Social Science
Ethnic group and gender influence patients' treatment decision-making  NEWS MEDICAL · 31 minutes
Ethnic group and gender both influence patients' experiences with treatment decision-making but in different ways, according to new research led by Henry S. Perkins, MD, of the University of Texas Health Science... more
Study examines type of social interaction required for people to display physiological synchrony  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A team of researchers led by a member of the Colorado School of Public Health faculty at the Anschutz Medical Campus examined... more
There's More To Look Forward To After Peaking Professionally  NPR · 10 hours
Social scientist Arthur Brooks set out to figure out how life after 50 can be more professionally fulfilling. His advice? "Stop being an innovator and start being an instructor." more
Whites' racial prejudice can lessen over time, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Prejudice among white people can lessen over time, according to new research from Rice University. more
How arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A team of researchers has examined what type of social interaction is required for people to display physiological synchrony -- mutual changes in autonomic nervous system activity. The study also looked at whether the... more
Does greater immersion in virtual reality lead to a better experience?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Contrary to current industry trends to develop more immersive virtual reality systems, a new study found that a more immersive environment or the presence of real-world... more
Antidepressants can reduce empathy for those in pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning. Until recently, researchers assumed that acute episodes of depression also impair empathy, an essential skill for successful social... more
Researcher explores the gendered social construction of exceptionalism in early adolescence  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
"Are boys better at school than girls?" Michela Musto, a postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute, asked middle school students, after observing their classrooms. Musto recently... more
Study explores how gossip spreads in social networks  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How many different types of people—colleagues, friends, taxi drivers, etc.—should we hear a piece of information from before we start sharing it as a true fact? more
Study found that social media has detrimental effect on mental health of people in Indonesia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research presented in a paper by Sujarwoto... more
Past climate change: A warning for the future?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social upheavals that might happen in the future. The prehistoric groups studied lived in the... more
Race, ethnicity and exclusionary discipline practices  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Discipline and how it is administered in schools across the US continues to be a hotly debated topic. A new project analyzed how ethnicity and race are associated with school exclusionary discipline practices, which refer to... more
Inducing an osteoarthritic (OA) phenotype in a cartilage-on-a-chip (COC) model  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In an aging population, the social impact of osteoarthritis (OA) can dramatically increase to become the most common musculoskeletal disease. However, at present, therapies are limited to palliative... more
Expert discusses observing cognitive triggers for extremist violence through brain scans  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a new journal article, a team of scientists led by Scott Atran, an adjunct research professor at the University of Michigan's Ford School and Institute... more
Medical News Today: How the online world is affecting the human brain  MNT · 6 days
An international report examines how online behavior is affecting brain function. Scientists looked at concentration, memory, and social cognition. more
How the online world is affecting the human brain  MNT · 6 days
An international report examines how online behavior is affecting brain function. Scientists looked at concentration, memory, and social cognition. more
How Sweden went from 'least democratic' to welfare state  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In a new study, Lund University economic historian Erik Bengtsson debunks the myth that Sweden was destined to become a social democratic country. Instead, he argues that it was actually... more
Understanding social structure is important to rewilding  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Increasing the success of wildlife translocations is critical, given the escalating global threats to wildlife. A study published in May 2019 in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation highlights the influence of a species'... more
Racial abuse is rife in junior sports—and little is being done to address it  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The AFL and its clubs have finally issued an apology to two-time Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes for their handling of... more
Despite dire predictions, levels of social support remain steady in the U.S.  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Although Americans have faced waves of social, technological and economic disruption over the last few decades, a new study indicates that their perceptions of... more
Amid privacy firestorm, Facebook curbs research tool  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network—a tool which raised privacy concerns but was also used for research and investigative journalism. more
The Latest: NY ends religious exemptions to vaccine mandates  ABC NEWS · 6 days
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation eliminating a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren in the face of the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades more
The Latest: NY moves to end religious vaccine exemption  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The New York state Assembly has voted to eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren in the face of its worst measles outbreak in decades more
New York set to cut religious exemption to vaccine mandates  ABC NEWS · 7 days
New York state would eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine mandates under a bill expected to pass the state Legislature more
Living and breathing while Black: Racial profiling and other acts of violence  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Recently, Shelby McPhee, a young Black male graduate student presenting at the largest Canadian academic gathering, the 88th annual Congress of the Humanities and... more
Social worker's new book challenges resilience misconceptions  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
With his new book Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success, Michael Ungar is challenging misconceptions around the worlds of self-help and resilience. more
Bullying in children with ASD gets worse with age  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Children with autism spectrum disorder are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State... more
Ants maintain essential interactions despite environmental flux  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Ants adjust their social interactions to accommodate changes in population density, according to researchers. The findings suggest that ant colonies are capable of maintaining their sophisticated social organization despite potentially drastic changes in their... more
Dolphins form friendships through shared interests just like us, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with other dolphins that have a common interest. The... more
San Francisco prosecutors turn to AI to reduce racial bias  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details... more
Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research. more
Ants maintain essential interactions despite environmental flux  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Ants adjust their social interactions to accommodate changes in population density, according to researchers at Penn State and Georgetown University. The findings suggest that ant colonies are capable of maintaining their sophisticated social organization... more
Dolphins form friendships through shared interests just like us, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with other dolphins that have a common interest. The... more
Science from the Space Station  ESA · 1 week
In the age of social media, no new experience goes undocumented. On Earth, we fill our camera rolls with weekends away, social events and time spent... more
Social media use linked to poor mental health in Indonesia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research by Sujarwoto Sujarwoto, Gindo Tampubolon and Adi Cilik Pierewanhas found. more
How cryptocurrency discussions spread  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A rapidly increasing percentage of the world's population is connected to the global information environment. At the same time, the information environment is enabling social interactions that are radically changing how and at what rate information spreads. As part of... more
Dramatic change in ancient nomad diets coincides with expansion of networks across Eurasia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A meta-analysis of dietary information recorded in the bones of ancient animals and humans recovered from sites scattered across the Eurasian steppe,... more
Study counters narrative that street homeless are 'service resistant'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers from the NYU Silver School of Social Work has found that bureaucratic barriers rather than personal intransigence lead many street homeless people in New York City... more
Talking about climate change could reduce global warming, says new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Social learning matters in arresting climate change, just as much as geophysical factors like plant respiration or solar reflectivity of the earth’s surface, says a surprising... more
Social interactions impact climate change predictions, study reveals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Something as simple as chatting with your neighbours about their new energy-efficient home renovations can affect wider climate change predictions, a new University of Guelph study reveals. more
Human impact on the activities and social behaviour of urban capuchin monkeys  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
To better understand how primates adapt to the increasing presence of humans, researchers monitored a group of 17 capuchin monkeys for a year and... more
How the Internet may be changing the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers has found the Internet can produce both acute and sustained alterations in specific areas of cognition, which may reflect changes in the brain, affecting our attentional capacities,... more
Human impact on the activities and social behaviour of urban capuchin monkeys  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To better understand how primates modify their behaviour to adapt to the increasing presence of humans, a research team monitored 17 robust capuchin monkeys... more
Not all teens turn to social media when they're lonely  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Technology is so pervasive it may seem as if teens spend more time on social networking sites than in real conversations with friends. New research challenges that assumption... more
The racist roots of American policing: From slave patrols to traffic stops  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Outrage over racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by police officers and vigilantes in recent years helped give rise to the Black... more
Neolithic pottery sherds from China reveal alcoholic beverage production techniques  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from Stanford University, Zhengzhou University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology has learned more about the ways Neolithic... more
Angkor Wat archaeological digs yield new clues to its civilization's decline  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cambodia's famous temple of Angkor Wat is one of the world's largest religious monuments, visited by over 2 million tourists each year. more
In the aftermath of company scandals, auditors charge higher fees or leave  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When thousands of fake Wells Fargo accounts came to light in 2016, the media scrutinized everyone behind the scandal, with the bank's external auditor,... more
More blacks got timely cancer care after 'Obamacare': Study  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New research suggests that states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act eliminated racial differences in being able to quickly start on treatment after a diagnosis of advanced... more
Understanding identity in online worlds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For Rosa Mikeal Martey, professor in Journalism and Media Communication, the relationship between identity in the offline world and identity construction in a virtual world has always been of research interest. For her dissertation, Martey studied gender identity... more
Using geography to explore land policy and management  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the challenges for researchers is collaborating and communicating with communities to solve social and environmental problems. However, that challenge is what inspires and motivates scientists to keep investigating important questions. more
Asia's glaciers provide buffer against drought  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study assesses the contribution that Asia's high mountain glaciers make to relieving water stress in the region. The study has important economic and social implications for a region that is vulnerable to drought. Climate... more
The role religion plays in workplace behavior  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Understanding the relationship between religion and ethical decision-making is important for organizations with diverse workforces. While there is considerable research from a Christian perspective, the same is not true for Islamic traditions, says Massey... more
Extroverts enjoy four key advantages according to science; here they are  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have determined that extroverts enjoy four key advantages over their more introverted peers. more
Asia's glaciers provide buffer against drought  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study to assess the contribution that Asia's high mountain glaciers make to relieving water stress in the region is published this week (29 May 2019) in the journal Nature. The study has important economic... more
When drug treatment for social anxiety is insufficient  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A study group clarified that cognitive therapy maintained its effects more than a year after the end of therapy for patients with a social anxiety disorder even for those who did not... more
Extroverts enjoy four key advantages according to science; here they are  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new U of T study has for the first time outlined a few key advantages that extroverts enjoy in the workplace. more
Better social skills in pigs found to result in reduced length of rank fights  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A small team of researchers from Scotland's Rural College, the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and Queens University in the... more
Altered brain activity in antisocial teenagers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Teenage girls with problematic social behavior display reduced brain activity and weaker connectivity between the brain regions implicated in emotion regulation. The findings now offer a neurobiological explanation for the difficulties some girls have in controlling... more
New cable-free brain imaging method may take social neuroscience to the next level  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers developed a cable-free recording method that can measure brain activity associated with social behavior in mice. The method was based on... more
UCSF Medical Center backs off plan to deepen ties with Dignity Health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
UCSF Medical Center officials said Tuesday they no longer would pursue a formal affiliation with Dignity Health, a large Catholic health care system that... more
Researcher discusses social implications and responsibilities of computing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Since February, five working groups have been generating ideas about the form and content of the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. That includes the Working Group on Social Implications... more
Thousands of US kindergartners unvaccinated without waivers  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
As states debate making it tougher for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons, federal data shows children using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those with no excuse for... more
Facebook use eroding in US as social media under pressure  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers said Tuesday. more
Study offers neural explanation for social deficits in teenage girls  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Teenage girls with problematic social behavior display reduced brain activity and weaker connectivity between the brain regions implicated in emotion regulation. more
Project promotes dialogue and participation in Alzheimer's research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Alzheimer's research affects many people and groups: patients and families, social organizations, professionals from many fields, companies and administrations. more
Maine to end non-medical exemptions for vaccinations  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for required vaccinations in Maine more
Stark social inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI)  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have found that socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI) emerge during the preschool years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. By analyzing data on height... more
Game theory highlights power of local reporting in vaccine decisions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Computational modeling of social networks suggests that vaccination programs are more successful in containing disease when individuals have access to local information about disease prevalence. Anupama Sharma of... more
Family crucial to orca survival  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Orcas live in stable, structured social groups. And their survival directly depends on it, as a CNRS and University of La Rochelle research team has just demonstrated. Between 1996 and 2002, half of the Crozet Islands orca population... more
New report lays groundwork for improving social and behavioral science impact metrics  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
While measurement of science impact has traditionally been synonymous with citation counts in academic journals, such counts fail to capture the influence that research... more
Unlike men, women’s cognitive performance is best in warmer temperatures  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Women’s performance on math and verbal tests is best at higher temperatures, while men perform best on the same tests at lower temperatures, according to a study published... more
Since The 1960s, Researchers Track Perry Preschool Project Participants  NPR · 4 weeks
For decades, researchers have followed the participants of a 1960's preschool program. They found a range of social and economic benefits, and not just for the participants in the program. more
Important differences found in characteristics, progression of lupus among racial/ethnic groups  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In the first epidemiologic study comparing lupus among four major racial/ethnic groups, researchers found that, following a lupus diagnosis, Blacks, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics are at... more
Infants later diagnosed with autism seldom initiate joint attention  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react adequately when others initiate joint attention, but seldom actively seek to establish such episodes themselves. This finding... more
How dogs help keep multiracial neighborhoods socially segregated  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cities in the United States are getting less segregated and, according to a recent national survey, most Americans value the country's racial diversity. more
Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Huge fish fences which are commonly used in tropical seas are causing extensive social, ecological and economic damage and are threatening marine biodiversity and human livelihoods, according to... more
Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 presidential candidates on the issue more
For civilians, finding a therapist skilled in PTSD treatments is a tough task  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Lauren Walls has lived with panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks for years. The 26-year-old San Antonio teacher sought help from a variety... more
The Latest: California also suing over Trump health rule  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
California has joined nearly two dozen states and municipalities in suing the federal government to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other... more
States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Nearly two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care providers object to services that conflict with their moral or religious... more
Testifying while black: A linguistic analysis of disparities in court transcription  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study has found that court reporters transcribe speakers of African American English significantly below their required level of accuracy. The study "Testifying while black:... more
Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Huge fish fences which are commonly used in tropical seas are causing extensive social, ecological and economic damage and are threatening marine biodiversity and human livelihoods, according to... more
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