Life News (Social & Behavioral Sciences)

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Homicides in Chicago Climbed Nearly 10 Percent Since 2005; Increases Were Highest Among African Americans and Youth 20 to 24 Years Old

Grimm statistics on homicides in Chicago

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

From Policies Espoused by Trump to Brexit, Is Globalization Dying?

Rising political polarization, incivility and violence have led many people to ask, “What on earth is going on in America?” In the keynote address at the American Psychological Association’s 124th Annual Convention, renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, PhD, will talk about how recent trends – including the growth of right-wing populist movements, the decline of trust in institutions and the increasingly divisive role of immigration in America and Europe – can be understood by drawing on psychology and other social sciences. Haidt will discuss how these trends threaten liberal democracies and will explain how the 21st century should be the century of social science.

Science

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

The Brain’s Super-Sensitivity to Curbs

curbs.jpeg

Humans rely on boundaries like walls and curbs for navigation, and Johns Hopkins University researchers have pinpointed the areas of the brain most sensitive to even the tiniest borders.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Even Thinking About Marriage Gets Young People to Straighten Up

You don’t have to get married to settle down and leave behind your wild ways – you just have to expect to get married soon.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 3-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Life

Business

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

After-Hours Email Expectations Negatively Impact Employee Well-Being

120721_web.jpg

Earlier this year, France passed a labor reform law that banned checking emails on weekends. New research--to be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management--suggests other countries might do well to follow suit, for the sake of employee health and productivity.

Science

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Voice Control in Orangutan Gives Clues to Early Human Speech

An adolescent orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding how speech in humans evolved from the time of the ancestral great apes, according to new research.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Getting Digital Line-Ups Wrong Can Put Innocents Behind Bars

ColloffWadeStrangeFig1copy.jpeg

New research from the University of Warwick highlights why it’s vital for police to disguise distinctive features in line-ups.

Medicine

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Study Identifies Neural Circuits Involved in Making Risky Decisions

monosov_web4.jpg

New research sheds light on what’s going on inside our heads as we decide whether to take a risk or play it safe. Scientists located a region of the brain involved in decisions made under conditions of uncertainty, and identified some of the cells involved in the decision-making process. The work could lead to treatments for psychological and psychiatric disorders that involve misjudging risk, such as problem gambling and anxiety disorders.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

UD Poll Finds Clinton Outpacing Trump, 46-42

chart1.jpg

A new University of Delaware survey finds that 46% of registered voters would vote for Hillary Clinton and 42% would vote for Donald Trump, if the presidential election were being held today. Almost half of all respondents (47%) say they feel “disgusted” about the Republican Party’s nomination of Trump.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

A 30-Minute ‘Me’ Break Can Make You a Better Worker, Study Shows

If there are crumbs on your desk from countless lunches spent responding to emails and attending to other job-related responsibilities, it may be time to clean up and take a step back.

Medicine

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Childhood Illness Not Linked to Higher Adult Mortality

Childhood illness not linked to higher adult mortality

Science

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Human ‘Super Predator’ More Terrifying Than Bears, Wolves and Dogs

Badger_early_evening-700x446.jpg

Bears, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts but the fear they inspire in their prey pales in comparison to that caused by the human ‘super predator.’

Medicine

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

What's Going on When Babies Twitch in Their Sleep?

University of Iowa researchers suspect that sleep twitches in human infants are linked to sensorimotor development. Read on to learn how new parents can contribute to their study.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Experts: Summer Camps Help Prepare People with Autism for Success

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Well designed and executed emergency warnings can save lives, so risk experts are urging steps to create the most effective warnings for hurricanes, wildfires, and other environmental hazards.

Medicine

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 28-Jul-2016 12:00 PM EDT

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Pain of Rejection Makes Us More Likely to Commit Fraud

People commit fraud because they are unhappy about being rejected, a new study in Frontiers in Psychology has found.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Trolls Often Waive Their Anonymity Online

From politicians and celebrities, companies and organizations to individuals of certain nationalities and the socially disadvantaged, the list of parties affected by hate speech in social media is long. Insulting, threatening or derogatory comments are commonplace in today's digital world. The potential consequences of such virtual witch-hunts - whether justified or otherwise - include a loss of reputation, resignations, losing one's job, social isolation or falling share prices. Predominant opinion suggests that it is the supposed online anonymity which decreases the inhibitions of trolls on the internet.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Philadelphia Political Experts Available to Comment on DNCC and 2016 Campaign Topics