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Yours or Mine? How We Handle Objects Depends on Who Owns Them

From car keys to cell phones, we often pass objects in a way that's useful for the person on the receiving end -- unless we're handing over our own belongings. ... More>


Loneliness can be depressing, but it may have helped humans survive


Taking a Dog’s-Eye View of Social Interaction

Dogs have refined social skills that include following a person’s gaze and responding to nonverbal signals. But how do they know when events constitute a social interaction? ... More>


How Friends and Personalities Mix

Close friendships can be rewarding, but they often require hard work to maintain. In a 2015 study, researchers examined the relationships among different aspects of personality and friendship satisfaction. ... More>


Going the Distance: Babies Reach Farther With Adults Around

Eight-month-old infants are much more likely to reach towards distant toys when an adult is present than when they are by themselves, two studies show. ... More>