Social and Behavioral Sciences
Location, Location, Location: Bike-Sharing Systems Need Revamp To Attract More Riders
A new study by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Assistant Professor Elena Belavina, INSEAD Professor of Sustainable Development Karan Girotra and INSEAD Ph.D. candidate Ashish Kabra found that it is possible for cities to increase ridership without spending more money on bikes or docking points—simply by redesigning the network.
– University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Robot Model for Infant Learning Shows Bodily Posture May Affect Memory and Learning
Using both robots and infants, an Indiana University cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge.Media embedded: Image(s)
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– Indiana University
CSD Report Offers Insights Into How Young People Save in Developing Countries
A new project from the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis shows, among other findings, that girls in developing countries, given equal opportunities, will save as much or more in formal financial institutions than boys.Media embedded: Image(s)
Center for Social Development
– Washington University in St. Louis
The Family Institute’s “Relationship and Health Study” Examines Possible Health Benefits of Long-Distance Relationships
While there is a wide variety of research on proximal relationships, or relationship where partners live near one another, research on long-distance relationships is lacking, despite the increasing prevalence of long-distance relationships in the U.S. and elsewhere. Co-principle investigators Steve Du Bois, PhD, LCP, Family Institute Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow and Tamara Goldman Sher, PhD, Family Institute affiliate, designed the “Relationship and Health Study” to help clarify some of these mixed findings, and to gain a deeper understanding into long-distance relationships.
– Family Institute at Northwestern University
Food TV Could Be Harmful to Your Health
Women who watched food television and cooked frequently from scratch had a higher body-mass-index, or BMI – weighing on average 10 more pounds – than those who obtained information from sources like family and friends, magazines and newspapers, or cooking classes. Women who watched food television but didn’t cook from scratch failed to see their viewing habits translate to a higher BMI. Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Vermont
Breadth vs. Depth
Whether it’s crossing disciplines, breaking down silos, or thinking outside the box, everyone’s talking about boundary spanning as the key to solving the world’s toughest problems.
So why isn’t everyone doing it?
A new study conducted by Tom Bateman, Professor of Management at the McIntire School of Commerce, and Andrew Hess, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Washington & Lee University, offers some intriguing clues.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce
'Aging Illinois' Requires Better Intergovernmental Cooperation
Municipalities throughout Illinois will need to improve transportation options, add a variety of housing types, and strengthen health and human services to meet the day-to-day needs of the aging population, according to a report by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
– University of Illinois at Chicago
Families, Experts, Peer Leaders Gather at CHOP for Guidance on the Transition to College for Teens With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Last Monday, more than 200 young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their parents and autism support professionals gathered for a free, half-day presentation and Q&A panel hosted by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Autism Research (CAR) to support families considering life after high school, and the possibilities for higher education.
– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Persuasive Power: Members of Congress Can Sway the Public
Members of the U.S. Congress really do have the power to persuade their constituents in several different ways, according to a first-of-its kind national study. (Embargo expired on 16-Mar-2015 at 15:00 ET)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
– Ohio State University