Social Sciences and Education

March 26, 2020
UArizona psychology professor Matthias Mehl thinks it's a mistake to call it social distancing rather than physical distancing, since social interaction – though not in person – is essential at a time like this, for introverts and extroverts alike.
A coronavirus comic for kids is one of the resources found in the toolkit. (Illustration: Malaka Gharib/NPR)
March 20, 2020
University of Arizona experts have compiled resources to help parents, teachers and administrators talk to kids during the global pandemic.
The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance responds to an average of 65 disasters in more than 50 countries every year to ensure aid reaches people affected by rapid-onset disasters, such as floods, earthquakes and more.
March 18, 2020
The grant from the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance will support multidisciplinary research, classroom and field experiences, workshops and conferences. Three UArizona staff members will serve as technical experts in Washington, D.C.
Jason Dewland and Yvonne Mery of the UA Libraries and Sidecar Learning. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
March 17, 2020
Sidecar Learning, an e-learning platform, is offering free licenses to all U.S. higher education institutions through May. The company uses software developed at the University of Arizona.
Former UArizona graduate students Sharlot Hart (left) and Mario Battaglia record the physical attributes of a trail used by the Tohono O'odham in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The work was part of a project to find and document the ancient trails so the National Park Service can preserve and protect them. (Photo courtesy of T.J. Ferguson)
March 3, 2020
Anthropology professor T.J. Ferguson explains how his research team found and documented trails used for thousands of years by the Tohono O'odham.
Feb. 25, 2020
Attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance can both have negative consequences for well-being due, at least in part, to financial reasons.
Feb. 19, 2020
With the support of $650,000, the College of Education and Tucson Unified School District will research the impact of what is known as "asset-based dialogic teaching" on student outcomes.
Feb. 19, 2020
Adolescent girls who invest a lot of time in editing and selecting the perfect selfie may feel more body shame and appearance anxiety, researchers found.
A widely held narrative is that construction of the monuments on Rapa Nui, commonly known as Easter Island, stopped around 1600 after a major societal collapse. New research revises that theory. (Photo: Terry L. Hunt)
Feb. 6, 2020
The prehistoric collapse of Easter Island's monument-building society did not occur as long thought, according to a fresh look at evidence by researchers at four institutions, including the University of Arizona.