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Forbes: How I learned to stop worrying and love the machine
[3/23/2017]
March 23, 2017
This story cites a study by Baylor sociologist Paul McClure, which found that people who are fearful of robots, artificial intelligence and technology that they don’t understand are more likely to fear losing their jobs. In the study of more than 1,500 participants, a third fit the definition of “technophobe.” “This is a real concern among a substantial portion of the American population,” McClure said. “They are not simply a subgroup of generally fearful people.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
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People Afraid of Robots Are Much More Likely to Fear Losing Their Jobs and Suffer Anxiety, Baylor Study Finds
[3/22/2017]

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Qatar Tribune: Parent-child bonds may affect midlife health
[1/24/2017]
Jan. 13, 2017
Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child's physical health, but lack of good relationship with parents, or the presence of abuse, may affect health, as well as well-being during mid-life, according to a study by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
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Easy Health Options: Weight loss with friends: Through thick and thin?
[1/13/2017]
Jan. 12, 2017
This article centers on a study by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The research found that people who want to lose weight are more likely to feel more comfortable with people whose body mass is similar, but spending time with them may undercut success at weight loss. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally in 2016. She covers sociology faculty and research.)
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