Social Science
New mothers and babies often detained in Slovak hospitals  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
An AP investigation has found that women and their newborns in Slovakia are often unjustifiably detained in hospitals across the European Union country, breaking its own laws and leaving Roma... more
Roma mothers held in Slovak hospitals against their will  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
An AP investigation has found that women and their newborns in Slovakia are often unjustifiably detained in hospitals across the European Union country, breaking its own laws and leaving Roma... more
Activating brain region could revive the urge to socialize among opioid addicts  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
One of the many painful and challenging aspects of the US opioid crisis is that people abusing opioids often isolate themselves from family and... more
Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'  MNT · 1 day
New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people. more
Medical News Today: Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'  MNT · 1 day
New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people. more
'Hangxiety' higher in shy people  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Very shy people are more likely to suffer 'hangxiety' -- anxiety during a hangover -- than their extrovert friends, new research shows. more
Researcher uses hacked studio data to prove racially diverse casts are more profitable  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
It's no secret that Hollywood has a dismal record of hiring non-white actors for prominent roles. In the past 25 years, just... more
Report finds discrimination driving disparities in food insecurity  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lifetime experiences of racial and ethnic discrimination are strongly linked to food insecurity in Philadelphia, says a new series of reports released today from researchers at Drexel University's Center for Hunger Free... more
Study expands knowledge about sexuality and gender gaps in political attitudes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A University of Oklahoma sociologist, Meredith Worthen, has published a new study in the journal, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, on sexuality and gender gaps in... more
CWRU researcher secures $14.6 million funding for genetic study into Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Alzheimer's disease symptoms, such as memory loss or cognitive decline, can present in different ways among people with diverse ethnic backgrounds. Researchers know that... more
Friend or foe? Brain area that controls social memory also triggers aggression  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have identified a brain region that helps tell an animal when to attack an intruder and when to accept it into its home. more
Oxytocin linked to social bonding in gregarious capuchin monkeys  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The hormone oxytocin is important in increasing behaviors that strengthen social bonds in highly gregarious capuchin monkeys, according to a study published by a Georgia State University research team. more
Study finds link between passive use of social media and depression symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Over the past decade, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a central part of everyday life. Despite their massive popularity, however,... more
Ideal marriage partners drive Waorani warriors to war  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In a new study, a team of researchers examined the social composition of raiding parties and their relationship to marriage alliances in an Amazonian tribal society, the Waorani of Ecuador. The Waorani... more
Religious vows, rituals, readings and music should be allowed in civil marriage, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Couples marrying in civil ceremonies should be allowed to have religious vows, rituals, readings, and music as part of their... more
Developing tools to combat 'fake news'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
With news coverage being a constant cycle and information being amplified across social media channels, it can be difficult to discern between sound news and 'fake news.' As a result people's trust in scientific information has... more
Young women receiving health and beauty info from social media ignore risks of indoor tanning  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Young women who receive health and beauty information from their friends and through social media may be more... more
Boys with social difficulties are at greatest risk of early substance use  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using... more
Boys with social difficulties most susceptible to early substance use  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana... more
Medical News Today: Social media photo overkill may boost narcissism  MNT · 7 days
Findings of a recent study suggest that individuals most likely to post photos of themselves on social media may develop higher levels of narcissism. more
Social media photo overkill may boost narcissism  MNT · 7 days
Findings of a recent study suggest that individuals most likely to post photos of themselves on social media may develop higher levels of narcissism. more
African-American mothers rate boys higher for ADHD  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers have found that... more
Indigenous protected areas are the next generation of conservation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Horn Plateau, with its myriad of lakes, rivers and wetlands, has been a spiritual home for local Dehcho Dene peoples for millennia. In October, the Dehcho First Nations Assembly... more
Cultural flies: Conformist social learning in fruitflies predicts long-lasting mate-choice traditions  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Despite theoretical justification for the evolution of animal culture, empirical evidence for it beyond mammals and birds remains scant, and we still know little about the... more
SilverSneakers exercise program fights isolation  MIT · 2 weeks
MIT AgeLab researchers find that an exercise program for older adults has unexpected social and health benefits. more
A study analyzes the impact of targeted Facebook advertising on the election  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research has studied the effectiveness of micro-targeted political advertising on social media such as Facebook in the United States. The research concludes that it... more
Women build less effective professional networks than men as they underestimate self-worth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study reveals that it is not only exclusion by men, but also self-imposed barriers including hesitation and gendered modesty that prevent women... more
Social relationships more important than hard evidence in partisan politics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study explains how partisan groupings evolve to become extreme, ultimately resulting in the formation of 'echo chambers' in which political beliefs go unchallenged and increase in... more
Racial bias taints neighborhoods—and residents, research reveals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Growing up in Michigan, Courtney Bonam moved from the predominantly black community of Oak Park to the predominantly white town of Ann Arbor. Her new middle school, which had the largest racial minority enrollment... more
Study: Racial disparities found in oral anticoagulant use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Black patients with atrial fibrillation are significantly less likely to receive oral anticoagulants--particularly newer, more effective versions--than white and Hispanic patients, according to a new study published today in JAMA Cardiology. more
US teens drawn to social media despite 'drama'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
American teenagers remain generally upbeat about social media, saying it helps them feel included and connected, despite persistent problems of social pressure and bullying, a study showed Wednesday. more
Resource-based communities: Not just all work and no play  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study by University of Alberta scientists explores how leisure and recreation access can improve social connections in resource-based communities like Fort McMurray. The findings build on a 2016... more
Medical News Today: End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer  MNT · 2 weeks
The end-of-life symptoms associated with metastatic breast cancer depend on where a person’s cancer has spread to, and they can include both physical and mental issues. Treatment focuses on improving... more
Test prep is a rite of passage for many Asian-Americans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When ACT released its latest test scores this past October, the results showed that average scores took a dip for every racial group in the United States except... more
An understudied form of child abuse and 'intimate terrorism': Parental alienation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
According to Colorado State University social psychologist Jennifer Harman, about 22 million American parents have been the victims of behaviors that lead to something called parental... more
Reliance on 'YouTube medicine' may be dangerous for those concerned about prostate cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The most popular YouTube videos on prostate cancer often offer misleading or biased medical information that poses potential health risks to patients,... more
Study: Giraffes Prefer to Forage with Friends  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
While already known that giraffes display preferred choices of companion within their social group, until now it has not been clear what... more
Newly discovered wasp turns social spiders into zombies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
It sounds like the plot of the world's tiniest horror movie: deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon, a newly discovered species of wasp transforms a 'social' spider into a zombie that abandons its... more
Negative Social Cues on Tobacco Packaging May Encourage Smokers Quit  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new study by Western University, Canada, supports the notion that tobacco packaging which conveys to... more
Robots could help improve social skills of children with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An emotionally intelligent, partially autonomous social robot could help children with autism spectrum disorder improve their social skills, according to EU-funded researchers who have been developing the next... more
Sexist men underestimate their power in romantic relationships  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Heterosexual men with sexist attitudes may underestimate how much power they actually have in their romantic relationships, which could lead to increased aggression toward their female partners or wives, according to new... more
Drug use, religion explain 'reverse gender gap' on marijuana  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the... more
The complexity of the commons: Scientists recast social dilemmas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Whether it's a pasture open to public grazing or a batch of glucose colonized by microbes, a shared environmental resource is often depicted as a fixed quantity, doomed to depletion... more
Drug use, religion explain 'reverse gender gap' on marijuana  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the... more
The complexity of the commons: Scientists recast social dilemmas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new classification system adds real-world complexity to social dilemmas like the paradigmatic 'tragedy of the commons.' more
Impact on the collective behavior of animal groups  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study demonstrates that if animal groups are disturbed, this will have an impact on their collective behavior -- results may be transferable to other social units. more
College-educated cops enforce the law more aggressively  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the wake of controversial and widely publicized incidents involving the use of deadly force by the police against racial and ethnic minorities, President Obama appointed the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing... more
Young people value diversity, humour and honesty in their friendships – new research  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Friendships made in school play a special part in young people's development. They are more than just moral support, friends help them... more
Science knowledge shifted along religious, political affiliations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The public's trust in, perception and understanding of science seems to be eroding, according to popular media and some recent studies, but little is known about what may be driving that change. more
Mobilising the social sciences to rethink finance  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ten years have passed since the collapse of Lehman Brothers: this unprecedented event remains today a topic of the greatest concern. Indeed, regulation theory teaches us that the major financial crises – those of... more
Research team urges shake-up in mental health provision to enhance patient care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study published in the journal Social Theory & Health has called into question how patients interact and respond to psychiatry when they... more
Negative social cues on tobacco packaging could help reduce smoking intentions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs suggests that tobacco packaging that reminds smokers that broad societal 'others' disapprove of the activity can trigger... more
Study suggests precise social categorizations improve social work research  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Social workers who use broad categorizations to define populations may impede their own ability to adequately assess complex oppressive social relationships, specifically among transgender women, according to faculty in Georgia... more
Being fair: The benefits of early childhood education  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Getting a jump on a low-income child's education can have a positive effect on social behavior even 40 years later, researchers find. more
Bots actually target and pursue individual influencers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research co-authored by assistant research professor and associate director of Informatics at the University of Southern California Department of Computer Science, Emilio Ferrara, looks at "social hacking" over social networks that can increase... more
Ecstacy makes people cooperative, but not gullible  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research has found that MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, causes people to cooperate better -- but only with trustworthy people. In the first study to look in detail at how MDMA impacts... more
How female hyaenas came to dominate males  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In most animal societies, members of one sex dominate those of the other. Is this, as widely believed, an inevitable consequence of a disparity in strength and ferocity between males and females? Not necessarily.... more
Medical News Today: Study investigates how MDMA affects cooperation and trust  MNT · 3 weeks
Study uses game theory model to show that MDMA increases cooperative behavior among trustworthy people and affects brain regions tied to social cognition. more
Study investigates how MDMA affects cooperation and trust  MNT · 3 weeks
Study uses game theory model to show that MDMA increases cooperative behavior among trustworthy people and affects brain regions tied to social cognition. more
Fear, more than hate, feeds online bigotry and real-world violence  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When a U.S. senator asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, "Can you define hate speech?" it was arguably the most important question that social networks face: how to identify... more
In-person social contact may offer protection against depression and PTSD symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In-person social contact seems to offer some protection against depression and PTSD symptoms, but the same is not true of contact on Facebook, suggests a study... more
Online communication technologies could stave off depression among seniors, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Imagine your family has moved across the state or across country. You're retired, and your spouse has passed away. Lacking the social connections previous generations once... more
Using Skype to beat the blues  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers compared four different types of online communication technologies -- video chat, email, social networks and instant messaging -- used by people 60 and older and then gauged their symptoms of depression based on survey responses... more
Digital offense: Anonymity dulls our moral outrage  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
From online forums to community groups, research and experience shows people are more willing to insult and use menacing language online than in person, especially when there's the protection of anonymity behind a computer.... more
How female hyaenas came to dominate males  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In most animal societies, members of one sex dominate those of the other. Is this, as widely believed, an inevitable consequence of a disparity in strength and ferocity between males and females? Not necessarily.... more
How does social media use affect our body image?  MNT · 3 weeks
Recently published research examines the effect of active social media engagement on the self-perceived body image of young adult women. more
Medical News Today: How does social media use affect our body image?  MNT · 3 weeks
Recently published research examines the effect of active social media engagement on the self-perceived body image of young adult women. more
Workplace bullying or violence linked to higher risk of cardiovascular problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People who are bullied at work or experience violence at work are at higher risk of heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according... more
American Cancer Society study links social isolation to higher mortality risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied,... more
Social isolation linked to higher risk of death  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A large study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and... more
Quantum science turns social  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world through multiplayer collaboration and in real time to optimize a quantum gas experiment in a lab. Both teams quickly... more
Bias-based bullying does more harm, is harder to protect against  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race... more
Medical News Today: New evidence that social media increases loneliness  MNT · 4 weeks
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness. more
New evidence that social media increases loneliness  MNT · 4 weeks
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness. more
Quantum science turns social  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers in a lab at Aarhus University have developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world to optimize a quantum gas experiment through multiplayer collaboration and in... more
King’s researchers launch charter to guide organizations to engage abuse survivors in research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In collaboration with the peer-led organization Survivors' Voices, researchers from King's School of Life Course Sciences have launched a charter to guide... more
Study: Bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such... more
Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook boost desire to drink, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments... more
Study finds early career publications as likely source of NIH funding racial gap  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In seeking to pinpoint why black or African-American scientists are less likely than their white counterparts to receive National Institutes of Health... more
Alcohol ads on social media sites with pro-drinking comments increase desire to drink  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments... more
Social relationships more important than hard evidence in partisan politics: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The basic human need to get along with others results in the formation of extreme political groupings, according to a study from Dartmouth College. more
How research is helping to reduce prejudice between people online  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The internet often gets a bad rap, and for good reason. Social media use can contribute to poorer mental health in teens. It can also be used to... more
Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the streets more
Family, school support makes kids more likely to stand up to bullying  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A recent study finds young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at... more
Scientists develop new and more realistic model of human interaction  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Indirect reciprocity is a model of how humans act when their reputation is at stake, and which social norms people use to evaluate the actions of others. Researchers... more
Citizens prefer landscapes that combine nature with built infrastructure  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Citizens prefer to enjoy natural landscapes that combine nature with built infrastructure, and that are close and accessible. This is apparent from the results of a pioneering study developed by... more
New project seeks to address alarming injury rate in youth footballers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
To address the alarming injury rate in youth footballers in Sweden, the project Injury-Free Children and Adolescents: Towards Better Practice in Swedish Football (FIT project) seeks... more
Indigenous protected areas are the next generation of conservation
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A study analyzes the impact of targeted Facebook advertising on the election
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Fear, more than hate, feeds online bigotry and real-world violence
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