Toxic masculinity is unsafe... for men

The belief that "real men" must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. A study co-authored by a Michigan State University sociologist found that men who endorse hegemonic ...

Many Europeans relatively unhappy with their employment status

Temporary or informally employed people are less satisfied with their lives than those with a permanent job. The most apparent differences can be seen in countries with strict labour laws. Tatiana Karabchuk and Natalia Soboleva ...

Partner violence against migrant women

Disease, disasters, drought, famine, climate change, the terrorist threat, oppressive regimes… the list of problems facing people the world over continues to grow and the number of people displaced from their homes for ...

Understanding domestic violence against young rural women

One in four Australian women over the age of 15 years have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner, and 92 percent of women who report being assaulted by a male, know the perpetrator.

Solitude breeds aggression in spiders (rather than vice versa)

Spiders start out social but later turn aggressive after dispersing and becoming solitary, according to a study publishing July 2 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Raphael Jeanson of the National Centre for Scientific ...

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Social isolation

Social isolation is the pervasive withdrawal or avoidance of social contact or communication. It can contribute toward many emotional, behavioural and physical disorders including anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, addictions, substance abuse, violent behaviour and overall disease.

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