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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...

2010-10-26 08:30:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While fatherhood is a major developmental period for all men, a recent study reveals the extent to which younger fathers have a more difficult time transitioning into the role, specifically as it relates to maintaining their health and friendships. In a survey of 1,000 fathers, conducted by Kelton Research for the online destination for dads, Man of the House, nearly four in 10 (38%) dads say that it has become more difficult for them to maintain...

2010-10-19 16:51:08

In the United States, friends often share intimate details of their lives and problems. However, such self-disclosure is much less common in Japan. A new study by an American researcher living in Japan finds that this may be because of the different social systems in the two countries, and in particular the extent to which there are opportunities to make new friends. "At first, it seemed strange that in Japan, people didn't open up and share a lot about themselves with each other," says...

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2010-08-25 13:27:21

Study examines methods college students use to avoid risky situations College students are less likely to let their female friends engage in risky sexual behavior after a night of drinking alcohol. Recent findings in the journal Communication Education examine how and why college students protect their friends who have been heavily drinking. Three quarters of the study's participants reported that they would not take risks when it comes to making sure a female friend is safe while under the...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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