Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Girls are bullied more often than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Nursing Research. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning...

Older Adults: Anger More Harmful to Health than Sadness

New research finds that anger may harm an older person’s physical health by increasing inflammation. Inflammation is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer. However, investigators discovered not all negative emotions are...

Interpersonal Relations: Opposite Pairs Can Make Rewarding Decisions

New research confirms that while opposites may attract and drive each other a little crazy, oppositional viewpoints may be overcome with unique decision-making compromises that allow each party to be satisfied with joint decisions. Investigators from Boston College,...

Goal Persistence, Optimism Tied to Reduced Anxiety, Depression

People who persevere toward their goals and maintain a positive outlook on life tend to have less anxiety and depression over time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. “Perseverance cultivates a sense of purposefulness that...

Veterans May Suffer from ‘Culture Shock’ When Returning to College

A new study of 20 U.S. veterans who returned home and began attending the University of Oklahoma reveals they had a very difficult time fitting into the social culture of college. The findings, published in the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, reveal...