According to Craig Bryan, psychology professor and director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, the proposed no-suicide contract for departing service members will not work. He says at best it could have a neutral effect, but it could make things worse.
Psychology PhD student Kelly Funkhouser has inventoried driver assist technologies and found that similar names are given to different functions across manufacturers, which can lead to confusion and safety issues for those using them.
A new method of studying DNA, developed by a team led by anthropology professor Alan Rogers, reveals that there could have been tens of thousands more Neanderthals walking the Earth than scientists first thought.
Good Morning Utah spoke with political science associate professor Tim Chambless about the major staff changes that are currently happening at the White House.
President David Pershing and SVP for Academic Affairs Ruth Watkins recognize the valuable contributions of the CSBS Department of Economics. They are also optimistic about the new opportunities the Mariner S. Eccles Institute will bring to scholars and students across campus.
According to Craig Bryan, psychology professor and director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, these findings could help in developing improved approaches for postvention efforts, which have not received nearly as much attention as traditional treatments and prevention methods.
CSBS Dean Cynthia Berg and Department of Economics Chair Norman Waitzman responded to the recent Deseret News editorial that mischaracterized the economics department as having a Marxian ideological bias.
Psychology professor Ed Diener, a leading expert on happiness, was interviewed recently to discuss the connection his research has found between happiness and health.
Current research being led by psychology PhD student Kelly Funkhouser focuses on how to help vehicle owners better understand the capabilities of driver-assist technology in their vehicles by identifying the best way to label the features.
Psychology professor Bruce Ellis was featured on Top of Mind With Julie Rose on BYU Radio to discuss his approach to studying "at-risk" children by focusing on the strengths they develop in high-stress environments.
Emeritus professor of anthropology James O'Connell weighed in on the disagreements surrounding a recent archaeological find in Australia that claims Australia's first human settlement took place 65,000 years ago.
Number 13 on the list is spending time in nature, as research by psychology professor David Strayer has shown that we are physically and mentally more healthy when we interact with nature.
Political science associate professor lecturer Marjorie Castle weighed in on the delay in nominating Huntsman Jr. to the position.
The LDS church's centralized and hierarchical organization may allow it to adapt to the challenging conditions in Russia better than other religious groups, according to political science associate professor lecturer Marjorie Castle.
A study led by psychology professor Ed Diener shows that there is a link between happiness and health. Happy people tend to be healthier and live longer and chronic unhappiness can be a true health threat.
John Francis, research professor of political science, authored a new book, "Privacy: What Everyone Needs to Know" with his wife Leslie Francis, a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and a Distinguished Alfred C. Emery Professor.
According to Heterodox Academy, a nonpartisan group of scholars committed to viewpoint diversity, the University of Utah ranks in the top 10 of 150 research universities for having a campus climate that is conducive to viewpoint diversity.
In an analysis published in Boston University Law Review, economics professor Richard Fowles proposes replacing current Miranda procedures with a requirement that interrogations be video recorded.
Political science professor Hakan Yavuz was asked to participate in a panel held by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) discussing last year's failed coup attempt.
Family and consumer studies associate professor Sonia Salari says that the media is too quick to romanticize such killings as acts of tragic love instead of domestic violence often spurred by anger, frustration, suicidal tendencies, or a life-changing event.
According to political science associate professor Tim Chambless, the outcome of the case could have major implications for Utah, as gerrymandered maps have had a large effect on the balance of political power in the state.
Psychology professor Bruce Ellis proposes in a new research article that more focus be given to the strengths that stress-adapted youth develop, such as heightened vigilance, attention shifting and empathic accuracy.
A recent study led by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger analyzed 30 years of data to determine that Americans older than 55 are more likely to engage in extramarital sex than their younger counterparts.
Lisbeth Louderback, assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology curator of the Natural History Museum of Utah, says that their study in Escalante Valley has found the earliest evidence of potato use in North America.
Political science professor Dan McCool says that the conflict over the quality of reservation roads is typical of many of the service problems experienced by Utah Navajos.
Research has shown that getting married at certain ages can decrease the risk of getting divorced. According to a study done by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger, the best time to get married is between ages 28-32.
According to a study led by psychology postdoctoral fellow Danielle DelPriore, quality time that a father spends with his daughters can significantly decrease the likelihood that they will engage in risky sexual behaviors.
Morgan Lyon Cotti, associate director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and adjunct assistant professor of political science, weighs in on the changing demographics of the LDS church in Utah.
As the university seeks ways to reduce textbook and course material costs, family and consumer studies associate professor Cheryl Wright has started offering her undergrad students older textbook options and taught a course with an open source book during spring semester.
Recent research done by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger concluded that Independents and Republicans are more likely to have sex at least once a week than their Democrat peers.
CSBS Dean Cindy Berg is part of the 24-member search committee tasked with finding candidates to replace David Pershing as president of the university.
A recent study led by psychology postdoctoral fellow Danielle DelPriore showed that a strong father-daughter relationship can help protect girls from being sexually victimized, as they will be more likely to focus on academic and professional success and have healthy romantic relationships.
Research done by psychology professor David Strayer has shown that people feel compelled to look at their phone when it goes off, even while driving, due to triggering of neurotransmitters in the brain associated with reward.
Political science assistant professor James Curry joined Brian Carlson from Good Morning Utah to discuss what would come out of James Comey's testimony last Thursday.
One of the benefits to spending time outdoors is reduced stress levels, according to research done by psychology professor David Strayer.
Health, society and policy student and refugee Kai Sin just graduated thanks to the help of the Refugee Education Initiative, a privately funded program that provides help to refugee students from across the world.
Economics assistant professor Steve Bannister is one of many who worries that the move to pull out of the agreement could end up hurting US jobs in the future.
The university is now offering a certificate program geared towards liberal arts graduates in the humanities and social sciences to help them learn technical skills that will make them more attractive to prospective employers.
Psychology assistant professor Francesco Biondi and associate professor Joel Cooper will soon begin a study about what semi-autonomous driving does to the brain, which may help manufacturers figure out how to keep those in self-driving cars engaged.
Psychology faculty will be involved in the new center dedicated to providing a transformative influence on healthcare, which will be housed in the College of Social Work.
A recent study done by family and consumer studies assistant professor Daniel Carlson shows that in marriage, it is more about quality than quantity of sex.
A recent study done by psychology professor David Strayer showed a 50 percent increase in creative problem-solving ability after participants backpacked in the mountains for three days. Research like this should encourage organizations to find creative ways to increase employees' contact with nature.
The new United Utah Party is meant to be a home to those in the center of the political spectrum who are frustrated with the polarity of the current two-party system. Political science associate professor Tim Chambless says that the party could catch on if it proves to have staying power after the 2018 election.
Natalie Fillerup and Hannah Stevens, students in an environmental justice class taught by environmental and sustainability studies associate professor Adrienne Cachelin, worked with David Carter, assistant professor of political science, to determine the cost and availability of certified food products across different communities.
Psychology professor Ed Diener, known as Dr. Happiness, has been asked to lead a subcommittee on personal happiness for the World Happiness Council that was created by the United Arab Emirates earlier this year.
According to CSBS Advancement Board member Shawn Teigen, changes in national monument designations in southern Utah could possibly lead to attempts to mine those areas again.
CSBS Advancement Board member Natalie Gochnour talks about what declining fertility rates mean for Utah's future.
Political science associate professor Tim Chambless says he can draw a parallel between the current situation between Trump and FBI Director Comey and President Nixon and the Watergate scandal.
University representatives, senators, former staffers and friends of the late Bennett met in Washington, D.C on Tuesday night for a fundraising event to kick off the effort to create an endowed chair position at the U to honor his love for politics and mentoring.
Political science assistant professor James Curry weighs in on the situation the Trump Administration is in as they search for a new FBI Director.
A recent study led by psychology postdoctoral fellow Danielle DelPriore used pairs of sisters who spent different amounts of time living with their fathers to show the effects of fathering quality on daughters and how it can impact their sexual behavior.
Deacon Armando Solorzano, who is a family and consumer studies associate professor, received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions during 23 years of teaching at the U and seven years serving as a deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City.
According to a study by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger, there is a higher likelihood of divorce when couples marry young.
Research led by psychology professor David Strayer shows that those who drive while using the phone are twice as likely to miss stop signs. This supports multitudes of research showing that our brains are not well suited for multitasking.
Senior living center residents throughout Salt Lake City look forward to being caught up on current events by political science associate professor Tim Chambless during his weekly visits.
Check out this report by David Carter (Political Science) and two undergraduate students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies!
We are so proud of the accomplishments of our student-athletes who graduated last week!
Political science professor Matthew Burbank believes that Chaffetz's effort to limit presidential pensions is very likely to be seen as a partisan attack this time around.
Family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger says that those with college degrees are more likely to marry and tend to have children after marriage.
Health, society and policy student Zoe Kozlowski was sworn in to serve as the Vice President of University Relations at the ASUU Inauguration on April 27th.
Psychology assistant professor Samantha Joel was part of a recent study that found a person's dating history can reveal physical and personality based similarities between past romantic partners.
Political science associate professor Tim Chambless comments on Trump's first 100 days in office and says you can't deny that the Trump Administration has been one of action.
Congratulations to Jennifer Robinson, political science alum and Associate Director at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, who was selected as one of Utah's 30 Women to Watch in 2017!
Research into the consequences of distracted driving done by psychology professor David Strayer helped encourage the state of Washington to introduce legislation that cracks down on drivers using hand-held electronic devices.
Sociology graduate student Coco James spoke out against sexual assault, rape culture and victim blaming during the SlutWalk on April 4th, 2017.
Political science professor Rick Green recently coauthored an article analyzing the authoritarian governance and administrative responsibility in China.
As construction begins on the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building, campus developers are asking students to leave their mark in time by signing a commemorative steel beam in the Union that will be built in with the new building.
According to political science professor Howard Lehman, the quality of Trump's leadership may be aiding the decline of the U.S.
Economics chair and professor Tom Maloney is one of nearly 1,500 economists who joined together to sign a letter calling for the President and Congress to reevaluate their stance on immigration.
Research being done by psychology professor Bruce Ellis is focusing on the cognitive skills that can be gained by people who come from high-stress backgrounds, such as enhanced cognition and memory.
After overcoming feelings of depression through yoga, MPA student and veteran Keith Blanc now teaches classes specifically for other veterans on campus.
Tuesday afternoon's SlutWalk was organized by students united by the "Social Movements" sociology course to change attitudes toward rape at the U. The event brought together students from the course and across campus to bring awareness to the issue of rape culture and what campus resources exist for victims.
The New York Times investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author declared women's rights one of the most salient issues of our generation, and covered topics from sex trafficking to women's education using stories from her travels.
Research done by sociology professor Dan Carlson shows that this attitude may result from millennials watching their parents balance two careers with little institutional support and deciding it was too stressful.
Anthropology professor Kristen Hawkes and assistant professor Brian Codding recently published findings of their study focused on providing an evolutionary explanation as to why people kill animals for trophy, as no other predator targets large, rare and dangerous animals with no intention of eating them.
More and more research is showing how much of a positive impact spending time in nature has on our mental health. Psychology professor David Strayer says that time in nature can improve creativity, increase problem solving ability and decrease stress levels.
Research done by psychology professor Jeanine Stefanucci seeks to understand how our emotions, age and physical condition reflect how we relate to space, especially vertical space such as extreme heights.
Family and consumer studies student Aziza Hussein comments on the resources available at the U to help refugee students like herself meet their academic and personal goals.
Beginning in fall 2017, the U will offer fully online undergraduate degrees in economics and psychology, along with other majors across campus.
Sociology student Marisol Perez Gonzalez comments on the issues faced by colleges as they work to determine the best ways to help undocumented students be successful in college despite the current political climate.
The Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author will be the keynote speaker for the Tanner Center for Human Rights series of events focused on making women's rights a priority across the globe.
Cheryl Wright, associate professor of family and consumer studies, and Ilse DeKoeyer-Laros, lecturer in psychology, write about the support that parents need in order to provide the best quality of care to their babies.
In the midst of criticism of her collaborative skills, Jackie Biskupski remains optimistic about how the public sees her. Associate professor of political science, Tim Chambless, says that Mayor Biskupski gained a reputation as a "serious legislator" during her time on Capitol Hill, which has helped her during her time as mayor.
Despite Jason Chaffetz's secure position in office, democratic hopeful Kathryn Allen is working hard in an effort to unseat him. Political science professor Matthew Burbank weighs in on the challenges she faces.
Along with their NCAA title win, Utah had three skiers in the men's race finish in the top 10, including sociology student Kevin Bolger.
According to recent research, growing up in a stressful environment can lead people to develop certain psychological strengths, one of them being the ability to switch tasks more effectively. Psychology professor Bruce Ellis describes this type of cognitive flexibity as the ability to "unstick yourself."
Human development and family studies student Erin Feeley states that she is proud of the work that has been done in one of her classes to lobby for laws that secure women's rights.
Research done by family and consumer studies professor Sonia Salari states that elderly murder-suicide results in a tragic loss of autonomy and control over end-of-life decision making for the victim.
As Facebook unveils new tools to help prevent suicide, Craig Bryan, psychology professor and director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, weighs in on how to detect patterns in social media that indicate a person is at risk for suicide.
The College of Social and Behavioral Science, Department of Political Science and the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted the second session of the Campus Community Dialogue series titled "Understanding Our Differences, Shaping Our Future."
A new research study led by enivronmental and sustainability studies professor Jennifer Follstad Shah suggests that warmer water temperatures due to climate change are not increasing rates of carbon emissions to the atmosphere from organic matter breakdown in streams and rivers as much as expected.
As House Republicans work on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, political science professor James Curry wrote an article explaining that the level of secrecy surrounding the proposal is actually quite commonplace, especially in such important and potentially controversial proposals.
Researchers from other states are partnering with psychology professor David Strayer to further study the effects of cell phone usage while driving. Research has shown that even hands-free cell phone use is not an effective solution to the problem.
In response to a recent study showing that the majority of all recent US wildfires were caused by people, geography professor Philip Dennison comments that climate change has created warmer, drier conditions that make human-caused fires more likely to happen.
Research done by political science professors Peter Philips and Cihan Bilginsoy shows that prevailing wage laws generate millions of dollars of income tax revenue. This research is helping lawmakers in Connecticut argue against legislative proposals seeking to alter their existing laws.
The College of Social and Behavioral Science, Department of Political Science and the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted the first session of the Campus Community Dialogue series titled "Understanding Our Differences, Shaping Our Future."
Political science professor Claudio Holzner discusses his research on the civic and political ties undocumented immigrants have to their communities and the real-life impact that Trump's new stricter enforcement guidelines will have on immigrant communities.
New research done by psychology professor Craig Bryan, director of the National Center for Veteran Studies, shows there is a simple and more effective way to prevent veteran suicide.
Colorado may end up being the beneficiary of the fight Utah has picked with the outdoors over public land management. According to political science professor Dan McCool, the fight is in a critical moment.
In our capitalist, counsumer society owning stuff gives people a sense of security, according to adjunct assistant professor of sociology Frank Page.