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Genetic Link Found Between Anxiety And Prosocial Behavior
2013-10-16 06:58:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A person’s willingness to volunteer and help others could be influenced by a gene that also impacts his or her level of social anxiety, according to research published in September’s edition of the journal Social Neuroscience. The paper, which the authors believe is the first to describe this particular pathway, explained that prosocial behavior is related to the same gene that predisposes certain men and women to anxiety...

2012-08-02 15:02:55

Empathetic children more likely to effectively manage stress, behave prosocially Infants innately relieve stress by crying, turning their heads or maintaining eye contact. Adults manage emotional tension using problem-solving or by seeking support. A new study by a University of Missouri human development expert describes how adolescents' developing personalities and coping habits affect their behaviors toward others. "We're each born with some personality tendencies; for example, we...

2012-02-28 10:36:24

Hispanics are enrolling in the higher education system at a greater rate than ever, yet they are less likely than their non-Hispanic peers to enter college or earn degrees, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. A new study by a University of Missouri researcher found that Mexican-American college students´ family and peer attachments are associated with prosocial and physically aggressive behaviors that can affect their success in college. Gustavo Carlo, Millsap Professor of Diversity...

2011-12-08 21:37:06

Parents´ financial strain and accompanying depression hinder parent-child bond; children less likely to volunteer, help others A majority of Americans rate their current financial situation as poor or fair, and nearly half of Americans say they have encountered financial problems in the past year, according to the Pew Research Center. A University of Missouri researcher studied how parents´ financial problems and resulting mental distress affect their relationships with their...