Social and Behavioral Sciences
Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them
Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income — but only among families with children, a new study has found. (Embargo expired on 27-Apr-2016 at 00:05 ET)
American Sociological Review, June-2016
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
Rosemary Aroma Can Help Older Adults to Remember to Do Things
The aroma of rosemary essential oil may improve ability of people over 65 to remember events and to remember to complete tasks at particular times in the future.
British Psychological Society 2016 Annual Conference
– British Psychological Society (BPS)
Study Tracks Perceptions of Making Ethical Purchases
Society believes that those on social assistance - or welfare - should not be paying a premium to purchase ethical goods instead of cheaper alternatives, according to a new study from Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business.
Journal of Consumer Research
– Simon Fraser University
How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and More in the Family and Parenting channel
How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and more in the Family and Parenting channel
Research Focuses on How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions
In-depth research by Wake Forest sociology professor Amanda Gengler, shows that, as a way to manage day-to-day living, parents of children with life-threatening illnesses might choose from several communication strategiesMedia embedded: Image(s)Expert(s) available
– Wake Forest University
Women Who Are Cheated on ‘Win’ in the Long Run; New Women ‘Lose’
Women who lose their unfaithful mate to another woman actually win in the long run, according to new research from Binghamton University.
“Our thesis is that the woman who ‘loses’ her mate to another woman will go through a period of post-relationship grief and betrayal, but come out of the experience with higher mating intelligence that allows her to better detect cues in future mates that may indicate low mate value. Hence, in the long-term, she ‘wins,’” said Craig Morris, research associate at Binghamton University and lead author on the study. “The ‘other woman,' conversely, is now in a relationship with a partner who has a demonstrated history of deception and, likely, infidelity. Thus, in the long-term, she ‘loses.’"
The Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition, April-2016
– Binghamton University, State University of New York
Socially Meaningful Sounds Can Change Ear, Improve Hearing, Study Finds
Hearing socially meaningful sounds can change the ear and enable it to better detect those sounds, according to researchers at Georgia State University who studied the phenomenon in green treefrogs.Media embedded: Image(s)
Journal of Experimental Biology
– Georgia State University
Videogame Addiction Linked to ADHD
Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games. The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder.Media embedded: Image(s)
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
– University of Bergen
Robots May Be Able to Lift, Drive, and Chat, but Are They Safe and Trustworthy?
Automation expert Thomas B. Sheridan concludes that the time is ripe for human factors researchers to contribute scientific insights that can tackle the many challenges of human-robot interaction.
– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society