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Article ID: 619669

TMI: Why Some Facebook Friends Overshare

Dick Jones Communications

Some people find it easier to be their 'true selves' online, a new study says, but posting too much information on Facebook doesn't get users the validation they seek.

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23-Jun-2014 11:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 619671

Weight Stigma More Common Than Previously Studied

Dick Jones Communications

Weight stigma and discrimination are likely more common than previously studied, a new research study from Western New England University suggests.

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23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 619528

Sensitive? Emotional? Empathetic? It Could Be in Your Genes

Stony Brook University

Do you jump to help the less fortunate or cry during sad movie scenes? If yes, you may be among the 20 percent of our population that is genetically pre-disposed to empathy, according to a study by Stony Brook University psychologists.

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19-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 619544

Creating Friendships Between African-American and Caucasian Couples Can Reduce Prejudice

Wayne State University Division of Research

Recent research findings from Wayne State University show that the physical presence of romantic partners in intergroup friendships – friendships with different racial and ethnic groups, religious groups, or sexual orientations – positively influences interactions with people who are perceived to be different from themselves.

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20-Jun-2014 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 619440

Majority of Minors Engage in Sexting, Unaware of Harsh Legal Consequences

Drexel University

Sexting among youth is more prevalent than previously thought, according to a new study from Drexel University that was based on a survey of undergraduate students at a large northeastern university. More than 50 percent of those surveyed reported that they had exchanged sexually explicit text messages, with or without photographic images, as minors. The study also found that the majority of young people are not aware of the legal ramifications of underage sexting.

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18-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 619419

Punishment Plays Important Role in Forgiveness

University of Adelaide

It's easier for people to forgive someone for doing wrong against them if some form of punishment is involved, according to psychology researchers at the University of Adelaide.

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18-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 619229

Combining Treatments Boosts Some Smokers’ Ability to Quit

Duke Health

Combining two smoking cessation therapies is more effective than using just one for male and highly nicotine-dependent smokers who weren't initially helped by the nicotine patch, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.

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13-Jun-2014 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 619252

Emotional Contagion Sweeps Facebook, Finds New Study

Cornell University

According to a new study by social scientists at Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Facebook, emotions can spread contagiously among users of online social networks.

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13-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 619020

Confiding in Friends, Not Relatives, Shows Health Benefits in Older Adults, Following Loss of Spouse

Academy Communications

A Lafayette College study has found that older adults who lose their spouse tend to fare better health-wise if they have a friend—someone who is not a family member—in whom they can confide.

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9-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 618965

Texas Tech Psychologist: fMRI Research Suggests Classic Mathematical Models of Memory/Familiarity Correct

Texas Tech University

Scientists look at how brain responds to memory and familiarity with fMRI to discover the mathematical predicting models have had it right all along.

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6-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT
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