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Newswise: Study Finds Empathy Can Be Detected in People Whose Brains Are at Rest

Study Finds Empathy Can Be Detected in People Whose Brains Are at Rest

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person’s ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks.

Channels: Neuro, Autism, Cognition and Learning, Mental Health, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

Released:
18-Feb-2020 2:10 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Initiative takes advantage of existing data to solve community problems

Initiative takes advantage of existing data to solve community problems

Iowa State University

Solutions to some of the problems Iowa communities are facing may be found in the data towns and cities already collect, but lack the resources to access and analyze. Iowa State University researchers are lending their expertise to help communities tap into that information.

Channels: Travel and Transportation, Grant Funded News,

Released:
17-Feb-2020 6:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Parents from lower-income families less likely to say child’s water supply is safe at both home and school
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Parents from lower-income families less likely to say child’s water supply is safe at both home and school

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Parents from lower-income families are less likely to describe their home tap water as safe, say their water has been tested or feel confident in the quality of drinking fountain water at their child’s school compared with higher income peers, a new national poll suggests.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Food and Water Safety, Public Health,

Released:
12-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Aira Access provides free, on-campus visual aid to blind and low-vision Shockers

Wichita State University

Blind and low-vision Shockers and campus visitors now have a high-tech option for free visual aid on campus offered through an Aira Access agreement with the Wichita State University Office of Disability Services.

Channels: All Journal News, Back to School, Education, Technology, Vision,

Released:
13-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
Research Results

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Romance, Scent, and Sleep: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of

Association for Psychological Science

Forget counting sheep. If you really want a good night’s sleep, all you may need is your romantic partner’s favorite T-shirt wrapped around your pillow.

Channels: All Journal News, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sex and Relationships, Sleep, Staff Picks,

Released:
13-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Feature

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: A brighter future for victims of child abuse and neglect

A brighter future for victims of child abuse and neglect

University of South Australia

Victims of child abuse suffer enormous immediate and long-term consequences, with impacts extending beyond individuals and across generations. Preventing child abuse and neglect is imperative, yet not enough is known about pathways into child maltreatment and how these can be disrupted. Now, researchers at the University of South Australia are breaching this gap by investigating predictors of child maltreatment and the factors that contribute to better or worse outcomes for victims and their children.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Government/Law,

Released:
13-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
Research Tip Sheet

Social and Behavioral Sciences

ILR Study Could Help Unions Protect Workers’ Mental Health

Cornell University

During a three-year organizational restructuring at France Telecom that began in 2007 – which called for the downsizing of 22,000 employees, often based on ethically questionable methods – there was a wave of employee suicides. Published reports put the total number of deaths at 35. Virginia Doellgast, associate professor of comparative employment relations in Cornell University’s ILR School, examines the role unions played in the aftermath of those deaths.

Channels: All Journal News, In the Workplace, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Europe News, Economics,

Released:
12-Feb-2020 3:20 PM EST
Feature

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Faith-centered Tattoos Are Analyzed in Study of University Students

Faith-centered Tattoos Are Analyzed in Study of University Students

Baylor University

With more than a quarter of U.S. adults now having tattoos — and nearly half of millennials sporting them — only a handful of studies have focused on religious tattoos. But a new study by researchers at Baylor University and Texas Tech University analyzes faith-centered tattoos and is the first to use visual images of them.

Channels: All Journal News, Arts and Entertainment, Education, Religion, Behavioral Science, Staff Picks,

Released:
12-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Having fewer children reduced the education gap in China

Ohio State University

A new study uses China’s one-child policy to show that having fewer children leads women to achieve higher levels of education.

Channels: All Journal News, Education, Family and Parenting, Government/Law, Women in Business, Women's Health, China News,

Released:
12-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST
Research Results

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Red card! Depression linked to low sports activity

Red card! Depression linked to low sports activity

University of South Australia

From a friendly game of soccer to sweating it solo in the gym, most of us know that exercise is good for our health. But beyond the obvious physical benefits, research led by UniSA expert in sports sociology Dr Katja Siefken shows that sport can also protect us from developing serious mental health disorders.

Channels: All Journal News, Exercise and Fitness, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sports,

Released:
12-Feb-2020 8:35 AM EST
Research Results

Social and Behavioral Sciences



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