Latest science news in Psychology & Sociology

Study shows younger children and chimps less likely to make irrational decisions when social comparison is in play

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Yale University and the University of Göttingen, has found that older children are more likely to make...

Childhood stress of mice affects their offspring behavior

1 week ago from Physorg

Russian neuroscientists report that the stress experienced by mice during their first weeks of life affects not only them, but also their offspring. The data will help to understand how...

Reimagining information processing

1 week ago from Physorg

Because technology is a part of our everyday lives, it may be difficult to imagine what the future of technology will look like, let alone what it has the potential...

Phys Ed: Mind May Trump DNA in Exercise and Eating Habits

1 week ago from NY Times Health

If you tell people they have a genetic predisposition to a low capacity for exercise or a tendency to overeat, their bodies start to respond accordingly.

School counselors reflect on their experience following student deaths

1 week ago from Physorg

When five school counselors who were part of a counseling team were interviewed to learn how they professionally and personally experienced the deaths of multiple students in one year in...

Kosher high-tech office lures Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox

1 week ago from Physorg

The office in central Jerusalem at first glance resembles many other start-ups—until you notice the religious books and entrepreneurs in traditional black suits.

Singapore eco-tourism plan sparks squawks of protest

1 week ago from Physorg

Singapore is creating a vast eco-tourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for...

South Korean short track medalist accuses her coach of sexual abuse

1 week ago from UPI

Shim Suk-hee, a South Korean Olympian, has accused her former short track coach of sexual harassment, the latest in a series of assault allegations.

Children's skeletons maturing earlier, may affect orthopedic treatments

1 week ago from UPI

Scientists say children's skeletons are maturing sooner than they did early in the 20th century, and this could affect the timing of certain orthopedic treatments.

Lessie Brown, oldest person in U.S., dies at 114

1 week ago from UPI

Lessie Brown, believed to be the oldest person in the United States, died Tuesday in Ohio, family members said. She was 114.

Finding an elusive mutation that turns altruism into selfish behavior among honeybees

1 week ago from Science Daily

For the first time, researchers have finally found the root cause responsible for thelytoky syndrome -- which dramatically turns bees from altruistic helpers to selfish mercenaries.

Giant singers from neighboring oceans share song parts over time

1 week ago from Science Daily

Singing humpback whales from different ocean basins seem to be picking up musical ideas from afar, and incorporating these new phrases and themes into the latest song, according to a...

Finding an elusive mutation that turns altruism into selfish behavior among honeybees

1 week ago from Physorg

Among the social insects, bees have developed a strong and rich social network, where busy worker bees tend to the queen, who in turn, controls reproduction for the benefit of...

Immigrant kids in U.S. deliberately build STEM skills

1 week ago from Science Daily

US immigrant children study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to their greater presence in STEM careers, according to new findings.

5 Reproductive Health Issues We Should Be Talking About

1 week ago from NY Times Health

We asked readers which health topics they felt needed to be discussed openly, and got answers from an obstetrician-gynecologist.

A rollable TV? LG's latest OLED TV television packs a futuristic 'wow' factor

1 week ago from Physorg

Televisions have long been a staple at CES. LG's latest OLED TV, however, takes the traditional TV experience and flips it. Or rather, rolls it.

Early choice of math among U.S. immigrant kids lead to STEM careers

1 week ago from Physorg

U.S. immigrant children study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to their greater presence in STEM careers, according to new findings from scholars at Duke...

Facebook may lead to perceived negative health outcomes

1 week ago from UPI

New research links Facebook to the perception of poor health among its users.

Three from Harvard earn international Rhodes Scholarships

1 week ago from Harvard Science

On the heels of the announcement that two American undergraduates from Harvard had been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, three international Harvard College students have been informed that they too will head to Oxford in...

U.S. sanctions Venezuelans for alleged $2.4B fraud scheme

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned seven Venezuelans including television and insurance tycoon Raul Gorrin and six others over alleged corruption.

If you want to remember an event, don't take a picture

1 week ago from PopSci

Science Selfies could be subtly reshaping your memory. For many people, taking hundreds, if not thousands, of pictures is now a crucial part of...

Exposure to cannabis and stress in adolescence can lead to anxiety disorders in adulthood

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study conducted on laboratory animals shows that exposure to cannabis and stress during adolescence may lead to long-term anxiety disorders characterized by the presence of pathological fear.

How today's high school cliques compare to yesterday's

1 week ago from Science Daily

Changing demographics, cultural influences and the increasing number of college-bound youth have led to the emergence of new peer groups and perceptions among adolescents.

Myth of Mona Lisa's magical gaze debunked

1 week ago from Science Daily

The 'Mona Lisa Effect' refers to the impression that the eyes of the person portrayed in an image seem to follow the viewer as they move in front of the...

Study details how today's high school cliques compare to yesterday's

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Texas at Austin, have found that while many high school peer crowds and influences...

U.S. Treasury sanctions Venezuelans over alleged $2.4B fraud scheme

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned seven Venezuelans including television and insurance tycoon Raul Gorrin and six others over alleged corruption.

'Game of Thrones' prequel adds Georgie Henley, 7 others

1 week ago from UPI

Georgie Henley, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough and other rising stars will join Naomi Watts in HBO's new "Game of Thrones" pilot.

In VR boys learn best when the teacher is a drone -- girls lean better from virtual Marie

1 week ago from Science Daily

The teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys and girls differ greatly in terms of...