Social Science
Study: Women with more social support have low risk of dying  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Women aged 50-79 who believed they had more social support were less likely to die during the course of the study, according to a new study... more
Firearm homicide rate higher in US counties with greater income inequality  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Counties in the United States with greater gaps between rich and poor have a higher rate of homicide deaths involving firearms, according to a new study.... more
In small groups, people follow high-performing leaders  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
While the "wisdom of the crowd" shapes the behavior of large groups of people, less is known about small-group dynamics and how individuals interact to make decisions, particularly when it comes to the emergence... more
How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the social and ecological effects of coral bleaching, which occurs when warm water... more
Women with more social support are less likely to die prematurely  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
In the largest study to explore the impact of perceived social support on cardiovascular disease and mortality, researchers found postmenopausal women aged 50-79 with higher perceived... more
Strong social support may reduce cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the... more
Best reply structure and equilibrium convergence in generic games  Science Magazine · 2 days
Game theory is widely used to model interacting biological and social systems. In some situations, players may converge to an equilibrium, e.g., a Nash equilibrium, but in other situations their... more
Several health experts worldwide gather at EUDONORGAN event  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
More than 120 professionals from the field of health and other experts from thirty-three countries worldwide have taken part in the social awareness event of the EUDONORGAN project, an initiative directly launched... more
Pottery reveals America's first social media networks  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America's southern Appalachian Mountains shared artistic trends and technologies across regional networks that functioned in similar ways as modern social media,... more
Philosophers ask the big questions about religion  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Theologians focus on the content of different religious traditions, while psychologists focus on the causes of religious beliefs. Philosophers, on the other hand, focus on the evidence for these beliefs and the rationality of... more
Pottery reveals America's first social media networks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America's southern Appalachian Mountains shared artistic trends and technologies across regional networks that functioned in similar ways as modern social media,... more
How Teamwork Could Make or Break NASA Mars Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew... more
Depression reversed in male mice by activating gene that helps excite neurons  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation... more
Activating gene that helps excite neurons reverses depression in male mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation and loss... more
Faculty beliefs about intelligence predict racial achievement gaps in STEM classes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In a major analysis of university faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and math, Indiana University social psychologists found that professors' beliefs about intelligence play... more
How income and attitudes affect greenhouse gas emissions  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The higher the income of individuals living in Switzerland, the higher their greenhouse gas emissions. But to what extent do differences in income actually have an effect on emissions, and to what... more
Racial disparities in cancer deaths on the decline for America  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new report has concluded that the racial disparities between cancer deaths among white and black Americans is on the decline. more
Personal and social factors impact return to work after ill-health  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Support from managers and colleagues, as well as a positive attitude, are most likely to enable a more long-term return to work for employees after a sickness absence,... more
Personal, social factors play role in enabling sustainable return to work after ill health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Support from managers and colleagues, as well as a positive attitude, are most likely to enable a more long-term return... more
Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing  NPR · 1 week
African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks... more
Medical News Today: What increases the odds of having twins?  MNT · 1 week
There are no proven actions that a person can take to increase their chances of having twins naturally. However, certain factors make twins more likely. These include age,... more
Blockchain can strengthen the credibility of meta-analyses  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Blockchain -- the technology behind the secure transactions of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin -- can make it easier for researchers to conduct transparent meta-analyses in social science research where reproducibility is a growing concern. more
The more the merrier? Children with multiple siblings more susceptible to bullying  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one... more
Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Blacks still die of cancer at higher rates than other Americans, but report says the gap is narrowing more
Social threat learning influences our decisions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Learning what is dangerous by watching a video or being told (known as social learning) has just as strong an effect on our decision-making as first-hand experience of danger, researchers report. The results of the study... more
Social threat learning has a strong effect on our decision-making  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Learning what is dangerous by watching a video or being told (known as social learning) has just as strong an effect on our decision-making as first-hand experience of... more
With Twitter, race of the messenger matters, study says  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When NFL player Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice, the ensuing debate took traditional and social media by storm. University... more
Using innovative sampling methods to understand family demographic trends  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Trends in family demography in the United States and other industrialized nations such as declining and delayed marriage and childbearing have, until recently, been predominantly studied using large-scale datasets identifying... more
In disasters, Twitter influencers get out-tweeted  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A first-of-its-kind study on Twitter use during 5 of the costliest US natural disasters offers potentially life-saving insights. The research finds that Twitter users with small networks (100-200 followers) increase activity more than those with larger... more
New species of spider discovered with unusual social skills  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, has discovered a new species of spider in Indonesia. more
Welcome to your first job: Expect to be underpaid, bullied, harassed or exploited in some way  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A teenager's first job can be deeply rewarding, a step towards independence and building skills. But... more
Studies address racial disparities in postpartum period and cardiovascular health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cardiovascular disease and hypertensive disorders are leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Two studies will be presented on February 14, 2019, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's... more
Social stigmas surrounding HPV could put women off going for cervical screening  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, including raising fears about their partners' fidelity and putting... more
Study takes aim at biased AI facial-recognition technology  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study by Deb Raji, a fourth-year student in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is underscoring the racial and... more
Human brain protein linked with autism has an effect on fruit fly behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A mutant gene that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of fruit flies.... more
Cricket females choose male losers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to popular belief, females prefer males with high social status (alpha males) when as partners to continue the race. However, as recent studies have shown, males losing fights have equal or even greater chances of success among... more
Racialized student achievement gaps are a red alert  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Toronto public schools have major and rising student achievement gaps based on race and income, according to a landmark report last year. One of the biggest blocks to closing these gaps is... more
Study finds users who leave Facebook are happier, but less informed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Critics say that Facebook's controversies and criticisms in 2018 alone, from privacy concerns to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, should be enough to get people to... more
Medical News Today: Can social media really cause depression?  MNT · 2 weeks
Though the debate has continued for many years, a new study concludes that there is no link between social media use and depressive symptoms. more
Bridging the 'liking-gap,' researchers discuss awkwardness of conversations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Social and personality psychologists will present their latest findings on how people engage in casual conversations, and what this means for our own performance anxiety. more
What is the value of a robot life?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
People are prepared to save a robot at the cost of human lives under certain conditions. One of these situations is when we believe the robot can experience pain. This has been... more
Hispanic men most likely to have fatal interaction with police in segregated neighborhoods  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While most media attention seems to focus on the number of black males killed by police, new research published in the journal... more
Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, researchers found that religion can be a mixed... more
Study finds high rates of weight-based bullying among LBGTQ teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. more
Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, researchers found that religion can be a mixed... more
A scientific study reveals the enigmas on social behaviour of western lowland gorillas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences reveals one of the enigmas related to... more
Social behavior of western lowland gorillas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study reveals one of the enigmas related to the social behavior of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in the heart of the African equatorial rainforest. These primates show a dynamic social structure... more
Shame about poverty often increases poverty  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Shame is more common among people who have financial difficulties and is often accompanied by behavior that actually can perpetuate poverty. For example, money is spent on status symbols instead of basic necessities, and people have... more
Study explores how political rap music can influence black feminist attitudes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Exposure to political rap music can affect listeners' attitudes about women and black feminism, a new study by a Georgia State University political scientist has found. more
Exploring racial disparities in social support needs among breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a Psycho-Oncology study of 28 women who were being treated for breast cancer and were participating in focus groups, White participants noted that having other... more
Study examines links between workplace sexism and women's mental health, job satisfaction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Journal of Applied Social Psychology study investigates the associations between workplace sexism, sense of belonging at work, mental health, and job satisfaction... more
Researchers raise awareness about interconnectedness, privacy risks of online services  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If you are a frequent user of technology, something like this probably happens to you every day: You search the web for articles on the nutrition needs of... more
Workplace sexism's effects on women's mental health and job satisfaction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new Journal of Applied Social Psychology study investigates the associations between workplace sexism, sense of belonging at work, mental health, and job satisfaction for women in male-dominated... more
Pragmatic system-based intervention can reduce racial disparities in early-stage lung cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Results from a study published in the journal Cancer Medicine show that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can eliminate existing disparities... more
Doctors dramatically reduce racial disparities in early-stage lung cancer treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can eliminate existing disparities in treatment and outcomes for black patients with early-stage lung cancer across the U.S. The treatment... more
Community activities could help tackle depression in the developing world  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Getting people involved in community activities like playing games and social events could be a low-cost way to tackle depression in the developing world, according to a study... more
Detecting and blocking cyberbullying  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Bullying is as old as humanity, but in today's world of ubiquitous and always-connected devices, there is a whole realm of bullying that can take place out of sight but be just as devastating to its victims – cyberbullying. Detecting... more
Religious beliefs influence consumer choices on specialty foods  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People with strong religious beliefs are more likely to buy fat-free, sugar-free or gluten-free foods than natural or organic foods, according to new research that could influence the marketing of those specialty... more
Advocating for social issues at work more likely to succeed linking morality and mission, study says  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When convincing management to consider advocating for a particular social issue, employees may think it is... more
Broad regional accents are a barrier to social mobility, research finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many people aspire to improve their lives through gaining promotion at work, new qualifications or starting a new career. However, research by academics from The University... more
Study finds Muslim-majority countries lack, but hold surprising potential for, religious freedom  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In his newest research, Daniel Philpott, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, examines conditions in 47 Muslim-majority countries and considers... more
Religion affects consumer choices on specialty foods  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
People with strong religious beliefs are more likely to buy fat-free, sugar-free or gluten-free foods than natural or organic foods, according to new research that could influence the marketing of those specialty food products. more
Software that can automatically detect fake news  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Invented stories, distorted facts: fake news is spreading like wildfire on the internet and is often shared on without thought, particularly on social media. In response, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a system that automatically... more
Females find social interactions to be more rewarding than males, study reveals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Females find same-sex social interactions to be more rewarding than males, and females are more sensitive to the rewarding actions of oxytocin than males,... more
New research shows no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms, according to research published... more
Study reveals link between altered brain activity and social deficits in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
One in 59 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, a wide array of conditions affecting a child's social, emotional, and behavioral development. more
Women find same-sex social interactions to be more rewarding than men  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Females find same-sex social interactions to be more rewarding than males, and females are more sensitive to the rewarding actions of oxytocin (OT) than males, according... more
Chinese ‘tweets’ hint that happiness drops as air pollution rises  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
A study of more than 210 million social media posts reveals a link between people’s sense of well-being and pollution. more
How Facebook went from friend to frenemy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As Facebook celebrates 15 years of virtual friendship, social science has compiled an expansive body of research that documents the public's love-hate relationship with its best frenemy. more
How groups and individuals spread racist hate online  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Living in a networked world has many advantages. We get our news online almost as soon as it happens, we stay in touch with friends via social media, and we advance our... more
Study reveals how social interactions influence body image  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo. more
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Algorithms Can Be Racist. Here's Why She's Right.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Algorithms rely on humans to feed them training data and help them interpret the world, so is it really that surprising that they reflect the biases... more
Overworked and isolated: the rising epidemic of loneliness in academia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Universities were created to be places where people learn and educate together. But a UK survey has found 46% of researchers feel lonely at work. Social isolation is... more
Future changes in human well-being to depend more on social factors than economic factors  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The changes in the perception of personal well-being that could take place in the next three decades, on a global... more
Growing social fragmentation driven by rising single people and private renters  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A University of Manchester study into social fragmentation in England using data from the last two censuses has revealed an increase from 2001 to 2011, especially... more
Researcher studies how and why people push buttons  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
All day every day, throughout the United States, people push buttons – on coffee makers, TV remote controls and even social media posts they "like." For more than seven years, I've been... more
Rates of social isolation vary by rurality and demographics  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly being recognized as urgent public health threats, with risks to health and mortality as serious as those from obesity or smoking. Some researchers have... more
Ocean recoveries for tomorrows Earth: Hitting a moving target  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Growing scientific awareness, strong regulations, and effective management have begun to fulfill the promise of recovery in the ocean. However, many efforts toward ocean recovery remain unsuccessful, in part because... more
Scientists tackle breeding challenges of land mine-finding rats  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
African giant pouched rats have an exceptional sense of smell - they are used to detect land mines and tuberculosis - but scientists know very little about their biology or social structure,... more
How gender inequality is reproduced on social media  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics analyzed 62 million public posts on the most popular Russian social networking site VK and found that both men and women mention sons more often... more
Urban heat makes people sedentary, passive and lonely  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from Western Sydney University have investigated the effect of rising temperatures on the liveability of cities. They found that an over-reliance on air-conditioning and lack of cooling elements in public outdoor... more
Children are attuned to social bias at a surprisingly young age, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In a Developmental Science study of preschool-aged children, implicit and explicit evaluations of Black boys were less positive than evaluations of Black... more
Black women have greater estimated time to breast cancer surgery than whites  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Less access to care and lower insurance coverage are among the reasons for racial disparities in breast cancer survival in the United States. more
A single gene turns socially organized bees into social parasites  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A small change in the genetic makeup of the South African Cape bee turns the socially organised animal into a fighting parasite. This change ensures that infertile worker... more
The feminization of men leads to a rise in homophobia  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Before the feminist revolution in the late 1960s, men largely built their masculinity on traits that opposed those ascribed to women. Since then, society has been moving increasingly... more
The cerebellum may do a lot more than just coordinate movement  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
A study in mice finds that the cerebellum helps control social behavior, a result that has implications for autism and schizophrenia. more
Negative experiences on social media increase likelihood of people reporting loneliness  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Positive interactions on social media are not making young adults feel more connected, whereas negative experiences increase the likelihood of them reporting loneliness, scientists with the... more
Youth with disabilities have greater risk for peer harassment via technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that while youths with disabilities, mental health diagnoses and special education services experience peer harassment or bullying... more
Researchers reveal that some men turn to homophobia to reassert their masculinity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Before the feminist revolution in the late 1960s, men largely built their masculinity on traits that opposed those assigned to women. Since then, society... more
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