Research shows that for children, the most important aspect of school life are the relationships they build with their friends and teachers.
The combination of a divisive political climate and widespread use of social media networks to share controversial material has many people asking this question. Here's what Aristotle would say.
Talking to a friend about a problem can make matters worse, especially for women.
Who needs ‘friends’?
Social media is making it easier than ever to measure your perceived popularity against your peers in ways that damage are well-being.
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
Why working with friends – or making better friends with colleagues – is beneficial.
Lean on me for a better night’s sleep.
Studies suggest that, even when we go to bed alone, the company we keep by day may determine how well we sleep at night.
Social connectedness supports our physical and mental health.
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Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?
New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp relief.
Move over millennials, there's a new generation in town. Dubbed 'iGen,' they differ from their predecessors on a range of measures, from mental health to time spent with friends.
We’re less able to understand others if we ruminate on our own problems.
Having “been there”, we believe we know what it’s like to be our friends in trouble. But do we really?
Our research shows we keep going back to social media even when it infuriates us.
Friendship helps protect against loneliness even when oldsters do not have dementia. It can be especially beneficial for those who do.
A recent study finds that friends ought not let friends with dementia be lonely. The surprising part? Why staying friends is good for the friend without dementia as well as for the one who has it.
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Is the bromance, as depicted in films such as 21 Jump Street and Pineapple Express, also making its mark on daily life?
It never ends.
A host of spaces that were once immune to commercial intrusion – from parks to our friendships – are now being infiltrated by advertisers. Are we being enslaved by a 'merciless master'?
Joshua Speed found his BFF in Abraham Lincoln.
Would Abraham Lincoln ever have become president if he didn't stumble into a dry goods store in Springfield, Illinois, and strike up a friendship with its owner, Joshua Speed?
Bestie + Lover = Relationship Nirvana?
Looking for a lifelong Valentine? Psychologists suggest taking a closer look at your best friend. The things we want in a good friend are many of the same things we expect from a romantic partner.
Many straight men no longer see befriending gay men as a threat to their masculinity.
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Could gay guys be the ultimate wing men for their straight, male friends?
Eating lunch together is increasingly a thing of the past – but it doesn’t have to be.
Bringing back the diminished tradition of eating lunch together may be the solution.
South African students have been at the forefront of activism especially over the past two years.
Young black South Africans have been raised to believe that friendship across the races is an indicator of progress. Now, a generation into democracy, they are questioning this.
Research suggests friends don't just help in the bad times – they cut damaging stress just by being around.