Social and Behavioral Sciences
Looking for Love? Use Reddit to Give Cupid Tech Support
Study finds that users on OKCupid and mobile-based Tinder aren’t able to determine social norms or effective match-making techniques on the services, so they use Reddit to learn tips about online dating. Once there, they also find ways that allow them to “cheat the system” to interact with more potential dates
Association of Computing Machinery’s conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015)
– Georgia Institute of Technology
Stress Caused by Discrimination Linked to Mental Health Issues Among Latino Teens
Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by NYU. These mental health outcomes were more pronounced among Latino teens born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, as opposed to foreign-born teens. (Embargo expired on 11-Feb-2015 at 00:15 ET)
Child Development, Feb. 11
– New York University
Want To Save The Planet? Neighbors Better Allies Than Family
Socializing with neighbors leads to more planet-friendly behaviors than spending time with friends or family, research finds.
That's due to the diversity of neighbors and overwhelming similarity of loved ones, researchers say.
So be kind to your neighbors: they may hold the secret to greater action on climate change.Media embedded: Image(s)
Environment and Behavior
– University of Vermont
Love Online Is About Being Real, Not Perfect
How you fill out an online profile makes a big difference in how you're seen by others. New research shows it is better to be real with your information than trying to be perfect.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Iowa
Give the Gift of a Healthier Heart
The heart is a symbol of love, and there’s no better way to say “I love you” than to help someone you love quit smoking. February is American Heart Month, and New York City Treats Tobacco wants you take steps towards a healthier heart by quitting smoking!
– NYU Langone Medical Center
More Women Choosing Living Together Over Marriage
If it seems like more women are choosing to live with a partner instead of get married, you’re right. According to researchers at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, the percentage of women who have cohabitated with someone has almost doubled over the past 25 years.
– Bowling Green State University
Sociologists Available to Discuss Valentine’s Day-Related Topics
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss topics ranging from dating, love, and consumerism to weddings, sex, and sadness. Expert(s) available
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
Fall Back on Those New Year’s Resolutions? Six Tips to Get Back on Track
Nancy Rudner, an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Nursing, offers tips on how to maintain healthy New Year's resolutions for life. Expert(s) available
– George Washington University
F-Bombs Notwithstanding, All Languages Skew Toward Happiness
Arabic movie subtitles, Korean tweets, Russian novels, Chinese websites, English lyrics, and even the war-torn pages of the New York Times—research from the University of Vermont, examining billions of words, shows that these sources—and all human language—skews toward the use of happy words. This Big Data study confirms the 1969 Pollyanna Hypothesis that there is a universal human tendency to “look on and talk about the bright side of life.”Media embedded: Image(s) (Embargo expired on 09-Feb-2015 at 15:00 ET)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, February 9, 2015
– University of Vermont
Both Liberals, Conservatives Can Have Science Bias
New research suggests that liberals, as well as conservatives, can be biased against science that doesn’t align with their political views.
The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, March-2015
– Ohio State University