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2011-09-27 05:42:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study suggests people like to make friends with others who share their same beliefs, values and interests, and the more choices they have, the more likely they are to choose these kinds of friends. However, just because friends are similar doesn't mean they are closer to each other. Researchers compared colleges in the Midwest with small enrollments (about 500 students) to a college with more than 25,000 students. They approached pairs of students that were...

2011-09-22 12:19:14

People prefer to make friends with others who share their beliefs, values, and interests. The more choice people have, the more their friends are alike, according to research published in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (published by SAGE). People aren't looking for identical twins, but they seek similarity because it makes for smoother, more pleasant interaction. When people have choice–and most Americans do–they find friendships and romantic relationships with people...

2011-09-14 07:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, America's largest dictionary companies come together to determine which words have caught on in American English and are being used regularly in everyday life. This year brings some funny and unexpected words, including: Bromance: a close, nonsexual friendship between men. "Bromance is a funny word," say Agnes Barnes, editor at Portland Word Smiths, "in that it takes elements of a traditional relationship and merges them into a...

Mother And Son Bonds Influence Teen Behavior
2011-08-31 05:09:45

  Researchers found that relationships between mothers and their sons change during childhood and adolescence, but not all relationships change the same way. Researchers from Wayne State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Montreal, and the University of Oregon looked at 265 mother-son pairs from low-income families during the study. The team started to look at the boys when they were 5 and continued doing so through...

2011-08-30 11:23:58

Relationships between mothers and their sons change during childhood and adolescence. However, not all relationships change in the same way, and how the relationships change may affect boys' behavior when they become teens. Those are the findings of a new longitudinal study of low-income families by researchers at Wayne State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Montreal, and the University of Oregon. The study appears in the journal Child...

Anxiety Keeps Some Children From Forming Friendships
2011-08-30 10:06:32

  As children move toward adolescence, they rely increasingly on close relationships with peers. Socially withdrawn children, who have less contact with peers, may miss out on the support that friendships provide. In a new study about the peer relationships of almost 2,500 fifth graders who are socially withdrawn in different ways and those who aren't withdrawn, researchers have found that withdrawn children who can be described as "anxious-solitary" differ considerably in their...

2011-08-15 15:28:09

Four new studies by researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that when a woman's goal is to be romantically desirable, she distances herself from academic majors and activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The studies, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, were undertaken to determine why women, who have made tremendous progress in education and the workplace over the past few decades, continue to be underrepresented at the highest...

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2011-08-09 05:00:00

A new study suggests that sexual dysfunction in a relationship may have sources beyond the usual physical ailments. Cornell University and University of Chicago researchers have found a connection between erectile dysfunction (ED) and the social networks shared by heterosexual men and their partners. The researchers describe the situation as "Partner Betweenness." In such cases, a man's female partner has stronger relationships with his confidants then the man does, can his romantic partner...

2011-07-07 17:46:00

CARMEL, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen Pal Kids Club www.penpalkidsclub.com, the world's only safe, translated international social network for children, today announced the memberships to the website are free this month. "The landscape of Social Networking for kids has changed enormously and we are celebrating," announced by Shelley A. Aliotti, Creator / Co-Founder. Christina Grana a Hollywood, CA producer was recently interviewed and commented, "As a busy working mother of...

2011-06-30 15:03:00

CARMEL, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen Pal Kids Club, the world's only safe, translated international social network for children, today announced its explosive success as an instant global-brand. Pen Pal Kids Club is an edutainment website where kids can freely EXPLORE, PLAY & SHARE with other kids around the world. "I have always believed that if kids had the opportunity to experience one another on a 'global playground,' learned prejudices would be virtually...