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November 6, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Mental Health Decline Possible For Those In States That Back Losing Nominee in Election

November 6, 2020 13:49 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Americans living in a state that favours the losing candidate of the US Presidential election might experience a decline in their mental health. A study from researchers at UC San Francisco and Duke University used data from 500 thousand people during the 2016 Presidential election to examine mental health indicators. Americans who lived in states that favoured Hillary Clinton experienced an extra half-day of poor mental health on average during the month after the election. [More]

August 18, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Jealousy In Friendships Be A Good Thing?

August 18, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology looked at whether friendship jealously can be a tool for maintaining friendships in the face of third party threats. “Friendships are massively important for health and happiness, and they can be threatened when our friends form new friendships or other relationships,” study author Jaimie Arona Krems told us. [More]

July 21, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Should Colleges Be Discussing Current Race Issues In The Classroom?

July 21, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Black Studies explores the impact of publicized killings of Black men and boys by police shared in social media and viewed by underrepresented college students in the U.S. The study, titled: “The Only Thing New is the Cameras”: A Study of U.S. College Students’ Perceptions of Police Violence on Social Media, found that the majority of college students experienced emotional trauma watching the videos. They shared their fears about being pulled over by police. [More]

April 29, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Why Do Some Couples Weather Financial Storms Better Than Others?

April 29, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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By some predictions, the COVID19 pandemic will cause the worst financial crisis in the US since the Great Depression. Already across the United States many are experiencing pay cuts and job losses, and for couples this may mean a lot of pressure on romantic relationships. Whilst financial struggles are never easy, research from the University of Arizona has found that some couples are better prepared to cope with financial stress than others. [More]

February 28, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Social Media Use in a Volatile Political Climate

February 28, 2020 08:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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We're in a volatile political climate in the United States and are heading into what will be an interesting election. Whether it’s a twitter storm or fake news, there’s plenty of ammunition for social media fights over political beliefs. And recent research found that general social media use has a negative effect on political knowledge, which may only fuel the fire in upcoming months. [More]