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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Journalism Changed Forever by User-Generated Content

May 23, 2016 — The rise of User-Generated Content (UGC) -- information submitted by members of the public or posted on social media -- has changed journalism forever, according to a new ... read more

Confidence: How Has It Achieved ‘cult’ Status in the 21st Century?

May 20, 2016 — How has the notion of ‘confidence’ infiltrated consumer body culture and discussions about gender and work? Researchers pitch the idea that there is a new "cult(ure) of confidence" in ... read more

The 'Echoverse': New Way to Think About Brand-Consumer Interactions

May 16, 2016 — Most studies of the interactions between companies and consumers look at one piece of the puzzle: Advertising or social media or news coverage or 'consumer sentiment' as measured in ... read more

Shaping the Way Europe Prevents Violence Against Women

May 11, 2016 — English researchers are shaping the way Europe collects data on and carries out research about violence against women. Violence against women is the most common violation of women's human rights ... read more

Mobile Phones at the Dinner Table: Study Explores Attitudes

May 10, 2016 — Checking email for work. Posting a photo to Facebook. Texting the kids to come downstairs. Sending a quick snap to a friend. People of all ages might use their smartphones in these ways during shared ... read more

Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Apr. 27, 2016 — Two-thirds of parents fear social media is bad for their child, yet they use it extensively ... read more

Questioning Attitudes to Dating Across the Color Line

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new study examines for the first time how both biracial and monoracial daters really feel about dating someone with a different background to theirs. The research suggests that, in the US at least, ... read more

International Law Fails to Protect Pregnant Women in War Zones, Argue Doctors

Apr. 20, 2016 — Deaths from violent conflict and lack of available care are major causes of mortality among pregnant women in war zones, warn doctors in a new ... read more

Research on Media Disclaimers' Effects on Body Image

Apr. 18, 2016 — Researchers tested if adding disclaimers or 'subvertisements' to these images counteracts the negative effects of this media. Subvertisements are changes that body image activists make to ... read more

Exposure to Violence During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Prematurity and Low Birthweight

Apr. 18, 2016 — New research focused on evidence from the exposure of day-to-day violence in Brazil by analyzing the birth outcomes of children whose mothers were exposed to local violence, as measured by homicide ... read more

'A Force of Nature:' An Acoustic Analysis of Freddie Mercury’s Voice

Apr. 18, 2016 — Freddie Mercury, lead singer of legendary rock band, Queen, gave the world one of the most famous and recognisable singing voices in music history. But how did he manage to achieve such vocal ... read more

Studying the Help-Seeking Behaviors of Ethnic Minority, Immigrant Victims

Apr. 11, 2016 — A comparative, empirical study into the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong has been released by ... read more

Travels With My Smart Phone

Apr. 6, 2016 — The more we rely on our smart phones being connected to the Internet, the greater the anxiety we feel if we lose that connection when traveling, according to new ... read more

Despite Being 'the Biggest Threat Facing Humanity' Climate Change and Its Impacts Fail to Make Headlines, Says Study

Apr. 6, 2016 — Even as 60 million people around the world face severe hunger because of El Niño and millions more because of climate change, top European and American media outlets are neglecting to cover the ... read more

Online Comment Sections May Influence Readers' Opinions on Health Issues

Apr. 5, 2016 — A new study reveals that one-sided comments posted on online news articles may influence readers' opinions about health-related topics. This raises questions about how health social media should ... read more

Did Public Opinion of Immigration Take a Negative Turn During the Recession?

Apr. 1, 2016 — Increasingly popularity of right-wing political parties has not been because of an increase in anti-immigrant sentiment, suggests a new ... read more

State-Level Public Corruption Affects Firm Value, Transparency

Mar. 31, 2016 — Firms have significantly lower value and informational transparency when located in areas that are more corrupt, new research indicates. Using the Department of Justice's data on ... read more

Why Is Critical Interaction With Disability Missing from Academia?

Mar. 30, 2016 — A Critical Disability Studies Working Group is working to highlight how ableist assumptions about the body, cognition and perception promote a limited range of understanding what it means to be ... read more

FOMO: It's Your Life You're Missing out on

Mar. 30, 2016 — “You missed out.” Is there another sentence that could strike such anxiety in the hearts of young people? Known as FOMO in millennial-speak, fear of missing out is quickly taking a toll on ... read more

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Programs Fall Short

Mar. 23, 2016 — While teen dating violence prevention programs increased knowledge and changed student attitudes to be less supportive of such behavior, they did not actually reduce dating violence, according to ... read more

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