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Social Sciences - 04.12.2018
Social marketing campaigns can help threatened wildlife species recover
Social marketing campaigns can help threatened wildlife species recover
Encouraging people to change their behavior through social marketing campaigns can help the recovery of threatened wildlife populations. New research shows that social marketing campaigns play an important role in the recovery of wildlife species, offering evidence that can help conservationists design more cost-effective future campaigns.

Social Sciences - 28.11.2018
When a city feels good, people take more risks
What makes people take risks' Not stunt women or formula 1 drivers. Just ordinary people like you and me. Research published this week in PLOS ONE suggests that unexpected improvements in everyday life (sunshine after many days of rain or a win by a local sports team) are correlated with a change in a city's mood and an increased likelihood that it's citizens will do risky things like gamble.

Social Sciences - 23.11.2018
Brexit and Trump voters more likely to believe in conspiracy theories, survey study shows
Brexit and Trump voters more likely to believe in conspiracy theories, survey study shows
Latest research reveals the extent to which conspiracy theories have become "mainstream rather than marginal beliefs" across much of Europe and the US.

Veterinary Science - Social Sciences - 22.11.2018
Awareness of 22q
Awareness of 22q
Researchers at Cardiff University are working to understand a relatively common genetic condition that most people haven't heard of. The ECHO study, based at the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, aims to identify the challenges faced by people with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11.2DS), which is thought to be the second most common genetic condition behind Down's Syndrome.

Social Sciences - 22.11.2018
Photos make people believe: ANU study
Photos make people believe: ANU study
People are more likely to believe a true or false claim if it is paired with a photograph, a researcher from The Australian National University (ANU) has found. Dr Eryn Newman, from the ANU Research School of Psychology, has been finding out how people find truth in a fake-news era. In her research, Dr Newman has found that people make the decision to trust information if it has pictures to illustrate the ideas.

Health - Social Sciences - 21.11.2018
UCLA faculty voice: Neuroscientists identify low-tech fix to sleep-deprived teens
UCLA faculty voice: Neuroscientists identify low-tech fix to sleep-deprived teens
Opinion + Voices Psychology professor Adriana Galván says the right pillow can serve as a relatively inexpensive solution Adriana Galván Adriana Galván a professor of psychology at UCLA and holds the Jeffrey Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. She specializes in adolescent brain development.

Careers / Employment - Social Sciences - 20.11.2018
Is Science In Trouble?
Is Science In Trouble?
If there's a central tenet that unites all of the sciences, it's probably that scientists should approach discovery without bias and with a healthy dose of skepticism. The idea is that the best way to reach the truth is to allow the facts to lead where they will, even if it's not where you intended to go.

Social Sciences - 19.11.2018
Friendship among young people in Wales
Friendship among young people in Wales
A good sense of humour is the most valued quality in a friend, research of young people in Wales has found. A team of Cardiff University researchers based at the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) found that honesty and kindness were the next most valued traits.

Social Sciences - 12.11.2018
Volunteers needed to help understand and prevent suicide in autistic community
Researchers are looking for people to take part in a new study to better understand why autistic people may be more likely to take their own life, to help shape new ways to prevent future deaths by suicide. The three-year project is being led by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Coventry University , and the University of Cambridge and is the first study of its kind.

Social Sciences - 06.11.2018
Social care research gets up to £20 million boost from NIHR
Social care research in England is set to receive up to £20 million in new funding through the National Institute for Health Research, boosting research to improve adult social care across the country. The investment by the Department of Health and Social Care will fund the next five years of the NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR), of which researchers from the University of Bristol are members.

Social Sciences - Health - 06.11.2018
Children of the city: tackling violence in the 21st century
Children of the city: tackling violence in the 21st century
Up to one billion children worldwide are estimated to be victims of violence. Now, an intended study of 12,000 children in eight cities worldwide wants to discover what it really means to be a child of the city today - the adversities, the vulnerabilities, the resilience. By comparing a new generation from each city, we can build a scientific backbone for interventions to prevent violence against children Manuel Eisner It's 1960 and two boys are born into cities of different nations about to gain independence from the British.

Social Sciences - 05.11.2018
More Australians affected by gambling and for longer
On the eve of the Melbourne Cup, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found more Australians are experiencing gambling harm and suffering life and health hardships for much longer than previously known.  In providing one of the first national snapshots of gambling harm in Australia, the Centre for Gambling Research (CGR) has identified more than 1.4 million Australians experiencing gambling harm - six times more than the generally accepted figure of around 200,000 people.

Social Sciences - 01.11.2018
Domestic violence is widely accepted in most developing countries
Societal acceptance of domestic violence against women is widespread in developing countries, with 36 per cent of people believing it is justified in certain situations. Using Demographic and Health Surveys conducted between 2005-2017, researchers at the University of Bristol analysed data from 1.17 million men and women in 49 lowand middle-income countries.

Social Sciences - 30.10.2018
Child welfare inequalities in the UK
Children in Northern Ireland are 80% less likely to be in foster or residential care than children in Wales, according to a study. Professor Jonathan Scourfield and Dr Martin Elliott from Cardiff University contributed to the UK-wide research that analysed the data of 36,000 children in contact with child protection services.

Social Sciences - Religions - 30.10.2018
AI systems shed light on root cause of religious conflict
Artificial intelligence can help us to better understand the causes of religious violence and to potentially control it, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. The study is one of the first to be published that uses psychologically realistic AI - as opposed to machine learning. The research published in The Journal for Artificial Societies and Social Stimulation , combines computer modelling and cognitive psychology to create an AI system able to mimic human religiosity.

Social Sciences - 29.10.2018
Beermats to boost conversations in pubs and tackle loneliness in older men
29 October 2018 Specially-designed beermats have been created to highlight the important role traditional pubs have to play in tackling loneliness in older men. As traditional pubs decline, and face-to-face socialising is replaced by social media, researchers at the University of Bristol have examined the role pubs play in the lives of men over 65.

Social Sciences - Administration - 24.10.2018
How online technologies are transforming transnational organised crime
Experts from Cardiff University are leading on a major new research project which will assess how new technologies are influencing transnational organised crime (Cyber-TNOC). Professor Mike Levi, Dr Luca Giommoni and Professor Matthew Williams, criminologists at the School of Social Sciences, along with Professor Pete Burnap from the School of Computer Science and Informatics, have secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to investigate the ways in which criminals are making use of cyber and allied technologies.

Social Sciences - 24.10.2018
From Minutes to Months
Governments and police forces around the world need to give greater consideration to the potential harm caused by mass and social media following terror events, a report concludes. Academics at Cardiff University's Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI) lead an international team of analysts from the University of New South Wales, Michigan State University and the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing to learn the lessons from researching recent terror attacks in the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Social Sciences - 23.10.2018
Cultural stereotypes drive negative perceptions of undocumented immigrants
Heated political rhetoric on immigration has dominated the media for the past few years, with politicians including President Donald Trump often portraying undocumented immigrants as dangerous criminals. According to new University of Chicago research , that kind of dialogue may be fostering a national sentiment of fear and hostility toward already disadvantaged populations.

Social Sciences - 22.10.2018
Non-English speaker less likely to get automated suicide-prevention advice from Google
Do people with suicidal thoughts see potentially life-saving information when they go online? It may depend on the language they're using, research shows.
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