Research conducted at Tufts University in Massachusetts suggests that people rated on likability in face-to-face interactions also tend to be rated similarly on the basis of their Facebook profile.
Author Eric W. Dolan
According to a study published in Health Psychology, genetic influences have a moderate effect on sexual behaviors in young adults.
Research conducted at the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 shows that episodes of major depressive disorder can be predicted by the ways people organize sentences from scrambled phrases.
According to a study published in CyberPsychology & Behavior in 2009, self-reported dissatisfaction with one’s family and recent stressful events are both associated with addiction to the internet.
In 2009, the Journal of Media Psychology published a study that examined the use of video and computer games to recover from the effects of stress.
In 2007, Developmental Psychology published a study that investigated the role of wishful identification in aggression in adolescent boys.
According to research published in the Journal of Family Psychology, marriages in which the wife was more attractive than the husband tended to be more satisfactory whereas marriages in which the husband was more attractive than the wife tended to be less satisfactory.
The psychostimulant drugs modafinil and dextroamphetamine can enhance the ability of sleep deprived volunteers to detect humor in images, according to a study published in Sleep in 2006.
According to research published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, the lack of attachment to family and school and having peers that use alcohol are all risk factors for adolescent alcohol abuse.
Male college students are much more likely to report having a “sexually appealing, wild, or offensive” Facebook profile than female college students, according to research published in the Journal of Education for Business in 2010.
According to research published in Experimental and Clinical Psychology, the drug ketamine impairs certain memory processes, but not others.
According to a study that investigated the use of the internet and computer games by adolescents, moderate use of the internet is associated with increased academic performance, while use of computer games is associated with decreased academic performance.
In 2009, the Journal of Psychology published a study that investigated the effect of different levels of humor on attractiveness and desirability as a long-term partner.