Latest science news in Psychology & Sociology

Revamping a brain cancer drug

5 days ago from C&EN

Tweaking the structure of a glioblastoma drug improves its ability to enter the brain

Why your number of romantic partners mirrors your mother

5 days ago from Science Daily

A new national study shows that people whose mothers had more partners -- married or cohabiting -- often follow the same path. Results suggest that mothers may pass on personality...

Forum plots a ‘Pathway’ to careers in music or entertainment

5 days ago from Harvard Science

The best way to Carnegie Hall, the old joke goes, is practice, practice, practice. But when it comes to the best way to a career in the music or entertainment industries, Harvard...

NFL set to play game in Mexico City despite field concerns

5 days ago from UPI

The NFL plans to play Monday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca despite concerns about the poor field conditions, ESPN's Adam...

Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy

5 days ago from NY Times Health

The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.

Autism behaviors show unique brain network fingerprints in infants

5 days ago from Science Daily

A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 12- and 24-month old children at risk for developing ASD.

The illusion of multitasking boosts performance

5 days ago from Science Daily

Our ability to do things well suffers when we try to complete several tasks at once, but a series of experiments suggests that merely believing that we're multitasking may boost...

FBI: Surge in hate crimes in 2017 the largest since 9/11

5 days ago from UPI

Hate crimes in the United States in 2017 saw the largest increase -- to more than 7,000 -- since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, FBI data said Tuesday.

Why your number of romantic partners mirrors your mother

5 days ago from Physorg

A new national study shows that people whose mothers had more partners—married or cohabiting—often follow the same path.

U.S. has more international students than ever, but enrollment down

5 days ago from UPI

The number of international students in the United States has reached a new high, but at the same time new enrollment fell, a new report said Tuesday.

Social relationships more important than hard evidence in partisan politics: study

5 days ago from Physorg

The basic human need to get along with others results in the formation of extreme political groupings, according to a study from Dartmouth College.

Study: Fathers favor sons, mothers favor daughters, across economic scales

5 days ago from UPI

A recent study seems to confirm what many people already assumed: Mothers prefer their daughters, while men favor their sons.

Look: Ashley Wirkus expecting son with Brad McAtee

5 days ago from UPI

"Summer House" star Ashley Wirkus and husband Brad McAtee are "beyond excited" to be having a baby boy.

Look: Amber Portwood, Gary Shirley celebrate daughter's birthday

5 days ago from UPI

"Teen Mom OG" star Amber Portwood rang in daughter Leah's birthday with ex-fiancé Gary Shirley and his wife.

Red Wings look for better start vs. Coyotes

5 days ago from UPI

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill proposed a unique strategy for Tuesday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Airbnb, eBay end forced arbitration of sexual harrassment claims

5 days ago from UPI

Airbnb and eBay have joined Google and Facebook as the latest tech giants to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims.

Bad sleep habits can cause obesity, poor diet in kids

5 days ago from UPI

When kids don't get enough sleep it could set them up to have unhealthy lifestyles as they get older.

Presidential fellowship led 16 students into public service

5 days ago from Harvard Science

Now in its eighth year, Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellowship (PPSF) lets students pursue summer-long projects serving the public good with organizations of their choice. The fellowship supports experiences across the spectrum of...

Lions struggling, but aren't ready to give up

5 days ago from UPI

The Detroit Lions are taking on the look of a team going nowhere after suffering their third straight loss Sunday, but first-year coach Matt Patricia will have none of it.

Maryland challenges Trump's appointment of Whitaker as acting AG

5 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general bypassed the Senate, drawing questions about its legitmacy.

Why women go to war – new study reveals motivations of female militia fighters

5 days ago from Physorg

Women militia fighters make a positive choice to join combat units and are motivated by similar factors to male fighters, according to a new study by Dr. Jennifer Philippa Eggert...

Lorde slams Kanye West for stealing glass box stage used in concerts

5 days ago from UPI

Lorde has accused Kanye West and his "Kids See Ghosts" partner Kid Cudi of stealing her glass box stage design that is used during her concerts.

Black students who have one black teacher are more likely to go to college

5 days ago from Science Blog

Having one black teacher in elementary school not only makes children more likely to graduate high school—it also makes them significantly more likely to enroll in college. Black students who’d had...

Why it's hard to tell where police are treating minorities unfairly

5 days ago from Physorg

Donald Trump has waved the words "stop and frisk" around like a banner call to cure violent crime in American cities.

John Legend honors Chrissy Teigen at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

5 days ago from UPI

John Legend had nothing but praise for Chrissy Teigen in an emotional speech at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

How research is helping to reduce prejudice between people online

5 days ago from Physorg

The internet often gets a bad rap, and for good reason. Social media use can contribute to poorer mental health in teens. It can also be used to manipulate users'...

More American students are studying abroad, new data show

5 days ago from Physorg

Kelsey Hrubes knew she had a challenge on her hands when she visited Germany as a study abroad student back in 2015.

Family, school support makes kids more likely to stand up to bullying

5 days ago from Science Daily

A recent study finds young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at school -- and to step in...