Unrequited Love: How to Stay Friends
(PhysOrg.com) -- Unrequited romantic feelings don't have to sink friendships, according to research by Michael Motley, a professor of communication at the University of California, Davis.
Six degrees of separation? More like 4.74
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon may be the name of the game but it takes less than that to connect any two users on Facebook.
Straight young men kiss homophobia goodbye
Researchers at the University of Bath have found that heterosexual male students are more comfortable kissing their friends than ever before.
Study: Loan debt can shape students' college years, experiences
An Indiana University study found that college students' experiences are largely shaped by the debt they accrue, with debt-free students more likely to live the "play hard" lifestyle often associated with the college years, ...
Paying the painful price for friendship
(PhysOrg.com) -- People will suffer more pain for their close friends than for their acquaintances and sometimes more than they would for themselves, an Oxford University scientist has found.
Be your best friend if you'll be mine: Alliance Hypothesis for Human Friendship
University of Pennsylvania psychologists studying the cognitive mechanisms behind human friendship have determined that how you rank your best friends is closely related to how you think your friends rank you. The results ...
Friendships are built on alliances, research shows
New research from the University of Pennsylvania is challenging some longtime assumptions about why human beings seek and keep their friends, and it reveals a somewhat darker side to the very nature of friendship itself.
Wanted: A life outside the workplace
A memo to employers: Just because your workers live alone doesn't mean they don't have lives beyond the office.
Study shows Facebook unfriending has real life consequences
Unfriending someone on Facebook may be as easy as clicking a button, but a new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the repercussions often reach far beyond cyberspace.
The friendly way to catch the flu: 'Friendship paradox' may help predict spread of infectious disease
(PhysOrg.com) -- Your friends are probably more popular than you are. And this "friendship paradox" may help predict the spread of infectious disease.
Learning through unstructured play helps kids develop
Roughhousing, or tossing your children around on purpose, can be a hard sell to many parents. We worry our kids will get hurt. We don't want rowdy behavior carrying over into the classroom, especially in schools with no-touching ...
Money won't buy happiness: Poverty-reduction programs need to also look at improving people's well-being
There is more to life satisfaction than money, and public policy programs aiming to tackle poverty need to move beyond simply raising people's income to also improving their quality of life in other areas. These findings1 ...
Generation gaps in attitudes towards social networking,cyber safety revealed in study
A new report on young people's use of social networking and cyber safety reveals that young people may be more aware and better able to manage online risks than their parents commonly think.
Facebook study finds race trumped by ethnic, social, geographic origins in forging friendships
(PhysOrg.com) -- Race may not be as important as previously thought in determining who buddies up with whom, suggests a new UCLAHarvard University study of American college students on the social networking ...