News tagged with social science
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 |
Prejudice is linked to aggression for men and fear for women, suggests new research led by Michigan State University scholars.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 24, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (9) | 3 |
Infants as young as nine months old prefer individuals who are nice to people like them and mean to people who aren't like them, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 12, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In theory, the social networking website Facebook could be great for people with low self-esteem. Sharing is important for improving friendships. But in practice, people with low self-esteem seem to behave ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 31, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 8 |
When it comes to climate change, deforestation and toxic waste, the assumption has been that conservative views on these topics are intractable. But new research from the University of California, Berkeley, ...
Medical research Dec 10, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (7) | 4
A new study from MIT neuroscientists sheds light on a neural circuit that makes us likelier to remember what we're seeing when our brains are in a more attentive state.
Neuroscience Sep 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have established a link between elevated levels of a stress hormone in adolescence—a critical time for brain development—and genetic changes that, in young adulthood, cause ...
Neuroscience Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3 |
If you think giving someone the cold shoulder inflicts pain only on them, beware. A new study shows that individuals who deliberately shun another person are equally distressed by the experience.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
The eyes are the window into the soul -- or at least the mind, according to a new paper published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Measuring the diameter of the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 28, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Men are funnier than women, but only just barely and mostly to other men. So says a psychology study from the University of California, San Diego Division of Social Sciences.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 19, 2011 | 2.6 / 5 (8) | 17 |
Power can lead to great acts of altruism, but also corruptive, unethical behavior. Being intoxicated can lead to a first date, or a bar brawl. And the mask of anonymity can encourage one individual to let a stranger know ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Researchers find negative social interactions can lead to increased amounts of internal inflammation
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from the University of California have found that negative social interactions can cause internal inflammation that may over time lead to possible health consequences. In the study, the results ...
Medical research Jan 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A UT Dallas professor is studying the differences between the social impairments found in autism and schizophrenia to help develop better treatments for people with both disorders.
Autism spectrum disorders Feb 27, 2012 | 4 / 5 (5) | 2
(Medical Xpress) -- It turns out that the milk of human kindness is evoked by something besides mom's good example.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Despite modest gains in lifespan over the past century, the United States still trails many of the world's countries when it comes to life expectancy, and its poorest citizens live approximately five years ...
Health Jun 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
The social sciences are the sciences, or the systematic knowledge-bases or prescriptive practices capable of resulting in a prediction or predictable type of outcome, relating to the social improvement of the community; a department in the more general extended field is Sociology. The social sciences initially were constituted of five fields: Jurisprudence and Amendment of the Law; Education; Health; Economy and Trade; Art. The contemporary field of science comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups, animals and individuals; This includes anthropology, archaeology, communication studies, cultural studies, demography, economics, human geography, history, linguistics, media studies, political science, psychology, and social work.
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