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Newswise: For Infants, Distinguishing Between Friends and Strangers Is a Laughing Matter
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For Infants, Distinguishing Between Friends and Strangers Is a Laughing Matter

New York University

Infants as young as five months can differentiate laughter between friends and that between strangers, finds a new study. The results suggest that the ability to detect the nature of social relationships is instilled early in human infancy, possibly the result of a detection system that uses vocal cues.

Channels: Cognition and Learning, Speech & Language, Featured: LifeWire, Scientific Reports, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
7-Mar-2019 3:15 PM EST

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Newswise: When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball
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    19-Nov-2018 6:00 AM EST

When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball

Stony Brook University

A new study to be published online in the journal Sleep Health reveals that late-night social media use by NBA players is linked to poorer next-day performance on the court. The study examines more than 37,000 tweets and builds on preliminary research from 2017 about late-night tweets.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Internet Trends, Social Media, Sports, Featured: DailyWire, Featured: LifeWire, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro, Staff Picks,

Released:
13-Nov-2018 1:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Sorry Virginia, U.S. History Isn’t All About You

Sorry Virginia, U.S. History Isn’t All About You

Washington University in St. Louis

As the United States celebrates its founding on July 4, new research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have hugely exaggerated notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative.“Our study shows a massive narcissistic bias in the way that people from the United States remember the contributions of their home states to U.

Channels: History, Psychology and Psychiatry, All Journal News, U.S. Politics, Featured: LifeWire, Staff Picks,

Released:
28-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Florida Atlantic University

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line. People without paid sick leave benefits also are more likely to experience food insecurity and require welfare services.

Channels: All Journal News, Economics, In the Workplace, Poverty, U.S. Politics, Featured: LifeWire, Staff Picks,

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24-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Exclusive Research: Where the Youth Vote Could Matter Most in 2018

Exclusive Research: Where the Youth Vote Could Matter Most in 2018

Tufts University

The 2018 Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) from Tisch College at Tufts University may answer how young voters will shape the future American political landscape by ranking the top districts and states where young people could have significant influence.

Channels: U.S. Elections News, U.S. Politics, Featured: LifeWire, Local - Massachusetts, Local - Boston Metro, Staff Picks,

Released:
27-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Bullying Based on Stigma Has Especially Damaging Effects

Bullying Based on Stigma Has Especially Damaging Effects

University of Delaware

In a new study, two professors are looking at bullying based on stigma – where one is treated unfairly or unjustly due to one's race, sexual orientation, gender, or other characteristic – and examining the methods used to prevent this type of bullying and address it when it happens.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Bullying, Education, Psychology and Psychiatry, LGBTQ Issues, Featured: LifeWire, Local - Delaware, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
7-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Newswise: FAU Poll Finds Floridians Support Ban on Assault-Style Rifles, Universal Background Checks and Raising Age to Buy Guns

FAU Poll Finds Floridians Support Ban on Assault-Style Rifles, Universal Background Checks and Raising Age to Buy Guns

Florida Atlantic University

In the wake of a mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers at a South Florida high school, a vast majority of Floridians support stricter gun laws, including a ban on assault-style rifles, universal background checks and raising the minimum age for gun purchasers, according to a statewide survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).

Channels: Behavioral Science, Education, Government/Law, Guns and Violence, U.S. Politics, Featured: LifeWire, Staff Picks,

Released:
28-Feb-2018 12:00 PM EST
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Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Followers, “Likes,” Attractiveness Increase Social Media Likability. Selfies? Not So Much, Baylor Study Says

Followers, “Likes,” Attractiveness Increase Social Media Likability. Selfies? Not So Much, Baylor Study Says

Baylor University

A new Baylor University study published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture looks at the value that outside observers place on social media cues (followers, likes, etc.) and measures the perceived likability of the people whose profiles were viewed.

Channels: Psychology and Psychiatry, Social Media, Media and Journalism, Featured: LifeWire, Local - Texas, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
22-Feb-2018 4:20 PM EST
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For a Healthier 2018, Find Purpose in Life

Washington University in St. Louis

If your resolution is to be healthier, happier and more fit in the new year, focus first on finding a real purpose in life.People with a higher sense of purpose tend to engage in healthier lifestyle choices and are more likely to feel better about their own health status, according to new research from Washington University in St.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Featured: LifeWire, Staff Picks,

Released:
28-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Study Finds Online Interest in Sex Rises at Christmas, with More Births Nine Months Later
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19-Dec-2017 7:30 PM EST
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