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We are More Forgiving When People Close to Us Misbehave

When people behave badly or unethically, their loved ones may judge them less harshly than they would judge a stranger who committed the same transgressions, but that leniency may come at the cost of the judger’s own sense of self-worth, according...
27-Jul-2021 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Officers' Tone of Voice Reflects Racial Disparities in Policing

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought increasing attention to disparities in how police officers treat Black and white Americans. Now, research published by the American Psychological Association finds that disparity may exist even in subtle...
12-Jul-2021 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Exposure to Homophobic Attitudes Linked to Higher Stress Levels Among Sexual Minorities

Lesbian, gay and bisexual people who encounter homophobic attitudes experience increases in heart rate, blood pressure and stress hormones, potentially putting them at risk for multiple health problems, according to research published by the...
16-Jun-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Feeling Younger Buffers Older Adults From Stress, Protects Against Health Decline

People who feel younger have a greater sense of well-being, better cognitive functioning, less inflammation, lower risk of hospitalization and even live longer than their older-feeling peers. A study published by the American Psychological...
6-May-2021 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More than Half of Generation Z Gay, Bisexual Teenage Boys Report Being Out to Parents

A majority of gay and bisexual Generation Z teenage boys report being out to their parents, part of an uptick in coming out among young people that researchers have noted in recent decades, according to research published by the American...
26-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Videoconferences More Exhausting When Participants Don’t Feel Group Belonging

Videoconferences may be less exhausting if participants feel some sense of group belonging, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
19-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

One Year On: Unhealthy Weight Gains, Increased Drinking Reported by Americans Coping With Pandemic Stress

As growing vaccine demand signals a potential turning point in the global COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s health crisis is far from over. One year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, many adults report...
11-Mar-2021 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Higher Income Predicts Feelings Such as Pride and Confidence

People with higher incomes tend to feel prouder, more confident and less afraid than people with lower incomes, but not necessarily more compassionate or loving, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
2-Mar-2021 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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