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Social Sciences - Art and Design
23.02.2018
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.02.2018
Social Sciences - Psychology
16.02.2018
Better tools needed to diagnose depression in people with autism
Autistic adults are not being effectively diagnosed with depression due to a lack of asessment tools, a new study has found.
Innovation/Technology - Social Sciences
06.02.2018
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
06.02.2018
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.02.2018
How people's social encounters influence the growth of epidemics
How people’s social encounters influence the growth of epidemics
The first ever long-term study of patterns of social contact in Hong Kong will improve our knowledge of the growth of epidemics say researchers.
Social Sciences - Pedagogy/Education Science
05.02.2018
Premature babies make fewer friends – but not for long
Premature babies make fewer friends and spend less time socialising in early childhood - but this improves when they get to school - according to new University of Warwick research At the age of 6, very preterm children reported 4 friends, compared with children born full-term who had 5 friends Very preterm children see their friends 15% less than those born full-term Interventions should be available to encourage social interaction skills in pr
Social Sciences - Politics
31.01.2018
Art and Design - Social Sciences
25.01.2018
UCL turns clock back to Jane Fonda's Barbarella as part of research celebration of 1960s films
UCL turns clock back to Jane Fonda’s Barbarella as part of research celebration of 1960s films
The clock was turned back to 1968† at a London cinema this week as part of the culmination of a three-year project by UCL academics to record, analyse, archive† and publicise the memories of almost a thousand people across the UK about what it was like to go to the cinema in the 1960s.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
19.01.2018
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
18.01.2018
Pioneering new way to measure economic democracy makes link to equality
Pioneering new way to measure economic democracy makes link to equality
A pioneering new way to measure the economy and identify the 'democratic health' of a country's economy was unveiled today (Thursday 18 January 2018) Using this new Index of Economic Democracy, resea
Social Sciences
12.01.2018
Hate crime affects whole communities, not just the targeted victims, finds University of Sussex study
Hate crime affects whole communities, not just the targeted victims, finds University of Sussex study
Hate crime affects whole communities, not just the targeted victims, finds University of Sussex study A major five-year study from the University of Sussex shows empirically, for the first time, that hate crime affects entire communities, rather than just the individuals who are targeted. The report is published today, Friday 12 January, to coincide with an event in London to share its findings with law makers and charities.
Social Sciences
08.01.2018
Women are ostracised by unfounded witchcraft labels
Women are ostracised by unfounded witchcraft labels
Witchcraft labels are a mechanism to harm female competitors and profoundly affect the structure of social networks, according to new UCL-led research. The study quantifies the impact of witchcraft labels, such as 'zhu' used in rural China, on communities including their influence on social life and how social networks are structured.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
02.01.2018
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
18.12.2017
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.12.2017
The iceberg model of self-harm
Researchers have created a model of self-harm that shows high levels of the problem in the community, especially in young girls, and the need for school-based prevention measures.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
12.12.2017
New therapy helps schizophrenia patients re-engage socially
New therapy helps schizophrenia patients re-engage socially
New therapy helps schizophrenia patients re-engage socially A new therapy aimed at helping young people with schizophrenia to reconnect and engage with the world around them has had promising results, a University of Sussex-led study has found. Social Recovery Therapy, which involves helping severely withdrawn individuals to identify personally meaningful goals and to set up day-to-day achievable activities, can significantly increase their amount of social interaction, according to the study published in The Lancet Psychiatry (11 December 2017).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
07.12.2017
New app to help prevent people who are considering self-harm or having suicidal thoughts launched
New app to help prevent people who are considering self-harm or having suicidal thoughts launched
A new app to help people who are considering self-harm or having suicidal thoughts is now available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
01.12.2017
Social Sciences
30.11.2017
Young migrants, crime and detention: more needs to be done
Young migrants, crime and detention: more needs to be done
The Government needs to do more to support children and young people who arrive in the UK as migrants, before they commit a crime and face deportation.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
24.11.2017
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.11.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
23.11.2017
'fast fashion' continues to risk garment workers' health and well-being
’fast fashion’ continues to risk garment workers’ health and well-being
New study shows 'fast fashion' continues to risk garment workers' health and well-being On the 24 th November 2012, a fire in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh led to the death of at least 1
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
23.11.2017
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
22.11.2017
Social Sciences
21.11.2017
Opinion: Charles Manson: death of America's 1960s bogeyman
Opinion: Charles Manson: death of America’s 1960s bogeyman
Charles Manson, one of America's most notorious criminals and cult leaders, has died. In an article written for The Conversation , James Riley from Cambridge's Faculty of English discusses Manson and the nature of celebrity.† So, Charles Manson has died, aged 83 , of "natural causes".
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
20.11.2017
Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents
Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents
Young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago, according to new analysis by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Vaginal intercourse and oral sex remained the most common combination of sexual practices experienced in the past year by heterosexual couples, according to the study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.11.2017
Researchers to drive improvements in social care sector
Cardiff University has been chosen as the research partner in a £4.85m initiative to help improve the lives of children who are at risk of abuse or neglect.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
14.11.2017
Exploring the environmental impact of conflict
Exploring the environmental impact of conflict
A multi-disciplinary team of academics, led by the University of Bristol, is investigating the long-term environmental and social impact of conflict in dryland environments.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
06.11.2017
Politeness, compassion and a sense of humour prompt NHS feedback
Politeness, compassion and a sense of humour prompt NHS feedback
The largest study ever conducted into feedback from NHS service users has found that people skills such as politeness, compassion and a sense of humour are cited most often in people's feedback about their experience with the NHS, even more so than standards of service. The research by Paul Baker and Gavin Brookes at Lancaster University was based on an analysis of more than 200,000 comments posted on the NHS Choices website.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
31.10.2017
Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments
Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments
Objects unearthed in the Andes tell new stories of societies lacking hierarchical leadership in the time before the Inka Empire. Distinctive clay urns with painted motifs showing serpents, frogs and birds, as well as human facial features, were found to contain the skeletal remains of young infants. The town of†Borgatta†was built in the Argentinean Andes sometime in the tenth century.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
30.10.2017
The social enterprise greenhouse that helps businesses bloom
The social enterprise greenhouse that helps businesses bloom
When it comes to starting social enterprises, Paul Tracey and Neil Stott would love "to see a thousand flowers bloom".†But doing good for society isn't as straightforward as it sounds and even the best ideas can fail.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
30.10.2017
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.10.2017
Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood 
Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood 
Childhood disadvantage is strongly associated with poorer adult mental wellbeing for Generation X, according to a UCL study. This remained the case even if they were able to overcome their childhood circumstances to climb the social ladder by early middle age. In contrast, Baby Boomers' childhood background was not linked to their wellbeing in adulthood.
Social Sciences - Politics
26.10.2017
Deep divisions persisting on Brexit
New research published by the University's Wales Governance Centre reveals that deep divisions still exist between Remain and Leave voters in the June 2016 Brexit referendum, and that no consensus is emerging among Welsh people on the Brexit process.
Social Sciences - Earth Sciences
25.10.2017
Campaign and Cardiff launch tool-kit to link evidence and policymaking
The University and the Campaign for Social Science have worked together to develop a new online tool-kit designed to help new researchers improve their political impact.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
25.10.2017
University seeks time travellers to take part in experiments
University seeks time travellers to take part in experiments
Time travel to 2051 and explore the future of mobility with researchers at Lancaster University who are appealing for local people to help with 12 ‘experiments' ahead of an international conference.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
23.10.2017
Opinion: UK research in troubled political times
Opinion: UK research in troubled political times
As Brexit negotiations appear to stall, Professor Dame Athene Donald considers the effect of the UK's withdrawal from EU research schemes.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
19.10.2017
Exhibition highlights the untold story of Nazi victims in the Channel Islands
Exhibition highlights the untold story of Nazi victims in the Channel Islands
The untold stories of slave labourers, political prisoners and Jews who were persecuted during the German occupation of the Channel Islands during the Second World War will be revealed from today at a new exhibition co-curated by Cambridge's Dr Gilly Carr.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.10.2017
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
19.10.2017
Fathers with learning disabilities 'left out of support', study finds
Fathers with learning disabilities ’left out of support’, study finds
Fathers with learning disabilities are often let down by statutory services, which neglect to support them around parenting or focus only on mothers, a study has found. The research , undertaken by the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies , drew on interviews with both fathers and adult social care practitioners.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.10.2017
Trump presidency won't increase white supremacists but will embolden them to be more daring
Trump presidency won’t increase white supremacists but will embolden them to be more daring
Trump presidency won't increase white supremacists but will embolden them to be more daring Donald Trump's presidency will not lead to a huge increase in white supremacist numbers but will embolden t
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.10.2017
Living in a material world: why 'things' matter
Living in a material world: why ’things’ matter
Things structure our lives. They enrich us, embellish us and express our hopes and fears.
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