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Francois Hollande
2014-11-01 04:54:18

Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, Churchill all had the ability to enrapture those who heard them speak. What was their special gift? We know it as charisma, but how did they achieve it?

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.

Structural Balance Theory Applied To Animal Groups
2013-04-23 05:13:38

Humans follow complex social situations to decide who to befriend or abandon. A new study that seeks to advance our understanding of the structure of animal social networks reveals that animals use the same level of sophistication in judging social configurations.

2013-02-13 15:00:36

Researchers should study how people's social and personal norms are influenced by behavior and use their insights to help governments promote pro-environmental actions.

2012-10-10 13:06:32

New research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the University of California, Irvine finds that parental involvement is a more significant factor in a child’s academic performance than the qualities of the school itself.

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.

2012-02-21 21:16:23

Why do some people behave morally while others do not?

2012-02-16 14:21:45

UC Riverside and CSU Northridge sociologists’ research suggests how bankers, stock brokers and mortgage lenders justified ruinous actions.

2011-10-17 17:23:51

A new study by a Temple University Fox School of Business professor finds those who view their car as an extension of themselves have stronger aggressive driving tendencies.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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