Social and Behavioral Sciences
Depression: A Barrier to Communication for Couples?
A massive 6.7 percent of the U.S. population suffers from depressive disorders each year. Along with causing pessimism, irritability, and exhaustion, depression also affects people’s communication and their ability to maintain relationships. “The Role of Relational Uncertainty in Topic Avoidance among Couples with Depression,” published in the National Communication Association’s journal, Communication Monographs, evaluates how depression and relational uncertainty within couples correspond with communication behaviors.
– National Communication Association
A Matter of Trust: Researcher Develops New Software to Assess Online Interaction
Shuyuan Mary Ho, an assistant professor in the School of Information in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University and an expert in cybersecurity, built a software application that can assess a human’s disposition and identify potential dangerous behaviors.
– Florida State University
Study Finds Obese Black and White Women Differ in How They View Weight
Perceptions about weight differ between low-income obese white and black women, according to research by Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University.
American Journal of Health Behavior; R01 DK081329
– Indiana University
Changing Stereotypes Key to Getting Girls Interested in Computer Science
Stereotypes are a powerful force in discouraging girls from careers in computer science and engineering, but there are ways to effectively counteract them, two new studies from the University of Washington find.
– University of Washington
Cheaper Gas Prices Lead to More Vehicle Crashes
As the price of gasoline drops, the number of automobile crashes increases, according to analysis of monthly crash data. from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety for 1998 to 2007. However, the time frame within which this occurs varies based on the driver’s age, according to South Dakota State University sociologist Guangqing Chi. He led the multi-institutional team of researchers who analyzed crash data from Minnesota, Mississippi and Alabama in relationship to gasoline prices.Media embedded: Video / Image(s)Expert(s) available
Journal of Tranport Geography 28 (1): 1-11; Safety Science 59 (1): 154-162; Traffic Injury Prevention 13 (5): 476-484; Accident Analysis and Prevention 43 (1): 194-203; Journal of Safety Research 41 (6): 493-500...
– South Dakota State University