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2013-02-11 16:12:09

Concerns and anxieties about one´s close relationships appear to function as a chronic stressor that can compromise immunity, according to new research. In the study, researchers asked married couples to complete questionnaires about their relationships and collected saliva and blood samples to test participants´ levels of a key stress-related hormone and numbers of certain immune cells. The research focused on attachment anxiety. Those who are on the high end of the...

Men Are Bigger Risk-Takers When Sex Is On The Line
2013-02-11 11:10:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With Mardi Gras and Valentine´s Day just around the corner, a group of European researchers has released a timely study showing that men are more likely than women to take risks once a romantic element has been introduced into a situation. In their report, the research team also theorized that risk-taking helped our male ancestors to pass on their genes to their progeny, thereby transmitting these daredevil inclinations to future...

2013-01-28 19:23:11

Turns out your first time really matters Research conducted by Matthew Shaffer, a doctoral psychology student at UT and C. Veronica Smith, an assistant psychology professor at the University of Mississippi, reveals that the first sexual experience can set the tone for the rest of one's sexual life. The study is published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy and is the first to look at whether the circumstances of losing one's virginity have lasting consequences. "The loss of...

2013-01-16 22:16:41

Genetics plays a major role in peer rejection and victimization in early elementary school, according to a study recently published on the website of the journal Child Development by a team directed by Dr. Michel Boivin, a research professor at Université Laval's School of Psychology. To come to this conclusion, Boivin and his team tested over 800 twins at three time points: when they were in kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 4. This sample consisted of 41% monozygotic...

Modern Parenting May Hinder Brain And Emotional Development
2013-01-08 03:57:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Only the other day I was out to lunch with a lifelong friend of mine. He and I began to lament as we reminisced of our own childhood about how you never see kids out in the streets playing anymore. There are no early evening/dusk sprints home once the streetlights begin to flicker on. Roving bike gangs of 8-12 year olds are, sadly it appears, a thing of the past. Little did I know that psychologists were looking into the matter and...

2013-01-02 16:21:55

LEBANON, N.H., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report reveals, for the first time, a full picture of sexual health in the United States. Sexual Health Rankings(TM) is the most comprehensive measure of Americans' sexual health ever developed, and the first state-by-state comparison of overall sexual health. Sexual Health Rankings(TM) folds 26 different measures of sexual health into a single index, and rates the 50 states and District of Columbia according to their index scores. The...

2012-12-20 16:15:33

He loves her, he loves her not. A new study led by Joshua Hart, assistant professor of psychology, suggests that men´s insecurities about relationships and conflicted views of women as romantic partners and rivals could lead some to adopt sexist attitudes about women. The study was recently published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a peer-reviewed journal. Hart and his co-authors, Jacqueline Hung '11, a former student of Hart's, and psychology professors Peter...

Homosexuality May Have Roots In Epigenetic Markers
2012-12-12 08:28:52

[ Watch the Video: Researchers Say They Have Found Genetic Switches for Homosexuality ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) reveals that epigenetics, rather than genetics, could be the basis for homosexuality. To begin, epigenetics looks at how gene expression is managed by temporary switches, known as epi-marks. In the report, recently published online in The Quarterly...

Attachment Avoidant Adults Can Blame Intimacy Issues On Parents
2012-12-11 11:08:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Do you have commitment phobia? A new study led by researchers at Tel Aviv University reveals that fear of committing to a relationship may be just one more thing to blame on your parents. Dr. Sharon Dekel, a psychologist and researcher at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University, and her colleague Professor Barry Farber of Columbia University studied the romantic history of 58 adults aged 22 to 28. They found that...

Fathers Are More Engaged Parents With Oxytocin
2012-12-11 10:50:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Oxytocin is a powerful hormone that plays a huge role in pair bonding. It is stimulated in numerous ways, including sex, birth, and breastfeeding. The ability of oxytocin to facilitate social bonding for human females in both marital and parenting relationships has been documented in a large body of previous research. A new study from Bar-Ilan University reveals that oxytocin administrated to fathers increases their parental...