Social Psychology News

Gambling Issues Often Linked to Personality Disorders

November 26th, 2014
A new review suggest that individuals receiving treatment for gambling problems should also be screened for personality disorders. The recommendation comes after researchers from Monash University in Australia discovered treatment for gambling problems is often complicated because an individual may also suffer from ...

Breast Asymmetry Can Impact Teen Mental Health

November 26th, 2014
A new study by plastic surgeons finds that differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls. Researchers discovered breast asymmetry affects self-esteem, emotional well-being, and social functioning. The study has been published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official ...

Perception of Wealth Influences Political Stance

November 26th, 2014
Emerging research suggests alignment with political policies may have more to do with how wealthy a person feels they are, rather than how much money they have in the bank. In a new study, investigators found people’s views on income inequality and ...

Sound of Voice Linked to Position of Power

November 26th, 2014
New research finds that being in a position of power can fundamentally change the way a person sounds when they speak. San Diego State University researchers discovered that being in power is associated with the alteration of basic acoustic properties of the voice. ...

Teens Report Less Loneliness, More Isolation

November 25th, 2014
New research suggests self-esteem and confidence among American high school and college students is growing. But the new report is mixed as researchers learn that while that subjective isolation has declined, social network isolation has increased. Researchers posit that modernization is fueling the emotional ...

Anti-Anxiety, Sleep Drugs to Teens Comes with Abuse Risk

November 25th, 2014
New research discovers prescription of an anti-anxiety or sleeping medication to a teen comes with a risk of illegal abuse of medications by the teen. Experts say the findings suggest substance abuse assessments should be performed before the drugs are prescribed. University of Michigan ...

Early Exposure to Verbal Conflict Can Aid in Coping with Adult Stress

November 25th, 2014
While the holiday season is a time to reconnect with family and friends, it can also be a time of stress. Although the opportunity to be in close contact with family and friends is welcomed, the environment may result in heated debates, or ...

Cancer Screenings Often Unheeded by Mentally Ill Women

November 24th, 2014
According to a new study, women with symptoms of serious mental illness tend to miss recommended health screenings, underreport clinical conditions to medical providers, and may face bias and stigmatization by health practitioners. University of Illinois researchers discovered women with mental illness were ...

Workplace Bullying a Taboo Problem

November 23rd, 2014
Approximately 35 percent of employees in the United States report being the target of a bully at work, and they tend to keep it to themselves, according to new research at Iowa State University. “Many of the participants felt no one would believe ...

Rejecting Unsuitable Suitors Easier Said Than Done

November 22nd, 2014
New research shows that it’s easier to reject an unsuitable romantic partner in a hypothetical situation, but not so easy in a face-to-face encounter. “When actually faced with a potential date, we don't like to reject a person and make them feel bad, ...