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2013-08-12 09:54:23

Children who overestimate their popularity are less likely to be bullies than those who underestimate or hold more accurate assessments of their social standing, finds new research to be presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "The more kids overestimated their popularity, the less aggression they displayed," said Jennifer Watling Neal, an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University. "This means that kids who were more accurate in...

2010-08-23 07:52:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Is your son or daughter the social butterfly or wallflower of the class?  A new study by a Michigan State University Psychologist shows that their sex might be the reason why. In one of the first studies that look at how girls' and boys' peer networks develop across grades, psychologists find that both sexes aren't as different as we think they are. "Although we tend to think that girls' and boys' peer groups are structured differently, these differences disappear...

2010-08-16 18:33:30

Although girls tend to hang out in smaller, more intimate groups than boys, this difference vanishes by the time children reach the eighth grade, according to a new study by a Michigan State University psychologist. The findings, which appear in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, suggest "girls and boys aren't as different as we think they are," said Jennifer Watling Neal, assistant professor of psychology. Neal's study is one of the first to look at how girls' and boys' peer...


Word of the Day
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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