March 29, 2015

Social Science


Health Solutions | News coverage | Social Science | Healthy Living:  ASU endocrinologist addresses modern threat of 'sitting disease'

Recent research suggests that excess sitting can be linked to 34 chronic diseases and conditions.


Research | News coverage | Social Science:  Peer influence more likely to encourage smoking, say sociologists

The influence of friends seems stronger in prompting adolescents to start smoking than in urging them to quit.


A look at the complex relationship between humans, nature

As humans impact the environment, the environment impacts us, in turn. ASU researcher Michael Barton studies this complex relationship.


News coverage | Social Science:  Opportunity, risk await newly contacted tribe says ASU anthropologist

Late last month, an isolated Amazon tribe finally made contact with a team of Brazilian scientists after being sighted by area villagers for weeks.


ASU Regents' Professor named higher education 'Woman of the Year'

Rachel Fuchs, Arizona State University Regents’ Professor and Foundation Professor of history, has been named the 2014 Woman of the Year by the Arizona Women in Higher Education.


ASU anthropologist examines community identity in award-winning article

ASU associate professor Christopher Morehart is an academic who thinks outside the box. Morehart’s holistic approach to his work recently earned him the Gordon R. Willey Award from the American Anthropological Association.


ASU professor encourages students to defy body hair norms

To shave or not to shave? That's the question confronting students in classes taught by Breanne Fahs, associate professor of women and gender studies in ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.


News coverage | Social Science:  What is vocal fry? ASU linguistics professor explains

When you're having a conversation or even listening to someone on the radio, have you ever judged that person by his or her voice?


Health Solutions | News coverage | Social Science:  ASU epidemiologist addresses possible dengue fever outbreaks at World Cup

In the last 15 years, around seven million Brazilians have been sickened by the mosquito-borne virus known as dengue, or breakbone, fever.


ASU professor examines vuvuzela craze as World Cup approaches

ASU professor Jeffrey Kassing has published a book chapter about reactions to the use of the vuvuzela during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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