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Deep national history of immigration predicts wide cultural comfort displaying emotion

April 20, 2015

People who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive than people in more insular cultures, according to research led by University of Wisconsin–Madison psychology Professor Paula Niedenthal.

It’s not all wedded bliss: Marital stress linked to depression

April 25, 2014

Marital stress may make people more vulnerable to depression, according to a recent study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and their colleagues.

Facebook profiles raise users’ self-esteem and affect behavior

May 31, 2013

A Facebook profile is an ideal version of self, full of photos and posts curated for the eyes of family, friends and acquaintances. A new study shows that this version of self can provide beneficial psychological effects and influence behavior.