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Newswise: Americans Divided on Whether Businesses Have Right to Deny Service to Same-Sex Couples
Released: 20-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST
Americans Divided on Whether Businesses Have Right to Deny Service to Same-Sex Couples
Indiana University

Americans are evenly divided on whether a business should be able to deny service to same-sex couples, according to a study by Indiana University Bloomington sociologists. It is the first national survey to use an experimental approach to examine views on refusing service to sexual minorities.

Released: 13-Dec-2017 12:20 PM EST
How Much People Earn Is Associated with How They Experience Happiness
American Psychological Association (APA)

People who earn more money tend to experience more positive emotions focused on themselves, while people who earn less take greater pleasure in their relationships and ability to connect with others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Newswise: UT Austin Professors Discover Copy of Jesus’ Secret Revelations to His Brother
Released: 30-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
UT Austin Professors Discover Copy of Jesus’ Secret Revelations to His Brother
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The first-known original Greek copy of a heretical Christian writing describing Jesus’ secret teachings to his brother James has been discovered at Oxford University by biblical scholars at The University of Texas at Austin.

Newswise: Combinations of Certain Personality Traits May Guard Against Depression and Anxiety
Released: 29-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Combinations of Certain Personality Traits May Guard Against Depression and Anxiety
University at Buffalo

People showing high levels of extraversion and conscientiousness may have protection against depression and anxiety, according to the results of a new study by a team of University at Buffalo psychologists.

Newswise: White Male Gun Owners Who Have Felt Economic Stress Are More Likely to Feel Morally and Emotionally Attached to Guns
Released: 27-Nov-2017 2:40 PM EST
White Male Gun Owners Who Have Felt Economic Stress Are More Likely to Feel Morally and Emotionally Attached to Guns
Baylor University

White male gun owners who have lost, or fear losing, their economic footing tend to feel morally and emotionally attached to their guns, according to a Baylor University study. This segment of the population also is most likely to say that violence against the U.S. government is sometimes justified.

Newswise: Study: Non-Fearful Social Withdrawal Linked Positively to Creativity
Released: 20-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST
Study: Non-Fearful Social Withdrawal Linked Positively to Creativity
University at Buffalo

Everyone needs an occasional break, though spending too much time alone can be unhealthy and there is growing evidence that the psychosocial effects of too much solitude can last a lifetime. But newly published research by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are detrimental. In fact, the research findings published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences suggest that one form of social withdrawal, referred to as unsociability, is not only unrelated to negative outcomes, but linked positively to creativity.

Newswise: High Cognitive Ability Not a Safeguard From Conspiracies, Paranormal Beliefs
Released: 13-Nov-2017 4:55 PM EST
High Cognitive Ability Not a Safeguard From Conspiracies, Paranormal Beliefs
University of Illinois at Chicago

A University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist reports on two studies that examined why some people are inclined to believe in various conspiracies and paranormal phenomena.

Newswise: Measuring the Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware Of
Released: 10-Nov-2017 12:55 PM EST
Measuring the Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware Of
University of Florida

Two UF Psychology Professors Examine the Prejudices and Stereotypes That Contribute to Social Inequality and Discuss the Tests Social Scientists Apply to Measure the Implicit Bias People Tend to Harbor

Newswise: Is He Really That Into You?
Released: 8-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST
Is He Really That Into You?
University of Utah

New research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives — or who actually experienced poor quality fathering while growing up — perceived greater mating intent in the described behaviors of a hypothetical male dating partner and when talking with a man. These women also “saw” more sexual arousal when viewing images of men’s faces.

Newswise: Workplace Health - The Silent Epidemic
Released: 31-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Workplace Health - The Silent Epidemic
Texas A&M University

Workplace incivility is taking over our organizations, professional relationships and everyday interactions. According to Dr. Jia Wang, associate professor of human resource development, understanding why incivility happens and how to address it starts with awareness.



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