Research News

[healing and prayer]
4/18/2016
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2016) — Nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point in their lives, praying for others even more than for themselves, according to a study by a Baylor University epidemiologist. More than one fourth have practiced laying on of hands.
[Ostracism]
4/4/2016
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2016) – Your coworker wastes time. He mismanages resources. He’s been known to engage in activities that you and others consider conflicts of interest. Yet, he seems to “do no wrong” in the eyes of the company. Why? Because he’s producing.
[Sara Perry]
3/14/2016
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2016) - Many people dream of working from home. And with today’s technology maintaining "virtual" communications with the team seems to be easier than ever. But is virtual teamwork productive?
[Texas Hunger Initiative Banner]
3/7/2016
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11, 2016), Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative has released the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card. Capturing participation data in school breakfast for nearly all of Texas, the report is a powerful example of how data can be used to fight hunger.
[god and office]
3/1/2016
WACO, Texas (March 1, 2016) — People who see God as a “secure base” for intimacy and attachment are more likely to be emotionally committed to their workplace and satisfied with their jobs. They also tend to see their work as a calling from God, which correlates to higher levels of job commitment and satisfaction, according to a Baylor study of working American adults.
[internal]
2/9/2016
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2016) — As baby boomers retire and an increasing number of millennials enter the workforce, internal communicators must adapt to accommodate the shift of generations, the rise of internal social media and the development of metrics to determine employee engagement, according to a Baylor University study.
[Rusingoryx]
2/4/2016
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2016) – While studying fossilized skulls of Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct wildebeest-like animal, unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers discovered that the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period.
[Asian-Americans]
1/19/2016
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2016) — Asian-Americans are stereotyped as “cold but competent” — and more competent than blacks and Latinos — by young white students at elite colleges, according to a Baylor University study.
[Bryan Brooks]
1/6/2016
WACO, Texas (Jan. 6, 2016) – Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur naturally, but their outbreaks are influenced by climate change and droughts and manmade factors, such as contaminants from sewage and stormwater discharge, natural resource extraction and agricultural runoff. HABs represent another challenge to water quality and are of increasing concern to scientists.
[Teachers]
11/30/2015
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) — Changed labor laws — with some states curtailing collective bargaining rights — may lessen political participation by teachers and other public employees, traditionally cornerstones in the election of Democrats, a Baylor University study has found.
[Gaps]
11/30/2015
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) – Blurred boundaries between advertising and public relations professions due to new roles in social media raise the question of whether educators can adequately prepare their students for a career in those growing fields, according to a Baylor study.
[Himalaya Mountain]
10/19/2015
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) — As part of an multi-disciplinary study, a team of Baylor researchers found that climatic changes, an increase in agricultural land use and population growth in the Himalaya Mountain basins could have negative impacts on water availability, further stressing a region plagued by natural disasters and food insecurity.
[Mitch Neubert]
10/19/2015
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) – Higher levels of spiritual capital – the motivation, energy and work ethic one gets from a relationship with God – have a positive effect on business success, employment and innovation in developing countries, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
[arrogance and grades]
10/6/2015
WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2015) — People who think they know it all — or at least, know a lot — may be on to something, according to a Baylor University study.
[Couple Fighting]
9/29/2015
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2015) – Research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business confirms that cellphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression.
[Workday Break]
9/9/2015
WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2015) – Most people take breaks during their workdays. Coffee breaks. Lunch breaks. Short chats with coworkers. Maybe late afternoon walks around the building. But are they taking the best type of breaks? Breaks that boost energy, concentration and motivation?
[Grief and babies]
9/8/2015
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2015) — With the rate of stillbirths now topping that of infants who die before their first birthdays, employers — and society in general — must become more empathetic to families grieving the death of a baby through stillbirth or miscarriage, says a Baylor researcher who helped form Cradled, a Waco-based nonprofit serving bereaved families.
[BEAR]
9/3/2015
WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2015) — A recent study by a multi-disciplinary team of Baylor University researchers found that a popular herbicide does not appear to have a long-term, measurable impact on aquatic plant life.
[equality and homicide]
8/25/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) — The greater a country’s gender equality when it comes to employment, the higher the overall homicide rate, an international Baylor study has found. The "why" is uncertain, but prior research suggests it may be due to threatening male status.
[yawner]
8/20/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2015) — People with psychopathic characteristics are less likely to be affected by “contagious yawning” than those who are empathetic, according to a Baylor University psychology study.
[Multiracial congregations]
8/17/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 17, 2015) — Troubling questions about multiracial congregations’ potential to address racial inequality are raised by a new national study done by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Southern California and the University of Chicago.
[Dunes]
8/5/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 5, 2015) — Counties with more beautiful weather and scenery have lower rates of membership and affiliation with religious organizations, according to Baylor researchers.
[SSW Religion Spirituality]
7/8/2015
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2015) – New research by a Baylor University professor shows that licensed clinical social workers believe that discussions about their clients’ religion and spirituality can often lead to improved health and mental health, but practitioners are not integrating these conversations into their counseling sessions.
[Joe Kuehl]
5/27/2015
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, has received a $359,000 research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program to study physics-based hypersonic boundary-layer stability and transition prediction.
[Shopping Abstract]
5/21/2015
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Here’s the skinny: Not all women will buy products because the models in the advertisements are thin, according to a new study of a diverse group of 239 women by a Baylor University marketing professor.
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