Social Sciences and Psychology

Psychology - Oct 23
Psychology
Using an experiment conducted in a simulated group office environment, ETH researchers have proved for the first time that repeated workplace interruptions cause the body to increase the release of stress hormones. And they do so to a higher degree than the perceived psychological stress.
Social Sciences - Oct 22
Social Sciences

Humans prioritize close, positive relationships during aging, which can support physical and mental health.

Social Sciences - Oct 21
Social Sciences

Bronze Age pastoralists in what is now southern Russia apparently covered shorter distances than previously thought. It is believed that the Indo-European languages may have originated from this region, and these findings raise new questions about how technical and agricultural innovations spread to Europe. An international research team, with the participation of the University of Basel, has published a paper on this topic.

Social Sciences - Oct 19

Research team including agroecologists from Göttingen University study conditions in Peruvian cocoa agroforestry systems. Worldwide demand for food from the tropics that meets higher environmental and social standards has risen sharply in recent years.

Social Sciences - Oct 22

Her plans to study the effects of social isolation on adolescents have become particularly pertinent this year. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a cognitive neuroscientist who has spoken out about the importance of supporting and empowering young people, not suppressing and blaming them, during the pandemic.  I usually work in the University's Department of Psychology on the Downing Site.

Social Sciences - Oct 21

CMU expert discusses role of female moderator in final presidential debate. For decades, Carnegie Mellon University's Joanna Wolfe has studied the role gender plays in communication. Specifically, her research investigates how often men and women speak, interrupt and talk over one another.

Social Sciences - Oct 15
Social Sciences

If both camps take a more empathetic approach when there's an argument, it generally makes it easier to listen to what the other side is saying and alleviate tension. This isn't the case, however, when the conflict is about immigration.

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