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Article ID: 710089

World's smallest bears' facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority

University of Southampton

The world's smallest bears can exactly mimic another bear's facial expressions, casting doubt on humans and other primates' supremacy at this subtle form of communication.

Released:
22-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 710078

HU professors, students break down video game addiction

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Three Harrisburg University professors have teamed with students to begin a study that examines addictive behavior in gaming. During a pilot study, the team will investigate brain activity to identify the characteristics of addictive behavior in gaming and eSports (competitive gaming).

Released:
22-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710060

Ecosexuality expert available for Earth Day stories

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Sociologist Jennifer Reed — a UNLV instructor and Ph.D. candidate who has been studying ecosexuality for nearly a decade — is available for interviews about the movement, which merges ecology and sexology.

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21-Mar-2019 4:40 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710039

Breathe in Before Answering: Cognitive Function Tied to Inhalation

Weizmann Institute of Science

Prof. Noam Sobel's team at the Weizmann Institute of Science has shown that we do better on tests when we inhale at the same time we’re presented with a problem. The findings shed light on the evolution of the brain, and may lead to ways of helping people who have attention and learning disorders improve their skills.

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21-Mar-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710038

How Discrimination, PTSD May Lead to High Rates of Preterm Birth Among African-American Women

University of Washington

African-American women are nearly twice as likely to give birth prematurely as white women. Amelia Gavin, an associate professor in the University of Washington School of Social Work, connects preterm birth to racial discrimination via PTSD.

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21-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709980

Older Immigrants Living in U.S. More Satisfied with Life Than Native-Born Counterparts

Florida State University

Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the “American Dream” are more satisfied with their lives in the “land of the free” than those who were born here, according to new research from Florida State University.A team of researchers, including FSU Assistant Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr, found immigrants from white, Hispanic and other racial groups have higher levels of happiness and overall life satisfaction than those born in the United States.

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20-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709937

From the ground up

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A new center at West Virginia University is working with communities across the region to address many of West Virginia’s most complex challenges.

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20-Mar-2019 9:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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