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Expert Weighs in on the Ethics of Advertising Hate Speech on Social Media

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The Internet May Be Secular, but Religious Americans Aren’t Worried, Baylor Religion Survey Finds

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Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.

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Scientists Want to Study Your Tweets; Is It Ethical?

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Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and five other institutions are collaborating to explore legal, ethical, and privacy concerns surrounding a field of study so new it lacks ethical standards.

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Tweet Life vs Street Life: Exploring the Gap Between Content and Feelings

- Twitter is an unreliable witness to the world’s emotions - Conversation on Twitter has its own unique grammar, rules and culture - Online social life doesn’t always reflect offline social reality - Traditional social research methods are still vital when it comes to new media, according to new University of Warwick research published in PLOS ONE, a leading multidisciplinary journal.

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How Do Close Relationships Lead to Longer Life?

While recent research has shown that loneliness can play a role in early death, psychologists are also concerned with the mechanisms by which social relationships and close personal ties affect health. A special issue of American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, offers an overview of the science and makes the case for psychological scientists to work together to make close relationships a public health priority.

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Using Facebook to Supplement Neuroscience Studies Boosts Students’ Grades

Some Saudi Arabian medical students are using Facebook as both an outlet for social networking and an effective learning tool.

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Parenting in the Age of YouTubeKids

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Benjamin Burroughs spends hours studying children's videos on YouTube. A father of three kids who teaches and researches how technology shapes people's lives, Burroughs is fascinated by the growing number of fun, elaborate entertainment videos aimed at babies, toddlers, and children up to 5 years old. The videos may offer parents a break and provide young minds with stimulating content.

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Psychologists Available to Discuss Charlottesville Violence

As you are reporting on various aspects of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, psychologists are available to discuss how white supremacy, racism and prejudice can lead to extremism, how police should handle potentially violent demonstrations and how to help children and adults deal with trauma and grief.

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APA Offers Resources for Dealing with Racism, Aftermath of Charlottesville Violence

The American Psychological Association has many resources available for the media and the public in covering and dealing with the aftermath of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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By the Numbers: American Youth Increasingly Exposed to Extremist Messages Online, Virginia Tech Expert Says

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