Social and Behavioral Sciences
Minorities’ Homicide Victimization Rates Fall Significantly Compared to Whites’
A new study reveals that while homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups. (Embargo expired on 31-Mar-2016 at 00:00 ET)
American Sociological Review, April-2016
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
Race Biases Teachers’ Expectations for Students
When evaluating the same black student, white teachers expect significantly less academic success than black teachers, a new study concludes. This is especially true for black boys.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Johns Hopkins University
Why Is Critical Interaction with Disability Missing From Academia?
Concordia University's Critical Disability Studies Working Group is working to highlight how ableist assumptions about the body, cognition and perception promote a limited range of understanding what it means to be human.
– Concordia University
When Women Feel Their Partner Demands Perfection, Sex Life Suffers
Women who perceive that their sexual partner is imposing perfectionist standards on them may suffer sexual dysfunction as a result, psychologists at the University of Kent have found.
Archives of Sexual Behavior
– University of Kent
Immigrant New Yorkers Face Unexpected Challenges to Health and Wellbeing
A new report based on in-person interviews and surveys conducted by The New York Academy of Medicine provides insights into what immigrants—nearly 30 percent of the city’s population—in New York City see as barriers to improved wellbeing, as well as potential solutions to poor health status. In a discussion of what it takes to successfully transition between cultures, city residents representing more than 10 ethnic groups, from four boroughs, talk about their mental and physical health and wellbeing in a new report, “Immigrant Communities: Bridging Cultures for Better Health.”
– New York Academy of Medicine
Blind Adults Learn Native Gesture Patterns By Learning To Speak A Language, Researchers Find
Researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Chicago have found that congenitally blind adults use gestures -- important markers in language development in children -- similar to those by sighted adults, even though they've never seen the gestures before.Media embedded: Image(s)
Psychological Science, Mar-2016
– Georgia State University
Narcissism Linked to Sexual Assault Perpetration in College, Study Finds
Almost 20 percent of college men have committed some kind of sexual assault, and 4 percent have committed rape, according to a study published by University of Georgia researchers who were examining the link between different kinds of narcissism and the perpetration of sexual assaults.
Violence Against Women
– University of Georgia
Uncertainty Can Cause More Stress Than Inevitable Pain
Knowing that there is a small chance of getting a painful electric shock can lead to significantly more stress than knowing that you will definitely be shocked.
– University College London
How Studying Child Prodigies Helps US Understand Autism
Scientists may learn a lot about autism from studying a group of people who don’t have the disorder. Joanne Ruthsatz,is one of the first researchers to have uncovered the link between prodigy and autism.
The Prodigy’s Cousin: The Family Link between Autism and Extraordinary Talent
– Ohio State University
Professor Discusses Factors Leading to Populist Fervor in 2016
Stephen Pendleton has taught economics and finance, along with political science, during his almost 40-year academic career. Through this lens, he pointed to longtime economic factors that have created the perfect storm to fuel populist-driven campaigns in both parties. Voter anger over unemployment, underemployment, and the shrinking of the middle class has bolstered support for two outsider candidates. While Trump and Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders tout vastly different ideologies, they both have railed against free-trade policies they say have decimated the American workforce.Expert(s) available
– SUNY Buffalo State
Running Out of Money Linked to Fear of Death
Roughly 52 percent of American households will not have enough retirement income to maintain their standard of living if they retire at 65.
Journal of Consumer Psychology
– Society for Consumer Psychology
Conspicuous Consumption May Drive Fertility Down
A new mathematical model shows how fertility goes down as the cost of achieving social status goes up.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
– Emory Health Sciences
Widespread Sexual Harassment Persists in India
Sexual harassment remains a pervasive problem in India despite tougher laws enacted more than three years ago after a woman was gang raped on a bus and later died of her injuries, indicates new research by a Michigan State University criminologist.Media embedded: Image(s)
International Criminal Justice Review
– Michigan State University
New Study Finds that Despite More Women in Science, We Still Perceive Women to be Incompatible with STEM Fields
Linda Carli's "Stereotypes About Gender and Science: Women ≠ Science” shows that despite significant progress made, women are still thought to lack the qualities needed to be successful scientists, and the findings suggest this may contribute to discrimination and prejudice against women in those fields.
– Wellesley College
The Non-Driving Millennial? Not So Simple, Says New Research
A recently published study shows that the popular notion that millennials are choosing not drive may be oversimplified. In a suburban community with low density and no public transportation, teens obtained their drivers' licenses on average within a month of their 16th birthday. Media embedded: Image(s)
Annals of the Association of American Geographers
– University of Vermont
Medical Student Queer Alliance’s #PushForPronouns Promotes Transgender Patient Health Equity
The Northeast Medical Student Queer Alliance is launching a social media initiative to promote a culture of respect for transgender patients, 70 percent of whom experience discrimination when accessing medical care.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Vermont