People who intentionally hurt others because they believe they are morally right or justified, do not respond rationally to material benefits, a new study reports. Researchers say those who punish others to signal their own "moral goodness" may be more likely to question their claims of moral righteousness when judged negatively by their peers.
Social isolation is linked to alterations in brain structure and cognitive deficits. Additionally, social isolation can increase the risk of developing dementia as a person ages.
Aggression toward members in an "outgroup" was associated with increased activity in areas of the brain associated with reward. Activity in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex impacted the level of aggression a person demonstrated against an outsider.
Older adults may have better listening skills in busy social settings than previously believed, researchers say.
Study sheds new light on the genetics underlying possible social differences between modern humans, our ancestors, and other primate species.
Children who participate in team sports have better mental health outcomes than those who play individual sports or take part in no sports at all. Those who play individual sports have worse mental health outcomes than those who do not play sports.
Singing in a social group such as a choir may help protect cognitive function and treat aphasia in older adults.
Attendees of social gatherings like Burning Man who report the event was a transformative experience in their lives report feeling more connected with all of humanity and are more willing to help distant strangers.
People living in areas with higher social vulnerabilities are more likely to face worse mental and physical outcomes following a traumatic injury.
Young children who experience social isolation are at risk of being diagnosed with ADHD and face loneliness as adults, a new study reports.