Social Sciences

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


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.


Spotting a bully is more nuanced than it might seem, because there is a difference between general aggressive behavior and bullying, according to the findings of a new paper by a UB psychologist.


The awards will benefit Western New York, where there is a lack of mental health professionals and treatment resources.


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.