Social and Behavioral Sciences
Study Pinpoints Behavior Type Linked to Binge Drinking in Young Adults
Binge drinking — almost a rite of passage — peaks during the college years. So this begs the question, “Are there specific characteristics associated with high-level binge drinking habits in college students?” Media embedded: Image(s)
Alcohol and Alcoholism
– Florida Atlantic University
Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind
ITHACA, N.Y. – What’s the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing over whether to focus on college preparation or vocational training, especially training linked to blue-collar jobs.
– Cornell University
Queen's Researcher Finds Truth to Age-Old Maxim 'Work Hard, Play Hard'
KINGSTON - Queen's University biology professor Lonnie Aarssen has published a study that, for the first time, provides strong empirical support for a correlation between a motivation to seek accomplishment and an attraction to leisure.
The Open Psychology Journal
– Queen's University
Could Growing Internet Use Inspire More Democratic Uprisings?
While events like the Arab Spring brought hope that the internet could inspire the growth of democracy in authoritarian countries, a new study offers a reality check.
– Ohio State University
Study Uses Diverse Sample to Examine Childhood Weight's Link to Age of First Substance Use
Girls who were overweight as children are likely to begin using cigarettes, marijuana or alcohol at an earlier age than their healthy-weight peers, according to a new study by researchers in the Indiana University School of Education.Media embedded: Image(s)
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, July 2016
– Indiana University
Veils, Headscarves May Improve Observers' Ability to Judge Truthfulness, Study Finds
Contrary to the opinions of some courts, it is easier to determine the truthfulness of a woman wearing a headscarf or even a veil that leaves only her eyes exposed than a woman wearing no head covering at all, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Researcher Finds 'Ghost Workers' Common in Migrant Farm Work
New research by Sarah Horton, an anthropologist at the University of Colorado Denver, reveals that employers in agricultural industries often take advantage of migrants' inability to work legally by making their employment contingent upon working under the false or borrowed identity documents provided by employers.Media embedded: Image(s)
Anthropology of Work Review
– University of Colorado Denver
Don't Abandon National Referendums, but Smaller Groups Often Make Wiser Choices
New research suggests that larger crowds do not always produce wiser decisions. Moderately-sized crowds are likely to outperform larger ones when faced with combinations of easy and difficult qualitative decisions.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Santa Fe Institute
Decision to Ban Unrealistic Body Images Has Merit, but Presents Challenges
A public health measure and a slippery slope. That's how Iowa State University experts describe the decision by London's mayor to ban ads with "unrealistic body images" from the city's public transit system. Media embedded: Image(s)Expert(s) available
– Iowa State University
Stress Contagion Possible Amongst Students and Teachers: UBC Study
Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study.
Social Science and Medicine
– University of British Columbia
Study Determines Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Rural Areas
Adolescence and teenage years can be a tough time for many kids. For gender and sexual minority youths, it can be even more challenging. And for gender and sexual minority youths living in rural areas without the resources and support for LGBTQ youths in urban areas, there are still more challenges. A University of Kansas professor has authored a study into the unique challenges gender and sexual minority youths living in rural areas face and how social workers, communities and educators can help guide them.Media embedded: Image(s)
Families and Society
– University of Kansas
Summer Heats Up Our Emotions, Too
Tempers will flare and the threat of violence is often not far behind as temperatures rise, says a UAB psychologist.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Alabama at Birmingham