Research News

[Danielle LaCoste]
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014)—Which is better for learning — small groups or full-classroom instruction? Does individual teacher attention really improve a struggling student’s reading? How do you get rambunctious boys to behave?
[Ryan S. King]
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) -- Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a $600,000 grant to estimate the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams and help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas that reached all the way to the Supreme Court in 1992.
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2014) -- People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what they have, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.
[Strength training]
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2014) – Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers.
[Latent labor]
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2014) — More than 40 percent of pregnant low-income women discharged from the hospital after a diagnosis of false or early labor did not want to be sent home, with the most common reasons being that they were in too much pain or lived too far away, according to a study by Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and Parkland Health & Hospital System.
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7, 2014), the Texas Hunger Initiative, based out of the Baylor University School of Social Work, has released the second edition of its Texas School Breakfast Report Card. The report demonstrates what participation in school breakfast programs looks like across the state, as school officials try to create a healthy, hunger-free learning environment for students.
[small biz and rural loans]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2014) -- To better their survival chances, entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in rural areas must successfully pitch their ventures to "faraway, unknown banking officials" rather than relying on local lenders as in the past, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014)-- Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. The groundbreaking discovery provides additional information that will help scientists understand and interpret the connection between habitat preferences and the early diversification of the ape-human lineage.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2014) -- Despite their strong pro-family values, evangelical Christians have higher than average divorce rates -- in fact, being more likely to be divorced than Americans who claim no religion, according to findings as cited by researchers from Baylor University.
The research is part of a new report released by the Council on Contemporary Families.
[iCivics game]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2014) -- Can playing online video games help students learn civics education? According to Baylor University researchers, the answer is yes.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2013) -- Civilians traumatized by Libya's civil war in 2011 -- which left many homeless, poor and grieving -- have virtually no access to mental health professionals, but many have found healing through small groups led by Libyan volunteers who were trained by American professionals, according to a Baylor University study.
[race and belonging]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2013) -- People who are part of a congregation's largest racial group are more likely to feel they belong and be more involved-- regardless of whether their group is barely half or nearly all of the members, a Baylor University study shows.
[Bryan Shaw]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2013) -- Can parents use digital cameras and smart phones to potentially screen their children for the most common form of pediatric eye cancer? Baylor University and Harvard Medical School researchers believe so.
[R-rated 1]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2013) -- Viewing R-rated movies leads to decreased church attendance and lessens importance of faith among young people, but it does not influence whether they have doubts about their beliefs, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher published online in the Review of Religious Research.
[Supernatural 1]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2013) -- People who have had what they believe to be supernatural experiences are more likely to be "religious givers," with their behavior based on cost-benefit principles that work in other transactions -- whether that be through or an auto repair shop, according to a Baylor University study.
[Hybrid photo 1]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2013) -- Paying extra bucks to "go green" in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University study.
[Cyber 1]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2013) -- Turning to the Internet to find out what ails you is common, but for folks who have trouble handling uncertainty, "cyberchondria" - the online counterpart to hypochondria - worsens as they seek answers, according to a Baylor University researcher.
[Bodiless 1]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2013) -- "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust" may be the traditional view when it comes to death. But "ashes to tattoos" is one unconventional way people have found to honor their dead, as mourning goes skin-deep, mobile, wearable and virtual this century.
[Trumble and Usenko]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Baylor University professors Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., have developed a novel technique for reconstructing contaminant and hormone profiles using whale earplugs, determining--for the first time--lifetime chemical exposures and hormone profiles--from birth to death--for an individual whale, information that was previously unattainable.
[Bamboo photo 1]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2013) -- Consumers who plan to buy eco-friendly bamboo apparel are attracted if the price is right, but their next consideration is the novelty of the product, according to a new study by Baylor University researchers.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2013) - As students across the nation head back to school, a team of multidisciplinary researchers with Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and Hankamer School of Business - funded by a $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation - are on track to better understand the vast landscape of summer and afterschool federal child nutrition programs and what can be done to improve them, such as through the development of a fiscally sustainable year-round business model.
[sexual health 1]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Hypnotic relaxation therapy improves sexual health in postmenopausal women who have moderate to severe hot flashes, according to Baylor University researchers who presented their findings at the American Psychological Association's recent annual meeting.
[huge congreg]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2013) -- Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.
[evangelical ambivalence]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2013) -- Tolerance toward gays and lesbians is growing within the evangelical community -- long a stronghold against homosexuality -- with many expressing ambivalence, according to a Baylor University study.
[Faith and Prison]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2013) -- A faith-based prisoner re-entry program in Minnesota has saved an estimated $3 million by reducing recidivism, according to a Baylor University study published in the International Journal of Criminology and Sociology.
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