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Social Sciences - Politics
28.06.2017
Fairness favored in Europe’s refugee crisis
Stanford scholars surveyed 18,000 citizens of 15 European countries and found that they support allocating asylum seekers proportional to each country's capacity, even if the number of asylum seekers to their own countries would increase.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
28.06.2017
World's next generation of human rights investigators meets at Berkeley
World’s next generation of human rights investigators meets at Berkeley
!- Start of DoubleClick Floodlight Tag: Please do not remove Activity name of this tag: UCB001CP Retargeting URL of the webpage where the tag is expected to be placed: http://unknown This tag must be placed between the Adebayo Okeowo traveled more than 10,000 miles to UC Berkeley from South Africa.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
26.06.2017
Opinion: Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong - according to science
Opinion: Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong - according to science
Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives, but for some it can be a crippling condition.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.06.2017
Indigenous-led program to tackle suicide
The implementation of an Indigenous-led suicide intervention program will begin in Queensland's rural and remote communities in July.
Politics - Social Sciences
23.06.2017
Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds
Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds
Two academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have contributed to a report on the challenges and implications of Brexit a year after the vote.
Social Sciences
20.06.2017
The spread of fake news following terrorist attacks
How fake news spreads on social media in the aftermath of major terrorist attacks and what the police can do to manage its impacts upon public behaviours will be analysed for the first time by researchers at Cardiff University.
Media - Social Sciences
20.06.2017
The social media economy benefits few, new book suggests
Fashion bloggers and Instagrammers seem to enjoy a coveted lifestyle, with jet-setting to exotic locales, couture clothing furnished by designers and countless other caption-worthy experiences.
Social Sciences
19.06.2017
New research on security threats announced
New research on security threats announced
Eight projects to address some of the security threats facing the UK have been announced by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), which is led by Lancaster University. After a rigorous and independent review process, these projects (subject to contract) were selected from more than 80 applications to CREST's recent commissioning call.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
19.06.2017
Top level speakers will address peacebuilding event at Lancaster University
Top level speakers will address peacebuilding event at Lancaster University
The development of fresh insights into peacebuilding will be at the forefront of thinking at a Lancaster University Knowledge Exchange symposium and workshop on 5 and 6 July.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
16.06.2017
Reference guide for domestic violence epidemic
Reference guide for domestic violence epidemic
Magistrates, judges, victims and support officers nationwide can now refer to a one-stop reference guide about domestic and family violence.
Social Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
15.06.2017
Q&A with Fiorenza Micheli: Monitoring human rights in the seafood sector
A group of scientists, including Stanford professor Fiorrenza Micheli, has urged marine scientists to focus attention on human rights violations and other social issues in the seafood sector, in addition to advocating for sustainable practices.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
15.06.2017
Sociologist probes lack of grassroots climate change activism
Sociologist Doug McAdam examined 40 years of research and theory on social movements in an attempt to determine why a sustained grassroots movement on climate change has not developed in the United States. Numerous public opinion polls show that Americans believe climate change is a major problem that needs to be dealt with.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
15.06.2017
Drop in violence associated with smoke-free policy at psychiatric hospital
New King's College London research reveals a 39 per cent drop in physical assaults - both between patients and towards staff - following the introduction of a smoke-free policy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). Published today in The Lancet Psychiatry , the study has important implications for the introduction of smoke-free policies, not only in psychiatric hospitals but also in other institutions such as prisons.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
14.06.2017
Peer-led self-management programmes may not help teenagers with asthma
• Study suggests that programmes have little effect on quality of life or lung function for adolescents who have the condition • Call for further analysis of studies A study from the University of Warwick suggests peer-led self-management programmes have little impact on the quality of life or lung function of adolescents with asthma.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
14.06.2017
Employment law reform needed to fix social care in the UK
New research by a Cardiff University academic has offered an innovative and timely insight into the UK's crisis of social care.
Life Sciences - Social Sciences
13.06.2017
Loneliness contributes to self-centeredness for sake of self-preservation
Research conducted over more than a decade indicates that loneliness increases self-centeredness and, to a lesser extent, self-centeredness also increases loneliness. The findings by researchers at the University of Chicago show such effects create a positive feedback loop between the two traits: As increased loneliness heightens self-centeredness, the latter then contributes further to enhanced loneliness.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
13.06.2017
Faculty panelists discuss immigration reform in America
Shannon Gleeson, Sergio Garcia-Rios, Stephen Yale-Loehr and Barbara Knuth at the Mosaic Forum on immigration, migration and refugee policy.
Social Sciences
13.06.2017
Kids in violent homes often think those who get hit deserve it
ANN ARBOR‚??Children who witness domestic violence may believe that people who get hit deserve the physical or verbal abuse, a new University of Michigan study found. Many children live in homes where they are exposed to their parent being hit, slapped, pushed or threatened with a gun or knife by a current or former romantic partner.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
12.06.2017
Fracturing social networks among business elites empower shareholder activism
Fracturing social networks among business elites empower shareholder activism
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — By mounting high-profile campaigns that have successfully unseated corporate titans and won shareholder-friendly reforms, activist investors have become increasingly successful in agitating for change in publicly held companies.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
09.06.2017
We Need to Take a Hard Look at Child Support Policies
Men today know that there are many ways to be a good father, but child custody and child support policies judge fathers in one narrow way: money.
Social Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
08.06.2017
Fake online profiles easier to fish out with new software tool
People who use fake profiles online could be more easily identified, thanks to a new tool developed by computer scientists. Computer scientists from King's and the University of Edinburgh have trained computer models to spot social media users who make up information about themselves – known as catfishes.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
07.06.2017
A total of 327 men, women, and children from East and West Germany alike fell victim to the East German border regime on the border between the two German nations
A total of 327 men, women, and children from East and West Germany alike fell victim to the East German border regime on the border between the two German nations
Study: A total of 327 men, women, and children from East and West Germany alike fell victim to the East German border regime on the border between the two German nations Conclusion of investigation o
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
06.06.2017
Poverty fighters find new ways to educate and collaborate
Tom Hirschl, professor of development sociology and co-chair of the Program Work Team on Poverty and Economic Hardship, demonstrates his poverty calculator to other team members.
Social Sciences
06.06.2017
Gender ‚?- Power ‚?- Eastern Europe
International Conference at the Institute of East European Studies, Freie Universitšt, to Address Changing Concepts of Gender and Power Relations, June 21 to 23 ‚?- 152/2017 from Jun 06, 2017 Changin
Social Sciences - Media
05.06.2017
Forum focuses on youth development strategies
In stark contrast to adolescent daily life prior to the digital age, social media allows today‚??s youth to see and interact with myriad individuals, images and information at any time, from any place.
Social Sciences
05.06.2017
A close look at how China controls its citizens
Over the first three decades of the one-child policy, fertility decline and its consequences can explain up to a quarter of China's per-capita GDP growth.
Social Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
02.06.2017
No Shadow of a Doubt over Edith Wharton play
A previously unknown play by Pulitzer Prize winning author Edith Wharton has been discovered by a University of Glasgow academic.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
01.06.2017
One in five twins dies before the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa
Researchers have discovered that one-fifth of twins in sub-Saharan Africa die before the age of five in what is thought to be the first comprehensive study to track the development of twin mortality in that part of the world.† Researchers from the University of Oxford's Department of Sociology and Radboud University in the Netherlands estimate that in sub-Saharan Africa, the death rate for twins is three times higher than for singletons under five and that the gap in survival rates between the two groups is growing.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
01.06.2017
Research informs new play exploring effect of solitary confinement on mental health
● The mid-19 th century saw the ‘Separate System' (solitary confinement) introduced in the UK and Ireland, originally intended to enable prisoners to reflect and reform ● Concerns qu
Politics - Social Sciences
31.05.2017
Labour dominating Twitter conversation in UK election campaign, says study
Analysis by researchers at Oxford University's Oxford Internet Institute shows that content about the Labour Party is dominating traffic on Twitter during the UK general election campaign. Hashtags such as #VoteLabour and #JezzWeCan are outperforming the likes of #VoteTory and #StrongAndStable, according to the new study.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
31.05.2017
Support for tidal energy is high among Washington residents
Support for tidal energy is high among Washington residents
Puget Sound is one of the best places in the United States to capture energy from tides. As water in the Sound rises and falls twice daily at high and low tide, strong underwater currents move swiftly in the narrow regions among islands and peninsulas. Those currents are what developers were eying when they proposed the first Pacific Northwest tidal energy pilot project in Admiralty Inlet, between the Olympic Peninsula and Whidbey Island.
Politics - Social Sciences
31.05.2017
New voting advice tool launched to provide insight into policy preferences
New voting advice tool launched to provide insight into policy preferences
A new, interactive website launched this week to help voters in the upcoming UK general election determine which party policies they most closely identify with.
Social Sciences
30.05.2017
Pre-K best when it’s not all play
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Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.05.2017
Alcohol, drug, and violence related injuries in adolescence carry similar risk of later suicide as self-harm
Alcohol, drug, and violence related injuries in adolescence carry similar risk of later suicide as self-harm
Adolescents who are admitted to hospital for alcohol, drug, or violence related injuries are at a similar risk of suicide 10 years later than those who have self-harmed, according to a study using data from 1 million adolescents in the UK, published in The Lancet .
Politics - Social Sciences
26.05.2017
Who should get your vote? QMUL app matches voters with parties
Who should get your vote? QMUL app matches voters with parties
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a new voting advice application to help people make an informed choice on polling day.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
25.05.2017
Cornell’s leadership in Himalayan studies celebrated
From left, Nepali researcher Suryaman Tamang presents professors David Holmberg and Kathryn March with a plaque of appreciation signed by Nepal's prime minister.
Social Sciences
23.05.2017
Teaching practices could play an important role in preventing bullying
Classrooms that encourage competition between students may inadvertently be creating settings where bullying is more likely to take place.
Social Sciences
23.05.2017
Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youths
Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youths
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Although at-risk youths may have a variety of reasons for joining street gangs, a new study suggests that gang membership and criminal acts often serve as deviant leisure activities, fulfilling young people's needs for excitement, a sense of belonging and social support.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
23.05.2017
Blind academic calls for Royal Commission into abuse of people with disabilities
Blind academic calls for Royal Commission into abuse of people with disabilities
A legally blind academic from The University of Queensland has thrown his full support behind a petition demanding Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launch an immediate Royal Commission into the abuse of disabled people.
Literature/Linguistics - Social Sciences
23.05.2017
Stanford psychologists examine ’sins of omission’
Stanford researchers found that children as young as 4 years old, under certain conditions, can discern ‘sins of omission' - misleading but technically accurate information.
Social Sciences - Politics
22.05.2017
Political violence gets under kids’ skin’and may stay
ANN ARBOR'When children are victims of political violence, they tend to become more aggressive with members of their own peer group, and that aggression tends to linger as they age, according to a University of Michigan study.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
22.05.2017
Brexit: people are angry but looking for compromise, research finds
Researchers engaged with people†across the East of England and found†anxiety and resentment, as well as a broad consensus that the UK should remain in the single market.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.05.2017
Black youth, teen girls, see slower decline in frequent binge drinking
ANN ARBOR?Researchers who study binge drinking in teens have good news and bad news: the good news is the overall rate of frequent binge drinking is declining'but the bad news is, that rate is not falling as quickly for all adolescents.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
19.05.2017
Can humanized products like Alexa meet our social needs?
ANN ARBOR?Consumers have taken a liking to products they can interact with such as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and iRobot's pet-like Roomba vacuum. Ironically, in spite of the increasing popularity of these humanized products, people have never reported feeling more alone or isolated. This raises an interesting question: are these anthropomorphic products capable of fulfilling the social needs typically fulfilled by human interaction and, if so, at what potential cost?
Social Sciences - Media
19.05.2017
We All Need to be Aware of the Dark Side of Social Media
We are just coming to realize the role social media plays in life and in business. The bright side of social media is widely noted.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
17.05.2017
Could an App Help End Pre-Term Birth?
CMU researchers, doctors are working to combat leading cause of neonatal death By Adam Dove Approximately one out of every 10 children born in the United States is born pre-term - prior to 37 weeks of gestation.
Social Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
17.05.2017
Who is ’too fat’’ That all depends on race, gender, generation
Doctors have a specific definition of what it means to be overweight or obese. But that's not how it works on the beach, on Tinder or at the workplace.
Arts and Design - Social Sciences
16.05.2017
Warwick welcomes Julie Christie for special evening of poetry and film
The University of Warwick Centre for Modern Languages is hosting a special evening of poetry and film to mark the launch of a new research project Chilean Exiles and World University Service (WUS) on 25 May 2017 at 18:00 in the Warwick Arts Centre cinema.
Social Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.05.2017
How workers push back against unwanted technology
There are 1.7 million jobs in the United States that involve driving a truck, and Silicon Valley experts predict that these workers may be replaced by self-driving vehicles over the next decade, with a devastating effect on the economy.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.05.2017
Where you live may impact how much you drink
Neighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, a University of Washington-led study has found. While there is evidence for the link between neighborhood poverty and alcohol use, the new twist - that socioeconomics are more powerful environmental factors than even access to the substance itself - suggests that improving a neighborhood's quality of life can yield a range of benefits.
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