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Event - Social Sciences - 08.02.2013
Female athletes overcome adversity
Female athletes overcome adversity
Elite female athletes often feel a sense of isolation and pressure to tackle personal and professional adversity on their own—even while struggling with issues such as bullying, eating disorders, depression and sexual abuse, according to research from the University of Alberta. Researchers at the U of A ed high-performance elite female athletes to better understand the types of adversity they face, and more important, how they overcome it, learn from it and grow.

Social Sciences - 08.02.2013
Smaller packs of paracetamol have reduced overdose deaths by 43%
Smaller packs of paracetamol have reduced overdose deaths by 43%
UK legislation to limit paracetamol pack sizes has seen a 43% reduction in the number of deaths due to paracetamol overdoses, a study led by Oxford University researchers has found. 'Paracetamol overdoses result in some 100 to 200 deaths per year. While it is not the most common method of suicide, it is an important one in that deaths often result from impulsive acts where death may not be intended,' says lead researcher Keith Hawton of the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford.

Social Sciences - Health - 08.02.2013
Number of paracetamol overdose deaths reduced by smaller pack sizes
Number of paracetamol overdose deaths reduced by smaller pack sizes
The study, by researchers from Oxford University and The University of Manchester, found the number of deaths reduced following new legislation introduced by the Government in 1998 to restrict pack sizes to 32 tablets at pharmacies and 16 for non-pharmacy sales. Published in the British Medical Journal today (Friday 8 February), the study analysed data from 1993-2009, comparing the number of deaths before and after the legislation was introduced.

Social Sciences - Environment - 06.02.2013
Environmental factors determine whether immigrants are accepted by cooperatively breeding animals
Environmental factors determine whether immigrants are accepted by cooperatively breeding animals
—Dr Markus Z?ttl of the University of Cambridge Cichlid fish are more likely to accept immigrants into their group when they are under threat from predators and need reinforcements, new research shows. The researcher suggests that there are parallels between cooperatively breeding fish's and humans' regulation of immigrants.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 30.01.2013
Aztec Conquest Altered Genetics among Early Mexico Inhabitants, New DNA Study Shows
AUSTIN, Texas — For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether. According to new anthropological research from The University of Texas at Austin, Wichita State University and Washington State University, the answers may lie in DNA.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 30.01.2013
Can you feel my pain? Middle-aged women sure can
ANN ARBOR-Looking for someone to feel your pain? Talk to a woman in her 50s. According to a new study of more than 75,000 adults, women in that age group are more empathic than men of the same age and than younger or older people. "Overall, late middle-aged adults were higher in both of the aspects of empathy that we measured," said Sara Konrath, assistant research professor at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and co-author of an article on age and empathy forthcoming in the Journals of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences.

Social Sciences - Media - 30.01.2013
Why some immigrants get citizenship
Study: Country of origin a 'massive disadvantage' for some immigrants, regardless of qualifications. For immigrants, the path to citizenship in many countries is filled with hurdles: finding a job, learning the language, passing exams. But for some people, the biggest obstacle of all may be one they cannot help: their country of origin.

Social Sciences - 29.01.2013
More sex for married couples with traditional divisions of housework
Married men and women who divide household chores in traditional ways report having more sex than couples who share so-called men's and women's work, according to a new study co-authored by sociologists at the University of Washington. Other studies have found that husbands got more sex if they did more housework, implying that sex was in exchange for housework.

Social Sciences - 15.01.2013
Violent video games may intensify anti-Arab stereotypes
ANN ARBOR-Playing violent video games about terrorism strengthens negative stereotypes about Arabs, even when Arabs are not portrayed in the games. That is one of the findings of an innovative new study in the January issue of Psychology of Violence, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Psychological Association.

Social Sciences - 15.01.2013
Violent video games intensify anti-Arab stereotypes
ANN ARBOR-Playing violent video games about terrorism strengthens negative stereotypes about Arabs, even when Arabs are not portrayed in the games. That is one of the findings of an innovative new study in the January issue of Psychology of Violence, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Psychological Association.

Social Sciences - 07.01.2013
New ¤675,000 study will examine online abuse in teenage relationships
New ¤675,000 study will examine online abuse in teenage relationships
The role of online technology in instigating and maintaining control and violence in young people's intimate relationships will be examined in a new study led by researchers at the University of Bristol. Instant messaging and social networking sites are some of the most popular ways young people communicate today.