How black employees see racism at work depends on position

A study of black doctors, nurses, and health care technicians shows that a worker's position within an organization affect how they see racism at work.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Jan. 20, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias jobs race-and-ethnicity racism social-lives workplaces

Little kids learn gratitude, but revenge comes naturally

Children are eager to retaliate but need some help learning to repay a favor, research on reciprocity suggests.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Jan. 17, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Chimp sons like to hang with fathers and brothers

Male chimpanzees don't know who their fathers are. But they like to bond and hang out with them anyway.

Rachel Griess-Texas | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology chimpanzees fathers social-lives

Neighbors’ solar panels can shift climate change beliefs

Adding more solar panels to a neighborhood can increase the number of people living there who believe that human action causes climate change.

Amerigo Allegretto-Pitt | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment beliefs climate-change neighborhoods renewable-energy social-lives

How self-esteem benefits international college students

"...self-esteem may be viewed as a coping resource for international students when they interact with domestic students."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture college-students higher-education self-esteem social-lives

Your phone isn’t making you less social

An expert explains how personality shapes how we use our phones rather than the other way around, particularly when it comes to socializing.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Fearless kids may develop more callous traits

Two studies shed light on kids with callous-unemotional traits, characterized by a lack of empathy, guilt, and reduced sensitivity to others' emotions.

Michele Berger-Penn | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Families of kids with autism face burnout and false accusations

Families of children with autism face burnout and social isolation, and even ridicule and accusations of child abuse, families in a small new study report.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Myth-busting ads cut high-risk college student drinking

A marketing campaign designed to educate college students about the social norms around drinking on campus cut dangerous behaviors and high-risk drinking.

Kim Ward-Michigan State | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine advertising alcohol college-students social-lives

How to deal with holiday loneliness and isolation

The holiday season "can bring up past difficult holidays, amplify challenges related to loneliness and disconnection, and just bring people down."

Robert Polner-NYU | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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