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Followers, “Likes,” Attractiveness Increase Social Media Likability. Selfies? Not So Much, Baylor Study Says

A new Baylor University study published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture looks at the value that outside observers place on social media cues (followers, likes, etc.) and measures the perceived likability of the people whose...
22-Feb-2018 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites


Perceptions about God Make Democrats More Conservative and Republicans More Liberal — But in Different Ways

Republicans who believe that God is very involved with humanity are like Democrats — more liberal — when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study. Meanwhile, Democrats who see God as a strict father...
20-Feb-2018 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites


Secure Attachment to God Among Religious Older Adults is Linked to Good Mental Health

Older individuals who are securely attached to God experience increased optimism over time, and those with confidence in God’s forgiveness often experience higher self-esteem and satisfaction, according to a Baylor University study.
6-Feb-2018 1:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Ethical Leadership Can Have Negative Consequences, Baylor University Researchers Say

A new Baylor study published in the Journal of Business Ethics reveals that ethical leadership compounded by job-hindrance stress and supervisor-induced stress can lead to employee deviance and turnover. The research reflects the thoughts of 609...
31-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Ethics Quandary? Women in PR More Likely to Seek Allies Before Giving Execs Advice

Women in public relations are more likely than men to seek allies and form coalitions before they give ethics counsel to senior leaders, while men are more likely to rely on presenting research, according to a Baylor University study.
30-Jan-2018 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Baylor Honors UCLA Chemistry Professor with $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Baylor University has named Neil K. Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at UCLA, as the 2018 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The Cherry Award is the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary...
25-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Oscar Nominations: "Positive Strides" and Missed Opportunities, Says Baylor Entertainment Marketing Expert

Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Ph.D., studies consumer behavior, multicultural media, movies and entertainment. She is an expert on Hollywood and movies featuring actors of color. She said Tuesday's Oscar nominations reveal "positive strides" for recognition...
23-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Where There Are More Local Community Banks, Rural Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Obtain Conventional Business Loans

The greater the proportion of local banks in a nonmetropolitan area, the better the chances that a conventional business loan helped start or expand a business, according to a Baylor University study. The finding suggests that a locally oriented...
22-Jan-2018 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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23-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST


As 2018 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s personal, like losing weight or clearing clutter, or it’s professional, such as being a better manager or breaking away from...
20-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST


A cherished parts of the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to such Christmas carols as Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel. But a Baylor University expert in black gospel music loves another Christmas tradition:...
8-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST


When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based...
20-Nov-2017 1:05 AM EST


President Donald Trump has said that Twitter is his way of communicating his thoughts directly with the world, bypassing the more traditional means of using the news media, which he tends to distrust. The president’s daily use of social media begs...
24-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT


The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says James Kendrick, a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.
24-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT


Movies like “Marshall” that are built around actors of color and have appeal to consumers of color historically see a significant surge in ticket sales in weeks five through eight – if producers are willing to keep them in theaters that long...
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