While seemingly crazy, most superstitions derive from three universal principles across all cultures, Phillips Stevens Jr., associate professor of anthropology, tells Business Insider.


UB researcher Julie Bowker was the first to show that a type of social withdrawal could have a positive effect, particularly on creativity, reports the BBC.


An Associated Press article about the strike by West Virginia teacher unions interviews UB researcher Tom Ramming, who attributed much of West Virginia’s impact to its statewide scope.


The Oregonian reports on research by Shira Gabriel, associate professor of psychology, that showed the role that Donald Trump’s reality shows played in his election as president.


The Washington Post quotes Charles Ewing, professor of law, who questioned a Pennsylvania lawmaker's plan for legislation that would fine parents up to $750 if their child is a habitual bully.