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Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
21.09.2017
The Women's March Mobilised People with Diverse Interests: study
The Women’s March Mobilised People with Diverse Interests: study
People who participated in the Women's March in Washington DC in January 2017 were motivated by a range of diverse issues that cut across race, gender, and sexuality but shared similar educational backgrounds, a new study finds. It was led by researcher Dana R. Fisher, a Professor at the University of Maryland, and currently a visiting guest professor at Lund University in Sweden.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.09.2017
Study suggests you can ‘pick up’ a good or bad mood from your friends - but it also suggests that depression doesn’t have the same effect
New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up' from friends, but depression can't. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends' moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks. The team analysed data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health which incorporates the moods and friendship networks of US adolescents in schools.
Social Sciences - Sport Sciences
19.09.2017
Winner takes all: Success enhances taste for luxury goods, study suggests
Winner takes all: Success enhances taste for luxury goods, study suggests
Footballers in flashy cars, City workers in Armani suits, reality TV celebrities sipping expensive champagne while sitting in hot tubs: what drives people to purchase luxury goods' New research suggests that it may be a sense of being a 'winner' - but that contrary to expectations, it is not driven by testosterone.
Social Sciences
13.09.2017
Offhand comments can expose underlying racism, UW study finds
Offhand comments can expose underlying racism, UW study finds
Blatant racism is easy to identify - a shouted racial slur, a white supremacist rally, or the open discrimination, segregation and violence of the pre-civil rights era. But more subtle forms of bias, called microaggressions , emerge in the everyday exchanges among friends and strangers alike and can offend racial and ethnic minorities.
Mathematics - Social Sciences
12.09.2017
Sharp decline in poverty in U.S. despite census report
Contrary to numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Sept. 12, researchers at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the University of Notre Dame find that poverty has fallen sharply in the U.S. in recent decades. The U.S. Census Bureau's annual income-based poverty report provides data that inform a range of policies and issues affecting Americans from taxes to immigration to trade policy.
Careers/Employment - Social Sciences
07.09.2017
The 13 factors for a successful career
The 13 factors for a successful career
What determines career success' This question has occupied career research, career counseling, organisations and private persons for decades. With the help of a new questionnaire, Bern researchers from the department of work and organisational psychology have now identified the important resources for a successful career.
Social Sciences
06.09.2017
Couples Weather Bickering With Help from Friends
AUSTIN, Texas - Every couple has conflict, and new research finds that having good friends and family members to turn to alleviates the stress of everyday conflict between partners. In fact, according to the study led by The University of Texas at Austin's Lisa Neff , social networks may help provide protection against health problems brought about by ordinary tension between spouses.
Social Sciences
05.09.2017
Reputation can offset social bias
In a study involving nearly 9,000 Airbnb users, Stanford scholars propose that implementing features that emphasize a user's reputation can offset harmful social bias. The "share economy," where people rent goods and services, including their residences and automobiles, has numerous benefits for people trying to make extra money.
Social Sciences
04.09.2017
The will to fight for and against ISIS
ANN ARBOR-Although Islamic State fighters are often undermanned and undergunned, they prove difficult enemies to fight. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Artis International show that the tenacity of these fighters-and those who oppose them-comes from a willingness to fight and die due to a commitment to sacred values, a readiness to renounce kin for those values, and a belief in the spiritual strength of their own group compared with the enemy.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.08.2017
Psychotic experiences flag raised suicide risk
Psychotic experiences flag raised suicide risk
Otherwise healthy people who experience hallucinations or delusions are more likely to have later suicidal thoughts or attempts, an international study has found. The University of Queensland-led research found that having a psychotic experience doubled the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours. UQ Queensland Brain Institute researcher Professor John McGrath said children were at even greater risk.
Social Sciences
30.08.2017
Both chimpanzees and humans spontaneously imitate each other's actions
Both chimpanzees and humans spontaneously imitate each other’s actions
Copying the behaviour of others makes us effective learners and allow skills, knowledge and inventions to be passed on from one generation to the next. Imitation is therefore viewed as the key cognitive ability that enabled human culture to grow and create such things as language, technology, art and science.
Social Sciences
28.08.2017
Expectations for all-day schools are too high
Expectations for all-day schools are too high
Children in the German-speaking part of Switzerland who utilise extended education offerings in the first two years of primary school generally perform no better in school than other children, an SNSF-funded project has found. Overall, the research shows that all-day schools do not fulfil all the expectations people place in them.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
24.08.2017
Lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults suffer more chronic health conditions than heterosexuals, study finds
Lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults suffer more chronic health conditions than heterosexuals, study finds
Lesbian and bisexual older women are more likely than heterosexual older women to suffer chronic health conditions, experience sleep problems and drink excessively, a new University of Washington study finds. In general, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) older adults were found to be in poorer health than heterosexuals, specifically in terms of higher rates of cardiovascular disease, weakened immune system and low back or neck pain.
Social Sciences - Mathematics
24.08.2017
Ending the silence on older victims of rape
Ending the silence on older victims of rape
Many people over 60 in the UK are victims of sexual violence, according to Durham University research. Despite the pervasive stereotypes of what constitutes a “real rape” - a young woman being attacked by a stranger - the research has uncovered that older people are victims too. The study shows that people over 60 are more likely to be raped by an acquaintance either in their own home or a care home.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
23.08.2017
Personality drives purchasing of luxury goods
People who are 'extraverted' and on low incomes buy more luxury goods than their introverted peers to compensate for the experience of low financial status, finds new UCL research. The study, published today in Psychological Science , used real life spending data from UK bank accounts to investigate the spending habits of richer and poorer people with different personality types.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.08.2017
Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam
This isn't a case of people producing a couple of extra items on top of what they need. It's a major operation. A team of archaeologists from ANU has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago. A new study shows a number of settlements along the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam were part of a sophisticated scheme where large volumes of items were manufactured and circulated over hundreds of kilometres.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.08.2017
August: hazardous pesticides | News | University of Bristol
August: hazardous pesticides | News | University of Bristol
Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides - commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia - should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according to two studies involving University of Bristol academics in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Health journals.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
07.08.2017
Individuals with bipolar disorder need workplace support
ANN ARBOR-People with bipolar disorder often find themselves unemployed due to exclusion, stigma and stereotypes directed at them at work, a new study found. These workers had to disclose their condition to co-workers and employers to receive special accommodations or more support, but often the outcomes are negative, say researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
31.07.2017
Parallels between unresponsive honey bees, autism in humans
Parallels between unresponsive honey bees, autism in humans
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Honey bees that consistently fail to respond to obvious social cues share something fundamental with autistic humans, researchers report in a new study. Genes most closely associated with autism spectrum disorders in humans are regulated differently in unresponsive honey bees than in their more responsive nest mates, the study found.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
27.07.2017
Isotopes in prehistoric cattle teeth suggest a variety of herding strategies were used during the Neolithic
Isotopes in prehistoric cattle teeth suggest a variety of herding strategies were used during the Neolithic
Over the course of the Neolithic period, secondary products from cattle such as milk, manure and animal power became more important. This led to larger herds, and the increased demand for grazing resources could have led to herding strategies that took advantage of grazing grounds away from the permanent settlement.
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