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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Sibling differences: Later-borns choose less prestigious programs at university

First-borns are more likely to graduate from medical training and engineering programs at university, while later-borns are more likely to study journalism and…

Visual intelligence is not the same as IQ

That is the implication of a new study which shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people's visual ability and that these…

Amazingly flexible: Learning to read in your thirties profoundly transforms the brain

Reading is such a new ability in human evolutionary history that the existence of a ‘reading area’ could not be specified in our genes. A kind of recycling…

Fixating on faces

New research from Caltech now shows that the activation of face cells depends highly on where you are paying attention–it is not enough for a face to simply…

Internet use in class tied to lower test scores

Michigan State University researchers studied laptop use in an introductory psychology course and found the average time spent browsing the web for…

Geographers provide new insight into commuter megaregions of the US

Geographers from Dartmouth College and the University of Sheffield provide new insight into the economic geography of commuter megaregions in the U.S., by…

Sustainable Development Goals lead to lower population growth

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the UN in 2015 for the period up to 2030 would lead to a global population of between 8.2 to 8.7…

Individual lifespans are becoming more similar

On average, as lives get longer, the difference in the age at which people die becomes smaller. By analyzing data from 44 countries, researchers have now…

New population data provide insight on aging, migration

The European Demographic Datasheet 2016, produced by demographers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Vienna Institute of…

PRB projects world population rising 33 percent by 2050 to nearly 10 billion

The world population would hit the 10 billion mark in 2053 if the assumptions underlying PRB's 2050 projections are applied to subsequent years.

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