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Social Sciences

News about UB’s social sciences programs, including fields such as anthropology, psychology and social work.

3/2/15

Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new study by a University at Buffalo research team suggests those people may still be at a relative disadvantage, with a foggier sense of who they are.

2/27/15

As Minahil Khan rose through the ranks of UB student government, she noticed the number of women diminish at every level.

2/24/15

University at Buffalo researcher Mark Seery, who studies stress and coping, says the severe winter weather seems at first glance to have few redeeming qualities.  Frigid temperatures and daily battles with mounds of snow and ice are testing the resolve of the heartiest among us.

2/10/15

The panel will lay the basis for a more informed and fact-based discussion of the issues surrounding current immigration into the U.S.

1/26/15

A neuroimaging study by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that phonics, a method of learning to read using knowledge of word sounds, shouldn’t be overlooked in favor of a whole-language technique that focuses on visually memorizing word patterns, a finding that could help improve treatment and diagnosis of common reading disorders such as dyslexia.

1/22/15

A team headed by UB expert Youfa Wang is partnering with NASA in its global Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut program.

1/22/15

Hot flashes, night sweats predict a greater likelihood of hip fracture, a new study finds.

12/31/14

UB researchers made headlines around the world this year with studies on coffee, climate change, babies’ eating habits and more.

12/11/14

Some drugs used to treat diabetes mimic the behavior of a hormone that a University at Buffalo psychologist has learned controls fluid intake in subjects. The finding creates new awareness for diabetics who, by the nature of their disease, are already at risk for dehydration.

12/2/14

Tejal Shelat, a UB graduate student, says the fellowship will further her goal of working for the betterment of women in developing countries.