Popular Science articles about Psychology & Sociology
Television shows filled with action and sound may be bad for your waistline. TV viewers ate more M&Ms, cookies, carrots and grapes while watching an excerpt from a Hollywood action film than those watching an interview program.
Most memories have some kind of emotion associated with them: Recalling the week you just spent at the beach probably makes you feel happy, while reflecting on being bullied provokes...
Over confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.
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,...
New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.
Do you feel sadder watching a documentary about war or a drama about a young person dying of cancer? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research,...
You've probably seen -- or even participated in -- promotional contests offered by retailers in which they say "no purchase required to win."
A new summary of 12 years of research on North Carolina's pre-kindergarten program for at-risk 4-year-olds shows that "dual-language learners" make the greatest academic progress in the program. According to...
Research by the University of Liverpool suggests that, contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, whilst feeling good in the workplace can also lead...
Supervisors who are abusive to individual employees can actually throw the entire work team into conflict, hurting productivity, finds new research led by a Michigan State University business scholar.
Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine® study.
An Indiana University study has found that social class can account for differences in how parents coach their children to manage classroom challenges. Such differences can affect a child's education...
The removal of institutions or group homes will not lead to better child well-being and could even worsen outcomes for some orphaned and separated children, according to new findings from...
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...
As their moral perspectives change, disillusioned churchgoers find it increasingly difficult to remain associated with their church, yet many also find it difficult to leave. According to a new study...
Ask any parent raising kids in today's fast-paced society and chances are they would agree that there are only so many hours in the day. Recognizing a need for help,...
A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness." The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people. The research is published...
Emergency department nurses aren't like the rest of us -- they are more extroverted, agreeable and open -- attributes that make them successful in the demanding, fast-paced and often stressful...
Love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women, according to a Penn State Abington sociologist.
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- Muslim Hijab Linked To Less Negative Body Image Among Women
- Researcher looks at the future of higher education
- Researchers develop new program to evaluate prominent individuals' personalities
- US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor
- Human brain can be trained to prefer healthy foods
- The dogs that conquered space
- Judge Belvin Perry, presided over Casey Anthony trial, joins private firm
- Mom's hormones could make female magpie chicks more adventurous
- Research hints at why stress is more devastating for some
- Couple busted in Walmart sex toy heist
- Family dinners good for teens' mental health, could protect from cyberbullying
- Misogyny Wins With Hacking Of Intimate Celebrity Pictures – But You Can Choose Not To Look
- Consequences of teen alcohol, marijuana use studied
- Cat's resistance to flea bath hospitalizes owner
- Florida man pets cats in middle of police chase
- 'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood intends to open a rehab center
- Rams rookie got a face tattoo to intentionally keep himself from working anywhere but the NFL
- Brittany Murphy's dad slams 'hideous' Lifetime biopic about his late daughter
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- Retiree couples who plan together thrive together
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