Social Science
High HIV infection rates attributed to transgender community's social stigmatization and isolation  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Although HIV infection rates are high among the transgender community in Russia, many transgender people know very little about the virus, as well as... more
Novel tool for assessing children's overall addiction to digital devices  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
A new study developed and validated a tool for assessing children's overall addiction to digital devices. The study, which found that more than 12% of children ages 9-12... more
Leaders of nonprofits that use sport to better society often lack business skills  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
While the number of nonprofits promoting sport as a tool for empowerment and social justice has increased significantly over the past two... more
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions can affect the human brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Members of a polar research expedition have provided researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development with an opportunity to study the... more
Accessible work placements support equity and diversity in engineering  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Social capital, financial status and personal circumstances can impact engineering work placement experiences, leaving some students at a disadvantage, according to new research led by the University of Technology Sydney... more
Women from ethnic minorities least likely to be offered speaking opportunities at scientific conferences  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study from Queen Mary University of London has found that scientists from racial and ethnic minority populations, already... more
As his wife’s caregiver, a doctor discovers what’s missing at health care’s core  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Caring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and emotionally, often beyond what they might have thought possible. more
Study suggests two-way relationship between bullying perpetration and mental health problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests there is a two-way relationship between bullying perpetration and mental health problems among youth... more
Researchers decipher small Dead Sea mammal's vocal communication  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In nature social living is strongly connected to the ability to communicate with others. Maintaining social ties and coordinating with group mates require frequent communication. Therefore, complex social systems are usually associated... more
How small is a small-world network?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Discovered in the field of social sciences in the 1960s, the phenomenon known as small-world networks has fascinated popular culture and science for decades. It arose from the observation that in the world, any two people... more
GRID3 project aims to put everyone on the map  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In the U.S., our Constitution mandates that a census takes place every 10 years. Other countries tend to have similar standards. Yet some parts of the world have not conducted... more
The hidden costs of social media use in elections: A Ghana case study  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Social media is becoming increasingly central to election campaigns around the world. In the process, it is transforming politics in a number... more
Social media associated with disordered eating in young adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research suggests that social media, particularly platforms with a strong focus on image posting and viewing, is associated with disordered eating in young adolescents. more
Study examines link between social media and disordered eating behaviors in young adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research indicates that social media is leading young adolescent girls and boys down a worrying path towards developing body image issues... more
Women wearing hijabs in news stories may be judged negatively  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Women wearing a veil or headscarf in the United States may face harsher social judgement, according to a study by Penn State researchers that found when given the... more
Tech startups gravitate toward cities with strong social networks, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The presence of technology startups can drive economic growth for their home cities. So how can cities better appeal to entrepreneurs? A new study from the... more
Tech startups gravitate toward cities with strong social networks, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The presence of technology startups can drive economic growth for their home cities. So how can cities better appeal to entrepreneurs? A new study shows the... more
Social influencers: What can we learn from animals?  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Research from Oxford University calls us to reconsider how behaviours may spread through societies of wild animals, and how this might provide new insights into human social networks. more
Fake news feels less immoral to share when we've seen it before  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
People who repeatedly encounter a fake news item may feel less and less unethical about sharing it on social media, even when they don't... more
How did the plague reshape Bronze Age Europe?  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Europe changed dramatically during the Bronze Age, with huge population shifts generally ascribed to the rise of new metal technologies, trading and climate change. But scientists believe that there may have been... more
Researchers look at factors outside the family that cause child neglect  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A recent paper by two UConn researchers and their colleagues highlights the importance of examining factors outside the family that contribute to child neglect. This research... more
Supportive family environments reduce both school-age and workplace bullying  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Having a supportive family environment makes school-age LGB children in the UK significantly less likely to be victims of bullying, according to new research by Anglia Ruskin University. more
Family support reduces chance of school and workplace bullying  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Having a supportive family environment makes school-age LGB children in the UK significantly less likely to be victims of bullying, according to new research by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). more
Rating news sources can help limit the spread of misinformation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Online misinformation has significant real-life consequences, such as measles outbreaks and encouraging racist mass murderers. Online misinformation can have political consequences as well. more
A method with roots in AI uncovers how humans make choices in groups and social media  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The choices we make in large group settings—such as in online forums and social media—might seem... more
Social media use, television viewing and computer use are predictors of anxiety in adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study, by researchers Drs. Boers, Afzali and Conrod who are affiliated with CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and the... more
A new world map rates food sustainability for countries across the globe  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A global food system sustainability study builds the first map of its kind to score the sustainability of food systems, country-by-country. The study goes... more
Study finds increase in overall rate of exposure to natural psychoactive substances  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Natural substances with psychoactive effects have been used by people for religious, medicinal and recreational purposes for millennia. more
Study: How we interact with animals sheds light on American social inequality  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To Katja Guenther, animals—and how we interact with them—can tell us a lot more about ourselves than we might think. more
A gender lens is essential to sustaining peace: Evidence from Mozambique  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Despite decades of relative peace and recent efforts to promote gender equality, women and girls in Mozambique continue to experience a disproportionate amount of insecurity. A... more
Medical News Today: Racial disparities in premature deaths from power plant emissions  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study has found that air pollution from power plants caused 16,000 premature deaths in the U.S. in 2014, with disparities across racial... more
Perceived loss of social status linked to rising mortality rate among white Americans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study led by University of Toronto public health researchers suggests rising short-term mortality rates among white Americans "seems driven principally... more
Study finds Indigenous culture boosts children's outcomes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The research, published in the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, analysed data from Australia's Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children to better understand the link between the health and social wellbeing of Indigenous people and... more
A new world map rates food sustainability for countries across the globe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Human diets exacerbate climate change while failing to properly nourish more than 800 million people, making intensified study of food systems a global priority.... more
Multifunctional small brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers discovered that not only the cerebral cortex is responsible for higher perceptual abilities but that the cerebellum also plays a role. This discovery can help understand the consequences of damage to the small brain, since not only motoric impairment... more
Most adolescents exposed to marijuana marketing either on social media or print media  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Despite restrictions on paid advertising cannabis on social media, most teenagers reported seeing marijuana marketing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according to... more
Universality and diversity in human song  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
What is universal about music, and what varies? We built a corpus of ethnographic text on musical behavior from a representative sample of the world’s societies, as well as a discography of audio recordings. The ethnographic... more
Study establishes how some songs sound 'right' in different social contexts, all over the world  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nearly 200 years ago, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow asserted "Music is the universal language of mankind." Today, scientists at... more
New study tracks musical rhythm as potential treatment for autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and the Marcus Autism Center at Emory University School of Medicine are partnering to study musical rhythm synchronization as a part... more
Digital inclusion and wellbeing in New Zealand  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research using four large-scale surveys of New Zealanders shows those in social housing and people with disabilities appear to be particularly disadvantaged with respect to internet access. more
Emissions from electricity generation lead to premature deaths for some racial groups  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have found that air pollution from electricity generation emissions in 2014 led to about 16,000 premature deaths in the continental US. more
Asking if behavior can be changed on climate crisis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
One of the more complex problems facing social psychologists today is whether any intervention can move people to change their behavior about climate change and protecting the environment for the... more
Drones, lasers to help unravel the mysteries of a Mediterranean island  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A quarry, a prison site or a religious location? Purdue University engineering and liberal arts researchers are using drones to help answer the question about the... more
Premature deaths for some racial groups caused by emissions from electricity generation plants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Air pollution doesn't just come from cars on the road, generating electricity from fossil fuels also releases fine particulate matter into the... more
Emissions from electricity generation lead to premature deaths for some racial groups  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Air pollution doesn't just come from cars on the road, generating electricity from fossil fuels also releases fine particulate matter into the air. more
Unlocking the secrets of badger dispersal to minimize the spread of bovine TB  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
By understanding how, when, and why badgers move from one social group to another, researchers hope information gleaned from GPS devices will... more
Researchers propose a novel method to underscore the benefits of HPV vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Health campaigns on social media aimed at increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may see greater success, according to Drexel University researchers, if they inject... more
Medical News Today: Common fire retardant makes prairie voles anxious, less social  MNT · 3 weeks
New research examines the gender-specific effects of a common flame retardant mixture on the social and affective behavior of prairie voles. more
Common fire retardant makes prairie voles anxious, less social  MNT · 3 weeks
New research examines the gender-specific effects of a common flame retardant mixture on the social and affective behavior of prairie voles. more
How religion can heighten or help with financial stress  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Churchgoers who are strapped for cash may experience a spike in anxiety when the donation plate is passed. However, knowing they have a church family to support them in times... more
Saving 'half Earth' for nature would affect over a billion people  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Plans to save biodiversity must take into account the social impacts of conservation if they are to succeed, say researchers. more
Helicopter parents and 'hothouse children' -- exploring the high stakes of family dynamics  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The phenomenon of helicopter parenting most often occurs in middle- to upper-class families where stakes are high for parents to be able... more
Relevant social stimulus may diminish the preference to drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA), specialized in addictive disorders, have demonstrated in an animal model that the presence of a relevant social stimulus... more
New scale measures impact of racial discrimination on dating websites for gay, bisexual men  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Race-based discrimination and stereotypes are ubiquitous in the online communities and mobile apps that gay and bisexual men use to... more
Study shows link between health and size of social group  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study has found that crows living in large social groups are healthier than crows that have fewer social interactions. more
New study dispels myths about what makes youth sports fun for kids  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study looks at what makes organized sports fun for kids, and some of the findings might surprise you. The new study dispels... more
Inoculating against the spread of viral misinformation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In the first study of public health-related Facebook advertising, newly published in the journal Vaccine, researchers at the University of Maryland, the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University show that a small group... more
Sociable crows are healthier—new research  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study has found that crows living in large social groups are healthier than crows that have fewer social interactions. more
Knowing your neighbors may shape US household yard care practices  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Neighbor peer pressure may be linked to increases in yard fertilization and irrigation across several distinct climate regions of the US, according to a new study. more
Knowing your neighbors may shape US household yard care practices  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Neighbor peer pressure may be linked to increases in yard fertilization and irrigation across several distinct climate regions of the US, according to a study published November 13,... more
Cholesterol, fat profiles at birth linked to psychological health at age 5  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Babies born with high levels of bad cholesterol and a certain type of fat may face a heightened risk for social and psychological problems... more
Study tracks DACA's benefits, limitations for undocumented immigrants  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Undocumented young immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy have seen a rise in social mobility since entering the program, according to a new report by the Immigration... more
Antidepressants polluting the water can change fish behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Monash scientists who found that pharmaceutical pollutants in waterways altered reproductive behavior, anxiety levels, activity and antipredator responses of fish have now discovered for the first time that such toxicity is... more
Nature Ph.D. survey puts spotlight on mental health, harassment and student debt  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The fifth biennial survey of Ph.D. students, conducted by the journal Nature in conjunction with UK education market research company Shift Learning, provides insight... more
Flame-retardant exposure increases anxiety, affects social behaviors in prairie vole  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research shows that early life exposure to a commonly used flame-retardant mixture increases anxiety and affects socioemotional behaviors in prairie voles, particularly in females. more
Epigenetic pathway controls social behavior in carpenter ants  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers discovered that a protein called CoRest, a neural repressor that is also found in humans, plays a central role in determining the social behavior of ants. The study also revealed that... more
Research team discovers epigenetic pathway that controls social behavior in carpenter ants  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Through early adulthood, exposure to new experiences—like learning to drive a car or memorizing information for an exam—triggers change in the human brain, re-wiring... more
New study shows how male allies can combat sexism—or contribute to it  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Male allies can play a powerful role in combating chauvinistic behavior toward women but they can also unintentionally contribute to sexism, according to a... more
Putting a conservation finger on the internet's pulse  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Social media is a rich vein of data for researchers to discover important trends in human environmental behavior. But analyzing this staggering quantity of data is a major challenge -- until now. more
Quitting Facebook could boost exam results  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In research that validates what many parents and educators suspect, students whose grades are below average could boost their exam results if they devoted less time to Facebook and other social networking sites. more
How religions shape the environmental movement in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Young environmental activist Greta Thunberg's famous quote "listen to the scientists", during her meeting with the US Congress is a clarion call for policy-makers to take steps to save the planet. more
Quitting Facebook could boost exam results  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In research that validates what many parents and educators suspect, students whose grades are below average could boost their results if they devote less time to Facebook and other social networking sites. more
Youth sexting: Fundamental shift in education approach needed to change culture  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Research published in the International Journal on Bullying Prevention finds sex and relationship education around youth sexting needs updating. more
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