Researchers explore why some people will ignore their personal beliefs and go along with the more extreme beliefs of a crowd. They report acting against personal beliefs and adopting a fused identity becomes an attractive solution, especially if the re…
A new study reveals what goes on in the brain when a person embarks on a musical collaboration project.
Patients with schizophrenia, but not those with social anhedonia, exhibited deficits in real-life social network size. Those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia had reversals functional connectivity to one another. People with schizophre…
Due to social restrictions following the COVID lockdowns, people may need to brush up on their social skills of concentrating on conversations. A new study reveals people can train themselves to do this on their own.
By the age of three, children are more likely to go along with what peers say in order to follow the crowd, rather than acting out of a desire to follow authority.
Researchers have developed a smart-watch app they call Smart Otter, that allows couples to communicate with one another based on sensed heart rate.
Young male orangutans seek out role models in immigrant adult males and female juveniles, while young female orangutans prefer their mothers or other local female adults as their role models.
APP, a protein commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease, plays a vital role in learning, memory, and social behavior in the developing brain, a new mouse study finds.
Flies without the Rim gene or cac Cav2 channel function displayed numerous cognitive and behavioral deficits associated with schizophrenia, and had reductions in synaptic growth and neural calcium transients. Exposing the flies with Rim deficits to the…
A genetic mutation of Caps2 impairs the release of oxytocin, leading to problems in regulating social behavior in those on the autism spectrum.
While being treated fairly in a workplace setting is important, distinctive treatment, where a person’s skills and qualities are recognized, also provides a sense of value while reinforcing a person’s sense of inclusion. Distinctive treatment also boos…
Social media influencers take note, posting images of fatty foods increases follower engagement, researchers report.
Strangers who drink together start off at a distance, but move closer together as they become more intoxicated, a new study reports.
A new wireless, battery-less brain implant that harnesses optogenetics can manipulate social interactions in mice.
Those who live in neighborhoods that are considered safe, orderly, and have a more interconnected social environment are at higher risk of embarking on binge drinking episodes, a new study reports.
While seeking support via social media doesn’t necessarily harm mental health, it doesn’t help it either. However, real-life social interactions can have a positive effect on mental health.
Split-second perceptions by adults of children’s faces leads them to make judgments of the child’s intentions and character.
While many people freeze while witnessing a violent event, researchers say nine times out of ten, at least one person will intervene to help the victim.
Experiencing bullying and aggression as a teen or young adult increases violent ideations, including thoughts of harming or killing others, a new study reports.
While gossiping generally has negative connotations, a new study says gossiping can be a rich and multifaceted form of communication. Gossip can help to build social connections and improve indirect understanding about the world.