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Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 25-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Anyone can be a cyberbully, not just people who are unhinged
University of Michigan

People who have high premeditated or impulsive aggressive tendencies online are likely to cyberbully others, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
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Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Released: 26-Jan-2022 1:45 PM EST
The latest news in Behavioral Science for media

Here are some of the latest articles we've posted in the Behavioral Science channel.

5-Nov-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Students who repeat a grade experience more bullying, study finds

Students who have repeated a grade have higher risks of being victims of bullying in countries around the world, according to a new study of nearly half a million students publishing November 11th in PLOS Medicine by Xiayun Zuo of Fudan University, China, and colleagues.

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4-Nov-2021 5:00 AM EDT
Discrimination increases risk for mental health issues in young adults
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA study has found that young adults who have experienced discrimination have a higher risk for both short- and long-term behavioral and mental health problems.

Released: 5-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Three Nursing Associations Join Forces to Promote Workplace Civility
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Three leading professional associations representing nurses who work in surgical settings recently developed and endorsed a position statement on workplace civility. With this initiative, the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA), the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) have pledged to promote a safe and healthy work environment in all perioperative areas.

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Released: 30-Sep-2021 8:45 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Unmasking strategies to help kids navigate mixed views on face coverings
Penn State Health

Long a polarizing issue among adults, masks have become a source of contention among children and, unfortunately, a perfect set-up for bullying, with children taking many of their cues from things they hear their parents say at home.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 18-Aug-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Empathy training could cut crime figures
Anglia Ruskin University

Research published in the journal Psychology, Crime & Law suggests a new, low-cost approach that could potentially reduce antisocial behaviour and crime.

Newswise: UCI Researchers Examine the Influence of Coping Strategies on Long-Term Impacts of Bullying
Released: 29-Jul-2021 8:05 PM EDT
UCI Researchers Examine the Influence of Coping Strategies on Long-Term Impacts of Bullying
University of California, Irvine

How Individuals cope with experiences of peer victimization or bullying can mitigate the associated negative short- and long-term physical and mental health effects of bullying

Released: 19-Jul-2021 11:10 AM EDT
More Bullying of LGBTQ+ Students in Politically Conservative Districts
Washington State University

Students who identify as LGBTQ+ in Washington state school districts with conservative voting records reported experiencing more bullying than their peers in more politically liberal areas, according to a new study.

14-Jun-2021 9:40 AM EDT
Alcohol Use Among Sexual Minority Adolescents is Linked to Discrimination and Stigmatization
Research Society on Alcoholism

Sexual minority adolescents – lesbian, gay, or bisexual youth – are at an increased risk for substance use, including alcohol. A new study finds that discriminatory and stigmatizing experiences may be to blame. These results and others will be shared at the 44th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), which due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be held virtually this year from the 19th - 23rd of June 2021.

Released: 13-May-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Chicago Parents Report High Levels of Everyday Discrimination
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

A recent survey by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago shows that nearly one-quarter of Chicago parents (22 percent) felt they have been discriminated against on a daily or weekly basis.

Released: 30-Mar-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Social media addiction linked to cyberbullying
University of Georgia

New research suggests that these increased hours spent online may be associated with cyberbullying behaviors. According to a study by the University of Georgia, higher social media addiction scores, more hours spent online, and identifying as male significantly predicted cyberbullying perpetration in adolescents.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Mental health support at boarding schools helps male – but not female – students feel emotionally safe from bullying
University at Buffalo

Bullying at boarding schools has a negative impact on students’ emotional health, but for male students, having a school staff member to rely on for support may mute the harmful effects of bullying, according to a new University at Buffalo study. Support networks did not have the same effect for female students, the researchers say.

Released: 19-Mar-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Foreign-born run greater risk of workplace bullying
Linkoping University

The risk of being bullied at work is twice as high if you were born abroad. And if you come from a culture that is culturally dissimilar to Sweden's, the risk is even higher.

Released: 29-Dec-2020 11:50 AM EST
Parents Want More Bullying Prevention in Schools
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago parents continue to voice predominant concern about bullying and are turning most often to their children’s schools for help, according to new survey results from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Released: 2-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST
Discrimination on social media results in higher depression, anxiety among minority males
Florida International University (FIU)

Exposure to ethnic discrimination on social media is associated with higher symptoms of depression and anxiety among young Hispanic males, according to a study by researchers at Florida International University's Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work.

Newswise: Nearly One in Five Food-Allergic Children and One in Five Parents of Food-Allergic Children Are Bullied
9-Nov-2020 7:00 AM EST
Nearly One in Five Food-Allergic Children and One in Five Parents of Food-Allergic Children Are Bullied
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study being presented at this year’s virtual ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting shows that nearly one in five parents of food-allergic kids are the target of bullying by a multitude of sources.

Newswise: Casi uno de cada cinco niños con alergias alimentarias y uno de cada cinco padres de niños con alergias alimentarias son acosados
9-Nov-2020 7:00 AM EST
Casi uno de cada cinco niños con alergias alimentarias y uno de cada cinco padres de niños con alergias alimentarias son acosados
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Un nuevo estudio que se presenta en la Reunión científica anual del ACAAI muestra que casi uno de cada cinco padres de niños con alergias alimentarias son el blanco de intimidación por parte de múltiples fuentes.

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Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Social isolation exacerbates the situation of school bullying victims
University of Cordoba

In school bullying, there are people who are chronic victims.

Newswise: Cartoon Network and Cyberbullying Research Center Release First-Ever National Research Findings on Cyberbullying Among Tweens
Released: 7-Oct-2020 12:05 AM EDT
Cartoon Network and Cyberbullying Research Center Release First-Ever National Research Findings on Cyberbullying Among Tweens
Florida Atlantic University

A survey of 1,034 tweens found that one in five (21%) tweens have experienced cyberbullying in some way: either by witnessing cyberbullying (15%), having been cyberbullied themselves (15%), or by cyberbullying others (3%). The survey also found that during the coronavirus pandemic, 90% of all 9- to 12-year-olds are using social apps, such as connected games and video-sharing sites in which they interact with others online.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Being a Selfish Jerk Doesn’t Get You Ahead, Research Finds
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

The evidence is in: Nice guys and gals don’t finish last, and being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead. That’s the clear conclusion from research that tracked disagreeable people—those with selfish, combative, manipulative personalities—from college or graduate school to where they landed in their careers about 14 years later.

26-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Teens Who Think Their Parents Are Loving Are Less Likely to Be Cyberbullies
New York University

Adolescents who perceive their parents to be loving and supportive are less likely to engage in cyberbullying, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

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Released: 26-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Another Unintended Consequence of COVID-19: Cyberbullying Could Increase
Florida Atlantic University

School districts nationwide are now providing K-12 education online. Stuck at home all day, students will be using apps even more than they already do, which could cause an increase in cyberbullying among youth. Many cyberbullying targets will hesitate to get help from their parents and will suffer silently because they can’t readily stop by the guidance counselor’s office or chat with a teacher after class. A cyberbullying expert provides important tips and advice for teachers and parents.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Teens Who Feel Empowered Are Less Likely to Bully, Harass, Commit Sexual Violence
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Teens who feel personally empowered are less likely to bully, harass or commit acts of sexual violence, according to a study by Rutgers University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of New Hampshire.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
Weight-Based Bullying Linked to Increased Adolescent Alcohol, Marijuana Use
American Psychological Association (APA)

Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Newswise: Many Teens are Victims of Digital Dating Abuse; Boys Get the Brunt of It
Released: 12-Feb-2020 8:30 AM EST
Many Teens are Victims of Digital Dating Abuse; Boys Get the Brunt of It
Florida Atlantic University

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, but there is nothing romantic about new research illuminating how teen dating abuse is manifesting online. A study of U.S. middle and high school students showed that 28.1 percent had been the victim of at least one form of digital dating abuse. More than one-third had been the victim of traditional dating abuse (offline). Boys in heterosexual relationships experienced all forms of digital dating abuse more than girls and were even more likely to experience physical aggression.

Released: 29-Jan-2020 11:30 AM EST
Parents Should Do More to Address Bullying, Say Chicago Parents
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

When asked who should do more to address bullying, 83 percent of Chicago parents who considered it a big problem for youth responded “parents,” according to the latest survey results released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Teachers and school administrators were next on the list, each selected by 45 percent of parents in response to the question.

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Released: 22-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
Cyberbullying linked to increased depression and PTSD
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
Boys Who Are Bullied Online May Have More Risky Sex
De Gruyter

A collaboration of researchers at Louisiana State University, University of Missouri, and University of Tennessee found that peer victimization is associated with adverse psychological and behavioral problems

Released: 5-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
Families of Children With Autism Face Physical, Mental and Social Burdens
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study.

Released: 27-Dec-2019 12:50 PM EST
Gender norms affect attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women globally
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Washington, DC - Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society.

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Released: 27-Dec-2019 12:15 AM EST
Progressive Gender Beliefs in Teen Boys May Be Protective Against Violence
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well as behave abusively toward their dates, compared to teenage boys who don’t witness such behaviors, according to a new study.

Released: 20-Dec-2019 9:25 AM EST
Discrimination impacts health of LGBT people, analysis finds
Cornell University

In a review of thousands of peer-reviewed studies, the What We Know Project, an initiative of Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality, has found a strong link between anti-LGBT discrimination and harms to the health and well-being of LGBT people.

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Released: 4-Nov-2019 3:55 PM EST
Single Discrimination Events Alter College Students' Daily Behavior
University of Washington

UW researchers aimed to understand both the prevalence of discrimination events and how these events affect college students in their daily lives. Over the course of two academic quarters, the team compared students’ self-reports of unfair treatment to passively tracked changes in daily activities, such as hours slept, steps taken or time spent on the phone.

Released: 30-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT
Too Real, or Too Fake? Female Instagram Influencers in ‘Authenticity Bind’
Cornell University

Female Instagram influencers – whose livelihoods depend on their numbers of followers, views and likes – endure criticism and harassment both for being too real and for seeming too fake, according to a new study from Cornell University.

Released: 25-Oct-2019 1:45 PM EDT
Central Valley workplaces can be hostile for minority doctors
UC Davis Health

Despite the dire need for primary health care providers in California’s Central Valley, workplace discrimination and harassment can cause some of them to change practices or leave the region entirely.

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Released: 24-Oct-2019 4:50 PM EDT
Protecting data, recruiting students to cybersecurity
Iowa State University

Doug Jacobson -- already busy with cyberdefense research and helping build Iowa State's new major in cyber security engineering -- has found fun ways to recruit students into cybersecurity studies and careers.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Researcher Ties Political Divisiveness to Homophobic Bullying
Texas State University

Being a teenager is hard enough, but Dr. Yishan Shen, an assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University, has uncovered additional challenges for youths between 10 and 19 who are targets of bullying during contentious political campaigns.

10-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT
High Social Support Associated with Less Violence Among Male Teens in Urban Neighborhoods
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

UPMC Children's Hospital researchers find that the presence of adult social support is linked to less violence among at-risk teen boys.

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Released: 19-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Survey Data Suggests Widespread Bullying by Superiors in Medical Residency Training
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using questionnaire answers from thousands of internal medicine residents, primarily from U.S. training programs, a research team at Johns Hopkins Medicine says it has added to the evidence that bullying of medical trainees is fairly widespread. Bullying affects about 14% of medical trainees overall, but is particularly more prevalent among foreign-born trainees.

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Released: 9-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Teens ‘Mocked’ by Their Parents Are at Greater Risk for Bullying, Victimization
Florida Atlantic University

New evidence suggests that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. Many bullies have parents who are hostile, punitive and rejecting. A unique longitudinal study provides a more complete understanding of how parents’ belittling and critical interactions with adolescents thwart their ability to maintain positive relationships with peers. Derisive parenting precipitates a cycle of negative affect and anger between parents and adolescents, which ultimately leads to greater adolescent bullying and victimization.

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