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Article ID: 706094

Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

Michigan State University

– Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction.

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7-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706231

Beyond Flint: Cleveland kids poisoned three times worse

Case Western Reserve University

Studies: Elevated blood lead level in early childhood associated with increased risk of academic problems in school-aged children

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9-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 706053

Fake News Shared by Very Few, But Those Over 65 More Likely to Pass on Such Stories, New Study Finds

New York University

A small percentage of Americans, less than 9 percent, shared links to so-called “fake news” sites on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election campaign, but this behavior was disproportionately common among people over the age of 65, finds a new analysis.

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7-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 706167

Schizophrenia Linked with Abnormal Immune Response to Epstein-Barr Virus

Johns Hopkins Medicine

New research from Johns Hopkins Medicine and Sheppard Pratt Health System shows that people in the study with schizophrenia also have higher levels of antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, so-called mono.

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9-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706190

App Curbs Social Media Addiction Through Smartphone Vibrations

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have developed an app that uses negative reinforcement, in the form of persistent smartphone vibrations, to remind users they’ve exceeded a predetermined time limit on social media — and help to jolt them free from the all too common social media vortex.

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9-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706175

Early Exposure to Banking Influences Life-Long Financial Health

Iowa State University

Growing up in a community without banks has a long-term effect on credit, according to a new Iowa State study. Researchers found individuals who grow up in “financial deserts” are slow to apply for credit and have lower credit scores and more delinquent accounts.

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9-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 706057

Study Finds Link between Voter Preference for Trump and Bullying in Middle Schools

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Bullying rates among middle school students in the spring of 2017 were 18 percent higher in localities where voters had favored Donald Trump than in those that had supported Hillary Clinton, according to a study published online today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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7-Jan-2019 9:35 AM EST

Education

Article ID: 706153

Are Your Facebook Friends Making You Feel Sick?

Elsevier

London, January 8, 2019 - As social networking activity has become pervasive, researchers have been taking a closer look at its impact on our psychological and physical health. A new study published in the journal Heliyon examines how Facebook users interpret the information they derive from social comparisons and how this process correlates with their perceptions of physical health. The results show that Facebook use and social comparison are associated with a greater awareness of physical ailments.

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8-Jan-2019 1:45 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 706141

Myth of Mona Lisa's magical gaze debunked

Bielefeld University

n science, the "Mona Lisa Effect" refers to the impression that the eyes of the person portrayed in an image seem to follow the viewer as they move in front of the picture.

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8-Jan-2019 12:40 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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