Social and Behavioral Sciences
Study Reveals Incarceration’s Hidden Wounds for African American Men
There’s a stark and troubling way that incarceration diminishes the ability of a former inmate to empathize with a loved one behind bars, but existing sociological theories fail to capture it, Vanderbilt University sociologists have found. (Embargo expired on 02-Jun-2016 at 00:00 ET)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, June-2016
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
Study: Attitudes Toward Women Key in Higher Rates of Sexual Assault by Athletes
An online study of male undergraduates shows that more than half of study participants on intercollegiate and recreational athletic teams – and more than a third of non-athletes – reported engaging in sexual coercion, including rape.
Violence Against Women, online May 30
– North Carolina State University
Workplace Well-Being Linked to Senior Leadership Support, New Survey Finds
Despite the prevalence of workplace wellness efforts, only one-third of American workers say they regularly participate in the health promotion programs provided by their employer, according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association. (Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2016 at 06:00 ET)
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Americans Accept and Engage in Same-Sex Experiences More Than Ever
A new study shows a fundamental shift in Americans’ attitudes about same-sex behavior. Since the 1990s, the percentage of adults who accept same-sex behavior has quadrupled, and those who have participated in same-sex experiences has doubled. These increases were among all generations, with Millennials leading the way. Media embedded: Image(s) (Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2016 at 11:00 ET)
Archives of Sexual Behavior
– Florida Atlantic University
Research Examines the Social Benefits of Getting Into Someone Else’s Head
Do you often wonder what the person next to you is thinking? You might be high in mind-reading motivation, a newly coined term for the practice of observing and interpreting bits of social information.
Motivation and Emotion
– University at Buffalo
Women Find Men More Masculine When Wearing Deodorant
New research by the University of Stirling has found that men who are perceived low in masculinity can significantly increase this by applying deodorant, but that this is not the case for men who already have high levels of masculinity.
Evolution and Human Behavior
– University of Stirling
UChicago Alumni Rely on Campus Mentors, Resources in Launching Online Voter Guide
Three University of Chicago alumni — making smart use of University resources that support budding entrepreneurs, technology startups and robust political thought — have developed an easy-to-use, non-partisan online voter guide that is making a big splash this presidential election year.
Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Chicago
Low-Income, Rural Mothers Express Need for Family Time Outdoors
Low-income, rural mothers say participating in outdoor activities as a family is a primary need for their physical and emotional well-being. But a new paper co-authored by Iowa State University's Kimberly Greder finds many don't have access to usable outdoor space.Media embedded: Image(s)
Journal of Leisure Research
– Iowa State University
Scientists Find Brain Area Responsible for Learning From Immediate Experience
Mediodorsal thalamus allows us to incorporate new information in decision-making.
– University of Oxford
Mother Nature and the Spiritual Side: Can Lovely Weather and Scenery Make a Difference?
June is national Great Outdoors Month, and that may have religious implications as people spend more time outside — in particular if they live in or visit an area with beautiful weather and scenery. U.S. counties with more pleasant weather and such attractions as mountains and waterfronts also have lower rates of affiliation with religious organizations, according to a Baylor University study.
Media embedded: Image(s)
Sociology of Religion
– Baylor University