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Social Sciences - 03.08.2023
It's 2023, and coming out is, well, complicated
It’s 2023, and coming out is, well, complicated
In an era of unprecedented LGBTQ2+ visibility coupled with incredible backlash, coming out as a sexual minority can be a deeply ambivalent experience, according to new research. In a study published in Theory and Society , sociologists Dr. Amin Ghaziani and Andy Holmes conducted in-depth interviews with 52 adult Vancouverites about their experiences coming out over the last five years.

Social Sciences - 03.08.2023
Search-and-rescue operations do not seem to have an influence on the crossing attempts of migrants in the central Mediterranean Sea
Search-and-rescue operations do not seem to have an influence on the crossing attempts of migrants in the central Mediterranean Sea
The search for and rescue of boats transporting migrants across the central Mediterranean Sea does not seem to have any influence on the number of people starting the risky journey. This is the conclusion of a research team led by Potsdam social scientist Alejandra Rodríguez Sánchez, who analyzed data on attempted crossings between 2011 and 2020.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 03.08.2023
Researchers partner on interdisciplinary salmon conservation
Reversing a 40-year decline in Pacific salmon populations requires a collaborative approach that combines traditional Indigenous knowledge with archaeology and genomics. A new project, funded by Genome BC, involves a team of researchers from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Simon Fraser University's Department of Archaeology and the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries.

Health - Social Sciences - 02.08.2023
The socioeconomic gap in behaviours that contribute to diseases is widening
New research shows increasing levels of inequality in risk factors that causes higher levels of health conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Findings published in the BMC Public Health have shown an increasing divide across England - with those in lower socioeconomic positions (SEPs) recording more behaviours that put them at increased risk of diseases including cancer, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes.

Social Sciences - 01.08.2023
Personality traits and the likelihood of childbearing
Personality traits and the likelihood of childbearing
The decline in birth rates in many industrialized countries since the mid-1950s is partly due to a change in values. People decide more individually whether they want to have children or not. Steffen Peters of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research has investigated the role played by personality traits such as empathy or extroversion.

Health - Social Sciences - 01.08.2023
Gypsy Traveller group faced a higher risk during the COVID-19 pandemic
New research shows, for the first time, a higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation or death for the White Gypsy/Traveller ethnic minority group New research shows, for the first time, a higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation or death for the White Gypsy/Traveller ethnic minority group. The research, which looked at over 4.3m people in Scotland, was led by the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow and published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

Health - Social Sciences - 01.08.2023
Indigenous health study rolls out across Queensland
A landmark research project will place health workers in Indigenous communities across Queensland to study the long-term wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. Researchers from The University of Queensland and Mater Research Institute will identify 400 Indigenous families during pregnancy, and monitor the health and wellbeing of participating mothers, fathers and babies over five years.

Social Sciences - 01.08.2023
Teens engaged in activism become better critical thinkers, U-M study finds
Study: Charting the longitudinal trajectories and interplay of critical consciousness among youth activists Youth involved in community-based activism over time become better critical thinkers and more politically active, according to a new University of Michigan study. The study , recently published in Child Development, highlights the importance of community engagement in supporting and developing critical consciousness and social action among adolescents.

Health - Social Sciences - 31.07.2023
What helps Stephanie doesn't necessarily help Stefan
What helps Stephanie doesn’t necessarily help Stefan
Women and men react differently to strain and stress. This is shown by a study from the first year of the corona pandemic. A team from Würzburg University Medical Center is responsible for the study. Does anyone remember the first phase of the Corona pandemic in 2020? When stores, restaurants, cinemas and theaters were closed.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 31.07.2023
The study of the prehistorical sambaqui community (eastern South America) shows their genetic diversity
The study of the prehistorical sambaqui community (eastern South America) shows their genetic diversity
An international research team lead by the University of Tübingen and the Brazilian University of São Paulo, with CIDEGENT researcher Domingo C. Salazar from the University of Valencia, compiled the largest genomic dataset from Brazil to demonstrate that sambaqui communities on the southern and southeastern coasts didn-t represent a genetically homogeneous population.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 31.07.2023
Family History at the Shell Mound
Family History at the Shell Mound
Researchers from the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen and the Brazilian University of São Paulo, together with an international research team led by first author Dr. Tiago Ferraz, compiled the largest genomic dataset from Brazil to demonstrate that sambaqui communities on the southern and southeastern coasts did not represent a genetically homogeneous population.

Social Sciences - 28.07.2023
The creation of new meanings of words has common reasons in 1,400 languages, according to a study led by UPF published in Science
The creation of new meanings of words has common reasons in 1,400 languages, according to a study led by UPF published in Science
Another of the conclusions of the study, conducted with the collaboration of the University of Toronto, is that the lexical creativity of children (when they are learning to speak) and that of the speakers of a language (which explains the historical evolution of the meanings of words) follow shared patterns.

Social Sciences - 28.07.2023
Volunteering empowers refugee and Jordanian women in poor urban communities
Volunteering empowers refugee and Jordanian women in poor urban communities
A first-of-its-kind study examines the social networks of women from low-income households, including Syrian refugees, in Amman, Jordan. Providing poor women, including Syrian refugees, in Amman, Jordan, with volunteer opportunities helps them diversify their social networks, enhances their sense of empowerment and wellbeing, and potentially encourages social change, according to a new study coauthored by Yale anthropologist Catherine Panter-Brick.

Health - Social Sciences - 27.07.2023
How to improve CPR rates in Australian migrant communities
CPR can double someone's chances of surviving a cardiac arrest in the community, but new research published in the British Medical Journal finds Australians born overseas lack the support and opportunity to learn. The researchers explore ways to improve CPR training rates. The odds of surviving cardiac arrest outside of a hospital are low, only around 10 percent.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 26.07.2023
Family trees from the European Neolithic
The Neolithic burial site of Gurgy 'les Noisats' in France revealed two unprecedentedly large family trees which  allowed a Franco-German team to explore the social organization of the 6,700-year-old community. Based on multiple lines of evidence, the team describes a close kin group which practiced monogamy and female exogamy, and experienced generally stable times.

Social Sciences - Media - 20.07.2023
#BodyPositivity: More acceptance for different bodies
#BodyPositivity: More acceptance for different bodies
Social media play an important role in users' perception of the ideal body - often leading them in an unhealthy direction. Researchers at the University of Würzburg have investigated how this can be counteracted . How can social media contribute to a more diverse concept of body shapes and physical attractiveness? The answer is: body-positive content.

Social Sciences - 20.07.2023
#BodyPositivity: More Diversity in Body Shapes
#BodyPositivity: More Diversity in Body Shapes
Social media play an important role in users' perception of the ideal body - often leading them in an unhealthy direction. Researchers at the University of Würzburg have investigated how this can be counteracted. How can social media contribute to a more diverse concept of body shapes and physical attractiveness? The answer is body-positive content.

Health - Social Sciences - 19.07.2023
Early prevention program improves child mental health and language
Findings from the Children's Health Policy Centre's (CHPC) scientific evaluation of the program Nurse-Family Partnership have shown that it improved maternal-reported child language and mental health at age two years. Results from the long-term randomized-controlled trial-known as the BC Healthy Connections Project (BCHCP )-were published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Career - Social Sciences - 18.07.2023
Employment has a positive effect on mothers’ well-being
The number of working mothers in Germany has been rising for years, however, they find themselves constantly balancing between work and family. Research shows that being employed has a positive effect on a person's health and well-being. However, no research has examined how employment affects the well-being and health of single mothers and cohabiting mothers.

Social Sciences - Career - 17.07.2023
Men ’less satisfied with life’ when their female partner is the only earner - new study
Analysis from Dr Helen Kowalewska and Dr Agnese Vitali looked at the link between breadwinner status and wellbeing in heterosexual couples. Men report lower wellbeing when women are the sole earner in a relationship, versus where both partners are employed or the man is the main breadwinner, according to a revealing new study.
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