Latest science news in Psychology & Sociology

Twelve faculty named to National Academy of Medicine

6 days ago from Harvard Science

Twelve Harvard faculty are among the 85 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health...

Judge allows Obama-era student loan protections to take effect

6 days ago from UPI

A federal judge ruled Tuesday to put Obama-era protections for students defrauded by colleges into effect immediately.

John Mara: Odell Beckham Jr. needs to do more playing, less talking

6 days ago from UPI

New York Giants co-owner John Mara was direct in his message involving star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who had plenty to say during a recent interview.

Facebook working on "unsend" button for messages

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

The social network has been working on an "unsend" function, six months after CEO Mark Zuckerberg's messages to users suddenly disappeared​ from their inboxes

Youth violence lower in countries with complete ban on corporal punishment

1 week ago from Science Daily

A study shows that in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of children there is less fighting among young people. There was 31 percent less...

Infants are more likely to learn when with a peer

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers looked at the mechanisms involved in language learning among nine-month-olds, the youngest population known to be studied in relation to on-screen learning.

Sex or food? Decision-making in single-cell organisms

1 week ago from Science Daily

Unicellular diatoms are able to adapt their behavior to different external stimuli based on an evaluation of their own needs. In experiments, Seminavis robusta diatoms directed their orientation either towards...

Father's nicotine use can cause cognitive problems in children and grandchildren

1 week ago from Science Daily

A father's exposure to nicotine may cause cognitive deficits in his children and even grandchildren, according to a new study. The effect, which was not caused by direct secondhand exposure,...

US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim

President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.

Hey Google, you don't really want to replace me, right?

1 week ago from Physorg

Google wants to do more than just organize the world's information. It wants to infuse itself into our lives and replace several of our daily tasks robotically. That, clearly, is...

Ethiopia's leader gives half of minister posts to women

1 week ago from UPI

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed formed a cabinet Tuesday with half of the positions filled by women, marking a new day for gender equality in government.

Soyuz Rocket's Launch-Abort Close Call Highlights Poor Space-Policy Decisions (Op-Ed)

1 week ago from

The dramatic Soyuz rocket launch abort and an earlier Progress failure highlight poor policy decisions on access to space, astronaut Leroy Chiao says.

Readers Tell Scientists Who Say Dogs Aren’t Geniuses: ‘My Dog Is Exceptional’

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Dog lovers challenged a study that found canines to be smart but not “exceptional” by citing their own pets.

Struggling Colts still have 'positive outlook'

1 week ago from UPI

INDIANAPOLIS -- His team is mired in a four-game losing streak, so the noise in the outside world couldn't be more negative about the Indianapolis Colts.

BoA to release new album 'Woman'

1 week ago from UPI

K-pop star BoA will return this month with her ninth studio album, "Woman," and a single of the same name.

Harvard first-year, a Native American, promises herself she’ll blaze a trail

1 week ago from Harvard Science

In the first week of her College life, Eva Ballew ’22, who grew up in a rural town of 3,000 in southern Wisconsin, promised herself always to stay grounded and to do...

Doctors: Stigma Against Gay People Can Be Deadly

1 week ago from NY Times Health

L.G.B.T. people experience a range of social, economic and medical disparities that jeopardize their long-term health.

Retro Report: Code Name Jane: The Women Behind a Covert Abortion Network

1 week ago from NY Times Health

In the years before abortion became legal, a clandestine group helped women with unwanted pregnancies get around the law.

The Checkup: Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children

1 week ago from NY Times Health

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions.

How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary tool.

Gwyneth Paltrow on marrying Brad Falchuk: 'I feel so lucky'

1 week ago from UPI

Gwyneth Paltrow said it was "fantastic" to find love with Brad Falchuk and marry for a second time.

Cowboys aim to extend success beyond home turf

1 week ago from UPI

The Dallas Cowboys celebrated a lopsided 40-7 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday, keeping their home record perfect at 3-0.

Can Pinterest succeed with slow-growth strategy?

1 week ago from Physorg

If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching...

Nicole Kidman: Tom Cruise marriage kept me from being harassed

1 week ago from UPI

Nicole Kidman said her relationship with Tom Cruise "cocooned" her from sexual harassment during her early career.

Russian Orthodox Church severs ties with Constantinople over Ukraine

1 week ago from UPI

The Russian Orthodox Church will sever all ties with Constantinople to protest the church leadership's endorsement of an independent Ukrainian church.

Women are less likely to be rewarded for innovations in the workplace

1 week ago from Physorg

Organizations are eager to find innovative workers because of their ability to see opportunities for improvement in areas that might otherwise go overlooked. But research shows that if these innovative...

Russian Orthodox Church severs ties with from Constantinople over Ukraine

1 week ago from UPI

The Russian Orthodox Church will sever all ties with Constantinople to protest the church leadership's endorsement of an independent Ukrainian church.

Do lovers always tease each other? Study shows how couples handle laughter and banter

1 week ago from Science Daily

How partners in a romantic relationship deal with laughter or being laughed at affects their everyday life, their relationship satisfaction and even their sexuality.