Journal of Health and Social Behavior

SAGE Publications for the American Sociological Association
United States
Impact factor
2.180 (2010)

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Spouses sharing friends may live longer after widowhood

The "widowhood effect"—the tendency for married people to die in close succession—is accelerated when spouses don't know each other's friends well, new Cornell University sociology research finds.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study: Abortion care hurdles, considerations by Ohioans

University of Cincinnati doctoral candidate Orlaith Heymann is a researcher passionate about examining how people navigate institutional policies and cultures, particularly in contentious social fields such as sex education ...


Smartphone data shows real-time impact on health

Researchers at Cornell University are using smartphones to capture location and real-time survey data to examine how social environments encountered in everyday life may affect health.


Barriers to health care for violence victims

Violence is a serious health concern and is one of the leading causes of death for adults under the age of 45 in the United States. Among those who are injured during a violent crime, only half of those who need medical treatment ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teen social networks linked to adult depression

Teens who have a larger number of friends may be less likely to suffer from depression later in life, especially women, a new MSU research study has found.

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