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Social Sciences

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

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.

11/20/14

First responders are working endless shifts, not getting home to care for their families, sleeping at the barracks and eating whatever they can find,” says UB expert John Violanti.  

11/5/14

UB researchers explore the relationship between empathy and aggression.

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9/5/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Nationally recognized experts will show local nonprofit leaders how to think like entrepreneurs and effectively use social media to advance their organizations at a conference this month hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).
6/26/14

New evidence suggests heinous behavior played out in a virtual environment can lead to players’ increased sensitivity toward the moral codes they violated.