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Students Do Better in School When They Can Understand, Manage Emotions

Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school than their less skilled peers, as measured by grades and standardized test scores, according to research...
10-Dec-2019 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Loneliness May Be Due to Increasing Aging Population

Despite some claims that Americans are in the midst of a “loneliness epidemic,” older people today may not be any lonelier than their counterparts from previous generations – there just might be more of them, according to a pair of studies...
5-Dec-2019 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Personality Traits Affect Retirement Spending

How quickly you spend your savings in retirement may have as much or more to do with your personality than whether you have a lot of debt or want to leave an inheritance.
13-Nov-2019 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Older Adults Find Greater Well-Being in Smaller Social Networks, Study Finds

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...
7-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Bloodlines May Matter More Than Love When It Comes to Health

Strained relationships with parents, siblings or extended family members may be more harmful to people’s health than a troubled relationship with a significant other, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.
5-Nov-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Health Care, Mass Shootings, 2020 Presidential Election Causing Americans Significant Stress, New Stress in America™ Survey Finds

A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election, according to this year’s Stress in America™ survey by...
5-Nov-2019 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Middle-Aged Adults with Borderline Personality Disorder Potentially at Higher Risk for Heart Attacks, Study Says

Middle-aged adults who show symptoms of borderline personality disorder may be at greater risk for a heart attack, as they show physical signs of worsening cardiovascular health more than other adults, according to research published by the American...
24-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Women CEOs Judged More Harshly Than Men for Corporate Ethical Failures

People are less likely to support an organization after an ethical failure if the business is led by a woman, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. However, organizations led by women endure less negative backlash...
23-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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