Student friendships at college can be classified into three types of networks: tight-knitters, samplers and compartmentalizers and should not be underestimated, according to a Dartmouth study 'Friends with Academic Benefits,' published in the current issue of Contexts, which examines how these type of friendships can either help or hinder students academically and socially. The article serves as a precursor to an upcoming book on the topic by Janice McCabe, associate professor of sociology at Dartmouth.
New research by a Rice University marketing professor debunks a long-held belief by companies that they could charge more for locally produced goods and services because of consumers' sense of attachment to their community. The study, published in the Journal of Marketing, determined consumers with a local identity will pay more than consumers with a global identity even when a product's country of origin is unknown.
A new GenForward survey released today reveals that support for Hillary Clinton among young white adults has increased in the past month and that she is now positioned to win a similar percentage of young voters to that of Barack Obama in 2012 (60 percent). However, Clinton's coalition includes more young whites and fewer African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latino/as.
A new study from the University of Missouri shows that concerns about co-parenting differ by gender, impacting the ability of divorced parents to work together in supporting their children's development. By understanding the implications of these concerns, better programs for divorcing parents can be developed that can have a positive impact on the overall health of the children involved.
A new study published in Business & Society by researchers from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business shows that typical one per centers are in fact not the well-known billionaires who populate the Forbes rich lists.
In cities where homeless persons are viewed as an 'environmental contaminant' -- a form of pollution, efforts to purge the homeless from the area tend to push them to the fringes of the community and diminish their access to the urban environment and the resources it provides, according to an article published in Environmental Justice.
Better nutrition can have a lot to do with the transition to democracy: the more protein-rich, high-quality foods appear in a society's diet, the higher the likelihood of democratic reforms.
Many children are still learning to control their behavior as they enter kindergarten and may need educational support to develop that critical skill, indicates one of the most conclusive studies to date of early childhood self-regulation.
A recent article provides an overview of the impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station accident in Japan in 2011 and subsequent remediation measures, comparing similarities and differences with the lessons learned from the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident in Ukraine.
A multipronged approach to supporting healthy breastfeeding among new mothers was effective when implemented at the population level, according to research published in PLOS Medicine. In cluster-randomized evaluations of two programs in Vietnam and Bangladesh, Purnima Menon of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., and colleagues compared a program combining intensive interpersonal counseling, mass media (MM), and community mobilization (CM) to encourage breastfeeding to that of standard nutrition counseling and less intensive MM and CM.