Ethnicity News

Playing Video Game as Black Avatar May Up Aggression

March 24th, 2014
Playing Video Game as Black Avatar May Up Aggression A new study observed the action of white video game players as they played violent games as a black avatar. Researchers found the behavior disturbing, as white ...

Move From Poor Area Offers A New Mindset

March 22nd, 2014
Move From Poor Area Offers A New MindsetA well-structured voucher program can help residents from impoverished neighborhoods move to affluent areas and feel comfortable enough to stay, researchers found, despite evidence that people tend ...

Lifestyle Improvements May Prevent Depression

March 21st, 2014
Lifestyle Improvements May Prevent Depression New research suggests that for some, meeting with a nutritionist or dietary coach to learn about healthy eating is as effective for preventing major depression as meeting with a counselor ...

Some Infant Care Practices May Contribute to Later Obesity

March 18th, 2014
Some Infant Care Practices May Contribute to Later ObesityA new study reveals that many parents partake in infant feeding and activity behaviors that increase a child's risk for obesity later in life. University of North ...

When Happiness Is Something To Be Avoided

March 18th, 2014
When Happiness Is Something To Be AvoidedA new study from New Zealand explores aversion to happiness, and how various cultures react differently to feelings of well-being and satisfaction. Graduate student Mohsen Joshanloo and Dan Weijers, ...

Racism Linked to Obesity in African-American Women

March 9th, 2014
Racism Linked to Obesity in African-American WomenFor African-American women, being the target of racist remarks and attitudes is tied to a higher risk for obesity, according to researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at ...

Are Gambling and High-Risk Sex Related?

February 27th, 2014
Are Gambling and High-Risk Sex Related? Late adolescence is often a time of expanding boundaries and exploring new frontiers, and many become involved in high-risk behaviors with adverse consequences. A new study by researchers at the ...

Attentive Parenting Eases African-American Boys’ Move to Kindergarten

January 29th, 2014
Attentive Parenting Eases African-American Boys' Move to KindergartenThe transition to kindergarten is challenging for many children and may be especially difficult for African-American boys. Researchers from the University of North Carolina found that parenting affects ...

Religiosity Means Love of Neighbor If Values Line Up

January 27th, 2014
Religiosity Means Love of Neighbor If Values Line UpA tenet of Christianity is to “love thy neighbor” -- but what happens if your neighbor is different? A different race, nationality, or sexual orientation, and has dissimilar overall ...

Depression May Up Asthma in African-American Women

January 22nd, 2014
Depression May Up Asthma in African-American WomenA new epidemiological study discovers an association between depressive symptoms and adult-onset asthma among African-American women. Researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University have published the study ...