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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

'Meaningful' Media May Push Altruism Across Bounds of Race and Age

Feb. 4, 2016 — People who watch meaningful entertainment may be more willing to lend a hand to people they consider different, according to ... read more

Young Whites at Elite Colleges See Asian-Americans as More Competent Than Other Minorities

Jan. 19, 2016 — Asian-Americans are stereotyped as 'cold but competent' -- and more competent than blacks and Hispanics -- by young white students at elite colleges, according to a recent ... read more

Government Instability Prompts Support for Lighter-Skinned Candidates

Jan. 11, 2016 — Government instability prompts both Black and White Americans to show a preference for lighter-skinned over darker-skinned political candidates, researchers have ... read more

Underage Drinkers' Brand Preferences Vary by Race, Age, Study Finds

Dec. 1, 2015 — Two beer brands -- Bud Light and Budweiser -- are uniformly popular among underage drinkers, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity, while certain other brands appear to have a unique appeal to ... read more

Young Whites Usually More Optimistic Than Minority Peers About Likelihood of Living to 35

Nov. 18, 2015 — With one exception, whites are more optimistic -- sometimes drastically so -- than their minority peers about their likelihood of living to 35, a new study of young people ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Major depressive symptoms -- perceived stress, neuroticism, life dissatisfaction -- are associated with nearly twice the increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease among African-Americans. ... read more

Marginalized Groups Use the Internet to Broaden Their Networks, Rather Than Reinforce Ties

Nov. 16, 2015 — A new research study supports the commonly held view that people from disadvantaged groups are using the Internet to broaden their social networks. Those who are from racially or educationally ... read more

Racial Anxiety May Alter Time Perception for Some White Americans, Research Finds

Nov. 4, 2015 — Time may appear to slow down for white Americans who feel threatened by an approaching black person, raising questions about the pervasive effects of racial bias or anxiety in the United States, ... read more

Lack of Exercise Linked to Alcohol Misuse

Nov. 2, 2015 — A large-scale survey of African-American men and women found that those who rarely or never exercised had about twice the odds of abusing alcohol than those who exercised frequently, a finding that ... read more

Memory Complaints in Older Women May Signal Thinking Problems Decades Later

Oct. 29, 2015 — Older women who complain of memory problems may be at higher risk for experiencing diagnosed memory and thinking impairment decades later, new research ... read more

New Study Sheds Light on Racial Differences in Trust of Physicians

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new study could help provide a clearer understanding of why black and Latino patients are less likely to trust their physicians than white patients. The report used a new method to examine social ... read more

How to Forge a Place in the 'Wealthy West': Challenges for Second-Generation Immigrants

Oct. 28, 2015 — Decades of mass immigration has created a diverse demographic of people from a range of ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds on both sides of the Atlantic. But what happens when the second, and ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Women are more likely than men to have a bachelor's degree and a white-collar job, yet continue to earn less than their male counterparts, finds a new study spanning two generations in the ... read more

Healthcare: How Stereotypes Hurt

Oct. 20, 2015 — Warning: Stereotypes may be harmful to patients' health. An American national study has found people who encountered the threat of being judged by negative stereotypes related to weight, age, ... read more

Racial Bias in Crosswalks? Study Says Yes

Oct. 16, 2015 — African-American pedestrians waited longer than whites before drivers yielded, concludes an American study. Now these researchers will turn their attention to gender to see if similar differences ... read more

Research Shows Diversity Can Improve Stores' Sales Performance

Oct. 13, 2015 — Matching levels of racial diversity between store employees and the surrounding community impacts the store unit's sales performance, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — In a study exploring racial bias and how people use their mind's-eye image of an imagined person's size to represent someone as either threatening or high-status, researchers found that ... read more

Increased Internet Access Led to a Rise in Racial Hate Crimes in the Early 2000s

Sep. 28, 2015 — Broadband availability increased the incidence of racial hate crimes committed by lone-wolf perpetrators in the United States during the period 2001-2008, new research concludes. The addition of a ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Refugees from Syria and other conflict areas stream into Norway and Europe. How to welcome them is a widely debated ... read more

Violence Among Young Black Men Associated With Sense of Powerlessness, Study Finds

Sep. 21, 2015 — New research finds that young black men and teens who are most likely to be victims or perpetrators of violence are also those who feel that they have the least power to effect social change -- ... read more

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