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Article ID: 712995

To win online debates, social networks worth a thousand words

Cornell University

According to Cornell researchers, social interactions are more important than language in predicting who is going to succeed at online debating. However, the most accurate model for predicting successful debaters combines information about social interactions and language, the researchers found.

16-May-2019 10:40 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 712949

How a new father views his relationship with his partner How a new father views his relationship with his partner

Ohio State University

A new father’s views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on how much support he feels from her when he is caring for their baby, a new study suggests.

15-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 712589

Do You Trust Politicians? Depends on How You Define Trust

Michigan State University

There’s more to trust than credence and faith, especially as it comes to politics. Research from Michigan State University and North Carolina State University presents new evidence to suggest that there are more layers to political trust than the public – and politicians themselves – previously thought.

8-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 712666

Young Adults Distressed by Labels of Narcissism, Entitlement


Regardless of labels’ accuracy, new findings reveal their unpleasant effects

9-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 712763

Calling attention to gender bias dramatically changes course evaluations

Iowa State University

With growing evidence of gender bias on student course evaluations, a new intervention developed by Iowa State researchers may help reduce bias against women instructors. They added language to make students aware of potential biases, which yielded significantly higher scores for women instructors.

13-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT



Article ID: 712925

International Panel of Experts Explain How Digital Media Affects Developing Minds

Stony Brook University

On Thursday May 16, a group of international experts will make up a panel at Stony Brook University that tackles the question: What effect is digital media having on the brain and even body development of children?

15-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 712910

Twitter Image Colors and Content Could Help Identify Users With Depression, Anxiety

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn study shows users who score high on a depression and anxiety survey often post photos that are less aesthetically appealing, less vivid in color or display little depth of field.

15-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712907

Stoic, resourceful – and at risk for suicide

University of Georgia

A new study led by a University of Georgia researcher, in collaboration with epidemiologists from the Georgia Department of Public Health, has identified some common factors associated with farmer suicide that may help health providers develop strategies to reduce suicide risk.

15-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 712698

Scientists Suss Out the Secrets of Human Screams

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Screaming is well-studied in animals, but much less is known about how human screams function in communication, or how similar or different human screams are from those of other species. To help unlock the secrets of human screaming, researchers at Emory University have studied human vocal sounds, representing a broad acoustical range and array of emotional contexts, and studied what makes a sound a scream or not. They will describe the work in a presentation at the 177th ASA Meeting, May 13-17, in Louisville.

10-May-2019 11:20 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 712893

University of North Florida Psychology Expert’s Study Reveals People Have Commitment Issues

University of North Florida

Dr. Tracy Alloway, an associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida, has found that people have commitment issues. Commitment to exercise that is.

15-May-2019 8:55 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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