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People with Higher ‘Intellectual Arrogance’ Get Better Grades, Baylor Study Finds


People who think they know it all — or a lot -- may be on to something, according to a Baylor University study. Researchers had theorized that “intellectual humility” — having an accurate or moderate view of one’s intelligence and being...
6-Oct-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Baylor Study: Cellphones Can Damage Romantic Relationships, Lead to Depression


Research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business confirms that cellphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression.
29-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Confirms How to Take Better Workday Breaks


Two Baylor University researchers have published a new empirical study in the Journal of Applied Psychology. The research provides a greater understanding of workday breaks and offers suggestions on when, where and how to plan the most beneficial...
9-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Baylor Researchers Find Popular Herbicide Doesn’t Have Long-term Effect on Water and Aquatic Plant Life


A recent study by a multi-disciplinary team of Baylor University researchers found that a popular herbicide does not appear to have a long-term, measurable impact on aquatic plant life.
8-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Employers Must Be More Empathetic With Families Grieving Stillbirths and Miscarriages, Baylor Researcher Says


With the rate of stillbirths now topping that of infants who die before their first birthdays, employers — and society in general — must become more empathetic to families grieving the death of a baby through stillbirth or miscarriage, says a...
8-Sep-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Greater a Country’s Gender Equality in Employment, the Higher Its Homicide Rate

The greater a country’s gender equality when it comes to employment, the higher the overall homicide rate, according to a Baylor study of 146 countries. What is uncertain is the "why" of that, hip, although prior research suggests it may be due...
25-Aug-2015 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People with Psychopathic Traits Are Less Likely to 'Catch' a Contagious Yawn than Empathetic Folks


People with psychopathic characteristics are less likely to be affected by “contagious yawning” than those who are empathetic, according to a Baylor University psychology study.
20-Aug-2015 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Racial Attitudes of Blacks in Multiracial Congregations Resemble Those of Whites, Study Finds


Troubling questions about multiracial congregations’ potential to address racial inequality are raised by a new national study done by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Southern California and the University of Chicago.
16-Aug-2015 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hitting the Rewind Button and Back in the Groove


“Bigger, better and badder than ever before!!!” is how international indie cassette labels are billing Oct. 17 — Cassette Store Day. On the vinyl record front, Billboard Magazine reports that more vinyl albums were sold in 2014 than in any...
8-Oct-2015 5:05 AM EDT

Is Your Child at Risk to Be Recruited for Human Trafficking? Know the Signs, Baylor Expert Says


Since human trafficking often begins with recruitment, it’s important that parents and guardians know the signs, said Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
7-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Expert: Nine Tips To Help You Break Away From Your Smartphone


You’ve tried to escape it. You really have. But, the constant stream of dings and buzzes from incoming texts and emails are just too much to take. And, before you know it, you’re scanning your smartphone. Again. Can the cycle be broken? Can...
3-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Q&A: Film Expert Explains Why Hollywood Banks on the Zombie Feeding Frenzy


For some, it’s difficult to understand how a herd of rotting corpses with insatiable appetites for human flesh can have such mass appeal. But millions of people around the globe are eating it up … so to speak.
11-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Debate 101: Expert Offers Five Tips to Equip Viewers to Watch, Analyze Presidential Contests


Matthew G. Gerber, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and director of Baylor’s nationally recognized debate program, says viewers who are serious about learning about the U.S. presidential candidates should be equipped to cut through the...
5-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Still No Job After Graduation? Here’s What You Should Be Doing Right Now


It’s been two months since you walked across the stage with your diploma. You scour the want ads and send out your resume, but no one is calling you back. Frustration is setting in. What should you be doing right now?
15-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Women on the $10? These Eight Women Could Fill the Bill


Some notable but lesser-known women in American history might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill. Who are the other women who merit consideration on the $10?
25-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Dote on Dad for Father’s Day? Nope, Says Baylor University Communication Expert


15-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

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