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Social Sciences

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

5/11/17

When it comes to empathy, the idiom that suggests “walking a mile in their shoes” turns out to be problematic advice, according to new research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

5/5/17

The Sopranos’ Tony Soprano and Walter White from Breaking Bad rank among recent television drama’s most notorious protagonists, each of questionable morality. So, here’s the question: Do you like them?

4/27/17

Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the U.S. often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, a new UB study suggest that there may be downsides to this pursuit.

4/7/17

Klaus Oeggl, one of the world’s leading authorities on the Tyrolean Iceman, will discuss recent research about the mummified Neolithic man of the Alps on April 10 at UB.

3/27/17

Unexpected life events can lead to political polarization, pushing moderates toward the spectrum’s extremes, according to study co-authored by UB psychologist.

3/23/17

The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology Psychopathology (HiTOP) addresses what the authors say are limitations to the reliability and validity of traditional models.

3/22/17

New strategies may provide additional tools to treat a variety of psychological disorders.

3/9/17

UB has entered into an agreement to implement a $1.3 million project designed to create and test work flow innovations using a standard vocabulary and set of categories to support digital manufacturing for a local technology and services innovator.

2/24/17

For singers and their audiences, being “in tune” might not be as important as we think. The fact that singers fail to consistently hit the right notes may have implications for the development of musical scales as well.

2/24/17

Power imbalances in heterosexual relationships are common, but having less power takes a greater toll on young women than young men, according to a recently published UB study.