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Cheering Up A Friend With Low Self-Esteem Is Not Always What They Want
2014-06-25 05:07:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A friendship is usually built upon a mutual respect for one another and a willingness to offer advice and display empathy when one person or the other is going through a hard time. However, if you have formed a friendship with someone who suffers from low self-esteem, much of your empathy and advice for how to cheer up may likely be falling on deaf ears. According to a new study out of the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier...

social conformity effect
2014-05-25 05:58:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Even the most independent person sometimes finds his or her opinions changing in the presence of peer pressure, but new research appearing in the Association for Psychological Science (APS) journal Psychological Science reveals that there is an expiration date for the effects of social influence. In fact, psychological scientist and study author Rongjun Yu of South China Normal University and his colleagues have found that people...

2014-04-18 10:01:48

Easter is a time when many people in the world think about their relationships with God. New research explores a little-understood role of God in people's lives: helping them cope with the threat of romantic rejection. In this way, God stands in for other relationships in our lives when times are tough. Most psychological research to date has looked at people's relationship with God as similar to a parent-child bond, says Kristin Laurin of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. "We...

Opioids In The Brain Ease Social Pain
2013-10-11 04:48:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While previous research has shown that our brains release pain-killing opioids when the body experiences physical harm, a new study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry has revealed that this system is also activated by social pain. The study researchers also discovered that those who score high on a personality attribute called resilience, or the capacity to cope with environmental change, showed the highest level of natural painkiller...

2013-03-05 11:46:40

If you think giving someone the cold shoulder inflicts pain only on them, beware. A new study shows that individuals who deliberately shun another person are equally distressed by the experience. "In real life and in academic studies, we tend to focus on the harm done to victims in cases of social aggression," says co-author Richard Ryan, professor of clinical and social psychology at the University of Rochester. "This study shows that when people bend to pressure to exclude others, they...

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...

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...


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