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Article ID: 706444

Love connection: Joint bank accounts prompt romantic partners to spend more wisely, study finds

University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that people who share money from a joint account are less likely to wastefully spend for fear of having to justify the expenses.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706429

Technology use explains at most 0.4 percent of adolescent wellbeing, new study finds

University of Oxford

Researchers at the University of Oxford have performed the most definitive study to date on the relationship between technology use and adolescent mental health, examining data from over 300,000 teenagers and parents in the UK and USA. At most, only 0.4% of adolescent wellbeing is related to screen use - which only slightly surpasses the negative effect of regularly eating potatoes. The findings were published today in Nature Human Behaviour.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706422

Marijuana Users More Likely to Be Fired or Laid Off

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

As US rates of marijuana use continue to rise, workers who use marijuana may be at higher risk of losing their jobs, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706421

Bullying at Work Affects Mental Health—Even in Bystanders

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Bullying in the workplace increases employees' psychological distress and plans to quit their job—even for workers who aren't personally being bullied, reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706412

Demi Lovato’s Overdose Causes Surge in Media, but Few Mentions of Lifesaving Hotline

Johns Hopkins University

A recent celebrity suicide and another celebrity's drug overdose point to differences in the way that toll-free helplines are publicized when such major news stories occur.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706400

Sexual Minorities More Likely to Suffer Severe Substance Use Disorders

University of Michigan

Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, but until now they didn't know to what degree.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706385

American Sociological Association Honors Leaders in the Discipline

American Sociological Association (ASA)

The American Sociological Association (ASA) proudly announces the the 2019 award recipients, the highest honors the Association confers

Released:
14-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706377

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN INCREASING STRESS ON FEDERAL WORKERS, CONTRACTORS, FAMILIES, APA SAYS

American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association called for an immediate end to the partial government shutdown because of the deleterious effect it is having on the economic security and mental health of federal employees and contractors, as well as their families.

Released:
11-Jan-2019 3:20 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706368

Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through a fire alarm

Frontiers

In a trial of one of the main class of prescription sleeping pills, half the participants slept through a fire alarm as loud as someone vacuuming next to their bed. But a newer alternative preserves the ability to wake in response to danger signals, according to a new research.

Released:
11-Jan-2019 2:10 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706358

Gamblers predicted Brexit before financial traders, study finds

University of Cambridge

International finance markets lagged behind punters having a flutter when it came to getting the Brexit result right on EU referendum night, according to research.

Released:
11-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST

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