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Economics - Social Sciences - 16.02.2023
Schools’ surge in marketing to attract pupils fuels inequalities globally
The new study published in the journal Review of Educational Research is authored by Prof Deborah Wilson, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. A pioneering global study has revealed how schools worldwide are using a raft of marketing techniques to attract higher performing pupils and climb the league tables.

Health - Social Sciences - 15.02.2023
What factors influence children’s learning of fear?
A study shows that children who have a strong physiological concordance as well as an insecure attachment relationship with their parents are more prone to be afraid based on what they see. CONTENU - Many fears develop during childhood. And the scientific literature is quite clear: learning to fear through observation is common especially in children who take their parents as models and learn to fear a stimulus without being directly exposed to an aversive situation.

Social Sciences - 13.02.2023
Independent inquiry exonerates Professor Machteld Marcelis
Professor Machteld Marcelis can continue her work at Maastricht University, the university's Executive Board has determined.

Social Sciences - 10.02.2023
'Children with Developmental Language Disorder do catch up partially'
’Children with Developmental Language Disorder do catch up partially’
Contrary to what has been assumed, children with severe developmental language disorder (DLD) do in fact partially catch up upon their delays in language development. This was observed by researcher and speech and language therapist Gerda Bruinsma , Professor of Speech Therapy Ellen Gerrits and Professor of Psycholinguistics Frank Wijnen in their research at the Institute for Language Sciences.

Social Sciences - 10.02.2023
Experts from the UV, the UPV, and the CSIC monitor the gender gap in the research centres in the Valencian Community
Experts from the UV, the UPV, and the CSIC monitor the gender gap in the research centres in the Valencian Community
The research group INVISIBLES, consisting of researchers from the University of Valencia (UV), the Polytechnical University of Valencia (UPV) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), is working on a study to monitor the gender gap in the research centres of all three provinces in the Valencian Community The research team started this study in the beginning of 2022.

Social Sciences - Health - 09.02.2023
Truth behind Indigenous female deaths in custody
A University of Queensland study found many Indigenous women who died in custody had not been sentenced by a court, but were on remand or in protective custody. Professor Tamara Walsh from UQ Law School and a team of law students conducted the four-year study on Australian deaths in custody, which involved analysing 736 coroners' inquest reports dated between 1991 and 2020 - the most comprehensive study of its kind.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 09.02.2023
New AI tool identifies factors that predict the reproducibility of research
New AI tool identifies factors that predict the reproducibility of research
The replication success of scientific research is linked to research methods, citation impact and social media coverage - but not university prestige or citation numbers - according to a new study involving UCL researchers. Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ), the study explores the ability of a validated text-based machine learning model to predict the likelihood of successful replication for more than 14,100 psychology research articles published since 2000 across six top-tier journals.

Social Sciences - 08.02.2023
SCI weekly research round-up 8 February
SCI weekly research round-up 8 February
Don't miss out on any article, podcast or presentation by SCI members anymore with our regular research round ups covering any recently published SCI research! Dale Southerton and Alan Warde have just published an essay on sustainable consumption in a collection of papers in honour of Hal Wilhite. Hal was a social anthropologist working on issues of consumption and sustainability with a special interest in energy.

Social Sciences - 08.02.2023
How our own identity impacts how we judge others
People most likely to be stereotyped based on racial-gender combination were less likely to hold certain race-gender stereotypes against others How does our own identity impact how we perceive and judge others? Research from McGill University has found that those who are most likely to be stereotyped based on their combined racial and gender identity, such as Black women and Asian men, were less likely to hold certain stereotypes against others.

Social Sciences - 08.02.2023
Relationships matter more than emotion when it comes to 'likes' on Instagram
Relationships matter more than emotion when it comes to ’likes’ on Instagram
Friends can expect a -like- but acquaintances must play their part to earn a like on Instagram The emotional buzz of receiving a like to an Instagram post can leave people more disposed to return a like in the future, but it's the status of the relationship that is the overriding factor in determining the tap of approval, according to a study from the University of Bath.

Social Sciences - Campus - 08.02.2023
Preschool gives a big boost to college attendance
Research using a Boston admissions lottery shows striking effects for children throughout their student lives. Close Attending preschool at age 4 makes children significantly more likely to go to college, according to an empirical study led by an MIT economist. The study examines children who attended public preschools in Boston from 1997 to 2003.

Social Sciences - 07.02.2023
Public back bolder policies to reduce fuel and transport poverty
Study finds there is wide public support for more ambitious UK policies to tackle fuel and transport poverty. Even those who may not have issues with energy and transport bills now are concerned they may need help in the future. A 'universal basic energy' policy and cheaper bus and train fares could help those on the lowest of incomes.

Social Sciences - 06.02.2023
Curious about resilience
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and trying new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.", Walt Disney In Lewis Carroll's famous "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" Alice is confronted with a series of unexpected and challenging situations.

Social Sciences - 03.02.2023
Improving social access beyond the inner city
Improving social access beyond the inner city
Improving suburban public transport access has a societal benefit through better health, increased employment and reduced crime, according to a new study from the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney Business School. The paper, published in Transportation Research , makes the case that the financial benefit of improved mobility for those experiencing disadvantage because of where they live should be factored into the cost-benefit analysis of transport infrastructure projects.

Architecture - Social Sciences - 02.02.2023
The cities we create lead to isolation and loneliness
The cities we create lead to isolation and loneliness
Loneliness is more than just a personal problem. Drs Jennifer Kent, Emily Rugel and Marlee Bower explore how the places in which we live, work and play can be an important factor in fostering connections and building relationships. If you're feeling lonely, you're not alone. Loneliness is an increasingly common experience , and it can have severe consequences.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 31.01.2023
Good and bad sleep
Good and bad sleep
When children's sleep patterns are altered by external factors, this can have consequences. This is the conclusion of a study from the University of Freiburg, which analyzed the sleep of children during the pandemic and their behavior six months later . The confinement of spring 2020 clearly affected the sleep of babies and young children.

Social Sciences - 31.01.2023
Gay men discriminate against feminine gay men
Gay men discriminate against feminine gay men
Psychology study finds both gay men and heterosexual men prefer masculine over feminine gay men for a high-status role, suggesting feminine gay men may face implicit discrimination in the workplace. Both gay men and heterosexual men prefer masculine-presenting men for high-status roles, according to a new study from the University of Sydney, leaving more feminine-presenting gay men disadvantaged and facing internal bias, prejudice and potential discrimination in the workplace, including in hiring practices and promotion opportunities.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 30.01.2023
Coercive control takes significant toll on children
Children can often be overlooked in situations involving interparental coercive control, but the impact on them is significant, a new research review from The Australian National University (ANU) has found. Coercive control is a pattern of controlling behaviours and asserting dominance within an intimate relationship.

Social Sciences - 30.01.2023
Is een latere eindtoets in het basisonderwijs beter voor migrantenkinderen?
Immigranten vormen een steeds groter deel van de Nederlandse bevolking. Zaken als een gebrek aan Nederlandse taalvaardigheid of een beperkte kennis over Nederlandse instellingen, kunnen het integratieproces belemmeren. Onderwijs is een belangrijke manier om te integreren. Het kan onder meer de kansen op een hoger inkomen verbeteren en helpen netwerken op te bouwen.

Social Sciences - 30.01.2023
Is a later primary school exit test better for migrant children?
Immigrants form an increasing share of the Dutch population. Several barriers, such as a lack of Dutch language skills or limited knowledge on Dutch institutions, can hamper the integration process. A major channel for integration is education. It can, among others, improve chances to receive higher incomes and help to build networks.