Social Sciences

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


Researchers at UB's Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.


James Balog, a climate change expert and environmentalist, will speak at UB on April 12  as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.


Thinking critically about cities and the social mechanisms that underwrite them provides people with the power to influence the places where they live and work, according to a new book by a UB sociologist.


‘There is no Pinocchio response,’ says UB non-verbal communication expert.


Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to new University at Buffalo research.


Extreme political views might be driving some people away from churches, but the actual number of departing parishioners is not large and those who leave are mostly marginally involved with the institution, according to a new UB study.


We don’t have to spend two years at Walden Pond to appreciate the benefits of expressive autobiographical writing. But the practice isn’t always constructive and a new UB study looks at factors that might influence the benefits of expressive writing.


There are many factors that account for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election victory, but Americans would be doing a disservice to their understanding of the country’s political system by ignoring Trump’s 14-year starring role as a reality television personality, according to a new UB study.


The UB Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York will mark the arrival of the Chinese New Year with a diverse program celebrating Chinese culture on Feb. 17 at UB’s Center for the Arts.


Because of the severe weather forecast for Friday, Jan. 5, the gravesite commemoration celebrating the 218th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, will be shortened to a brief wreath presentation ceremony outdoors.