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July 16, 2020

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Do We Know What We Want in a Romantic Partner? No More Than a Random Stranger Would

New research suggests that people's ideal partner preferences do not reflect any unique personal ...

Study Asks Who's Playing 'Hard-to-Get' and Who's Attracted by the Ploy

New research looks at the psychological underpinnings of making yourself seem more desirable by withholding obvious signs of romantic ...

Wearable-Tech Glove Translates Sign Language Into Speech in Real Time

Bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time though a smartphone app. The system includes a pair of gloves with thin, ...

A Furry Social Robot Can Reduce Pain and Increase Happiness

Researchers have discovered that a single, 60-minute interaction with PARO actually improved mood as well as reduced mild or severe pain. When participants touched PARO, they experienced greater pain ...
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Contracting COVID-19: Lifestyle and Social Connections May Play a Role

Current research indicates that unhealthy lifestyle choices, including smoking and lack of exercise, along with emotional stressors like social isolation and interpersonal conflicts are important ...

Profiling of Lone Terrorists Is Flawed

Terrorism has typically been considered an organised activity undertaken by networks of individuals who share a collective identity and purpose. However, in recent years, media, law enforcement and ...

COVID-19 Affects Adolescent and Young Adults Sexual and Reproductive Health

Social distancing and limited access to contraceptive and abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults according to a new ...

The Neurobiology of Social Distance

A new paper explores the wide-ranging, negative consequences that social isolation has on our psychological well-being and physical health, including decreased life ...

Comedy Club Performances Provide Insights on How Robots, Humans Connect Via Humor

A robot comic is more funny when it has good ...

Two-Person-Together MRI Scans on Couples Investigates How Touching Is Perceived in the Brain

Researchers can now scan two people together, showing that touching synchronizes couple's brains, making them mirror each other's ...

Hugs and Kisses: Research Connects Affection, Attachment Style and Marriage Satisfaction

Go ahead: Give your partner a hug or cuddle while you catch some Netflix. According to recently published research, it just might build a stronger ...

COVID-19: The Downside of Social Distancing

When faced with danger, humans draw closer together. Social distancing thwarts this impulse. Researchers argue that this dilemma poses a greater threat to society than overtly antisocial ...

What Helps Couples Weather Financial Storms

In financially challenging times, it's especially important to show your partner love and support, says researchers, who studied what contributes to couples' success in financially ...

From Watching Reruns to Relationships, There Are Many Ways of Feeling Connected

New research suggests that non-traditional social strategies, which can include so-called ''guilty pleasures,'' are just as effective at fulfilling critical social needs as family ...

Time on Screens Has Little Impact on Kids' Social Skills, Study Suggests

Despite the time spent with smartphones and social media, young people today are just as socially skilled as those from the previous generation, a new study ...

Money Can't Buy Love -- Or Friendship

While researchers have suggested that individuals who base their self-worth on their financial success often feel lonely in everyday life, a new study has taken initial steps to better understand why ...

Young Children Find a Parent's Hug More Calming Than a Stranger's

For infants as young as four months, a hug from a parent makes all the difference. A study examined heart rate responses in infants less than one year old during a hug and found that children as ...

AI as Mediator: 'Smart' Replies Help Humans Communicate During Pandemic

Daily life during a pandemic means social distancing and finding new ways to remotely connect with friends, family and co-workers. And as we communicate online and by text, artificial intelligence ...

What Are You Looking At? 'Virtual' Communication in the Age of Social Distancing

When discussions occur face-to-face, people know where their conversational partner is looking and vice versa. With ''virtual'' communication due to COVID-19 and the expansive use ...

Validation May Be Best Way to Support Stressed out Friends and Family

In uncertain times, supporting your friends and family can help them make it through. But your comforting words can have different effects based on how you phrase them, according to new ...

More Men, More Problems? Not Necessarily

Men are more prone to competitive risk taking and violent behavior, so what happens when the number of men is greater than the number of women in a population? According to new research, the answers ...

'Feeling Obligated' Can Impact Relationships During Social Distancing

In a time where many are practicing 'social distancing' from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation -- from ...

'Toxic,' but Still Successful Professionally?

Toxic personality is a term used to describe people who behave greedily, immodestly and unfairly and take the truth very lightly. Researchers have found out why such people can still succeed in their ...

In US, Changing Self-Concept Can Lower Well-Being

American culture values the freedom to change and reinvent one's self. A new study, however, reveals that Americans who do change tend to report a lower sense of ...

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