Medical research

How effective are suicide interventions?

With a significant array of papers and opinions circulating about what treatments might work best to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors, one University of Denver professor set out to complete a comprehensive analysis ...

Neuroscience

The brain area with which we interpret the world

Usually, the different areas in the cerebrum take on a very specific function. For example, they process our movements or things we see or hear, i.e. direct physical information. However, some areas of the brain come into ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to talk with kids about scary events

When scary or sad things happen in the world, whether thousands of miles away, in your state, your town, your backyard or your home, kids look to the adults that surround them to help them feel safe and understand what is ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lockdown link to cognitive decline uncovered

A decline in cognitive functions—such as memory, attention and decision-making—is connected to the tightest restrictions in Scotland's COVID-19 lockdown, a new peer-reviewed study has found.

Vaccination

Religious leaders are key to vaccination efforts, expert says

Amid news that the Biden administration will soon launch a wide-reaching public relations campaign aimed at improving COVID-19 vaccine confidence and inoculation rates across the U.S., Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Helpful behavior during pandemic tied to recognizing common humanity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people who recognize the connections they share with others are more likely to wear a mask, follow health guidelines and help people, even at a potential cost to themselves, a new University ...

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Social sciences

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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