Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Best Way to Help Homeless Youth Is Hardly Ever Used
– Teens without homes, many of whom have suffered at the hands of those entrusted with providing them care and kindness, often refuse to seek warmth and nourishment at shelters.
– Ohio State University
Why Sports Wins and Sunshine May Lead You to Gamble
The fact that your favorite sports team unexpectedly won yesterday won’t improve your chances of winning the lottery—but it might increase the likelihood that you’ll buy a ticket, a team of neuroscientists has found.
– New York University
#Selfie: Researchers Find Instagram Selfie Posts
Tied to Romantic Relationship Conflict
Florida State University researchers have discovered the more selfies an individual posts on the social media site Instagram, the greater the likelihood he or she might experience romantic relationship conflict and dissolution.
– Florida State University
Emojis May Help Reduce Waste by Measuring Kids' Emotional Response to Foods
Sensory analysis researchers at Kansas State University Olathe are looking at whether emojis can help reduce the food grade school students throw away at lunch. Media embedded: Image(s)
– Kansas State University
Neuroscientists Open Doors to Collaboration
Ed Awh and Ed Vogel, two leading scholars whose joint research focuses on visual cognition and working memory, joined the University of Chicago's growing neuroscience and cellular science faculty in fall 2015.Media embedded: Video / Image(s)
– University of Chicago
College Students’ Internet Overuse Leads Families to Connect and Conflict, New Study Finds
College students who are addicted to the Internet report positive and negative effects on their family relationships, according to new research from Georgia State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Georgia State University
University of Arizona Sociologists: Teen Pregnancy Not an Isolated Issue
Christina Diaz and Jeremy E. Fiel found that socioeconomic disadvantage may reduce the effect young motherhood has on how successful a person is academically, and also what wages can be expected in the future.
– University of Arizona
How the Economy Affects Traffic Fatalities
With the recent fall in gas prices, most drivers might be thinking that now they can afford to take that road trip, take a quick jaunt to the outlet mall, or just drive to work instead of taking public transportation. The trouble is that millions of other drivers are thinking the same thing—which can lead to a jump in traffic fatalities.
– Texas A&M University