Study suggest people act fairly due to spite, not altruism
The Bachelor: Then and now—Researcher sheds new light on an old stereotype
For men these days, single is sexy. To be a bachelor is to be manly, successful and an object of desire. Not so at the turn of the 20th century.
Success really does breed success, unique online experiments find
Success really does breed success – up to a point - found researchers from UCL and Stony Brook University, following a series of unique on-line experiments.
Public trust has dwindled with rise in income inequality
Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades, analyses of national survey data reveal. The findings are forthcoming in Psychological Science, a jour ...
Students report greater learning gains in traditional science courses
Students taking traditional, in-class science courses reported higher perceived learning gains than students enrolled in online distance education science courses. Notably, African-American students taking traditional science ...
Researchers find people pay more at auctions if they believe a celebrity touched items
Analysis of peer review offers insights into research productivity
In a paper published today in the journal PLOS One, investigators with the American Institute of Biological Sciences report findings from an analysis of the research output from a series of biomedical research grants funded ...
New study of hunter-gatherers suggests social networks sparked evolution of cooperation
Ancient humans may not have had the luxury of updating their Facebook status, but social networks were nevertheless an essential component of their lives, a new study suggests.
In sync and in control? Marching in unison makes men feel more formidable
(Phys.org) —In the aftermath of the Aug. 9 shooting of an 18-year-old African American man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, much of the nation's attention has been focused on how law enforcement's ...
New map tool identifies patterns of racial diversity across the US
University of Cincinnati geography researchers have developed a large-scale mapping technique to track a variety of demographic data across the United States, including researching populations based on gender, ...
Computer model simulates Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to leadership and despotism
Study finds 'family meal' ideal is stressful, impossible for many families
Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. ...
Research duo quantify global human migration numbers
Crowd-sourcing effort to fight antibiotic resistance
A class of microbiology students at Iowa State University hopes that the next big discovery in the fight against antibiotic-resistant diseases is right below their feet.