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Getting fewer ‘likes’ on social media can make teens anxious and depressed

Getting fewer ‘likes’ on social media can make teens anxious and depressed

September 24, 2020

Lack of positive feedback on social media can decrease adolescents’ feelings of self-worth, multi-institutional team of psychologists finds.

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Like rose-colored glasses, a ‘sexy mindset’ helps you see what you want to see

Like rose-colored glasses, a ‘sexy mindset’ helps you see what you want to see

September 22, 2020

Researchers find that having a “sexy mindset” makes people perceive potential partners as way more attractive.

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Why ‘playing hard to get’ may actually work

Why ‘playing hard to get’ may actually work

June 8, 2020

“Playing hard to get makes it seem as if you are more in demand—we call that having higher mate value,” says Harry Reis, a University of Rochester psychologist who collaborated on a new study that examined the mating strategy.

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Reading your partner’s emotions correctly when it matters

Reading your partner’s emotions correctly when it matters

May 19, 2020

A new study shows that couples who accurately perceive appeasement emotions, such as embarrassment, have better relationships than those who feel anger or contempt.

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‘Make every effort to connect­—digitally—with other people’

‘Make every effort to connect­—digitally—with other people’

March 25, 2020

While social distancing is key to slowing the spread of coronavirus, people can combat the isolation with technology, say two Rochester psychologists.

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Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

February 3, 2020

A Rochester study is the first to describe caregiver strategies for self-care and the obstacles and barriers parents face in raising children struggling with developmental, cognitive, and behavioral problems associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

January 8, 2020

Teenagers in the US don’t get enough shut eye, and the consequences of this epidemic of sleep deprivation are extensive. But researchers at the University of Rochester have found that a simple solution yields solid results: setting a bedtime and sticking to it.

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When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

November 18, 2019

New Rochester research makes considerable progress towards understanding what triggers mothers with substance use disorders to treat their children harshly, and how parents and medical care providers can predict parenting difficulties.

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How much do we lie when sex is on the brain?

How much do we lie when sex is on the brain?

November 1, 2019

A new study shows the extent to which people will change their own opinions to conform to a stranger’s, or lie about their number of past sexual partners, when the sexual systems of the brain have been activated.

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Do open relationships work?

Do open relationships work?

October 29, 2019

Past studies have attempted to gauge the success of nonmonogamous relationships. Now a Rochester team has studied the distinctions and nuances within various types of nonmonogamous relationships and found that solid communication is key.

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