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Husbands Are More Stressed When Their Wives Earn Over 40% Of Household Income

Husbands are the least stressed when their wives earn less than 40 per cent of household income, but they become increasingly uncomfortable as their spouse’s wages rise beyond that point and feel the most stress when they are entirely economically dependent on their partner, new research from the University of Bath shows. “These findings suggest […]

Older Adults Have Smaller Social Networks But Enjoy Greater Well-being

Are younger adults who cultivate numerous connections with friends, families, and acquaintances through online social networks any happier than older adults who have smaller circles of face-to-face relationships? The answer may be no, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Quality social relationships boost well-being and may be as important to people under […]

Reasoning Patterns May Serve As Indicators Of Intentional Deception

Engineers at Dartmouth University have developed a new approach for detecting a speaker’s intent to mislead. The method’s framework could be applied toward evaluating “fake news,” among other uses. “Deceptive intent to mislead listeners on purpose poses a much larger threat than unintentional mistakes. To the best of our knowledge, our algorithm is the only […]

Social Media Use Is Associated With Higher Levels Of Empathy

Empathy is the basis of our capacity for parent-child bonding as well as cooperation with group members in ways that move societies forward. For example, adolescents with higher empathy become adults with better social skills, higher civic engagement, and greater prosocial skills like helping. Additionally, countries with higher empathy have higher levels of collectivism, subjective […]

Men Have More Favourable Attitudes Towards Ex-partners Than Women Do

There is no shortage of research on what helps create, support and maintain a healthy intimate relationship, and how the individuals involved perceive them. A new study, led by Ursula Athenstaedt from the University of Graz, takes a different crack at the subject. The study[1] investigates how people look back on their former relationships subsequent […]