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November 16, 2015

Parents misjudge their own children’s weight

Many parents misjudge their children’s weight status and, as a result, are not actively trying to help them achieve a healthy weight.

November 02, 2015

Study Examines Factors that May Contribute to Hypersexuality

In a study of European men, hypersexuality—a preoccupation with sexual fantasy or an excessive indulgence in sexual activity—correlated with proneness to sexual boredom and problems with erectile function.

September 21, 2015

Experts Offer Perspectives on Cheating in Mutually Beneficial Relationships

Mutualism, when two species both benefit from their relationship with each other, is important for the survival of many organisms. There is ongoing debate regarding the importance of cheating in such relationships, with many believing that cheating is both widespread and highly threatening to the evolutionary persistence of mutualism.

July 06, 2015

Five-Year Study Sheds Light on Hospice Care in Assisted Living Facilities versus In-home Hospice Care

Researchers have found several key differences among people who receive hospice care—which maintains or improves the quality of life for someone whose condition is unlikely to be cured—in assisted-living facilities (ALFs) compared with people who receive hospice care at home.

June 15, 2015

Elder Abuse Is Common Around the World

A new global review reveals that elder abuse—which includes psychological, physical, and sexual abuse; neglect; and financial exploitation—is common among community-dwelling older adults and is especially prevalent among minority older adults.

June 01, 2015

Bestselling Author John D. Spooner Releases his Guide for “New” Adults, No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults

No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults is a series of essential life and financial lessons that every young adult needs to read before they embark upon their own life's adventures. Even with an advanced college degree, No One Ever Told Us That will help fill in the blanks and give readers the answers needed to become a thriving professional, develop financial security, and grow into their own best person.

May 19, 2015

Forget the Birds and the Bees Parents Should Be Talking About the Bulls and the Bears!

Frustrated by the lack of entertaining financial teaching materials for his 13-year-old son, this book is the result of a father’s commitment to pass on some of life’s most important skills. BLUE CHIP KIDS: What Every Child And Parent Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market by David W. Bianchi—an investor and lawyer with an economics degree from Tufts University—demystifies the basic principles about money. Filled with simple examples and 165 illustrations, this fun and easy-to-read book discusses money and investing in 100 bite-size topics.

May 04, 2015

The Wiley Prize in Family Studies: Submissions for The Alexis Walker Award Now Open

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is now accepting submissions for the second annual Alexis Walker Award, which honors outstanding original scholarship in the field of family studies. The biannual $5,000 award will be presented for the second time at the 77th conference of the National Council on Family Relations in November 2015 in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada).



March 16, 2015

How Does Prison Time Affect Relationships?

A new study highlights the complicated spillover effects of incarceration on the quality of relationships.

February 02, 2015

Sexual Behavior among Female Students Has Gradually Become More Risky

A 339-participant study indicates that sexual behavior among female university students in Sweden has gradually changed during the last 25 years, with behavior now appearing more risky than before.

December 15, 2014

Rekindling Marriage after Combat Deployment

A new study offers strategies for rekindling marriage after a spouse returns home from combat with post-traumatic stress symptoms present in one or both of the spouses.

November 20, 2014

Coding For Kids – First "For Kids" Book from the Makers of the For Dummies Series

New book helps kids, parents and teachers grasp coding fundamentals

October 27, 2014

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager

This book is a guide to starting the journey to an ideal life as a teen, instead of wasting time being a drip

October 20, 2014

Brief Interactions May Offer Clues of Infidelity

In a recent Personal Relationships study, observers were able to accurately identify people who were cheating on their romantic dating partner after viewing a short 3- to 4-min video of the couple interacting. Impressions of commitment and trustworthiness seemed to play a role.

October 20, 2014

How Unwanted Pregnancies Affect Relationships

Among women who sought abortions in 2008 to 2010, giving birth temporarily prolonged romantic relationships with their male partners, although most romantic relationships ended soon, whether or not the woman had an abortion. However, giving birth increased the likelihood that the women would maintain nonromantic contact with their partners.

October 20, 2014

When Should Online Dating Partners Meet Offline?

The results of a new study suggest that online daters create mental constructs of their potential partners by using online dating profiles to fill-in-the-blanks of who the partner might really be in the offline world—and daters who wait too long to meet in person might find it difficult to accept any discrepancies from their idealized mental construct of their partner.

October 06, 2014

Same-Sex Marriages and Heterosexual Marriages Show Similar Longevity

Among couples with marriage-like commitments, same-sex couples have a similar break-up rate as heterosexual couples, according to a recent study. The study also found that same-sex couples with a marriage-like commitment have stable unions regardless of government recognition.

October 06, 2014

School Connectedness Can Help Bullied Gay and Bisexual Youth

In a study of 951 lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth, those experiencing both cyber and school bullying were most likely to engage in aggressive and suicidal behaviors. However, bullied youth who felt connected to an adult at school were not more likely to report such behaviors.

September 15, 2014

A Thin Line Lies Between Fantasy and Reality in People with Psychopathic Traits

New research indicates that people with psychopathic traits have a preference for nonromantic sexual fantasies with anonymous and uncommitted partners. The study’s investigators noted that psychopathic sexual behavior is likely due to a preference for sexual activity outside a loving, committed relationship rather than only an inability to form such relationships.

September 15, 2014

Does Having Daughters Cause Judges to Rule for Women's Issues?

Judges with daughters consistently vote in a more feminist fashion on gender issues than judges who have only sons, and the effect appears to be driven primarily by Republican judges.