Social and Behavioral Sciences
Study Suggests Earning a College Degree Before, But Not After, Getting Married Protects Against Obesity
People who earn a college degree before getting married are much less likely to become obese than those who graduate from college after getting married, according to a new study. (Embargo expired on 28-May-2015 at 00:00 ET)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, June-2015
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
Primates’ Understanding of Quantities Offers Clues to the Origins of Human Counting
Monkey see, monkey count—almost. New research from the University of Rochester shows that while monkeys don’t have words or symbols for numbers like we do, they do understand the basic logic behind counting—and that can show us how humans first learned to count.
– Dick Jones Communications
Where There’s A Will … Well, There’s Another Way
There’s more than one way to gain a sense of control. The traditional view of a life in control is one in which an individual has taken actions to ensure success in both the near and long terms. “Secondary control,” has been given short shrift in both the scientific literature and the attitudes of Western societies. Secondary control can be described as a mindset in which one accepts and adapts to the fact that much of life can’t be bent to human will.
Social Psychological and Personality Science
– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Flavored Fruit Drink or Poisonous Cleaning Product? How to Prevent Accidental Poisonings
Two children die each day in the United States as a result of poisoning. UAB child safety expert David Schwebel, Ph.D., works to prevent this from occurring.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Alabama at Birmingham