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Followers, “Likes,” Attractiveness Increase Social Media Likability. Selfies? Not So Much, Baylor Study Says

A new Baylor University study published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture looks at the value that outside observers place on social media cues (followers, likes, etc.) and measures the perceived likability of the people whose...
22-Feb-2018 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites


Perceptions about God Make Democrats More Conservative and Republicans More Liberal — But in Different Ways

Republicans who believe that God is very involved with humanity are like Democrats — more liberal — when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study. Meanwhile, Democrats who see God as a strict father...
20-Feb-2018 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites


Secure Attachment to God Among Religious Older Adults is Linked to Good Mental Health

Older individuals who are securely attached to God experience increased optimism over time, and those with confidence in God’s forgiveness often experience higher self-esteem and satisfaction, according to a Baylor University study.
6-Feb-2018 1:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Ethical Leadership Can Have Negative Consequences, Baylor University Researchers Say

A new Baylor study published in the Journal of Business Ethics reveals that ethical leadership compounded by job-hindrance stress and supervisor-induced stress can lead to employee deviance and turnover. The research reflects the thoughts of 609...
31-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Ethics Quandary? Women in PR More Likely to Seek Allies Before Giving Execs Advice

Women in public relations are more likely than men to seek allies and form coalitions before they give ethics counsel to senior leaders, while men are more likely to rely on presenting research, according to a Baylor University study.
30-Jan-2018 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Baylor Honors UCLA Chemistry Professor with $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Baylor University has named Neil K. Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at UCLA, as the 2018 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The Cherry Award is the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary...
25-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Oscar Nominations: "Positive Strides" and Missed Opportunities, Says Baylor Entertainment Marketing Expert

Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Ph.D., studies consumer behavior, multicultural media, movies and entertainment. She is an expert on Hollywood and movies featuring actors of color. She said Tuesday's Oscar nominations reveal "positive strides" for recognition...
23-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Where There Are More Local Community Banks, Rural Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Obtain Conventional Business Loans

The greater the proportion of local banks in a nonmetropolitan area, the better the chances that a conventional business loan helped start or expand a business, according to a Baylor University study. The finding suggests that a locally oriented...
22-Jan-2018 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Hallucinations, Full Moons and Coffee? Baylor Sleep Expert Debunks Common Sleep Myths

On average, you will spend about a third of your life sleeping or attempting to sleep. For many, this means more than 25 years of your life will be spent in bed. Given this startling proportion, wouldn’t you like to know more about what helps,...
9-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST


True Public Health Reform Must Address Poverty, Baylor University Epidemiologist Says

Despite the debate over the Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” — and the perception that it transformed the nation’s public health system, the legislation did little to impact or advance public health, according to Baylor University...
26-Feb-2018 11:10 AM EST


#OscarNoms: "Positive Strides" & Missed Opportunities, Says #Baylor Entertainment Marketing #Expert

23-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST


Considering a New Year’s Resolution for 2018? Baylor University Experts Can Help

As 2018 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s personal, like losing weight or clearing clutter, or it’s professional, such as being a better manager or breaking away from...
20-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST


Black Gospel Music Expert Discusses Timelessness of Christmas Spirituals and How They Differ From Christmas Carols

A cherished parts of the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to such Christmas carols as Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel. But a Baylor University expert in black gospel music loves another Christmas tradition:...
8-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST


Something to Chew On: Baylor University Nutrition Expert Exposes Five Myths About Food

When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based...
20-Nov-2017 1:05 AM EST


Is Trump Addicted to Twitter? A Baylor Social Media and Smartphone Addiction Expert Has the Answer

President Donald Trump has said that Twitter is his way of communicating his thoughts directly with the world, bypassing the more traditional means of using the news media, which he tends to distrust. The president’s daily use of social media begs...
24-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT


What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert

The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says James Kendrick, a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.
24-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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