Today, finding influentials is all the rage. Companies such as Klout are trying to measure “influence scores” for people in social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, and brands are using this information to target them with advertising. Beyond marketers, parents are interested in whether their children’s peers influence education outcomes; managers are interested in whether workers’ colleagues influence their …
Stories about how we get our ideas across and how we are perceived.
New mothers who read and write blogs may feel less alone than mothers who do not participate in a blogging community, according to family studies researchers.
An examination of past Olympic Games television coverage shows notable differences in the way sports commentators talk about athletes, depending upon the athletes’ races, gender and nationalities.
Two studies by University of Delaware professor James Angelini published this month in academic journals show particular biases. The first details differences in coverage of male and female athletes.
Nearly 20 percent of the students, some as young as 14, said they had sent a sexually explicit image of themselves via cell phone, and nearly twice as many said that they had received a sexually explicit picture. Of those receiving such a picture, over 25 percent indicated that they had forwarded it to others.
Personalized email advertisements are far more likely to repel customers than to endear them, according to a study led by a Temple University
Do rebelliousness, emotional control, toughness and thrill-seeking still make up the essence of coolness? Can performers James Dean and Miles Davis still be considered the models of cool? Maybe not, these days.
Across many studies, research has shown that deliberate suggestion can influence how people perform on learning and memory tasks, which products they prefer, and how they respond to supplements and medicines, which accounts for the well-known placebo effect. But what can explain the powerful and pervasive effect that suggestion has in our lives?
A recent study from the University of Georgia looked at sexual ads appearing in magazines over 30 years and found that the numbers are up.
Social contact between men and women can show up in face flushing, even when there’s no sexual component, study shows
Words with a positive emotional content are more frequently used in written communication say scientists at ETH Zurich. This result supports the theory that social relations are enhanced by a positive bias in human communication.