Social Science
Researcher wins $2.5 million grant to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social communication skills of... more
Multi-isotope evidence for the emergence of cultural alterity in Late Neolithic Europe  Science Magazine · 12 hours
The coexistence of cultural identities and their interaction is a fundamental topic of social sciences that is not easily addressed in prehistory. Differences in... more
US is polarizing faster than other democracies, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Political polarization among Americans has grown rapidly in the last 40 years—more than in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia or Germany—a phenomenon possibly due to increased racial division, the rise... more
Study helps explain how human social structures emerge  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
What rules shaped humanity's original social networks? Researchers in Japan developed new mathematical models to understand what conditions produced traditional community structures and conventions around the world, including taboos about incest. more
Measuring the world of social phenomena  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Economists working with Professor Marko Sarstedt from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg are demanding that the same scientific standards be applied to economics and the behavioral sciences in general as are used in the natural sciences.... more
Primary school children benefit from learning with a social robot  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Research has shown that explaining aloud what you are learning, whether to yourself or to someone else, leads to a better understanding of the subject. But in situations... more
How social structures emerge: Computer simulations uncover universality in cultural anthropology observations  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What rules shaped humanity's original social networks? Researchers in Japan developed new mathematical models to understand what conditions produced traditional community structures and conventions... more
A cautionary tale about measuring racial bias in policing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Racial bias and policing made headlines last year after a study examining records of fatal police shootings claimed white officers were no more likely to shoot racial minorities than nonwhite... more
Wolf Puppies Play Fetch Too, Researchers Find  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
In a series of experiments, a duo of researchers from the Department of Zoology at Stockholm University has observed eight-week-old wolf puppies... more
UCL-led study highlights racial disparities in drug prescriptions for dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Disparities in drug prescribing suggest that black and Asian people with dementia are not receiving the same quality of care as their white peers, according to a new... more
Researchers find no improvement in ICU death rate at minority-serving hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Racial disparities have previously been identified across a range of health care environments, sometimes extending into the highest levels of care. A new study led by... more
Sea lions yawn due to anxiety  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have analysed these animals for 14 months, concluding that the frequency of their yawns increases immediately after a social conflict among members of the group. more
Sanitary care by social ants shapes disease outcome  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Sanitary care in ants to fight disease is known to improve the wellbeing of the colony, yet it has been unclear how social disease defense interferes with pathogen competition inside the individual... more
Small change for climate change: Time to increase research funding to save the world  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study shows that there is a huge disproportion in the level of funding for social science research into... more
Scientists unexpectedly witness wolf puppies play fetch  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
When it comes to playing a game of fetch, many dogs are naturals. But now, researchers report that the remarkable ability to interpret human social communicative cues that enables a dog to go for... more
Scientists unexpectedly witness wolf puppies play fetch  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
When it comes to playing a game of fetch, many dogs are naturals. But now, researchers report that the remarkable ability to interpret human social communicative cues that enables a dog to go for... more
Research funding to save the world needs to be drastically stepped up, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new study shows that there is a huge disparity in the level of funding for social science research into... more
Small change for climate change: Time to increase research funding to save the world  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new study shows that there is a huge disparity in the level of funding for social science research into... more
Researchers propose 'Human Screenome Project' to study the impacts of digital media  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
As digital devices become ubiquitous, so have concerns about the harmful effects of screen-related behaviors. Does screen time impair concentration, lead to anxiety or... more
Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees. These are the results from a new... more
Power struggles: How Tennessee became more racially and politically divided  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Tennessee has long been considered politically moderate and relatively racially progressive, compared to other southern states. But researchers say the Volunteer State has become considerably more conservative—and racially... more
UT Southwestern researchers explain racial disparities in heart failure risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at UT Southwestern have uncovered evidence that the higher prevalence of "malignant" enlargement of the heart among blacks contributes to the higher incidence of heart failure in... more
Racial disparities in heart failure explained  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have uncovered evidence that the higher prevalence of 'malignant' enlargement of the heart among blacks contributes to the higher incidence of heart failure in this population. more
Sparking change through research  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Social scientists in Myanmar seeking to understand the factors that influence women's participation in politics and the economy are finding that, before they can study, first they must inform. more
Vote on NJ bill to bar certain vaccine exemptions stalled  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Top New Jersey lawmakers say a bill to end most religious exemptions for vaccines for schoolchildren failed to get enough support and was not formally given a vote more
Vote on NJ bill to bar certain vaccine exemptions uncertain  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A lawmaker says the prospects of a vote on legislation to eliminate most religious exemptions for vaccines for schoolchildren in New Jersey looks uncertain more
'Value instantiation' key to luxury brands' and social responsibility  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Although luxury brands and social responsibility seem fundamentally inconsistent with each other, the two entities can coexist in the mind of the consumer, provided the brand can find someone --... more
Newly proposed definition of hikikomori helps identify and treat extreme social isolation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Experts in the Japanese phenomena of hikikomori say the condition of extreme social isolation is more widespread than previously acknowledged, and it deserves a... more
Hikikomori: New definition helps identify, treat extreme social isolation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Experts in the Japanese phenomena of hikikomori say the condition of extreme social isolation is more widespread than previously acknowledged, and it deserves a clear and consistent definition to improve... more
Researchers identify common characteristics of residents who feel lonely  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
By nature, human beings are social creatures. Yet, as we age, personal dynamics and lifestyles change, which can result in loneliness and isolation. more
Study examines within-hospital racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Mount Sinai researchers find black and Latina mothers experience higher rates of severe maternal morbidity as compared with white mothers within the same hospital,... more
Intervention for patients hospitalized with HIV improved reengagement and outcomes of care  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Providing multidisciplinary team consults for HIV patients while they are hospitalized to help address social and medical barriers reduces future infection rates and boosts... more
Adequate health insurance could reduce racial outcome disparities in breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Lack of insurance coverage is a major cause of delayed breast cancer screening and treatment among minority women, which could lead to a decrease in a... more
Prosocial and tolerant parrots help others to obtain food  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Parrots are considered extraordinarily clever animals. Alex, the famous Harvard-based African grey parrot, communicated with a vocabulary of more than 500 human words, could answer questions and classify objects spontaneously.... more
Affirmative action policies increased minority enrollment at Brazilian universities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Affirmative action policies (AAP) such as quota systems based on racial or socio-economic criteria are often recommended as a way to increase enrollment of underrepresented students in higher education. But... more
UC Riverside research team receives NIH grant to study breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A research team led by biochemists at the University of California, Riverside, has received a four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to... more
How universities may help bridge social divide between international, domestic students  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Self-esteem is a valuable resource for undergraduate international students trying to socialize with their domestic counterparts at American universities, but new research suggests that while self-esteem... more
How universities may help bridge social divide between international, domestic students  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Self-esteem is a valuable resource for undergraduate international students trying to socialize with their domestic counterparts at American universities, but new research by a University at... more
The religious battle over birth control and the unpleasant motivation that fueled it  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Concerns around sex and gender have divided American religious groups for more than a century, but sociologist Melissa Wilde wanted to understand... more
Phones are making people more, not less, social, researcher says  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Smartphones are getting a bum rap. The common perception that as people become increasingly attached to their devices they are becoming less social is just wrong, according to... more
Intervention for hospitalized HIV patients reduces infection rates and increases engagement in care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Providing multidisciplinary team consults for HIV patients while they are hospitalized to help address social and medical barriers reduces future infection rates... more
Study on chimpanzees shows maternal presence, maternal social status can impact offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The prolonged periods of juvenility and nutritional dependence that are characteristic of human development are thought to facilitate brain and somatic growth in children,... more
Activists use shocking social media imagery to inspire action in the fight against plastic pollution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research into the fight against plastic pollution, published by the Academy of Management Journal, reveals the influencing... more
Tools to reverse implicit negative prejudice in children  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Miao Qian, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Inequality in America Initiative, studies the development of implicit racial biases in children to understand better how and when unconscious prejudices and stereotypes form... more
Cyber bullying predicts increased risky sexual behaviors in boys  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A collaboration of researchers at Louisiana State University, University of Missouri, and University of Tennessee found that peer victimization is associated with adverse psychological and behavioral problems, including depression and... more
Study: US presidents play surprising role in driving corporate social responsibility  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study by San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Management Nara Jeong suggests that CEOs look to the White House for leadership on social... more
Study finds health as top concern for veterans after separating from military service  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the months after separating from military service, most veterans are less satisfied with their health than with their work or social... more
Majority of people do not want religious doctrine dictating healthcare choices, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A small minority of Americans surveyed consider the religious affiliation of the hospitals that treat them, but a majority said they didn't... more
Teens with more equitable gender attitudes have lower odds of reporting violent behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well... more
Monitoring conflict and climate could help stop famines before they happen  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Deaths due to famine have fallen precipitously in recent decades, but undernutrition, which affects one in five children worldwide, remains rampant. Now, researchers are using satellite... more
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