Social and Behavioral Sciences
Accepting a Job Below One’s Skill Level Can Adversely Affect Future Employment Prospects
Accepting a job below one’s skill level can be severely penalizing when applying for future employment because of the perception that someone who does this is less committed or less competent, according to new research from a sociologist at The University of Texas at Austin.
American Sociological Review, April-2016
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
Media-Driven Attitudes About ‘Made in China’ Label Affect Product and Country
Consumers develop opinions about a product based on their experience with the item or company. An Iowa State researcher says those attitudes are also influenced by the media, which affects the image of the product and the country where it's made. Media embedded: Image(s)
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (2012); Newspaper Research Journal (2014); International Journal of Strategic Communication (2015)
– Iowa State University
Your Modern Lifestyle Is Made Possible by Creating Tons of Waste, New Book Reveals
Josh Reno, assistant professor of anthropology at Binghamton University, spent a year working as a paper picker at a large mega-landfill on the outskirts of Detroit, M.I., to explore the relationship North Americans have with garbage. His two big takeaways: a) People don’t think twice about what happens to the garbage they throw out and b) the American dream of two cars, a house and perfect commodities is made possible by creating tons of waste. Reno delivers the nitty-gritty details of his job and the impact of waste management on society in Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill, a new book published by the University of California Press. Media embedded: Image(s)
Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill
– Binghamton University, State University of New York
Genetics and Brain Regions Linked to Sex Differences in Anxiety-Related Behavior in Chimpanzees, Study Finds
Genetics and specific brain regions are linked to sex differences in chimpanzees’ scratching behavior, a common indicator of anxiety in humans and others primates, according to a research study led by Georgia State University that shows chimpanzees can be models of human mental illness.Media embedded: Image(s)
Psychophysiology, Feb. 2016
– Georgia State University
Number of Psychology Internships Exceeds Number of Applicants
For the first time this century, the number of psychology internships was greater than the number of graduate students who applied for them, an indication that the American Psychological Association’s $3 million stimulus to help alleviate this imbalance is working.
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Targeted Online Ads Can Actually Change How You View Yourself
Online advertisements targeted specifically at you because of your behavior can actually change how you feel about yourself, a new study suggests.
Journal of Consumer Research
– Ohio State University
Study Links Mobile Device Addiction to Depression and Anxiety
Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study from the University of Illinois finds that addiction to, and not simply use of, mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression in college-age students.Media embedded: Image(s)
Computers in Human Behavior
– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
How Parents, Romantic Partners Influence Student Spending
Romantic partners may be even more important than Mom and Dad in shaping college students' financial habits, according to a new study co-authored by University of Arizona researchers.
– University of Arizona
Racially Diverse U.S. Neighborhoods Undergoing Re-Segregation
Racially segregated neighborhoods in the United States persist for many social and economic reasons. Yet new research shows that many racially diverse neighborhoods -- seemingly a sign of progress in racial equality – are, in fact, segregating over time.
– American University
Myths and Facts About Greek Yogurt
Many consumers have wondered what Greek yogurt is all about and if it’s really much healthier than regular yogurt and worth the higher price. Dr. Zhiping Yu, assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at the University of North Florida, shares more about this popular dairy product.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of North Florida
Four Simple Factors Can Determine Future Poverty Risk
A new poverty risk calculator, co-developed by Mark Rank of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, can determine an individual's risk of poverty based on four basic factors: race, education, marital status and age.
– Washington University in St. Louis
Americans Who See God as ‘a Secure Base’ Tend to Be More Committed, Satisfied in the Workplace, Baylor Study Finds
People who see God as a “secure base” for intimacy and attachment are more likely to be emotionally committed to their workplace and satisfied with their jobs. They also tend to see their work as a calling from God, which correlates to higher levels of job commitment and satisfaction, according to a Baylor University study of working American adults.
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Journal Review of Religious Research
– Baylor University
US Officials Charged 84 People with ISIS-Related Offenses Since March 2014
The number of ISIS-related charges issued in the U.S. since March 2014 increased from 81 to 84, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.
– George Washington University
Psychologist Examines the Profound Power of Loneliness
The power of loneliness — its potential for causing depression and other serious health problems as well as its surprising role in keeping humans safe from harm.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Chicago
I'll Cry if I Want To
Research led by the University of Iowa has found another reason why people may dehumanize society’s outcasts: emotional exhaustion.Media embedded: Image(s)
Social Psychological and Personality Science, Feb. 2016
– University of Iowa
UNF Poll Reveals Hillary Clinton Holds Lead in Democratic Presidential Primary Race
A new University of North Florida statewide poll of likely Democratic primary voters reveals that if the Florida Democratic Presidential Primary were held today, the majority of respondents would vote for Hillary Clinton. Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of North Florida