Social and Behavioral Sciences
Study Finds Stigma Regarding Weight Loss May Be Overblown
A qualitative study finds that most people who have lost a lot of weight don’t perceive themselves as being “judged” because they used to be overweight or obese – which contradicts earlier research that people were still stigmatized even after reaching a healthy weight.
Health Communication DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2015.1045790
– North Carolina State University
APA Calls on Obama Administration to Lift U.S. Restrictions to U.N. Convention Against Torture
The U.S. government should withdraw its restrictions to portions of the U.N. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and “join the community of nations who accept common standards of decency and respect for the inherent dignity of all persons,” according to the American Psychological Association.
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Predicting if Young Men Will Live with Their Kids
In one of the first reproductive studies to focus on young men and fatherhood, researchers at Northwestern Medicine found that an adolescent male’s attitude toward risky sex, pregnancy and birth control can predict whether or not he will end up living with his future offspring. Media embedded: Image(s)
– Northwestern University
Social Media Face Threats Affect Relationships; Communication Helps
Impression management refers to an individual's deliberate efforts to control or influence other people's perceptions. Sometimes impression management occurs in reaction to face threats: unfavorable incidents that undercut a person's ability to cultivate and maintain a desirable self-image on social networking sites (SNSs).
Computers in Human Behavior
– New Jersey Institute of Technology
Cyber Thieves Making Millions in Profits
Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, fueling a global criminal enterprise marked by the high-profile data breaches of major companies such as Target and Home Depot.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Michigan State University
When Job Hunt Excitement Fades, the Ticking Clock Does the Trick
Although a college senior’s job hunt may start as a fun challenge, it is external pressure and consequences that drive the search over the finish line, according to a new study.
– American University