Social and Behavioral Sciences
Daughters of Interracial Parents More Likely Than Sons to Identify as Multiracial
Daughters of interracial parents are more likely than sons to identify as multiracial, and this is especially true for children of black-white couples, according to a new study in the February issue of the American Sociological Review. (Embargo expired on 28-Jan-2016 at 00:00 ET)
American Sociological Review, Feb-2016
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
Holocaust Survivors Are at Increased Risk of Developing Schizophrenia
”Exposure to the protracted, multiple maximal adversities of the Holocaust increase the risk of developing schizophrenia,” says Prof. Stephen Levine of the University of Haifa, who undertook the study
– University of Haifa
Good Boss? Bad Boss? Study Says Workers Leave Both
When fast-rising employees quit their jobs for better pay or more responsibility at another organization, the knee-jerk reaction may be to blame their leaving on a bad boss. Although the common perception is that workers join companies but leave managers, new research by a University of Illinois business professor shows that workers leave good bosses, too -- and for companies, there may be a silver lining to their departure.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Excelencia in Education Reports More Hispanic-Serving Institutions Overall, but Growth Remains Concentrated
In 2014-15, 13 percent of colleges and universities identified as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) enrolled 62 percent of all Latino undergraduates in the U.S. according to Excelencia in Education’s annual analysis released today. The number of colleges and universities that meet the definition of HSIs in 2014-15 rose 7 percent from the previous year and are concentrated in 18 states.
– Dick Jones Communications
Rough Discipline, in Black and White
In a time when questions of racial inequality once again roil the nation, a UC Santa Barbara researcher has found striking evidence that “some aspects of the ‘bad old days’ are not fully behind us.” Dick Startz, a professor of economics at UCSB, reports in a blog post for the Brookings Institution that black children are twice as likely as white children to receive corporal punishment at school.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of California, Santa Barbara
Story of Child Immigrants Goes Uncovered, Grad Student Finds
For doctoral candidate Ricardo Valencia, awareness is the primary takeaway he hopes people will get from his upcoming talk on how American media have covered the recent surge of unaccompanied children entering the country from Central America.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Oregon
Being Married Might Hurt Your Chances of Weight Loss After Surgery
Spouses ideally could play a key role in helping patients lose pounds and keep them off after weight-loss surgery, but being married might actually work against patients, researchers from The Ohio State University have found.
The researchers, led by Megan Ferriby, a graduate student in human sciences, concluded that the impact of weight-loss surgery extends to his or her romantic relationships and likely to the entire family.
– Ohio State University
Why You Should Never Use the Term ‘the Mentally Ill’
Even subtle differences in how you refer to people with mental illness can affect levels of tolerance, a new study has found.
The Journal of Counseling and Development, Jan-2016
– Ohio State University
Ecotourism, Natural Resource Conservation Proposed as Allies to Protect Natural Landscapes
If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers—in the U.S. and around the globe—they should team up with ecotourists, according to a University of Georgia study published in the Journal of Ecotourism.Media embedded: Image(s)
Journal of Ecotourism
– University of Georgia
The Smart(Phone) Solution for Urban Mobility
New research from Concordia University in Montreal uses mobile technology to map routes, calculate travel times and help alleviate some of the most pesky transport issues.
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– Concordia University
Urban Sprawl Stunts Upward Mobility, U Study Finds
A recent study by University of Utah Department of City & Metropolitan Planning professor Reid Ewing and his colleagues in Utah, Texas and Louisiana, tested the relationship between urban sprawl and upward mobility for metropolitan areas in the United States. The study examined potential pathways through which sprawl may have an effect on mobility and uses mathematical models to account for both direct and indirect effects of sprawl on upward mobility. Media embedded: Image(s)
Landscape and Urban Planning, April 2016
– University of Utah
Study Finds Human Trafficking Is Judged Unevenly by Law, Public
The severity of the criminal penalty for human trafficking in the U.S. has no effect on the number of suspects who are arrested and prosecuted for the crime, according to a wide-ranging new study by Northeastern criminologist Amy Farrell and her research partners.
– Northeastern University
Texting at Night Affects Teens’ Sleep, Academic Performance
Rutgers researcher finds that instant messaging in the dark makes a difference compared to having the lights on
– Rutgers University
Airlines Aren't Learning Enough From Near Misses
YU study funded in part by U.S. Department of Homeland Security.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Brigham Young University
Transparency Key in Decision to Label Modified Ingredients
Now, amid public debate about whether food companies should list genetically modified (GM) ingredients on their labels, that same deliberative process may be crucial to the perceived legitimacy surrounding controversial decisions. A Cornell University study found consumers are more supportive of labeling decisions when they believe the company considered the public’s input in the process.
– Cornell University