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Friends are Most Valued in Cultures Where They May be Needed Most

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Friends are more than just trusted confidantes, say Michigan State University researchers who have examined the cultural and health benefits of close human relationships in a new study….

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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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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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‘Feeling Obligated’ Can Impact Relationships During Social Distancing

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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In a time where many are practicing “social distancing” from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of…

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LGBT Health Improves When Friends Are Just Like Them

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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Individuals in the LGBT community face stressors that have dire consequences on their health. Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can…

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A Happy Partner Leads to a Healthier Future

Monday, February 10, 2020

Science now supports the saying, “happy wife, happy life.” Michigan State University research found that those who are optimistic contribute to the health of their partners, staving off…

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Discovering How Narcissism Changes Throughout Life

Monday, December 9, 2019

For parents worried that their teenager’s narcissism is out of control, there’s hope. New research from Michigan State University conducted the longest study on narcissism to date, revealing…

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