Social Sciences

This area deals with the latest developments in the field of empirical and theoretical research as it relates to the structure and function of institutes and systems, their social interdependence and how such systems interact with individual behavior processes.

innovations-report offers informative reports and articles related to the social sciences field including demographic developments, family and career issues, geriatric research, conflict research, generational studies and criminology research.

Innovations for sustainability in a post-pandemic future

The third report released by the TWI2050 initiative titled, Innovations for Sustainability: Pathways to an efficient and sufficient post-pandemic future,…

Planning for a growing elderly population

By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to reach 2 billion, of which 80% will live in low- and middle-income countries.

Young, but chronically diseased: One reason why the COVID-19 Pandemic looks different in the Global South

At almost every age within this population group, more people in Brazil and Nigeria suffer from pre-existing chronic conditions than in European countries,…

More similar than expected: men and women adjust their health behavior after shock events

In the three years before going to hospital for a stroke, heart attack or gastrointestinal cancers, only 75 percent of male patients in Denmark had seen a…

The gender cliff: Why women in a partnership seldom earn more than men

In recent years and decades, substantial progress has been made in the area of gender equality: women have caught up to or even overtaken men in terms of…

Lack of Knowledge and Uncertainty about Algorithms in Online Services

Services like Google, WhatsApp, Instagram or Netflix are based on algorithmic selection: They automatically select the content that is presented to us and…

High acceptance for smart products

The “Smart Products Report 2020” by the Lucerne and St. Gallen universities on the use and consumer perception of smart products is based on an online survey…

Trash talk hurts, even when it comes from a robot

Trash talking has a long and colorful history of flustering game opponents, and now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that…

New measure for the wellbeing of populations could replace Human Development Index

Measuring the overall wellbeing of populations is crucial for evaluating the success of policies. The Human Life Indicator expresses wellbeing in terms of…

Because not only arguments count

We all react very sensitively to positive or negative signals in the behavior of our peers and unconsciously include this feedback in our own decision-making….

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