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Is Marriage Good For You? It Is If You Are Depressed.
A new evaluation of the National Survey of Families and Households performed at Ohio State University questions the old belief that marriage is good for everyone. Going in the examiners thought that depressed people would benefit less from being married be...
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Study Probes 'Compulsive' Internet Use
A study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers published in CNS Spectrums: The International Journal of Neuropsychiatric Medicine provides hard data showing how patterns of Internet use have come to resemble those associated with other compul...
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'The mere presence of money changes people'
A series of experiments conducted by University of Minnesota researcher Katherine Vohs show that money not only causes people to work harder toward their own goals--but also to distance themselves from others. When primed with pictures or thoughts of money...
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Dating Violence, Sexual Assault Linked To Suicide In Urban Teens
According to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, recent dating violence among urban teen females and lifetime history of sexual assault among urban teen males may be associated with suicide attempts. According to the ...
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Breakups Don't Hurt As Much As We Imagine
Are the weepy breakup scenes of film and television more fiction than fact? A new study called "Mispredicting Distress Following Romantic Breakup: Revealing the Time Course of the Affective Forecasting Error" suggests breakup stress is rarely as bad as we ...
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PsychBriefs: November 25-December 1, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work.
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How Childhood Relationships Affect Expectations About Motherhood
A study of 160 women in the last trimester of their first pregnancy shows a woman's relationship with her parents during early childhood has a substantial impact on her expectations about motherhood.
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Stress, Social Activity Affect Demential Risk
New research released by the American Academy of Neurologists shows that people who are not easily distressed, sociable and active face a notably lowered risk of dementia.
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Brain Scans Show Sparks Don't Have To Fade
Both scientists and relationship experts say the rush of early love only lasts somewhere between three months and three years. However, new research finds that for some couples, this phase can last longer than 20 years.
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New Insight On Why Cohabiting Before Marriage May Increase Risk of Divorce
New study shows that "testing" the relationship by living together may point to problems.
"We" The Key to Marital Harmony
How using words like "we" and "ours" may help ease conflicts and create a happier marriage.
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Science Shows Couples Really Do Start To Look Alike
Do couples really start to look alike the longer they are together? Scientists say yes. A 2006 study found that the longer a couple had been together, the more likely it was that others perceived similarities in appearance and personality. Now new research by University of Michigan psychologist Robert Zajonc confirms these surprising findings.
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Social Relationships Key To Long Life
The size of your social network may play a key role in determining how long you'll live shows a meta-analysis published in the journal PLoS Medicine this week. Researchers combined the results of 148 studies spanning four continents and covering mortality and social relationships. They found a "50% increased likelihood of survival for participants with stronger social relationships."
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