Researchers explore why some people will ignore their personal beliefs and go along with the more extreme beliefs of a crowd. They report acting against personal beliefs and adopting a fused identity becomes an attractive solution, especially if the reward is great.
A new study reveals what goes on in the brain when a person embarks on a musical collaboration project.
Patients with schizophrenia, but not those with social anhedonia, exhibited deficits in real-life social network size. Those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia had reversals functional connectivity to one another. People with schizophrenia showed decreased segregation and functional connectivity in brain areas associated with social behaviors, while those with social anhedonia had an increase in connectivity and segregation.
Due to social restrictions following the COVID lockdowns, people may need to brush up on their social skills of concentrating on conversations. A new study reveals people can train themselves to do this on their own.
By the age of three, children are more likely to go along with what peers say in order to follow the crowd, rather than acting out of a desire to follow authority.
Young male orangutans seek out role models in immigrant adult males and female juveniles, while young female orangutans prefer their mothers or other local female adults as their role models.
APP, a protein commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease, plays a vital role in learning, memory, and social behavior in the developing brain, a new mouse study finds.
Flies without the Rim gene or cac Cav2 channel function displayed numerous cognitive and behavioral deficits associated with schizophrenia, and had reductions in synaptic growth and neural calcium transients. Exposing the flies with Rim deficits to the common antipsychotic haloperidol reduced some of the schizophrenia-related behavioral symptoms.
While being treated fairly in a workplace setting is important, distinctive treatment, where a person's skills and qualities are recognized, also provides a sense of value while reinforcing a person's sense of inclusion. Distinctive treatment also boosts mental health.
Social media influencers take note, posting images of fatty foods increases follower engagement, researchers report.