Social and Behavioral Sciences
School Shootings and Street Violence: How They’re Alike and Different
The two types of youth gun violence couldn’t be more different, but the ways to prevent them remain largely the same, according to a new report by some of America’s top violence researchers.
– Ohio State University
Racial Makeup of Labor Markets Affects Who Gets Job Leads
Research finds that the racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads – regardless of the race of the worker.
Social Currents, DOI: 10.1177/2329496515620645
– North Carolina State University
Study: Workplace Flexibility Benefits Employees
New research released today shows that workers at a Fortune 500 company who participated in a pilot work flexibility program voiced higher levels of job satisfaction and reduced levels of burnout and psychological stress than employees within the same company who did not participate.
American Sociological Review, Feb-2016
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
Monkeys’ Reaction to Those Who Have More? Spite
Monkeys, like humans, will take the time and effort to punish others who get more than their fair share, according to a study conducted at Yale. In fact, they can act downright spiteful.
Capuchin monkeys will yank on a rope to collapse a table that is holding a partner monkey’s food. While chimpanzees collapse their partner’s table only after direct personal affronts like theft, capuchins punish more often, even in cases where the other monkey merely had more food, according to a study published online in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior.Media embedded: Image(s)
Evolution and Human Behavior
– Yale University
UF/IFAS Financial Expert Says Powerball Winners Should Be Prepared and Discreet
Your next step is going to be whether to take an annual payment or one lump-sum payment. Media embedded: Image(s)Expert(s) available
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Eating Disorders Prevention Program Alters Brain's Response to Thin Models
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– Oregon Research Institute
Reboot Your New Year’s Resolutions with a Monday Health Reset
Public health experts think the key to success to turn our New Year’s resolutions into reality is to bring the “fresh start” mindset of the beginning of the year to the beginning of every week. Research conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that Monday is akin to a “mini-New Year.” Reinforcing this “fresh start” Monday mindset with weekly cues and reminders can be a powerful tool in helping people sustain healthy behaviors over time.
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– Monday Campaigns
Generations Later, Language Continues to Isolate Immigrant Communities
The way second- and third-generation immigrants learn a language may spell trouble early on in school and further isolate them from society, according to a Germanic studies researcher at The University of Texas at Austin.
– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)
Pediatric Researcher's Cartoons are a Hit on YouTube
EL PASO, Texas – A faculty member at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has a popular YouTube channel that’s garnered more than 12 million views.Media embedded: Video / Image(s)
– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso