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.
Researchers introduce 'Human Dynamic Clamp'—groundbreaking approach to understanding social interaction
(Phys.org) —Scientists at Florida Atlantic University's Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences have created the Human Dynamic Clamp to address the difficult problem of studying social interactions in the laboratory. ...
Society bloomed with gentler personalities and more feminine faces
Modern humans appear in the fossil record about 200,000 years ago, but it was only about 50,000 years ago that making art and advanced tools became widespread.
Multidisciplinary study reveals big story of cultural migration (w/ Video)
Quantifying and transforming the history of culture into visual representation isn't easy. There are thousands of individual stories across millennia to consider, and some historical conditions are nearly ...
Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning
Why does the word "dog" have meaning? If you say "dog" to a friend, why does your friend understand you?