Social Science
Overall time on social media is not related to teen anxiety and depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
New research found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers. more
Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health  MNT · 15 hours
New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans. more
Doctors' beliefs about treatment affect patients' experience of pain  MNT · 15 hours
New research suggests that the placebo effect can transmit from doctors to patients through subtle social cues, lessening the latter's experience of pain. more
Medical News Today: Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health  MNT · 16 hours
New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans. more
Medical News Today: Doctors' beliefs about treatment affect patients' experience of pain  MNT · 16 hours
New research suggests that the placebo effect can transmit from doctors to patients through subtle social cues, lessening the latter's experience of pain. more
Class bias in hiring based on few seconds of speech  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Candidates at job interviews expect to be evaluated on their experience, conduct, and ideas, but a new study provides evidence that interviewees are judged based on their social... more
New findings demonstrate how subtle social interactions can impact clinical outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
If a doctor expects a treatment to be successful, a patient may experience less pain and have better outcomes, according to a new Dartmouth study published... more
Study shows class bias in hiring based on few seconds of speech  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Candidates at job interviews expect to be evaluated on their experience, conduct, and ideas, but a new study by Yale researchers provides evidence that... more
Your healthcare provider's expectations on whether a treatment works may impact its effectiveness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
If a doctor expects a treatment to be successful, a patient may experience less pain and have better outcomes, according to a... more
American Indians experience higher risk of atrial fibrillation, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation (AFib) occurred more often among American Indians than among other racial and ethnic groups, according to new research published in Circulation, the American... more
Negative news coverage empowers collective action in minorities  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When minorities perceive negative news about their racial ethnic groups as inaccurate, some believe they have the power to enact change. more
Adoption and fostering: Matching religion and ethnicity makes for happier families  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
There are around 75,000 children in England who live in care—73% of these children will be fostered and for 3% of these children adoption will be... more
Scientists report evidence of immune response targeting brain cells in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 59 American children by age eight. With no known quantitative biological features, autism diagnoses are currently based on expert assessments... more
Society's tendency to denigrate kids these days is a 'memory tic,' says cognitive scientist  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
They're leaders in important social, environmental and political movements, finding ways to tackle the most pressing issues of our time,... more
Genes remember having low social status in the past  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study in monkeys, published on October 14, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that organisms at the bottom of the social hierarchy live... more
People with osteoarthritis at higher risk of social isolation  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of the joints, often leading to disability. In older adults with osteoarthritis, they may have problems with mobility, walking, and even doing simple activities... more
Brands are resilient against 'fake news' on social media  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
'Fake news' stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands. more
Society is rejecting facts; medical researchers can help  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Anecdotes, fake news and social media have created a skeptical and misinformed public who is rejecting the facts. A commentary says that medical researchers must help the public understand the rigorous process... more
Osteoarthritis can increase your risk for social isolation  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers examined whether there is an association between arthritis and social isolation, and have identified the disease's contribution to social isolation. more
Study finds brands are resilient against 'fake news' on social media  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
"Fake news" stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands. more
Deaf infants more attuned to parent's visual cues  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study finds that deaf infants exposed to American Sign Language are especially tuned to a parent's eye gaze, itself a social connection between parent and child that is linked to... more
Major implications for global metal demand without industry change  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The effects environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks will have on the global supply of metals without major innovations in the mining industry have been highlighted by University of Queensland... more
Bullies may come and go, but the 'molecular memory' of being a target lingers  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Life at the bottom of the social ladder may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility can't undo, according... more
Study finds relationship between racial discipline disparities and academic achievement gaps in US  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An increase in either the discipline gap or the academic achievement gap between black and white students in the United States predicts... more
Researchers create interactive map of preterm births and potential causes in Central California  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A research team led by UC San Diego has created an interactive map of preterm births - births before 37 weeks of... more
Scientists to investigate the impact of skewed sex ratios on human societies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The ratio of males to females in a population, the adult sex ratio, is already known to affect social behavior in animals such as... more
How status sticks to genes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Those at the bottom of the social ladder are known to live shorter and sicker lives than those at the top. And the stress of life at the bottom may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility... more
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University... more
Increase in online hate speech leads to more crimes against minorities  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An increase in hate speech on social media leads to more crimes against minorities in the physical world, a study shows. more
Researchers develop tool to incorporate social, cultural concerns in resource management  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For years, fisheries managers have struggled to find a delicate balance between competing financial and ecological needs. Now, a team of researchers led by a Florida... more
Women have substantially less influence on Twitter than men in academic medicine  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers, according to... more
Women's voices are less influential on Twitter than male peers in academic medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers,... more
Survey provides clear of picture of how Americans are embracing healthy living  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Who are Americans more likely to take health advice from…their doctors or an Instagram influencer? Would U.S. adults rather talk or text? Socialize in... more
Research reveals millennials hindered from disconnecting by fear of missing out  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Millennials desperate to digitally disconnect are being hindered by the fear of missing out (FoMo), social influences and the increasing digitalisation of tourism services, new research... more
Study explores link between smoking status and health conditions in older Chinese American men  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The study is one of 17 published in August in a special issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics... more
Beyond the 'replication crisis,' does research face an 'inference crisis'?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For the past decade, social scientists have been unpacking a 'replication crisis' that has revealed how findings of an alarming number of scientific studies are difficult or impossible... more
New CEOs can raise their social game to keep their jobs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows that two key factors can make freshly appointed CEOs more vulnerable and raise the odds they'll get fired. The job security of... more
Comment on "Cultural flies: Conformist social learning in fruitflies predicts long-lasting mate-choice traditions"  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The claims of Danchin et al. (Research Articles, 30 November 2018, p. 1025) regarding long-lasting mate preference based on conformity may result... more
Social inequality in Bronze Age households  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Social inequality already existed in southern Germany 4000 years ago, even within one household, a new study published in the journal Science finds. Archaeological and archaeogenetic analyses of Bronze Age cemeteries in the Lech Valley, near... more
Study identifies religious bias against refugees  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Give me your Christian, your female, your English-speaking with a good education? While not the words on the Statue of Liberty, these seem to be the kinds of refugees that the American public prefers—according to a... more
New CEOs can raise their social game to keep their jobs, says study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study shows that two key factors can make freshly appointed CEOs more vulnerable and raise the odds they'll get fired. more
Why rats prefer company of the young and stressed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified a neural pathway implicated in social interaction between adult and juvenile animals. more
Social determinant screening useful for families with pediatric sickle cell disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) face the burdens of chronic illness and often racial disparities, both of which may increase vulnerability to adverse social determinants... more
Black offenders more likely to be arrested than white offenders for same violent crime  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system in America are well documented. Now, a new study by... more
Study provides insight into feasibility of improving quality of care for SCD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) face the burdens of chronic illness and often racial disparities, both of which may increase vulnerability... more
Addressing social needs in health care delivery can help achieve better health outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Addressing social needs as a part of health care delivery can help achieve better health outcomes and potentially address major challenges in... more
Study: Children bullied by siblings and friends are more likely to harm themselves  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation are more prominent in adults in their early twenties if they were bullied at home and at... more
How bats relocate in response to tree loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Identifying how groups of animals select where to live is important for understanding social dynamics and for management and conservation. In a recent study, researchers examined the movement of a maternity colony... more
How Outrage Is Hijacking Our Culture And Our Minds  NPR · 2 weeks
It can feel impossible to escape outrage nowadays. Anger is present across our screens — from TV news to social media. New social science research asks: What's the effect of... more
How bats relocate in response to tree loss  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Identifying how groups of animals select where to live is important for understanding social dynamics and for management and conservation. In a recent Journal of Wildlife Management study, researchers examined the movement... more
Social hardship may hamper children's language skills  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are three times more likely to develop difficulties with language than those from more affluent areas, research suggests. more
Research identifies factors influencing how religious identity interacts with workplace  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Religious beliefs can affect how employees do their jobs. But religious identity in the workplace is often neglected in human resources theory and practice, making it a diversity... more
Children's language skills may be harmed by social hardship  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are three times more likely to develop difficulties with language than those from more affluent areas, research suggests. more
People eat more when dining with friends and family  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone -- a possible throwback to our early ancestors' approach to survival, according to a new study. This phenomenon is... more
Research provides promising new lead for schizophrenia treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Schizophrenia is a severe mental health condition that causes significant disability, and affects 1 in 100 people. Patients with schizophrenia commonly experience negative symptoms, which include lack of motivation, social isolation and... more
People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone - a possible throwback to our early ancestors' approach to survival,... more
Chronic inflammation of the placenta linked to African-American preterm births  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
African-American infants are twice as likely to die in the first year of life than white infants, for reasons that are complex and not well understood. Results from... more
Transgender people have difficult time in finding a health care setting  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Transgender people who are also racial and ethnic minorities have a difficult time finding a health care setting where all aspects of their identity are welcome,... more
New ideal housewife image being created by social media influencers and bloggers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The new generation of successful female bloggers and influencers on social media are changing the identity of the stereotypical "ideal" housewife. This is according... more
Darker Male Giraffes are Less Social than Their Lighter-Colored Counterparts, Study Reveals  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A new University of Queensland-led study has revealed that the color of spots in male giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) more strongly relates to their patterns... more
Full-body interaction videogames promote social interaction in children with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Narcís Parés, a member of the Cognitive Media Technologies research group of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at UPF, is working on a research line known... more
Aristocratic family trees became scientific model  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Before the French Revolution, family trees were reserved for the feudal upper classes, who used them to consolidate their social status. While feudalism broke down and family trees lost their old roles, the trees gained new... more
Two thirds of academics think that training on collaboration will benefit their career  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A survey of over 600 senior academics, mid-tier researchers and postgraduate students in the physical, natural and social sciences has revealed that... more
Study: Most-watched television shows oversimplify, stereotype issues of homelessness  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As the fall television season kicks into high gear, some of our favorite shows aren't doing a good job depicting issues of homelessness and housing insecurity, according to new research... more
Does being a 'superwoman' protect African American women's health?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study explores whether different facets of being a strong black woman, which researchers sometimes refer to as 'superwoman schema,' ultimately protect women from the negative health impacts of... more
Early life racial discrimination linked to depression, accelerated aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Early life stress from racial discrimination puts African Americans at greater risk for accelerated aging, a marker for premature development of serious health problems and perhaps a shorter life expectancy,... more
Peer pressure at school influencing teen vape use  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Vaping or e-cigarette use has been linked to the emergence of a severe lung disease that has affected more than 800 people across the United States, with 12 reported deaths. The largest... more
African American women contend with superwoman persona to cope with racial discrimination  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Black women in America often feel pressured to act like Superwoman to cope with the stress of race- and gender-based discrimination in their daily... more
Early life racial discrimination may increase risk for depression, accelerated aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Early life stress from racial discrimination puts African Americans at greater risk for accelerated aging, a marker for premature development of serious health problems and perhaps... more
Psychology of attraction to religious deities and super-heroes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new psychological study has addressed centuries-old questions about how and why supernatural beings are worshipped. more
Study identifies psychology of attraction to religious deities and superheroes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new psychological study published by University of Otago researchers has addressed centuries-old questions about how and why supernatural beings are worshiped. more
Safe mercury levels in Kotzebue Sound fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new analysis of Kotzebue Sound fish has found that mercury levels in a variety of its subsistence species are safe for unrestricted consumption. The study tested 297 subsistence-caught fish. The average mercury levels... more
Aristocratic family trees became scientific model  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Before the French Revolution, family trees were reserved for the feudal upper classes, who used them to consolidate their social status. While feudalism broke down and family trees lost their old roles, the trees gained new... more
Study evaluates differences in protein intake and health indicators among racial/ethnic older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
As the population of older adults in the United States continues to grow and becomes more diverse, health concerns increase in parallel. more
UC research finds racial differences among pregnant women on dialysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Pregnancy is not common in women on dialysis due to impaired fertility. New research from the University of Cincinnati finds that among patients with certain kidney disease there... more
Privacy concerns slow Facebook studies, and how human fertility depends on chromosome counts  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
On this week’s show, senior news correspondent Jeffrey Mervis talks with host Sarah Crespi about a stalled Facebook plan to release user... more
The dark giraffe, the new dark horse  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Darker male giraffes have been found to be more solitary and less social than their lighter-colored counterparts, according to new research. A long-term study revealed that the color of male giraffes' spots more strongly... more
280-character limit makes Twitter more civil  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
You've probably heard it said before: Twitter is a cesspool. A platform once populated with harmless messages about one's favorite TV shows or happenings about town, Twitter so often devolves into a hotbed of harassment, bullying,... more
The dark giraffe, the new dark horse  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Darker male giraffes have been found to be more solitary and less social than their lighter-colored counterparts, according to new research from The University of Queensland. more
Researchers uncover how letter patterns color perceptions of truth  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
People today constantly encounter claims such as "Advil kills pain," "coffee prevents depression," or "Hilary promises amnesty" as brands, news outlets and social media sites vie for our attention--yet few... more
Bats use private and social information as they hunt  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the arms race between predators and prey, each evolves more and more sophisticated ways of catching or escaping from the other. Rachel Page, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical... more
Impostor syndrome is more common than you think; Study finds best way to cope with it  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study from researchers reveals that perceptions of impostorism are quite common both in the... more
Study finds rise in racial/ethnic mortality disparities across age groups  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Years of progress towards reducing disparities in racial/ethnic group mortality rates in the United States came to a halt between 2009 and 2012, according to a new study... more
Uncovering hidden intelligence of collectives  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists discover that information processing in animal groups occurs not only in the brains of animals but also in their social network. more
New study on sharing shows social norms play a role in decision making  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A child's desire to share becomes influenced by social norms around the age of 8, new research has revealed. The extensive study... more
New study on sharing shows social norms play a role in decision making  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A child's desire to share becomes influenced by social norms around the age of eight, new research has revealed. more
New evidence shows that school poverty shapes racial achievement gaps  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fifty years ago, communities across America began efforts to make school districts more racially integrated, believing it would ease racial disparities in students' educational opportunities. But new evidence... more
Scientific Meeting » New Perspectives on Cerebellar Function: Implications for Mental Health  NIMH · 2 months
This NIMH-sponsored symposium will bring together experts in basic and translational neuroscience to discuss the state of the field and identify opportunities to advance... more
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