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Discrimination Harms Your Health – And Your Partner’s

Thursday, December 7, 2017
William Chopik

Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim’s romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar….

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Are Friends Better for Us than Family?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
William Chopik

The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, indicates new research by a Michigan State University scholar. In a…

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Chopik Named ‘Rising Star’ by Association for Psychological Science

Monday, March 6, 2017
William Chopik

William Chopik, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, has received an Association for Psychological Science “Rising Star” award for 2016. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding…

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Study Reveals the Best States for Lovers

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
William Chopik

In the first nationwide study of positive relationships, a Michigan State University researcher found that Mississippi, Utah and Wisconsin were actually the top states for lovers, while Virginia…

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Is America Still an Empathetic Country?

Friday, October 14, 2016
empathy map of the world

A first-of-its-kind study that ranks nations by empathy puts the United States at No. 7, behind countries ranging from Peru to Korea to Saudi Arabia. While a top…

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Happy Spouse, Healthy You

Monday, September 26, 2016
William Chopik

A happy spouse may actually make you healthier, according to a large new study led by a Michigan State University scholar. Analyzing 1,981 married couples in the Health…

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Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Thursday, August 25, 2016
elderly woman at computer

Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors’…

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Why Clinton and Trump Backers Don’t Mix

Friday, July 8, 2016
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Living around people with opposing political viewpoints affects your ability to form close relationships and accept other perspectives – and may even change your personality, finds a national…

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Liberals, Conservatives Differ in Response to bin Laden’s Death

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
William Chopnik

Conservative Americans remained unwaveringly suspicious of foreigners following Osama bin Laden’s death, while liberals dropped their guard briefly before returning to more vigilant beliefs, finds a provocative new…

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