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Mapping Our Online Communications And Relationships
2013-01-20 06:40:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While school-aged victims of cyber bullying are often thought of as ostracized outsiders, new research suggests that they are more likely to be members of mainstream social groups and are often targeted by friends, former friends, or ex-dating partners. The discovery comes as part of a wider study, presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in New Orleans, exploring the...

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...

2008-02-12 07:30:11

The best “catches” in dating land may be the worst choices in the long-run, new research shows. Popular people who monitor themselves carefully in social situations and thereby appear to be the most socially appropriate are often highly sought after as romantic partners, a study finds, but these people show less satisfaction and commitment in relationships than socially-awkward people. By self-monitoring, people assess how their actions affect others and adjust to fit...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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