Social and Behavioral Sciences
Hallucinogen Use Could Protect Against Intimate Partner Violence
Hallucinogen research gains traction, suggests class of substance could be therapeutic for problem behaviors, including intimate partner violence. Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Alabama at Birmingham
Super Bowl Won’t Make You Feel Super, Even if Your Team Wins
Communication researchers Drew Margolin, and Wang Liao have created a unique way to watch the emotional dynamics of the game in real-time during this year’s Super Bowl.
– Cornell University
'Pushback' Against Constant Connectivity Also Reflected in Images, Study Follow-Up Finds
People expressing the wish to resist constant online connectivity — dubbed "pushback" by University of Washington Information School researchers — is manifested as powerfully in images as in text, further study has found.
– University of Washington
Former NAACP Chief’s Endorsement Signals Lackluster Clinton Support, Expert Says
Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’ standing among black voters could receive a boost with the expected endorsement of Benjamin Jealous, who served as president of the NAACP from 2008 to 2013. Darren Davis, a professor of political science and an associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, notes that political endorsements are primarily symbolic, but Jealous’ endorsement is more symbolic than most.Media embedded: Image(s)Expert(s) available
– University of Notre Dame
Mature Drivers Favour Checks on Over 70s, New Study Finds
The majority of older drivers are in favour of tighter rules on checking the health and suitability of over-70s to drive – even if those checks could take them off the road themselves – according to a new report. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) worked with Dr Carol Hawley at Warwick Medical School, the University of Warwick, to survey more than 2,600 drivers and former drivers on their opinions, habits and motoring history. Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Warwick
UCI Researchers Link Compulsive Facebook Checking to Lack of Sleep
If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it’s not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. It may be a sign that you’re not getting enough sleep.
– University of California, Irvine