PsyPost http://www.psypost.org Behavior, cognition and society Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:54:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 What is the best way to flirt? Research examines the dilemma of subtlety vs. successhttp://www.psypost.org/2014/10/best-way-flirt-research-examines-dilemma-subtlety-vs-success-28968 http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/best-way-flirt-research-examines-dilemma-subtlety-vs-success-28968#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:54:07 +0000 http://www.psypost.org/?p=28968 Flirting comes in many forms: a casual gaze that lingers a half second longer than necessary, a light touch, an amorous expression, an overenthusiastic laugh during conversation, or even some playful or overtly sexual banter. Regardless of the technique employed, flirting aims to fulfill one purpose: stimulate sexual interest. To be clear, though, flirting may [...]

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Good, giving, and game: Research confirms that Dan Savage’s sex advice workshttp://www.psypost.org/2014/10/good-giving-game-research-confirms-dan-savages-sex-advice-works-28965 http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/good-giving-game-research-confirms-dan-savages-sex-advice-works-28965#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:39:48 +0000 http://www.psypost.org/?p=28965 The so-called “GGG approach” to relationships now has scientific research to back it up. People who are highly motivated to meet their partner’s sexual needs end up with partners who feel more satisfied and committed to their relationship, according to research published October 10 in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. The popular sex [...]

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Cornell chemists show ALS is a protein aggregation diseasehttp://www.psypost.org/2014/10/cornell-chemists-show-als-protein-aggregation-disease-28963 http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/cornell-chemists-show-als-protein-aggregation-disease-28963#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:45:57 +0000 http://www.psypost.org/?p=28963 Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers at Cornell University have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Brian Crane, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, led one study and co-authored a follow-up on a spectroscopic method that detects subtle changes to copper-containing proteins in [...]

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Receiving gossip about others promotes self-reflection and growthhttp://www.psypost.org/2014/10/receiving-gossip-others-promotes-self-reflection-growth-28961 http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/receiving-gossip-others-promotes-self-reflection-growth-28961#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:41:32 +0000 http://www.psypost.org/?p=28961 Gossip is pervasive in our society, and our penchant for gossip can be found in most of our everyday conversations. Why are individuals interested in hearing gossip about others’ achievements and failures? Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands studied the effect positive and negative gossip has on how the recipient evaluates him [...]

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Startups should seek quality — not quantity — in partnerships, study findshttp://www.psypost.org/2014/10/startups-seek-quality-quantity-partnerships-study-finds-28959 http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/startups-seek-quality-quantity-partnerships-study-finds-28959#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:40:24 +0000 http://www.psypost.org/?p=28959 When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management. Forthcoming in Organization Science, the study found that by aligning with established companies, a young firm gains valuable access to additional resources and markets. [...]

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Relationships benefit when parents, adult children connect through multiple channelshttp://www.psypost.org/2014/10/relationships-benefit-parents-adult-children-connect-multiple-channels-28957 http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/relationships-benefit-parents-adult-children-connect-multiple-channels-28957#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:39:06 +0000 http://www.psypost.org/?p=28957 “Call your mother” may be the familiar refrain, but research from the University of Kansas shows that being able to text, email and ‘Facebook’ dad may be just as important for young adults. Jennifer Schon, a doctoral student in communication studies, found that adult children’s relationship satisfaction with their parents is modestly influenced by the [...]

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New findings will improve the sex lives of women with back problemshttp://www.psypost.org/2014/10/new-findings-will-improve-sex-lives-women-back-problems-28950 http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/new-findings-will-improve-sex-lives-women-back-problems-28950#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:35:55 +0000 http://www.psypost.org/?p=28950 Newly published findings from the University of Waterloo are giving women with bad backs renewed hope for better sex lives. The findings—part of the first-ever study to document how the spine moves during sex—outline which sex positions are best for women suffering from different types of low back pain.  The new recommendations follow on the [...]

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Reminiscing can help boost mental performance, study findshttp://www.psypost.org/2014/10/reminiscing-can-help-boost-mental-performance-study-finds-28947 http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/reminiscing-can-help-boost-mental-performance-study-finds-28947#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:57:23 +0000 http://www.psypost.org/?p=28947 To solve a mental puzzle, the brain’s executive control network for externally focused, goal-oriented thinking must activate, while the network for internally directed thinking like daydreaming must be turned down to avoid interference – or so we thought. New research led by Cornell University neuroscientist Nathan Spreng shows for the first time that engaging brain [...]

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Two days later: Adolescents’ conflicts with family spill over to school, vice versahttp://www.psypost.org/2014/10/two-days-later-adolescents-conflicts-family-spill-school-vice-versa-28944 http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/two-days-later-adolescents-conflicts-family-spill-school-vice-versa-28944#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:56:16 +0000 http://www.psypost.org/?p=28944 The lives of adolescents at home and at school may seem quite separate, but recent research has highlighted important connections. Family conflict and problems at school tend to occur together on the same day and sometimes even spill over in both directions to the next day, with family conflict increasing the likelihood of problems at [...]

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Mindfulness associated with better cardiovascular health, study findshttp://www.psypost.org/2014/10/mindfulness-associated-better-cardiovascular-health-study-finds-28942 http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/mindfulness-associated-better-cardiovascular-health-study-finds-28942#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:41:04 +0000 http://www.psypost.org/?p=28942 Pay attention to the implication of these new research results: People who pay more attention to their feelings and experiences tend to have better cardiovascular health. As noted more precisely in a new study in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, researchers at Brown University found a significant association between self-reported “dispositional mindfulness” and better [...]

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