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Do Sex and Violence Sell? Maybe Not, Says New Study

Advertisers hoping to sway consumers might want to rethink running spots within media with violent or sexual themes, and might do better if the ads themselves have a G-rating, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. Instead, violent and sexual media content may impair advertising’s effectiveness and ultimately deter purchasing, the research found.

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​Sex and Violence May Not Really Sell Products

If there’s one thing advertisers think they know, it is that sex and violence sell. A new analysis, however, provides some of the best evidence to date that this widely accepted adage just isn’t true.

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Is Facebook Use Always Associated with Poorer Body Image and Risky Dieting?

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College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that’s only if they aren’t using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends’ bodies, according to the authors of a surprising new study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Want to Avoid Divorce? Wait to Get Married — but Not Too Long—Says Utah Researcher

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A new analysis by University of Utah researcher Nick Wolfinger finds those who tie the knot after their early 30s are now more likely to divorce than those who marry in their late 20s. Past the early 30s, the odds of divorce increase by 5 percent per year of age at marriage—but it's not clear why.

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Exercise for Arthritis, Summer Weight Loss, ACA and Lower Drug Costs, and More Top Stories 8 July 2015

Other topics include autism research, biofuel sources, nutrition supplements, and more...

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Sociologists to Explore the Topic of Sexuality at Annual Meeting in Chicago, Aug. 22-25

More than 5,500 sociologists will convene in Chicago this August to explore ideas and scientific research relating to sexuality and many other topics, as part of the American Sociological Association’s 110th Annual Meeting.

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Study Links Heartbeat to Female Libido

Sexual dysfunction in women can be linked to low resting heart rate variability, a finding that could help clinicians treat the condition, according to a study by psychologists from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Love, Factually: Cornell Gerontologist Finds the Formula to a Happy Marriage

Karl Pillemer uncovered common advice for couples walking down the aisle or decades into marriage. The top five lessons from the elders, along with Pillemer’s analysis:

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FDA Advisory Panel Approves 'Female Viagra': Expert Available

Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, is available for comment about flibanserin. Video package with sound bites available.

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Seventeen Days: New Mobile App Educates Teens on Risky Sexual Behavior

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"Seventeen Days," a mobile app based on the interactive movie of the same name, will be available beginning June 4. Developed with researchers at West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh and Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, the goal of creating the mobile app is to get it into as many hands as possible.







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