Social Sciences

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

10/29/19

UB's Behavioral Health Clinic is an outpatient clinic where research-based treatment programs funded by the NIH are used to find effective treatment for individuals with alcohol use disorders.

10/28/19

The research is providing a previously unseen glimpse into the largely unexplored genetics of politicians’ Twitter activity.

10/25/19

Study suggests our experience and interaction with specific learning environments, like the characteristics of what we read, leads to differences in language behavior that were once attributed to differences in cognition.

10/22/19

Tablets and laptops have their educational virtues, but new research suggests they have limitations as well.

9/19/19

Food does not become more appealing during those times when a smoker is in a smoke-free environment, or otherwise can’t smoke.

9/10/19

National Magazine Award-winning columnist and author of the forthcoming book “Hate Inc." will speak on Sept. 20 in Asbury Hall in Babeville.

7/24/19

Introducing plant-based foods to a diet is a common-sense approach to healthy eating, but many people don’t like the taste of vegetables. But a UB study says give that broccoli a chance.

7/11/19

 

People who narrowly avoid disaster do not necessarily escape tragedy unharmed, and their knowledge of the victims’ fate shapes how survivors respond to traumatic events, according to the results of a new paper by a UB psychologist.

 

6/13/19
BUFFALO, N.Y. – People faced with more options than they can effectively consider want to make a good decision, but feel they’re unable to do so, according to the results of a novel study from the University at Buffalo that used cardiovascular measures and fictional dating profiles to reach its conclusions.
5/22/19

Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according to the results of a University at Buffalo-led study.