Latest science news in Psychology & Sociology

Read, watch, and listen to things faster than ever before

3 weeks ago from PopSci

The sooner you finish, the sooner you can leave your computer alone. (Markus Spiske/Unsplash/)There’s only one way to truly get more hours in the day: bend the laws of space and time....

Amazon survey finds more than half of US workers say coronavirus has left them underemployed

3 weeks ago from Physorg

More than half of the U.S. workers seeking work say their job hunt is due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The safest ways to exercise during a pandemic

3 weeks ago from PopSci

Get physical in your personal space for the time being. (Pexels/)Follow all of PopSci’s COVID-19 coverage here, including breakdowns of the safest schooling options, safest dining options, and a tutorial on safest long-distance...

Breaktime Café prepares, delivers meals amid pandemic

3 weeks ago from Harvard Science

Connor Schoen and Tony Shu were just weeks away from opening Breaktime Cafe, their job-training initiative for youth experiencing homelessness, when the pandemic hit. They knew they had to do something fast or...

'A Teacher,' starring Kate Mara, to premiere Nov. 10 on FX

3 weeks ago from UPI

"A Teacher," a limited series about a teacher's illicit relationship with a student, is coming to FX in November.

Rethinking business: Disruptions like the corona crisis also create new opportunities

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Changes in the external environment always affect the success of companies and may even tilt previously valid laws of business off balance. In a new study, Jan Recker, Chair for...

People who were children when their parents divorced have less 'love hormone'

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

People who were children when their parents were divorced showed lower levels of oxytocin -- the so-called 'love hormone' -- when they were adults than those whose parents remained married,...

Look: Hilaria Baldwin gives birth to fifth child with Alec Baldwin

3 weeks ago from UPI

Hilaria Baldwin welcomed a son with her husband, Alec Baldwin, after experiencing two miscarriages in 2019.

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood to perform at ACM Awards

3 weeks ago from UPI

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood will perform Sept. 16 at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Feeling misunderstood boosts support for Brexit

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Feeling misunderstood by other groups makes people more likely to support separatist causes like Brexit and Scottish independence, new research suggests.

Watch: Demi Lovato on using platform for something 'bigger' than singing

3 weeks ago from UPI

Demi Lovato discussed her campaign for Breonna Taylor and her new partnership with Talkspace online therapy on "Good Morning America."

Unconscious learning underlies belief in God, study suggests

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Individuals who can unconsciously predict complex patterns, an ability called implicit pattern learning, are likely to hold stronger beliefs that there is a god who creates patterns of events in...

Harvard senior uses Peabody archives to create documentary

3 weeks ago from Harvard Science

Growing up in London, Che R. Applewhaite loved going to art exhibitions and film screenings. He would often chronicle his experiences through blogging and journaling. At Harvard, he wrote articles on culture and...

Vitamin B1 deficiency a key factor in the development of alcohol-related dementia

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

A research group has now developed a hypothesis whereby iron deposits in the brain -- resulting from alcohol-induced vitamin B1 deficiency -- can be regarded as key factors in cognitive...

Look: Ashley Darby expecting second child with Michael Darby

3 weeks ago from UPI

"Real Housewives of Potomac" star Ashley Darby is expecting her second child with her husband, Michael Darby.

Most L.A. households face serious financial problems amid coronavirus pandemic, poll finds

3 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

The survey offers further proof that the heaviest impact of the outbreak often falls on Black and Latino households.

Unconscious learning fosters belief in God, study finds

3 weeks ago from UPI

People who unconsciously predict complex patterns are more likely to hold a strong belief in God -- a God who creates order in an otherwise chaotic universe.

How behavioural science can help us understand human behaviour during a pandemic

3 weeks ago from Physorg

When the day comes that the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, one of things that will remain with us is witnessing our fellow humans' irrational and sometimes extreme behavior—and perhaps our own...

Study shows contact with criminal justice system affects well-being—with consequences at the polls

3 weeks ago from Physorg

When police in Aurora, Colorado, handcuffed children and made them lie face down on the pavement after stopping an African-American family they mistakenly identified, they not only made headlines, they...

In Photos: Moments from Kim Kardashian's career

3 weeks ago from UPI

The entrepreneur and television personality, Kim Kardashian-West, recently shared an Instagram post announcing that her family's reality series, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," will end after 20 seasons. Here's a...

Three-quarters of Americans plan to save rather than spend, Gallup poll shows

3 weeks ago from UPI

The vast majority of Americans say they plan to save money rather than spend it in the near future, and that finding a COVID-19 vaccine will have an impact on...

Racism amid the COVID-19 pandemic: A path forward

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Because SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was first discovered in China, Chinese American families in the United States have reported an increase in racist experiences during the ongoing pandemic....

Advice from an astronaut

3 weeks ago from European Space Agency

Video: 00:01:41 English Advice from an astronautESA astronaut Luca Parmitano provides words of wisdom to young people on how investing their time wisely today can help build a better tomorrow.In this video, Luca...

Blood, death, and eye gouging: Welcome to the world of Acorn woodpeckers

3 weeks ago from PopSci

Acorn woodpeckers are willing to invest an impressive amount of time and energy in these power struggles, whether they are warriors or spectators. (Sahas Barve/)For the acorn woodpecker, turf wars aren’t just violent...

Op-Ed: My patients can 'feel well' yet test positive for the coronavirus. They're shocked, but I'm not

3 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Many patients are puzzled when their coronavirus test is positive, saying they "feel fine." As a doctor, I know we need to test the asymptomatic.

How COVID-19 worsened gender inequality in the U.S. workforce

3 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

The pandemic has left millions of people across the United States unemployed. But survey data show that women have been particularly hard-hit, researchers report in the August Socius. Those gender disparities largely persisted...

Pumpkin farmers report bumper crops that appeal to pandemic-weary customers

3 weeks ago from UPI

U.S. pumpkin farmers foresee a bumper crop of the popular Halloween gourd this year and report surging interest in pumpkin patches from Americans seeking safe outdoor fun amid the coronavirus...

A new method for directed networks could help multiple levels of science

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Many complex systems have underlying networks: they have nodes which represent units of the system and their edges indicate connections between the units. In some contexts, the connections are symmetric,...