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Psychology - Social Sciences - Jun 15
Psychology - Social Sciences
Following the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Europe and North America in March 2020, many people around the world began hoarding goods such as toilet paper. Some companies reported an increase in toilet paper sales of up to 700 percent, despite calls from governments to refrain from "panic buying". Which groups of people primarily hoarded all the toilet paper? Psychologists from the universities of St. Gallen and Münster and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig investigated this question.
Social Sciences - Environment - Jun 11
Social Sciences - Environment

International researchers demand the active protection and support of diversity, equity and inclusion in science.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - May 4

During the coronavirus pandemic, developmental psychologists at Heidelberg University are finding new ways of doing research with families. Up until the beginning of the year, many parents were still regularly bringing their children to the Institute of Psychology in order to participate in studies. This is not possible for the foreseeable future, owing to the contact restrictions. Consequently, Sabina Pauen and her team have now invited interested parents to become active researchers themselves. In this way, they aim to learn more about how the present situation is impacting on family life and children's development.

Social Sciences - Feb 12

A team of researchers from Freie Universität Berlin and the University of St. Gallen surveyed 6,500 people from four countries

Social Sciences - Health - Jun 2

First major study on the experiences of women and children in Germany - Around 3 percent of women in Germany were subject to physical violence at home during the strict lockdown period and 3.6 percent were raped by their partner.

History - Social Sciences - Apr 22
History - Social Sciences

It was a surprising discovery that the archaeologists made.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - Jan 16
Social Sciences - Pedagogy

Although coming from a disadvantaged background, experiencing violence within the family, having a negative school environment or consuming violent media such as films and computer games have little or no direct influence on potential criminal behaviour among adolescents and young adults.


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