Social and Behavioral Sciences
UF/IFAS Gives Back at Thanksgiving
For some, Thanksgiving means more than gobbling turkey and watching football. It’s the season of giving thanks and giving back to the community.
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Grow Kids’ Brains Through Sport!
Organized extracurricular sport activities for children help them develop and improve cognitive skills, such as greater concentration capacity, that can in term greatly help them in the classroom, says Université de Montréal professor Linda Pagani. Media embedded: Image(s)
CONI USA Conference, November 11, 2015
– Universite de Montreal
Focusing on User Habits Key to Preventing Email Phishing, According to UB Research
The cumulative number of successful phishing cyberattacks has risen sharply over the last decade, and in 2014 that figure surged past the total U.S. population, according to a University at Buffalo expert in cyber deception.
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
– University at Buffalo
Early Maternal Loss Has Lifelong Effects on Chimpanzees
>Wild-caught chimpanzees, who were orphaned and imported from Africa in their early infancy, exhibit an impaired social behaviour also as adults. So far long-term effects of early traumatic experiences on social behaviour were known only for humans and socially isolated chimpanzees. Media embedded: Image(s)
Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep16439
– University of Vienna
Is Your Boss A Tyrant? An Unhappy Home Life May Be To Blame
When supervisors are verbally abusive to their subordinates, it harms not only the employees, but the organization as a whole, says Texas A&M University Professor of Management Stephen Courtright, whose study reveals it’s often factors outside of work that cause bad boss behavior.
Academy of Management Journal
– Texas A&M University
Britain Lags Behind in Reducing Infant Mortality and Child Poverty
Britain has the fourth highest rate of infant mortality of all Western countries. More seriously, the high death rates of British children correlate with high child poverty and with a lack of investment in healthcare, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
– Bournemouth University
Parents of First-Born Sons and Only-Child Daughters Give More, Women’s Philanthropy Institute Study Finds
Parents’ charitable giving is affected by the sex of their first child, according to a new report released today by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Indiana University
Why We Look at Pretty Faces
In her PhD thesis, conducted at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Olga Chelnokova has explored how our visual system is able to direct attention to the most important information in a face. Her study suggest that evolution has made us experts on faces.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Oslo
Emotionally Supportive Relationships Linked to Lower Testosterone
Two University of Notre Dame anthropologists looked beyond the nuclear family for effects on testosterone levels in men and found that not only spouses, but also other relatives, good friends, colleagues, neighbors and fellow church members can play a role.Media embedded: Image(s)
Hormones and Behavior, Oct-2015
– University of Notre Dame
Award-Winning Feminist Family Researcher Examines Sense of Feminist Fraudulence in Her Work
A Texas Tech University professor garnered national attention in her field when she openly questioned whether she was a bad or imperfect feminist. She unveiled complex challenges of conducting feminist research within the backdrop of post-feminist, neoliberal sensibilities.Media embedded: Image(s)Expert(s) available
Journal of Family Theory & Review, Sept-2015
– Texas Tech University
Pen Pal Is Powerful Boost to Prisoner Wellbeing
A prison pen pal scheme, currently operating in 52 prisons in England and Wales, is contributing to prisoner wellbeing, offering early warning of potential suicide and improving the chances of successful rehabilitation, says an in-depth study from the University of Warwick.
Prisoner Wellbeing and The Experience of Punishment - November 2015
– University of Warwick
Fundamentalist Christian Protests More Likely to Draw Police Attention
Police are less likely to show up at protests involving religious actors or organizations — unless the protesters are fundamentalist Christians, according to a new study. Notre Dame researchers found fundamentalist Christian groups attracted more police attention than either secular or other Christian groups.Media embedded: Image(s)
American Sociological Review, Nov-2015
– University of Notre Dame
Polling Station Environments Matter: Physical Layout Can Impact the Voting Experience
Human factors/ergonomics researchers examined the relationship between U.S. voting system usability and the polling station environment because these systems are so diverse and little is understood about the impact of one on the other. The study reveals that if environmental features and system attributes deter people from voting, it could lead to altered election outcomes.
– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
UNF Race Expert Available to Discuss University of Missouri Football Players Protest of Racism
University of North Florida race expert Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder discusses the building story of the African-American football players at the University of Missouri who are protesting due to racist events on their campus.Media embedded: Image(s)Expert(s) available
– University of North Florida