Study finds investors prefer good-looking male backed entrepreneurial ventures
Researchers find people pay more at auctions if they believe a celebrity touched items
Study suggest people act fairly due to spite, not altruism
Study suggests more than two hours of homework a night may be counterproductive
Education scholar Denise Pope has found that too much homework has negative effects on student well-being and behavioral engagement.
Postcode lottery for race relations
People's racial prejudices are influenced by where they live, reports a new study led by Oxford University psychologists.
Observation protocol documents college instruction and STEM learning
A University of Maine professor helped develop an observation protocol that can document college instruction and student learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Scientist proposes new polling method based on conjoint analysis
Any analysis of exit polling reveals a welter of numbers whose meaning remains slightly elusive, with issues or candidate characteristics described as "very important," "somewhat important," or "not important at all" by voters. ...
Ecotourism reduces poverty near protected parks, research shows
Protected natural areas in Costa Rica reduced poverty by 16 percent in neighboring communities, mainly by encouraging ecotourism, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sc ...
Meet your match: Using algorithms to spark collaboration between scientists
Speed dating, in which potential lovers size each other up in brief 10 minute encounters before moving on to the next person, can be an awkward and time-wasting affair. Finding the perfect research partnership is often just ...
Reliance on social groups for answers pre-empts motivation for independent analytical thinking
(Phys.org) —If advancing civilization relies on social networks, the world is in trouble. According to newly published research by University of Oregon psychologist Azim Shariff, individuals relying on ...
Misconceptions of science and religion found in new study
The public's view that science and religion can't work in collaboration is a misconception that stunts progress, according to a new survey of more than 10,000 Americans, scientists and evangelical Protestants. ...
ASU researcher explores responsible innovation
An engineer works in the lab on a promising research project. He follows all the rules, works with the materials available to him and produces quality work. He never lies, cheats or steals. His research eventually results ...
Is truth stranger than fiction? Yes, especially for science fiction
From warp drives to hyperspace, science fiction has continuously borrowed from, and sometimes anticipated, the state of the art in scientific progress. This has resulted in the perception that science and ...
A strategy that narrows academic achievement gap by 63 percent
Americans don't like to talk about social class. But new research from Northwestern and Stanford universities suggests that, at least in college and university settings, they should do just that.