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December 12, 2018

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December 12, 2018

Extent of US Lives Shortened by Gun Violence Twice as Great Among Blacks as Whites

Dec. 4, 2018 — The magnitude of lives shortened by gun violence in the US since the turn of the century has been more than twice as great among black Americans -- particularly those up to the age of 20 -- as it has ... read more

Fear of Disloyalty Drives Bias Against Bicultural Immigrants

Nov. 1, 2018 — Members of a majority group tend to hold negative views of minority-group individuals who claim more than one identity, according to new research. The negative bias is driven by fear that ... read more

Does Putting the Brakes on Outrage Bottle Up Social Change?

Oct. 23, 2018 — While outrage is often generally considered a hurdle in the path to civil discourse, a team of psychologists suggest outrage -- specifically, moral outrage -- may have beneficial outcomes, such as ... read more

Racial Differences in Colorectal Cancer Incidence Not Due to Biology

Oct. 23, 2018 — A systematic review and meta-analysis has found that, in spite of the higher incidence and death rate of colorectal cancer in blacks, no difference exists in the overall prevalence of advanced, ... read more

Schadenfreude Sheds Light on Darker Side of Humanity

Oct. 23, 2018 — Psychologists propose a novel framework to systematically explain schadenfreude, a common, yet poorly understood, ... read more

Children as Young as Seven Suffer Effects of Discrimination, Study Shows

Oct. 22, 2018 — Children are sensitive to and suffer the impacts of discrimination as young as seven years old, new research finds. Previous studies have shown children can identify racism at that age, but the study ... read more

For Some Young Adults, the 2016 US Election Was a 'Traumatic Experience'

Oct. 22, 2018 — A new study shows that for 25 percent of young adults given a psychological assessment, the 2016 US presidential election race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton caused symptoms often seen in ... read more

It's a Beautiful Game, but How You See It Is All in the Mind

Oct. 3, 2018 — Researchers have used MRI scanning to try and find out how people can have such different takes on ... read more

Study Documents Poor Mental and Physical Health in Rural Borderland Community Members

Sep. 20, 2018 — A new study offers vivid picture of health consequences of life events and chronic strain among foreign-born Mexicans in farm working ... read more

Suspending Young Students Risks Future Success in School

Sep. 13, 2018 — New research finds that young suspended students -- especially boys -- are likely to be suspended again later in elementary ... read more

A Model to Predict and Quantify Racism, Sexism, and Other Unequal Treatment

Sep. 12, 2018 — A new paper cuts to the heart of messy social interactions with a set of computational models to quantify and predict unequal ... read more

Racial Wealth Inequality Overlooked as Cause of Urban Unrest, Study Says

Sep. 10, 2018 — More than 50 years ago, riots tore through many U.S. cities, prompting national scrutiny of the root causes. Yet a half-century later, says new research, a key contributor to the social upheaval of ... read more

More Minorities Labeled 'Learning Disabled' Because of Social Inequities, Study Finds

Aug. 21, 2018 — A new study suggests that the disproportionate placement of racial minorities into special education for learning disabilities is largely because of social inequities outside of schools rather than ... read more

Kids Stress Over Public Acts of Discrimination

Aug. 20, 2018 — Scientists show an association between concerns over public displays of discrimination and behavioral health problems among teens from communities of color or disadvantaged ... read more

Lynchings of the Past Affect Health Today

July 26, 2018 — Counties with higher rates of lynching between 1877 and 1950 showed higher mortality rates between 2010 and 2014. A new study looks into the relationship between past occurrence of lynching -- ... read more

Having the Right Name Helps One to Find Housing

July 19, 2018 — Discrimination against ethnic minorities on the housing market is declining -- in Germany and other Western European countries and in the USA. But a new meta-study shows that applicants' ... read more

'No Evidence' Grammar Schools Can Promote Social Mobility

July 12, 2018 — Expanding the number of grammar schools is unlikely to promote social mobility by providing more opportunities for disadvantaged pupils, a new study ... read more

Prospective Teachers More Likely to View Black Faces Than White Faces as Angry

July 2, 2018 — A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of black adults as angry compared to the faces of white adults. Similarly, the study participants viewed ... read more

June 20, 2018 — The way people view the social exclusion of others varies -- depending on how much they think the excluded person is to blame. However, this is heavily influenced by how similar the group members are ... read more

African-Americans and Latinos Are More Likely to Be at Risk for Depression Than Whites

May 24, 2018 — A new study shows that African-Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to experience serious depression than whites, but chronic stress does not seem to explain these ... read more

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