Social and Behavioral Sciences
Chances Are You Don’t Remember What You Just Retweeted
Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a “cognitive overload” that interferes with learning and retaining what you’ve just seen.
Computers in Human Behavior
– Cornell University
East Asian Art Prof Documents Early Chinese Mosques
Research by Nancy Steinhardt, chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, shows that mosques, and ultimately Islam, have survived in China because the Chinese architectural system is adaptable.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Pennsylvania
Study Details Lives of Homeless Youths Across the Country
In study for the federal government, University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologists uncover new and sobering details about life for America's homeless youth.
– University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Junk-Food Junkies Go Healthy When Rewarded
According to new Cornell University research, the most effective strategy for influencing such healthy food choices is not calorie counts and reduced prices, but rather more subtle incentives that reward healthy eating behavior.
– Cornell University
Ocean Views Linked to Better Mental Health
Here's another reason to start saving for that beach house: New research suggests that residents with a view of the water are less stressed.Media embedded: Image(s)
Health & Place
– Michigan State University
Vanderbilt and UCLA Debut Spotcheck Website to Evaluate Political Ads
In an election season that will shatter the record for money spent on a presidential campaign, political scientists at Vanderbilt and UCLA have created SpotCheck, a new approach for assessing political ads using internet-based surveys. “We now can present evidence as opposed to speculation about the impact of a political spot,” says John Geer, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt, who is partnering with Professor of Political Science Lynn Vavreck at UCLA on this new approach.Media embedded: Video
– Vanderbilt University
American Psychological Association Marks Mental Health Awareness Month with Focus on Barriers to Care
Events will address challenges for older adults, children, LGBT population and minority boys and men.
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Research Shows 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