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2012-10-16 14:56:09

We´ve all been warned not to “judge a book by its cover,” but inevitably we do it anyway. It´s difficult to resist the temptation of assuming that a person´s outward appearance reflects something meaningful about his or her inner personality. Indeed, research shows that people tend to perceive attractive adults as more social, successful, and well-adjusted than less attractive adults, a phenomenon that´s been termed the “what is beautiful is...

Bonding With Your Child Early Has Long-lasting Benefits
2012-10-12 10:20:07

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by scientists at the University of Iowa (UI) has determined that parental bonding early on could result in behavioral and emotional benefits for the child. The study came about from the group´s interest in studying the attachment theory, an important topic in research regarding social and emotional development. In particular, researchers observed that a close relationship between child and parents was less...

2012-09-26 13:05:16

Black urban teenagers from low-income families face a rate of sexually transmitted disease up to 10 times higher than their white counterparts, but recent studies at Oregon State University have identified approaches to prevention programs that might reduce this problem. The research, based on interviews of black adolescents ages 15-17 in San Francisco and Chicago, found that information from parents, teachers and other caring adults is actually listened to, more than the adults might...

2012-08-21 23:36:48

It's not just in movies where nerds get their revenge. A study by a Johns Hopkins University business professor finds that social rejection can inspire imaginative thinking, particularly in individuals with a strong sense of their own independence. "For people who already feel separate from the crowd, social rejection can be a form of validation," says Johns Hopkins Carey Business School assistant professor Sharon Kim, the study's lead author. "Rejection confirms for independent people...

2012-08-03 01:07:41

It is not always best to forgive and forget in marriage, according to new research that looks at the costs of forgiveness. Sometimes expressing anger might be necessary to resolve a relationship problem — with the short-term discomfort of an angry but honest conversation benefiting the health of the relationship in the long-term. The research is part of a larger effort to better understand the contexts in which some relationships succeed and others fail, and also to understand how close...

2012-07-18 01:12:51

Intuitively it simply makes sense: exposure to sexual content in movies at an early age probably influences adolescents' sexual behavior. And yet, even though a great deal of research has shown that adolescents who watch more risky behaviors in popular movies, like drinking or smoking, are more likely to drink and smoke themselves, surprisingly little research has examined whether movies influence adolescents' sexual behaviors. Until now. Over six years, psychological scientists...


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This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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