employees' on-the-job substance use and intoxication, bosses need to do more than just be around their employees all day, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).
A new study shows that the frontal lobe of the brain is bigger in people who have a larger number of friendships.