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Pew Poll Finds That Speaking Our Mind On Social Media Is

Pew Poll Finds That Speaking Our Mind On Social Media Is Difficult For Some Due To 'Spiral Of Silence' Phenomenon

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In our social circles - especially among family, friends and co-workers - we have a tendency to hold in our views on public policy issues. This is especially true when we think our own...

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bonobos and empathy yawning
2014-08-13 03:00:36

PeerJ An answer from the first direct comparison of yawn contagion in humans and bonobos Whether or not humans are the only empathic beings is still under debate. In a new study, researchers directly compared the 'yawn contagion' effect between humans and bonobos (our closest evolutionary cousins). By doing so they were able to directly compare the empathic abilities of ourselves with another species, and found that a close relationship between individuals is more important to their...

2014-07-30 23:00:57

Lon Safko, the nation’s foremost authority on social media and author of the Social Media Bible, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming AutoCon event. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Lon Safko, the nation’s foremost authority on social media and author of the Social Media Bible, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming AutoCon event. One of Safko’s most famous accomplishments is that he is the creator of the “First Computer To Save A Human Life” as coined by Steve...

When It Rains It Pours: Facebook Feelings Can Spread Easily
2014-03-13 07:59:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several studies have so far pointed out the positive and negative effects social networking has on people. While Facebook has offered millions of people a way to connect and interact in a way that may have not been otherwise possible, the social giant has also been a home for cyberbullying. In a new study, researchers from University of California, San Diego have found that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. Publishing...

The Psychology Behind Intervening In Bar Fights
2013-07-24 09:59:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the Wild West tales of old, cowboys and miners would routinely get into raucous bar brawls that often grew from the two original aggressors to include the entire saloon. Researchers from Penn State and the University of Ontario now say they understand bar fights and how they're able to swallow up more fighters as the scuffle continues. According to their research, bystanders are more likely to jump in to intervene when they believe...

Grassroots Women’s Groups Target Witch Hunts
2012-09-04 10:31:04

Witch hunts are common and sometimes deadly in the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, India. But a surprising source — small groups of women who meet through a government loan program — has achieved some success in preventing the longstanding practice, a Michigan State University sociologist found. Soma Chaudhuri spent seven months studying witch hunts in her native India and discovered that the economic self-help groups have made it part of their agenda to defend their fellow...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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