RSSCategory: Research on Friendship

Why Listening Matters: Friends Who Listen May Protect Our Cognitive Abilities

Published: August 18, 2021 | Last Updated: August 18, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Why Listening Matters: Friends Who Listen May Protect Our Cognitive Abilities

New research suggests that having someone listening to you is more than a feel-good experience; it may also be protective of brain health.

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Facebook: Do you use it to engage or to compare yourself to your friends?

Published: February 6, 2015 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
Facebook: Do you use it to engage or to compare yourself to your friends?

A new study suggests that “Facebook Envy” can lead to feelings of depression.

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Friendship and happiness

Published: January 29, 2015 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and happiness

The folks at Happify developed this nifty infographic summarizing some of the relevant research on friendship and happiness.

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Friendship Research: Having a close confidante helps keep us healthy

Published: June 9, 2014 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

New friendship research confirms the positive health effects of having a close confidante.

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Guest Post: Recipe for Creating a Bully

Published: July 30, 2012 | Last Updated: June 27, 2021 By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

Wondering what the recipe is for creating a bully? We are beginning to have some answers thanks to a new study by Douglas Gentile and Brad Bushman published in the July issue of the Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

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The friendships of humpback whales

Published: June 10, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Researchers found long-term associations (might we call them friendships?) between mature males and non-lactating females as well as among non-lactating females. However, only the non-lactating females had annual reunions.

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Friendships that are truly HEART-FELT

Published: July 4, 2007 | Last Updated: December 19, 2014 By | Reply Continue Reading

If you need another excuse for getting out of a fractured friendship, here it is: Stressful friendships may be bad for your heart.

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