In a study of men in low and middle income countries, heavy drinking males were more likely to commit violence against their wives and girlfriends (intimate partner violence, or IPV) if they held sexist rather than egalitarian attitudes about women.
- Partners for Prevention
Scientists mapped the electronic states in an exotic superconductor. The maps point to the composition range necessary for topological superconductivity, a state that could enable more robust quantum computing.
- Nature Materials
Matching the capability of different tree species with the types of contaminants present in soil and water is critical in phytoremediation. A USDA Forest Service and University of Missouri research team has developed a new contaminant prioritization tool that has the potential to increase the effectiveness of phytoremediation in landfill clean-up.
- Journal of Environmental Management
What The Study Did: Researchers evaluated racial/ethnic differences in the performance of statistical models that use health record data to predict the risk of suicide after an outpatient mental health visit.
- JAMA Psychiatry
New research from the University of Kansas just published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine is shedding light on the biopsychosocial process that can lead to poor grades, withdrawal from classes and even students who drop out.
- International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Babies learn the difference between "us" and "them" fairly early in life. Social categorization -- the process of dividing the world into groups based on features such as gender, race and nationality -- can be a useful strategy when you're new to the world and trying to process a flood of information with your developing brain, according to UC Santa Barbara developmental, evolutionary and social psychologist Zoe Liberman.