Social Sciences

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


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.


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.


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.


A new UB study of 40 years of data from one reputable celebrity news source suggests that celebrities in fact have fewer out-of-wedlock childbirths compared to the rest of the U.S. population.


Democracy demands a robust contest of ideas to thrive, and diversity is the best way of protecting the democratic foundation of the American experiment, according to a UB philosopher.


Kids who faced daunting barriers to success in the classroom had a clear message for UB researchers who asked them as young adults to look back on their experiences  and their time in school: Adults can do better.


A quick internet search for recordings of humpback whale song can find tens of thousands, if not millions, of visits, leading you to ask, “Who doesn’t love listening to whale song?” One answer might be “whales.”


Findings could help improve treatments and reduce side effects.


The effects of intimate partner violence are profound, painfully enduring and should command as much attention as providing victims with the help necessary to leave violent relationships, according to a new UB study.


The nation’s leading philosopher of psychiatry will deliver a keynote address on the nature of addiction at this year’s Romanell Conference, presented by UB's Department of Philosophy.