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A shock to the system: Spring has finally sprung

April 26, 2018

“We always want what we can’t have — and for months, we’ve wanted sunshine and warm weather. Now that we have it, though, there’s a bit of pressure to enjoy every moment,” says Christine Whelan.

To pick a great gift, it’s better to give AND receive

July 28, 2017

A new study shows that gift recipients are happier with a present when the giver got themselves the same thing — a phenomenon researchers call "companionizing."

Study finds Pokemon Go players are happier, friendlier

April 12, 2017

Media researchers at UW–Madison leapt at the opportunity to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Now they're reporting their results.

Mobile communication keeps couples who live close to one another even closer

February 10, 2016

Even couples who live close to one another rely heavily on mobile media to manage their dating relationships. And that can be a good thing.

Video game research shows promise for autism

January 20, 2016

The Waisman Center is studying how helping kids with autism spectrum disorder improve their motor skills may have a positive impact on their symptoms.