Social Sciences and Education

Oct. 14, 2019
An NSF grant will help a University of Arizona researcher analyze public information campaigns as a strategy of border enforcement, comparing case studies from the United States and Australia.
Oct. 9, 2019
A study found that people who consume less are happier than those who engage in other pro-environmental consumer behaviors, like buying environmentally friendly products.
Oct. 9, 2019
A sexual assault training program that started in Canada teaches female freshmen how to better recognize risky situations, defend themselves, and communicate what they do and don't want.
Sept. 30, 2019
New research suggests a person's reliance on his or her smartphone predicts greater loneliness and depressive symptoms, as opposed to the other way around.
Sept. 25, 2019
The free series, held at the Fox Tucson Theater on Thursdays in October, will focus on animals – specifically dogs, bison, herring and horses – and what they teach us about being human.
The Lighthouse Project will target 300 homeless LGBTQ youth and young adults over five years.
Aug. 30, 2019
A $2.5 million grant will allow The Lighthouse Project, led by the UA Southwest Institute for Research on Women, to provide homeless LGBTQ young adults with comprehensive care.
Kim Bussing's post on Grand Manan Island focused on the role of women in its past and current culture, writing, "This is an island built by women." (Photo: Kim Bussing)
Aug. 26, 2019
Six University of Arizona creative writing graduate students found inspiration to write on urgent environmental and social justice issues through the UA's Field Studies in Writing Program.
Leslie Langbert, director of the UA Center for Compassion Studies, is teaching a new online course on mindfulness. During the school year, Langbert also leads a free guided meditation practice on Monday evenings. (Photo: Kyle Mittan/Lo Que Pasa)
Aug. 21, 2019
A new online course, The Mindful Semester, will explore the research behind mindfulness and provide students with tools to manage stress and study more effectively.
Student athletes often carry a lot of weigh on their shoulders, and it’s important that they pay attention to their mental, as well as their physical, health, says sports psychologist Alex Auerbach.
Aug. 16, 2019
Student-athletes face unique pressures, and sports psychologists can help them navigate their identities as students, athletes and emerging adults.