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.

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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….

Being Spoiled for Choice – What Happens in the Human Brain

Who has not faced this situation? Having too many choices when shopping for a product creates a feeling that we call “being spoiled for choice.” Academic…

The competitive edge: Dietary competition played a key role in the evolution of early primates

The earliest true primates, called “euprimates,” lived about 55 million years ago across what is now North America. Two major fossil euprimate groups existed…

Diversity and education influence India’s population growth

By 2025, India is expected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country, due to higher fertility rates and a younger population. However, a new study…

Lying in a foreign language is easier

Most people don't find it more difficult to lie in a foreign language than in their native tongue. However, things are different when telling the truth: This…

Engineering cooperation

When what we want as individuals clashes with what is best for the group, we have a social dilemma. How can we overcome these dilemmas, and encourage people to…

Research project: EUR 3.3 million for improved quality of life in shrinking cities

The American city of Cleveland was once a flourishing metropolis – thanks to its steel and automotive industries. But in the last century, with the opening of…

The transparent soccer player

Goals in soccer only provide limited information about a team’s performance and the quality of its players: Goals are scored only rarely in soccer, and can…

Illinois researchers researchers find tweeting in cities lower than expected

They identified that while there are less people tweeting, there are a group of people who tweet prolifically. This suggests there is a concentrated core of…

Polluted air may pollute our morality

“This research reveals that air pollution may have potential ethical costs that go beyond its well-known toll on health and the environment,” says behavioral…

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