News - October 2009

Gossip Is Politics in the Workplace, IU Study Shows


Gossip in the Workplace: A weapon or gift, according to new research from IU. ... read more

No Pain, No Gain Applies To Happiness, Study Finds


No pain, no gain: mastering a skill makes us stressed in the moment, happy long term. ... read more

Crime Show Viewers Have Distorted View of Legal System


People who watch forensic and crime dramas on TV are more likely than non-viewers to have a distorted perception of America’s criminal justice system, according to new research from Purdue University. ... read more

Losing While Cruising to the Restaurant


Obesity linked to fewer neighborhood food options, according to new research. ... read more

More Americans Are ‘Tweeting’


Some 19 percent of Internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others, according to new research by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. ... read more

Trying To Quit Smoking? Try Exercise


Exercise can help smokers quit because it makes cigarettes less attractive, new research shows. ... read more

Clean Smells Promote Ethical Behavior?


Cleanliness IS next to godliness: New research shows clean smells unconsciously promote moral behavior. ... read more

Video Gamers Have More Difficulty Staying Attentive


High volume action video game players have more difficulty keeping focused on tasks requiring longer, more proactive attention than those who played video games less than a couple of hours a week, new research shows. ... read more

Power At Work Has Payoffs, But Not For Health


Being at the top has its perks, but new research shows people in positions of authority at work are more likely to experience certain psychological and physical problems that can undermine the health benefits associated with job authority. ... read more

Extremists More Willing To Share Their Opinions


People with relatively extreme opinions may be more willing to publicly share their views than those with more moderate views, according to a new study. ... read more

Women Outperform Men When Identifying Emotions


Women are better than men at distinguishing between emotions, especially fear and disgust, according to a new study published in the online version of the journal Neuropsychologia. ... read more

SMARI, BSU Team Up to Fight Childhood Obesity


Students immerse themselves in real-life project, with help from Strategic Marketing & Research, Marsh Supermarkets, and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital. ... read more

Precious Metals Could Be Alien in Origin


The valuable minerals that lie in the rock beneath the Earth’s surface may be extraterrestrial in origin, according to a new study. ... read more

Fear of Being Laughed at Crosses Cultural Boundaries


The fear of being laughed at causes some people enormous problems in their social lives. ... read more

Can Social Networking Help Consumers Get Healthier?


A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says it depend on people’s willingness to take action on the information they gain from the sites. ... read more

I Have No Idea What I’m Talking About


Confidence may not be convincing when recommending products or services, research reveals. ... read more

People Who Work After Retiring Enjoy Better Health


Those who stay in their original field fare best mentally, research finds. ... read more

Popular Baby Names Tend to Get More Popular


Recent ‘momentum’ influences choices of baby names, NYU, Indiana psychology professors find. ... read more

Study Confirms Benefits of Small Classes


Providing small classes for at least several consecutive grades starting in early elementary school gives students the best chance to succeed in later grades, according to new research. ... read more

Exercise Makes You Think You Look Better


The simple act of exercise and not fitness itself can convince you that you look better, a new study finds. ... read more

Posture Affects Confidence in Your Own Thoughts


Body posture affects the confidence you have in your own thoughts, study reveals ... read more

What Divides America?


Immigration and income – not race – are seen as primary sources of social conflict, survey shows. ... read more

Americans Confused About Heart Health


Americans are concerned about heart health, but not proactive enough to prevent it, survey reveals. ... read more

The State of America’s Leadership


New White House Fellows survey is the largest study of leaders in America since ’70s. ... read more

Swing-State College Students Voted at Home


Students from swing states maximized impact on 2008 election by voting back home, research shows. ... read more

Daylight-saving Switch Leads to More Injuries


Mining injuries more frequent, severe after lost hour, according to a national survey. ... read more

Women Sleep Better Than They Think They Do


Study shows that elderly women sleep better than they think, men sleep worse. ... read more


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