Category Archives: Human Behavior: Conflict

When a couple fights, it spills over to the relationship each parent has with his or her offspring

When a couple fights, it spills over to the relationship each parent has with his or her offspring. But, interestingly, this effect does not last very long. For moms. By the next day, most mother-child relationships were back on an … Continue reading

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Why divorce is more common among families with girls

DURHAM, N.C. — In the U.S., couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. Many scholars have read those numbers as evidence that daughters cause divorce. But new research from Duke University suggests something quite … Continue reading

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WWI ‘spark’ discussion at University of Southampton Highfield Campus

The University of Southampton is playing host to some of the foremost experts on the origins of the First World War and the events which sparked its outbreak. Mark Cornwall, Professor of Modern European History at Southampton, has organised an … Continue reading

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Argument with dad? You may need guided cognitive reframing

With Father’s Day approaching, SF State’s Jeff Cookston has some advice for creating better harmony with dad. In a recent study, he found that when an adolescent is having an argument with their father and seeks out others for help, … Continue reading

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Admitting our faults: When does self-acceptance trump self-destruction?

When face-to-face with our failures, it’s hard not to deny the consequences of our shortcomings—and sometimes we make problems worse by engaging in the behaviors we have been trying so hard to avoid. According to a new study in the … Continue reading

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Constant arguing ‘increases premature death risk’

        Having frequent arguments with partners, friends or relatives can increase the risk of death in middle-age, say Danish researchers.     Writing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, they said men and those not … Continue reading

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Skip the weight loss discussions during the holidays to preserve the peace

Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Politics and religion are considered unsafe topics of conversation at holiday dinners and parties, and experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say avoiding another topic — weight — can help everyone be more … Continue reading

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Meditations: A new translation

When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today  will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the … Continue reading

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Yearning for a rural farm, mountain cabin, or tree house?

From weekend homes to get-away cabins in the mountains, by the sea, or in the woods, this architecture embodies our longing for lounging in nature. For the first time in the history of humankind, more people live in cities than … Continue reading

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Why is it that the more people who witness a violent emergency the less likely it is that someone will intervene?

The bystander effect is well-known in behavioural psychology and suggests that the more people who witnessing a violent emergency the less likely it is that someone will intervene. It was first identified in the 1960s, but conducting research on the … Continue reading

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Consumers judge risk of catching illness by cost of cure

Newswise — When it comes to calculating their odds of getting the flu, consumers look to an unlikely gauge – the price of the flu shot – to measure their risk, according to a new study co-authored by a Tulane … Continue reading

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How reducing sibling rivalry in youth improves later health and well-being

Sibling conflict represents parents’ number one concern and complaint about family life, but a new prevention program — designed and carried out by researchers at Penn State — demonstrates that siblings of elementary-school age can learn to get along. In … Continue reading

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Why divided cities do not flourish: think Jerusalem, Belfast, Nicosia

Divided cities such as Jerusalem, Belfast and Nicosia will permanently retain the symptoms of cities at war while the physical features of their division remain, says research announced today. A five-year, cross-disciplinary study of some of the world’s most troubled … Continue reading

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