The new paper in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin describes four studies that lend insight into the interplay between attachment style and how people manage and perceive friendship networks.
The controversial Snap Map app enables Snapchat users to track their friends. This is the latest in a series of monitoring tools to be built on social media platforms. A new Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich study assesses the benefits and risks associated with their use.
A new study by Florida State University researchers examines the impact rising temperatures have on Twitter activity, and how government officials use the social media tool to warn the general public of heatwave conditions.
Around one-third of fake images went undetected in a recent study by the University of Warwick, UK.
People can detect a fake image of a real-world scene only 60 percent of the time, and even then can only tell what is wrong with the image 45 percent of the time, according to research published in the open access journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications.
A new study shows that the number of Danes diagnosed with trauma -- and stressor-related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)) increased substantially following the terrorist attacks carried out by Anders Breivik in Oslo and on the nearby island of Utøya in Norway in the summer of 2011. The study also suggests that the intense media coverage of the attack is likely to be partly responsible for this effect across national borders.
Exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
For the first time, a primitive movie has been encoded in -- and then played back from -- DNA in living cells. Scientists say it's a major step toward a 'molecular recorder' that may someday make it possible to access an archive of the changing internal states of a developing cell by sequencing its genome. The ability to record such sequential events as a movie at the molecular level is key to this reinventing of recording.
Viral tweets relating to Hillary Clinton's WikiLeaks scandal played a part in her failure to win the US presidential election, according to computer-led analysis of social media.
Researchers from Brigham Young University asked people why they Facebook, then identified four categories of users.