Baylor Program on Prosocial Behavior Spotlights an Innovative Government/Faith-Based Partnership through ‘Open Table’ Model
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2020) – Runaway and homeless youth are receiving social support as they transition from a federally funded homeless shelter into the community through a unique partnership with volunteers from a nearby church through an intensive, relationship-focused model by Open Table, according to a preliminary study by Baylor University’s Program on Prosocial Behavior.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2020) – Using smartphone check-ins twice a day for two weeks, sociologists in a national study have found a link between individuals’ daily spiritual experiences and overall well-being, say researchers from Baylor University and Harvard University.
New Way of Analyzing Soil Organic Matter Will Help Predict Climate Change, Baylor University Researcher Says
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2020) – A new way of analyzing the chemical composition of soil organic matter will help scientists predict how soils store carbon — and how soil carbon may affect climate in the future, says a Baylor University researcher.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2020) – “Whodunnit” may be the big question in crime fiction, but “how they done it” determines whether they get away with it. And these days, both criminals and crime fighters are honing their technological skills for the battle of good and evil, a Baylor researcher says.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2020) – What takes place inside a person when they encounter beautiful pieces of art? While most people would acknowledge being moved by aesthetic and artistic beauty, the changes sparked by such an engagement seem beyond the realm of measurement. Two Baylor psychology and neuroscience researchers, however, are working to change that.
People Who Experienced Parental Divorce as Children Have Lower ‘Love Hormone’ Levels than Those Who Did Not
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2020) – People who were children when their parents were divorced showed lower levels of oxytocin — the so-called “love hormone” — when they were adults than those whose parents remained married, according to a study led by Baylor University. That lower level may play a role in having trouble forming attachments when they are grown.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2020) – Baylor University Libraries has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the research of two Browning scholars at Baylor's renowned Armstrong Browning Library.
People with Lower Biological Response to Standard Stress Task Showed More PTSD Symptoms After COVID-19 Crisis Began
WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2020) — People who did not have a large heart rate response to a stress task surprised researchers later — after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic — when they showed more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder related to the crisis than others who also did the stress task and COVID-19 stress ratings.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2020) - An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University scientists and engineers has been awarded a nearly $600,000 grant to study the effectiveness of a horseback-riding simulator as a treatment for children with autism.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 17, 2020) – People who experience threats to their existence — which these days may well be economic and political instability — are more likely to experience miracles, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2020) - A leading international research organization which funds outstanding early-career researchers and provides opportunities for mentorship and collaboration has named a Baylor University anthropology professor to its prestigious global scholar program.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2020) – Leigh Greathouse, Ph.D., a leading researcher in the relationship between diet, the microbiome, disease and health at Baylor University, has been awarded a prestigious Career Development Award from the Department of Defense (DoD) to study the link between diet and colon cancer treatment.
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2020) – Texas researchers from the University of Houston, Baylor University and Texas A&M University have discovered evidence for why the earth cooled dramatically 13,000 years ago, dropping temperatures by about 3 degrees Centigrade.
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2020) — A mountain people in Uganda — branded as selfish and loveless by an anthropologist half a century ago — really is not, according to a study led by a Baylor University anthropologist.
WACO, Texas (July 9, 2020) – Liela Romero, Ph.D., a highly regarded rising cancer researcher and 2011 Baylor University alumnus, has joined the Baylor faculty with the support of a $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
‘Patient Patients’ in Psychiatric Care for Depression Disorders Show Decreased Symptoms, Baylor University Study Finds
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2020) – Psychiatric inpatients with major depressive disorders who increased in the virtue of patience during hospitalization also showed fewer symptoms of depression, according to a Baylor University study.
Study Finds Troubling Connection Between Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination and Health of Mothers and Babies
WACO, Texas (July 7, 2020) – Perceived pregnancy discrimination indirectly relates to increased levels of postpartum depressive symptoms for mothers and lower birth weights, lower gestational ages and increased numbers of doctor visits for babies, according to a management study led by Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (June 25, 2020) – Baylor University’s drive toward Research 1 (R1) status received a major boost this spring as four faculty members earned prestigious CAREER development awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grants represent the largest number of CAREER awards earned by Baylor faculty in a single semester and nearly doubled the University’s total number of active CAREER awards to nine.
People Feel More Grateful for a ‘Special Favor’ — One Only for Themselves — Than They Do for a Group Benefit
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2020) – People felt less gratitude when they read about receiving a favor along with many other individuals, as opposed to a favor that was only given to themselves, according to a Baylor University psychology study.
Mindfulness Combined with Hypnotherapy Aids Highly Stressed People, Baylor University Pilot Study Finds
WACO, Texas (June 15, 2020) – A new treatment for stress which combines mindfulness with hypnotherapy has shown positive results in a Baylor University pilot study.
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