Social and Behavioral Sciences
Fruit and Veg Give You the Feel-Good Factor
University of Warwick research indicates that eating more fruit and vegetables can substantially increase people’s later happiness levels.
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American Journal of Public Health
– University of Warwick
Economics Study Finds Volume Discounts Don’t Increase Profitability for Video Game
University of Chicago economists find discounts tied to buying large quantities of virtual goods have little impact on profitability and do not increase the number of customers making purchases. The study comes from a field experiment of more than 14 million players of mobile games by King Digital Entertainment, maker of Candy Crush Saga.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July-2016
– University of Chicago
Study Challenges Theory That Good Communication Leads to Marital Satisfaction
One of the top reasons couples seek counseling is communication issues, so does better communication predict a more satisfying relationship?
The answer may not be that simple, according to a study by the University of Georgia’s psychology department published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.Media embedded: Image(s)
Journal of Marriage and Family
– University of Georgia
Boredom Can Lead to More Extreme Political Views
Boredom may be contributing to a widening of political views among voters, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London and the University of Limerick.
European Journal of Social Psychology
– King's College London
Young and Well Educated Men in Demand as Sperm Donors in Global Life Market
With commercial sperm banking giving women more opportunities to become mothers, a world-first QUT study has found the age and education of sperm donors are the most important characteristics considered.
Economics and Human Biology
– Queensland University of Technology
Antidepressants: A Treatment for Bad Marriages?
Psychiatrists nearly always responded with prescriptions for antidepressants when clients complained of bad marriages, according to a new study spanning 20 years at a Midwestern medical center. The assumption that people struggling with their marriages or other domestic issues are suffering from depression is not supported by the way depression is defined medically.
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, June 27, 2016
– Vanderbilt University
Kansas State University Researchers Study Immigration From Central America to Rural Kansas
Alisa Garni, associate professor of sociology at Kansas State University, and her student team are conducting long-term, in-depth ethnographic research on Central American immigrants in Kansas.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Kansas State University
How Do I Avoid Jet Lag?
Jet lag can be a real buzzkill when flying across multiple time zones, and most travelers assume their first several days in a new locale will be spent catching up on sleep and letting their body clocks adjust. However, jet lag doesn’t always have to intrude on your fun.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Texas A&M University