Social and Behavioral Sciences
Study Uses Internet and Social Media to Show How Fracking Documentary Influenced Public Perception and Political Change
A University of Iowa (UI) sociologist and his co-researchers are the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film reshaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal bans on hydraulic fracking.
American Sociological Review, Oct-2015
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
Maths Skills Count for Premature Babies
A new study conducted by the University of Warwick links being born premature with low wages.Media embedded: Image(s)
Psychological Science August 31
– University of Warwick
Neighbors, but Not Classmates
Contrary to assumptions that disadvantaged neighborhoods trap children in failing schools, a Johns Hopkins University sociologist has found the opposite to be true: as a neighborhood’s income decreases, its range of educational experiences greatly expands.
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American Sociological Association annual meeting, Aug-2015
– Johns Hopkins University
The Power of Film
Researcher at the University of Iowa is the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film shaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal bans on hydraulic fracking.
American Sociological Review
– University of Iowa
New Book Details Long-Term Impact of Katrina on New Orleans-Area Children
A new book details, over a seven year period, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on children in New Orleans and surrounding areas. It includes insights into why and how children's post-disaster trajectories differed and provides policy recommendations for lessening children's suffering in the next disaster. Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Vermont
To Email or Not to Email? For Those in Love, It's Better Than Leaving a Voice Message
In her hit single, Carly Rae Jepsen may have sung, "Here's my number, so call me maybe." But according to a new research study from Indiana University, she might be more successful in finding love if she asked him to send her an email. The research, which has been accepted for publication in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, suggests that, in this digital age, an email can be more effective in expressing romantic feelings than leaving a voicemail message.
Computers in Human Behavior
– Indiana University
Economic Security Requires New Measures of Well-Being
Economic well-being for low-income families in the U.S. is often determined by federal measures, but a new study by a University at Buffalo research team suggests that such a definition is unrealistically narrow.
Journal of Consumer Affairs
– University at Buffalo
The More the Merrier for Animals That Synchronize Their Behavior
Social interaction could be the mechanism that allows animals living in groups to synchronize their activities, whether it’s huddling for warmth or offering protection from predators.
– University at Buffalo
Parents’ Views on Justice Affect Babies’ Moral Development
Babies’ neural responses to morally charged scenarios are influenced by their parents’ attitudes toward justice, new research from the University of Chicago shows.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Aug. 25, 2015
– University of Chicago