Popular Science articles about Psychology & Sociology
The U.S. prison population continued to rise even after the crime rate began declining in the mid-1990s because judges were faced with more repeat offenders, a new study suggests.
For older adults, having more or closer family members in one's social network decreases his or her likelihood of death, but having a larger or closer group of friends does...
You just received the promotion you have worked so hard for, but you overhear a co-worker say that you got it because the boss only gives the easy projects to...
If you want to mix drinks for a living, don't expect to have a typical family life.
Partners of people with depression are more likely to suffer from chronic pain, research has found.
Using the common pain-relieving medication acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for multiple behavioral problems in children, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
A new study by Huy Le, associate professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), identifies factors that could lead more young students to successful careers...
When given a choice between cooperating or competing, chimpanzees choose to cooperate five times more frequently Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers have found. This, the researchers say, challenges the perceptions humans are unique in our ability to cooperate and...
Death and mourning were largely considered private matters in the 20th century, with the public remembrances common in previous eras replaced by intimate gatherings behind closed doors in funeral parlors...
To everything there is a season -- even divorce, new research from University of Washington sociologists concludes.
Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new study by University of Connecticut (UConn) sociologists.
As human language and birdsong are both acquired through vocal practice, different patterns emerge among individuals. These distinctions play an important role in communication and identification. Until now, however, it...
If you want to predict which political party someone will support, take note of the person's height.
Black children and young adults are about half as likely as their white counterparts to get mental health care despite having similar rates of mental health problems, according to a...
Homelessness in the United States is a persistent and complex problem. Each year more than 2.3 million people experience homelessness, 7.4 million people live "doubled up" with friends or family...
Volunteering in middle and older age is linked to good mental health/emotional wellbeing, finds a large study of British adults, published in the online journal BMJ Open.
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Popular Psychology news
- Is acetaminophen use when pregnant associated with kids' behavioral problems?
- Chronic pain linked to partners of people with depression
- Many underestimate financial loss due to poor arithmetic
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