Social and Behavioral Sciences
Research Highlights Adolescent Abuse and Neglect Risk
New research from the University of Warwick reveals an increase in the number of adolescents who died or were seriously harmed as a result of abuse or neglect.
– University of Warwick
Think Talking on Your Hands-Free While Driving Is Safe? Think Again, Says New Research
Driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be as distracting as talking on a hand-held mobile, psychologists at the University of Sussex say.Media embedded: Image(s)
Transportation Research journal
– University of Sussex
JCU Researchers Set Sights on Uni Bullying
JCU’s Dr Margaret-Anne Carter said the problem is becoming increasingly significant as the online education sector grows.
Prevent Cyber Bullying
– James Cook University
Report Points to Racial Disparities in Nearly All Forms of Political Participation in California
Latinos and Asian Americans are the least likely to have a say in California’s politics, during election cycles and year round. That is one of the key findings of a new report by Advancement Project and the UC Riverside School of Public Policy.Media embedded: Image(s) (Embargo expired on 30-Jun-2016 at 13:00 ET)
– University of California, Riverside
Does Discrimination Increase Drinking?
Researchers at the University of Iowa have found another negative health outcome linked to discrimination: alcohol abuse.Media embedded: Image(s)
Social Science & Medicine, Volume 161, July 2016, Pages 178–194
– University of Iowa
Thinking 'I Can Do Better' Really Can Improve Performance, Study Finds
Telling yourself I can do better, can really make you do better at a given task, a study published in Frontiers in Psychology has found.
Frontiers in Psychology
Grade-School Students Teach a Robot to Help Themselves Learn Geometry
NYU, ASU, and Carleton U. researchers create rTAG, a tangible learning environment that utilizes teachable agent framing, together with a physical robotic agent to get students away from the traditional computer monitor, keyboard, and mouseMedia embedded: Image(s)
CHI '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Pages 919-930
– New York University
Eating for Wellness: Can a Change in Diet Improve Your Health?
The key to eating for wellness is not necessarily what foods to eat, but rather how and when we eat them, says Suzanne Judd, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Biostatistics.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Alabama at Birmingham