Social and Behavioral Sciences
Study: Controlling Parents Create Mean College Kids
College students whose parents lay on the guilt or try to manipulate them may translate feelings of stress into similar mean behavior with their own friends, a new study by a University of Vermont psychologist has found.
The students’ physical response to stress, which the researchers measured in a laboratory test, influenced the way they carry out that hostility – either immediately and impulsively or in a cold, calculated way.
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Journal of Youth and Adolescence
– University of Vermont
Survey Finds the Percentage of Undergraduate Women at 9 Colleges Who Were Sexually Assaulted During 2014-2015 Academic Year Varied Considerably
In a survey of students at nine U.S. colleges and universities, the percentage of undergraduate women who experienced a sexual assault, defined as sexual battery or rape, during 2014-2015 academic year varied considerably—rates varied among the 9 schools, ranging from 4 percent to 20 percent.
– RTI International
Going to the Grocery Isn't Just for Shopping for Dietetics & Human Nutrition Researcher
Going to the grocery store is not a chore for one University of Kentucky professor. In fact, Alison Gustafson views the places where people buy food as “labs." Watch why this Dietetics and Human Nutrition professor is so passionate about food access in rural areas. Media embedded: Video / Image(s)
– University of Kentucky
Young White Students at Elite Colleges View Asian-Americans as More Competent than Blacks and Hispanics, Baylor Study Finds
Asian-Americans are stereotyped as “cold but competent” — and more competent than blacks and Hispanics — by young white students at elite colleges, according to a Baylor University study.
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Social Psychology Quarterly
– Baylor University
Rejection From 'American Idol' Provides Insights Into Perseverance
New research based on observations at American Idol auditions and in-depth interviews with 43 contestants reveals how contestants come to accept rejection after being cut from the competition.
Hockey Helps Youth, Warms Hearts
Gonzaga Exceptional Hockey, launched by Gonzaga University special education Professor Mark Derby in 2008 to help youth overcome learning and communications difficulties, has caught the attention of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Gonzaga University
Human Sounds Convey Emotions Clearer and Faster Than Words
It takes just one-tenth of a second for our brains to begin to recognize emotions conveyed by vocalizations, according to researchers from McGill. It doesn’t matter whether the non-verbal sounds are growls of anger, the laughter of happiness or cries of sadness. More importantly, the researchers have also discovered that we pay more attention when an emotion (such as happiness, sadness or anger) is expressed through vocalizations than we do when the same emotion is expressed in speech.
– McGill University
In Married Couples, Death May Not Entirely Do You Part
A person's quality of life at the time of their death continues to influence his or her spouse's quality of life in the years following the person's passing, according to new research by UA psychologists.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Arizona