Social Sciences

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

11/16/18

Communities recovering from natural disasters often see an increase in businesses and non-profits that develop after the cleanup, but that doesn’t necessarily counterweigh the rise in poverty levels in areas transformed by events such as storms, earthquakes and wildfires.

11/9/18

To include a citizenship question as part of the 2020 decennial census would most likely undercut the accuracy of determining the U.S. population and risks politicizing an instrument critical to democracy, according to a UB sociologist.

10/2/18

A new UB study suggests that extent to which sensory-specific parts of the brain are able to connect as a network, not necessarily anatomically, but functionally, during a child’s development predicts their reading proficiency.

10/1/18

Being a good neighbor can have a powerful effect on residents’ attitudes and behaviors even for those living in highly disadvantaged communities, according to a new UB study.

9/26/18

Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information in certain posts that can actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to a UB study that takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms.

9/25/18

A new UB study is adding critical nuance toward better understanding the association between breastfeeding and infant health in the first year of life.  

9/21/18

An awe-inspiring experience can have negative consequences as well as benefits, according to a UB-led study that uses cardiovascular responses to stress to take a broad look at awe and the critical role perspective plays in it.

9/12/18

Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids, according to a UB study providing new insights into unexplored contours of the opioid crisis.

9/4/18

Democrats could gain as many as 44 seats and emerge from November’s mid-term elections with control in the House of Representatives, according to an innovative forecasting tool developed by a UB political scientist.

8/29/18

Research has shown that, as a group, international students face prejudice from segments of the domestic student population, and a new UB study suggests that stereotypes alone do not lead to that prejudice.