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Social Sciences - 29.07.2013
Virtue rewarded: Helping others at work makes people happier
Altruists in the workplace are more likely to help fellow employees, be more committed to their work and be less likely to quit, new research by UW-Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs shows. And these workplace altruists enjoy a pretty important benefit themselves - they are happier than their fellow employees.

Social Sciences - Health - 29.07.2013
Thyroid conditions linked to childhood physical abuse
Women who were victims of childhood physical abuse are more likely to develop thyroid conditions than women who were not maltreated during childhood, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Hawaii. The study appears online in this week's Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma .

Social Sciences - 25.07.2013
Oldest old at risk from social isolation
Using new data from the UK's largest ever social survey, Understanding Society, the Personal Finance Research Centre (PRFC) at the University of Bristol and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) have produced preliminary findings about the 'oldest old' (aged over 85) and their levels of participation, wellbeing and health.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 23.07.2013
Worries of family and friends could affect recovery of brain haemorrhage patients
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue. More support is needed to ease the fears of family and friends of brain haemorrhage patients after new research suggested that their worries could inadvertently affect the recovery of their loved ones, scientists said today (Tuesday July 23).

Social Sciences - 17.07.2013
The King Louie Effect
Children are socially motivated to learn at a much younger age than previous studies have suggested, according to new research undertaken by the School of Psychology. Experimental studies have determined that from 15 months of age children begin to imitate the behaviour of other people more faithfully and less selectively than in earlier months.

Social Sciences - 12.07.2013
Study identifies ’justice gap’ for rape victims
Rape cases involving vulnerable victims, such as those with extensive mental health problems, are least likely to progress through the criminal justice system and not result in conviction. This is just one of the findings from a new University of Bristol study that investigated the high 'drop out' rate in rape cases.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 10.07.2013
Prisoners doing yoga may see psychological benefits
Yoga can improve mood and mental wellbeing among prisoners, an Oxford University study suggests, and may also have an effect on impulsive behaviour. The researchers found that prisoners after a 10-week yoga course reported improved mood, reduced stress and were better at a task related to behaviour control than those who continued in their normal prison routine.

Social Sciences - Administration - 08.07.2013
Innovative study estimates extent to which air pollution in China shortens human lives
New quasi-experimental research finds major impact of coal emissions on health. A high level of air pollution, in the form of particulates produced by burning coal, significantly shortens the lives of people exposed to it, according to a unique new study of China co-authored by an MIT economist. The research is based on long-term data compiled for the first time, and projects that the 500 million Chinese who live north of the Huai River are set to lose an aggregate 2.5 billion years of life expectancy due to the extensive use of coal to power boilers for heating throughout the region.

Social Sciences - 02.07.2013
Subconscious prejudice does not influence white opinion about Obama, polices benefitting blacks
ANN ARBOR-A subconcsious preducice against blacks may not have an effect on how whites feel about President Obama or policies intended to benefit blacks, a new study indicates. "These findings differ from previous research, which suggested that subconscious negative attitudes toward blacks-also referred to as "implicit prejudice"-eroded the white vote for Obama during the 2008 presidential elections.

Social Sciences - 01.07.2013
Grandparents influence where you are on the social ladder
For the first time, a study has suggested that the position of grandparents in the British class system has a direct effect on which class their grandchildren belong to. It has long been accepted that parents' social standing has a strong influence on children's education, job prospects and earning power.

Social Sciences - 01.07.2013
Climbing the social ladder is strongly influenced by your grandparents’ class
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue. The position of grandparents in the British class system has a direct effect on which class their grandchildren belong to, according to a new study by Durham and Oxford universities.

Health - Social Sciences - 01.07.2013
One in five UK NHS staff report bullying by colleagues
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue. One in five UK NHS staff report bullying by colleagues One in five UK NHS staff report bullying by colleagues, with almost half saying they have witnessed bullying, in the past six months, indicates research led by Durham University.

Health - Social Sciences - 28.06.2013
Children most likely to transmit infectious disease
Children most likely to transmit infectious disease
Researchers at the Universities of Liverpool and Warwick have shown that children in the UK have the highest number and longest duration of social , making them most at-risk for catching and transmitting infection. The team have, for the first time, mapped the daily networks of thousands of individuals to shed light on which groups may be at highest risk of contracting and spreading respiratory diseases.

Health - Social Sciences - 26.06.2013
Mothers' migrant status linked to newborns' weight
A new study involving Oxford University researchers suggests that the migrant status of couples in Hong Kong is a key factor in their babies' birth weights. The study suggests that native couples have significantly lighter babies than parents who come from mainland China. Mainland Chinese mothers who give birth in Hong Kong are only half as likely to have low-weight children and just one-fifth as likely to have very low-weight children as Hong Kong-born couples.

Health - Social Sciences - 24.06.2013
First-hand experiences of cosmetic surgery tourists revealed
A study of the experiences of cosmetic surgery tourists, led by the University of Leeds, challenges widely-held perceptions about the safety and motives of people travelling oversees for treatment. The two-year study, ‘Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicone’, is the first to use in-depth s, video and photo diaries and questionnaires to analyse cosmetic surgery tourism from the perspective of the patient’s experience.

Social Sciences - Economics - 24.06.2013
Finding Murray’s magic
Research suggests that it is Andy Murray's ability to manage goals, as well as his skill, drive and motivation that makes him such a successful athlete. Murray dropped out of the French Open after a back injury this year, missing out on his goal of playing in four grand slam finals in a row. But this decision has allowed him to recuperate in time for Wimbledon this month.

Social Sciences - Education - 20.06.2013
The College of Social Work endorses Manchester’s social work degrees
20 Jun 2013 The University of Manchester's social work degree programmes have become one of the first five higher education institutions (HEIs) to be endorsed by the College of Social Work. The College of Social Work has launched the endorsement scheme for higher education institutions aimed at providing a kite mark of quality to qualifying social work degree programmes.

Career - Social Sciences - 12.06.2013
How your home life can hurt your career
If policy-makers want to do something about falling birth rates, they might take a look at improving how people are treated at work when they step outside of traditional family roles at home, a U of'T researcher says. New studies show that women without children and mothers with non-traditional caregiving arrangements suffer the most harassment in the workplace, while middle-class men who take on non-traditional caregiving roles are treated worse at work than men who stick closer to traditional gender norms in the family.

Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - 12.06.2013
How Altitude Affects the Way Language is Spoken
June 12, 2013 — Coral Gables — Language is formed by giving meaning to sounds and stringing together these meaningful expressions to communicate feelings and ideas. Until recently most linguists believed that the relationship between the structure of language and the natural world was mainly the influence of the environment on vocabulary.

Social Sciences - Mathematics - 03.06.2013
Meeting online leads to happier, more enduring marriages
More than a third of marriages between 2005 and 2012 began online, according to new research at the University of Chicago, which also found that online couples have happier, longer marriages. Although the study did not determine why relationships that started online were more successful, the reasons may include the strong motivations of online daters, the availability of advance screening and the sheer volume of opportunities online.