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Arts and Humanities

19-Aug-2016


Progress in Steps Rather than Miles:

In support of Neurosurgery Awareness Month, the story of one patient's recovery from stroke.

– American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)


Woodrow Wilson’s Hidden Stroke of 1919

World War I had catapulted the U.S. from historical isolationism into a major European conflict. Upon the close of the war, Wilson's vision involved a permanent U.S. imprint on democracy in world affairs. On Oct. 2, 1919, Wilson suffered his fourth ...

– American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

22-Aug-2016


Great Recession’s Other Legacy: Inconsistent Work Hours

A new study finds that an unpredictable work week is the norm for growing numbers of low-wage workers — nearly 40 percent of whom worked variable hours for at least one four-month period after the start of the 2007-09 Great Recession.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Beginning Pornography Use Associated with Increase in Probability of Divorce

Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new study.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Ramen Noodles Supplanting Cigarettes as Currency Among Prisoners

Ramen noodles are supplanting the once popular cigarettes as a form of currency among state prisoners, but not in response to bans on tobacco products within prison systems, finds a new study.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Does Owning a Well Foster Environmental Citizenship? A New Study Provides Evidence

Kansans who own water wells show more awareness of state water policy issues than those who rely on municipal water supplies, according to a study that could have implications for groundwater management and environmental policies.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Sub-Saharan Africans Satisfied with Their Sex Lives, with 18 Percent Rating Them a Perfect 10

People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University r...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Lousy Jobs Hurt Your Health by the Time You’re in Your 40s

Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study.

– Ohio State University

American Sociological Assn. annual meeting, August 2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:15 ET


Lousy Jobs Hurt Your Health by the Time You’re in Your 40s

Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug. 2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET

21-Aug-2016


Relationships with Family Members, but Not Friends, Decrease Likelihood of Death

For older adults, having more or closer family members in one’s social network decreases his or her likelihood of death, but having a larger or closer group of friends does not, finds a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting o...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Is Divorce Seasonal? UW Research Shows Biannual Spike in Divorce Filings

University of Washington sociologists have found what is believed to be the first quantitative evidence of a seasonal, biannual pattern of divorce filings. The researchers analyzed filings in Washington state over a 14-year period and found that fili...

– University of Washington

American Sociological Association

Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Americans Think Sex Should Determine Chores for Straight Couples, Masculinity and Femininity for Same-Sex Couples

For heterosexual couples, most Americans still believe in the traditional division of household labor between husbands and wives, while for same-sex couples, they think the “more masculine” partner and the “more feminine” partner should gener...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Is Divorce Seasonal? Study Shows Biannual Spike in Divorce Filings

To everything there is a season — even divorce, new research from University of Washington sociologists concludes.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Who Are You? Squatters Can Actually Help a Neighborhood

Squatters who illegally occupy vacant homes or buildings are not always contributing to apathy or social disorder, says a new University of Michigan study.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Trust Is Key Motivator for Individuals Who Protest on Behalf of People Different From Them

It appears that people who actively participate in demonstrations during social movements on behalf of those dissimilar to them do so for two important reasons.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET

20-Aug-2016


Youth Cyberbullying Most Common Among Current or Former Friends and Dating Partners

Youth cyberbullying is dramatically more likely to occur between current or former friends and dating partners than between students who were never friends or in a romantic relationship, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 20-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


‘I Miss You So Much’: How Twitter Is Broadening the Conversation on Death and Mourning

Death and mourning were largely considered private matters in the 20th century, with the public remembrances common in previous eras replaced by intimate gatherings behind closed doors in funeral parlors and family homes. But social media is redefini...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 20-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Troubled Teens in Therapeutic Boarding School Adopt Atypical Gender Behaviors to Reassert Dominance

While studying the rapid growth of the therapeutic boarding school industry, Jessica A. Pfaffendorf observed that troubled young men in at least one program most often displayed a type of “hybrid masculinity.” This observation — young men incor...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 20-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


9/11 Merged U.S. Immigration and Terrorism Efforts at Latinos’ Expense, Study Finds

After September 11, issues of immigration and terrorism merged, heightening surveillance and racializing Latino immigrants as a threat to national security, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 20-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


'I Miss You So Much': How Twitter Is Broadening the Conversation on Death and Mourning

Social media is redefining how people grieve, bringing conversations about death back into the public realm, University of Washington sociologists conclude in a new study. And Twitter in particular, they say, is broadening the discourse around who ma...

– University of Washington

annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Aug 20

Embargo expired on 20-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET

19-Aug-2016


Being the Primary Breadwinner Is Bad for Men’s Psychological Well-Being and Health

Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new study by University of Connecticut (UConn) sociologists.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 19-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Bartending and Family Life Might Not Mix, Study Says

If you want to mix drinks for a living, don’t expect to have a typical family life.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 19-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET


Study Finds Better Definition of Homelessness May Help Minimize HIV Risk

Being homeless puts people at greater risk of HIV infection than those with stable housing, but targeting services to reduce risk behaviors is often complicated by fuzzy definitions of homelessness.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Work


Study Shows Standing Up for Beliefs in Face of Group Opposition Is Worth the Effort

A new study from the University at Buffalo that assessed bodily responses suggests that standing up for your beliefs, expressing your opinions and demonstrating your core values can be a positive psychological experience.

– University at Buffalo

Psychophysiology


'a Window on the Modern World': Creighton Students Experience Life in Haiti

For 10 days this summer, a group of 12 Creighton students and two professors traveled to Haiti, to get a broader, deeper perspective on the Caribbean nation.

– Creighton University

18-Aug-2016


Flexitime Works Better for Men Than Women, Study Finds

Flexitime and having autonomy over working hours - known as schedule control - impacts differently on men and women and may increase the gender pay gap.

– University of Kent

European Sociological Review

Education

22-Aug-2016


Greater Academic Achievement in High School Increases Likelihood of Moving Away, Study Finds

High school students who completed higher levels of math, performed better academically, and had a greater sense of control of their future were more likely to migrate and work in labor markets with larger shares of college-educated workers, accordin...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET

19-Aug-2016


Young, Gifted, and First-Generation Minority Science Students Motivated by 'Prosocial' Values

If you look closely at groups of freshmen science students such as those from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds, you can see striking motivational differences across and within these groups. That’s a major finding in a new survey of 249 f...

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

CBE—Life Science Education, Fall 2016; DRL-1420271

Embargo expired on 19-Aug-2016 at 12:00 ET

Law and Public Policy

22-Aug-2016


Why Prisons Continue to Grow, Even When Crime Declines

A new study may help explain why the number of people in prison in the United States continued to rise, even as the crime rate declined significantly.

– Ohio State University

American Sociological Assn. annual meeting, August 2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:15 ET


Why Prisons Continue to Grow, Even When Crime Declines

The U.S. prison population continued to rise even after the crime rate began declining in the mid-1990s because judges were faced with more repeat offenders, a new study suggests.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug. 2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET

18-Aug-2016


A Faster Method of Rebuilding Destroyed Homes

Texas legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO, a pilot program developed with recommendations from Texas A&M University’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC), that dramatically reduces the time it takes to rebuild homes destro...

– Texas A&M University

LifeWire Higher Education Events


Answering the Call for LGBTQ Health Equity

Physicians and other health care providers will learn specific skills for the care of LGBTQ patients at the UofL School of Medicine. They also will have the opportunity to join a web-based network of LGBTQ-friendly providers.

– University of Louisville

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