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Online Dating: Super Effective or Superficial?

Thursday, March 4, 2021
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According to the Pew Research Center, 1 in 10 American adults have landed a long-term relationship from an online dating app, such as Tinder, OKCupid and Match.com. But…

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Survey Reveals Racial, Political Differences in COVID-19 Responses

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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America’s stark racial disparities in health care have been exposed by COVID-19, but a new study from Michigan State University suggests that Black individuals are more likely than…

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University Researchers from Minority Groups More Likely to Feel Undervalued

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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A multi-institutional team of researchers, including Michigan State University social scientists, has been granted over $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to study “epistemic exclusion.” This type of…

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Study Identifies Countries And States With Greatest Age Biases

Monday, November 30, 2020
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Elders are more respected in Japan and China and not so much in more individualistic nations like the United States and Germany say Michigan State University researchers who…

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The Unintended Consequence Of Becoming An Empathetic Person

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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When people say that they want to change things about their personalities, they might not know about the inadvertent consequences these changes could bring. In fact, changes in…

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When It Comes To Happiness What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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How accurate was William Shakespeare when he said, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”? Researchers from Michigan State University conducted…

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Study Shows Humans Are Optimists For Most Of Life

Monday, July 13, 2020
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Is middle age really the “golden age” when people are the most optimistic in life? Researchers from Michigan State University led the largest study of its kind to…

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Loving Your Neighborhood May Not Be About the Area Itself

Monday, June 29, 2020
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How do you feel about your neighborhood now that you’ve been confined during a pandemic? A Michigan State University researcher conducted a study to quantify what makes people…

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Research Finds Deployment Affects Mental Health of Veterans Differently

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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The saying, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” doesn’t necessarily hold up when it comes to military mental health. Michigan State University is the first to examine…

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Understanding How Your Work Environment Can Change Your Pandemic Attitude

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Americans and people around the world to feel increased stress, uncertainty and anxiousness – which is affecting how they live and work….

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