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2011-05-11 05:45:00

Users of social networking sites such as Facebook have twice the number of friends online as they do in real life, according to new study by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in Britain. The survey of 3,000 participants found that the typical British social network user has 121 friends online, compared with 55 real life friends.  The study also revealed that one in 10 people found their best friend online, and that people tend to be more truthful with their online friends.  Ten percent of...

2011-04-18 07:15:00

DALLAS, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We live in a very accommodating society, a society of luxuries and quick-service. Our material needs can usually be met within a short drive or a click of the mouse. But how are our internal, or emotional, needs being serviced? You can have all the tangible objects you can buy, but you can't buy things like genuine friendships, happiness, and fulfillment. Would you know where to go if you were lonely? It's not as easy to fulfill internal needs in...

2011-03-25 19:09:27

How does your best friend feel when people act needy? Or, about people being dishonest? What do they think when others seem uncomfortable in social situations? According to an upcoming study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, if you don't know "“ your relationship may pay a price. There are lots of ways to know someone's personality. You can say "she's an extrovert" or "she's usually happy." You may also know how he or she reacts to...

2011-03-10 15:55:50

In childhood, boys and girls tend to form friendships almost exclusively with same-sex peers. Around early adolescence, they gradually begin to include other-sex friends in their network. A new study published in Journal of Research on Adolescence suggests that girls and boys experience this transition very differently. The findings show that girls tend to initiate the transition to a mixed-gender friendship network earlier than boys, and continue this transition at a faster pace during...

2011-02-10 20:54:22

Romantic relationships often start out as enjoyable or even exciting, but sometimes may become routine and boring. A Wayne State University study reveals that dating couples that integrate other couples into their social lives are more likely to have happy and satisfying romantic relationships. Richard B. Slatcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in WSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a resident of Birmingham, Mich., specializes in social and health psychology. His recent...

2011-02-10 14:06:20

College students who arrange with friends to "get their backs" are less likely to engage in risky spring break behavior, according to a new study. The University of Michigan study, published this month in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, says about 60 percent of more than 650 college freshmen surveyed reported having an understanding with their friends about using alcohol during spring break. Nearly 24 percent agreed with friends that they would get drunk and 18 percent agreed with...

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2011-01-20 10:36:45

Married people may think they communicate well with their partners, but psychologists have found that they don't always convey messages to their loved ones as well as they think "” and in some cases, the spouses communicate no better than strangers. The same communication problem also is true with close friends, a recent study has found. "People commonly believe that they communicate better with close friends than with strangers. That closeness can lead people to overestimate how well...

2011-01-06 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost all new year's resolutions have to do with a search for happiness, health and success - the simple, all in one solution is your circle of friends. Research has proven that friendship increases not only quality of life, but longevity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110106/SF25339LOGO) GirlFriendCircles.com, the only online community that matches new friends online for offline friendships by connecting women in local...

2010-11-19 10:02:58

Contrary to expectations, new evidence shows that unrelated male macaques in the wild form close and stable social partnerships with select males in their groups. Although the degree of emotional attachment obviously can't be measured, those relationships resemble human friendship, according to researchers who report their findings online on Nov. 18 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. What's more, it appears the motivation for those males to maintain close ties with other males is...

2010-10-28 21:54:27

Race may not be as important as previously thought in determining who buddies up with whom, suggests a new UCLA"“Harvard University study of American college students on the social networking site Facebook. "Sociologists have long maintained that race is the strongest predictor of whether two Americans will socialize," said Andreas Wimmer, the study's lead author and a sociologist at UCLA. "But we've found that birds of a feather don't always flock together. Whom you get to know in...


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