Social and Behavioral Sciences
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:
30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage
– Cornell University
UB Researchers Take Important Steps Toward Understanding How Animals Make Sense of the Auditory World
Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises.
Journal of Comparative Psychology
– University at Buffalo
'Broken Windows' Theory of Neighborhood Crime Too Broad to be Effective
Traditional signals for opportunities for crime may not be representative of the whole neighborhood.
– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Not-So-Guilty Pleasure: Viewing Cat Videos Boosts Energy and Positive Emotions
If you get a warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cute cat videos online, the effect may be more profound than you think, according to research from The Media School at Indiana University.Media embedded: Image(s)
Computers in Human Behavior
– Indiana University
When a Sudden Boost in Status at Work Isn’t All Good
Imagine getting a sudden boost in status at work that changes you from a largely ignored worker to someone that others turn to for advice and help.Sounds great, doesn’t it? But a new study finds that an unanticipated gain in status can come with some negative baggage – if you did not earn the boost.
Academy of Management Journal
– Ohio State University
Self-Expression, Conversation, and Adults v. Teens in Social Media
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- While some may argue that life on social media is a never-ending popularity contest, teens and adults may use online apps for very different purposes. Researchers at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) have found that teens are leveraging social media as a conversation space and an outlet for self-expression to a greater extent than adults, and are also more focused on posting photos that attract attention.
– Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Love and Money: How Low-Income Dads Really Provide
Low-income fathers who might be labeled “deadbeat dads” often spend as much on their children as parents in formal child-support arrangements, but they choose to give goods like food and clothing rather than cash.Media embedded: Image(s)
Journal of Marriage and Family, Jun-2015
– Johns Hopkins University
Attention to Angry Faces Can Predict Future Depression
Up to 80 percent of individuals with a past history of depression will get depressed again in the future. However, little is known about the specific factors that put these people at risk. New research suggests that it may be due to the things you pay attention to in your life. Media embedded: Video / Image(s)
Clinical Psychological Science
– Binghamton University, State University of New York