Why plants in the office make us more productive
'Green' offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than 'lean' designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.
Group identity emphasized more by those who just make the cut
People and institutions who are marginal members of a high-status or well-esteemed group tend to emphasize their group membership more than those who are squarely entrenched members of the group, according to new research ...
In sync and in control? Marching in unison makes men feel more formidable
(Phys.org) —In the aftermath of the Aug. 9 shooting of an 18-year-old African American man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, much of the nation's attention has been focused on how law enforcement's ...
Study shows readers absorb less information when reading on a Kindle
In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?
(Phys.org) —Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.
Researchers find malicious behavior the norm in crowdsourcing contests
Love makes sex better for most women
Love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women, according to a Penn State Abington sociologist.
New study reveals vulnerability in photo-ID security checks
Passport issuing officers are no better at identifying if someone is holding a fake passport photo than the average person, new research has revealed.
Marriage means faster wage growth for men, but not for women
(Phys.org) —Saying "I do" at a young age isn't always the best career option for women.
'Getting-by girls' straddle gap between academic winners and losers
Everyone notices the academic superstars and failures, but what about the tens of millions of American teens straddling these two extremes? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, has spotlighted a high school ...
Virginity pledges for men can lead to sexual confusion—even after the wedding day
Bragging of sexual conquests, suggestive jokes and innuendo, and sexual one-upmanship can all be a part of demonstrating one's manhood, especially for young men eager to exert their masculinity.
For men in pink-collar jobs, a tradeoff: Lower pay, more job security
Is a man without a four-year college degree better off trying to land a well-paying but insecure job in traditionally male fields such as manufacturing or construction, or should he consider lower-paying but steadier employment ...
Understanding parallels of human and animal parenting can benefit generations to come
Strong evidence now shows that human and animal parenting share many nervous system mechanisms. This is the conclusion of Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers Larry Young, PhD, and James Rilling, ...
How arbitrary is language?
Words in the English language are structured to help children learn according to research led by Lancaster University.