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Social Sciences

News about UB’s social sciences programs, including anthropology, psychology and social work. (see all topics)

12/4/17

Infants raised in homes where they hear a single language, but spoken with different accents, recognize words dramatically differently at about 12 months of age than their age-matched peers exposed to little variation in accent, according to a recent UB study.

11/29/17

Individuals who are highly extraverted and conscientious could have a measure of protection against disorders like depression and anxiety, according to the results of a new study by a team of University at Buffalo psychologists.

11/20/17

Everyone needs an occasional break from the social ramble, though spending too much time alone can be unhealthy. But new research by a UB psychologist suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are detrimental.

10/20/17

Carol Berman knows Cayo Santiago well. She's been doing research there since 1974 and is among the scientists calling attention to the island, home to a unique free-ranging population of rhesus monkeys and the researchers charged with their care in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

10/18/17

Animated films can provide critical opportunities for adults to discuss end-of-life issues with children according to a new study by a UB researcher who specializes in end-of-life communication.

10/10/17

The non-denominational ceremony and service represent the culmination of approximately nine years of devoted work.

10/3/17

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded Chris St. Vil, an assistant professor in the UB School of Social Work, a grant  to conduct a literature review on recurrent violent injury.

9/21/17

A distinguished group of scholars, filmmakers and artists will join many descendants of authors of slave narratives at UB for community events, conversations and workshops on racial justice and public history Oct. 19-21.

9/14/17

UB sociologist Brenda Moore will explore why and how racial health disparity develops in veterans during this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

8/30/17

Yamazaki’s residency is part of the CAI's ambitious and multidimensional schedule for 2017-18.