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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
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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
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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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The Unpopular Truth About Biases Toward People with Disabilities

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Needing to ride in a wheelchair can put the brakes on myriad opportunities – some less obvious than one might think. New research from Michigan State University sheds…

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Dog Personalities Change Over Time

Friday, February 22, 2019
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When dog-parents spend extra time scratching their dogs’ bellies, take their dogs out for long walks and games of fetch, or even when they feel constant frustration over…

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Perceptions of Parents Can Impact Health, Wellness

Monday, November 5, 2018
William Chopik

Happy or sad, accurate or not, your perceptions of your parents directly impact your physical health and wellness, according to research from Michigan State University. And regardless if…

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