Social Sciences

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

2/11/19

Kristin Gainey, assistant professor of psychology at UB, has received the American Psychological Association’s 2018 Early Career Distinguished Scientific awards, a recognition that’s among the field’s highest honors of achievement.

2/7/19

While most media attention seems to focus on the number of black males killed by police, new UB research indicates that among men of color, Hispanic males were two times more likely to have a fatal interaction with the police in neighborhoods that have a high percentage of Hispanic residents.

1/15/19

A UB psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia, a disorder that effects 80 percent of those diagnosed with difficulties reading, writing and spelling.

1/9/19

Fear and anger related to the 2016 presidential election and climate change, one of the campaign’s major issues, had different effects on the way conservatives and liberals processed information about the two topics, according to a new UB study.

12/21/18

From identifying a potential autism treatment to creating fungal-fighting 3-D printed dentures — here are some highlights from a year of discovery.

12/13/18

Dartmouth College Press has released an updated and expanded edition of “Women and Sports in the United States: A Documentary Reader,” co-edited by Susan Cahn, professor of history in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

12/12/18

Combined with a previous $2.3 million NIH grant for the ongoing study, Homish has now received $5 million for the project.

11/27/18

The University at Buffalo officially dedicated a memorial garden yesterday to honor those who died in the care of the former Erie County Poorhouse and were buried on land that is today part of UB’s South Campus.

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.