News tagged with social hierarchies
Peer pressure has long been blamed for binge drinking among teenagers, yet new research from Flinders University reveals it may not be the root of the problem.
Addiction Feb 18, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Homophobia exists in many areas of life. It also seems to be particularly entrenched in sport, exercise and physical education (PE) settings of all kinds. But why is this the case?
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 20, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 5
Researchers supported by the Wellcome Trust have discovered that we use a different part of our brain to learn about social hierarchies than we do to learn ordinary information. The study provides clues as to how this information ...
Neuroscience Nov 08, 2012 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The ranking of a monkey within her social environment and the stress accompanying that status dramatically alters the expression of nearly 1,000 genes, a new scientific study reports. The research is the first ...
Genetics Apr 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Studies in monkeys are unlikely to provide reliable evidence for links between social status and heart disease in humans, according to the first ever systematic review of the relevant research.
Medical research Mar 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Prejudiced attitudes are based on generalised suppositions about certain social groups and could well be a personality trait. Researchers at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) have confirmed the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3
A team of researchers is beginning to see exactly what the response to threats looks like in the brain at the cellular and molecular levels.
Neuroscience May 03, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |