social behavior

The Evolving Link between Social Media Addiction and Depression in Young Adults

The Evolving Link between Social Media Addiction and Depression in Young Adults

Recently, in the journal Pediatrics, Elizabeth Hoge, MD, David Bickham, PhD and Joanne Cantor, PhD outlined recent evidence that the social media addiction breeds and catalyzes anxiety and depression in children. In the US some teens spend about nine hours daily using media, whereas 24 percent of teenagers are online constantly, and 59% of children […]

Human Brains Are Hardwired for Empathy

Human Brains Are Hardwired for Empathy

A new University of Virginia study, published in the August issue of the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience reveals some fundamental characteristics of human empathy. The study suggests that we are hardwired to empathize because we closely associate people who are close to us – friends, spouses, lovers – with our very selves. James […]