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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

Communities with Beautiful Scenery, Weather Have Lower Rates of Religious Affiliation


Counties in the United States with more beautiful weather and scenery have lower rates of membership and affiliation with religious organizations, according to a Baylor University study.
6-Aug-2015 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$10 Million Gift Will Transform Baylor’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


A $10 million gift to Baylor's department of communication sciences and disorders will transform students’ educational experiences, expand its service to those with speech-language needs in Texas and position the department for national impact as...
22-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Clutter in Its New Form: ‘Digital Debris’ Is Spilling Over into the Physical, Says Baylor Design Historian


When it comes to clutter, the technological is increasingly crossing over into physical space, says a Baylor University interior design expert.
20-Jul-2015 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Why Social Workers Aren’t Discussing Religion and Spirituality with Clients


New research by a Baylor University professor shows that licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who account for the largest number of clinically trained helping professionals, believe that discussions about their clients’ religion and...
8-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Misquotes and Memes: Did Ben Franklin REALLY Say That?


As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much...
1-Jul-2015 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

The ‘Heaven 11’: Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs


To celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month, Robert F. Darden, professor in Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, and former gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine, has compiled a list of the...
8-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Back to the Past: Why Movie Studios Keep Recycling Stories, and Why We Keep Paying to See Them


Chris Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and chair of the film and digital media department in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the challenges for original storytelling and the future of the film industry.
3-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

World War II Hero/Movie Star Audie Murphy Was “Plagued by Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome,” Baylor Historian Says

6-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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