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Ravens Understand The Relationships Among Other Ravens
2014-04-23 12:54:56

Like many social mammals, ravens form different types of social relationships – they may be friends, kin, or partners and they also form strict dominance relations.

Dominance Is Athlete's First Reaction In Victory
2014-01-10 14:42:23

Upon victory, an athlete's initial and instinctive reaction is one that displays dominance over his or her opponent, according to a new study published today in the journal Motivation and Emotion.

Children Influenced By Peer Pressure Much Earlier Than Previously Thought
2013-06-05 14:28:43

Peer group influences affect children much earlier than researchers have suspected, finds a new University of Maryland-led study.

Children Have High Expectations When It Comes To Social Norms
2012-07-27 13:32:24

Give attention to people who are talking. Wait in line to show courtesy to the person in front. These are just a few of the social norms that are observed on a daily basis. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology recently set out to better understand how social norms are acquired.

2012-01-24 21:48:10

Prejudice against people from groups different than their own is linked to aggression for men and fear for women, suggests new research led by Michigan State University scholars.

2011-09-28 14:22:11

The company an adolescent keeps affects his or her behavior—particularly when these friends engage in illicit activities and are indifferent to education—right?

2011-09-28 10:38:02

The company an adolescent keeps, particularly when it comes to drugs and criminal activity, affects bad behavior. Right?

2011-09-28 10:14:51

Generosity is typically regarded as a virtue. But among leaders, it can be seen as a sign of weakness, according to a new study.

2011-09-13 11:22:09

It doesn't take a village to raise a child after all.

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.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.