For more than 20 years, Alexandra Basolo has been a willing teacher and mentor to hundreds of students, and her efforts were recognized when she earned the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Animal Behavior Society. She received the career honor in August.
A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more likely to be sentenced to death by white jurors, a newly published study by UNL's Cynthia Willis-Esqueda shows.
With the help of a new two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, a UNL research team is aiming to learn how children’s experiences across multiple social contexts influence links between early childhood temperament and adolescent development.
Research led by UNL's Jeffrey R. Stevens explores the evolutionary reasons why some primate species wait for a bigger reward, while others are more likely to grab what they can immediately. The study was published on May 13 in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
UNL's Elizabeth Thiess-Morse is a featured speaker in the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation and accompanying National Science Foundation Workshop on Institutional Trust. The events will be held April 24-27 in the Nebraska Union.
Though childhood obesity rates in the United States have tripled in the last 30 years, more than half of parents do not recognize that their child is overweight, according to a new meta-analysis study conducted by UNL graduate student Alyssa Lundahl and Timothy Nelson, assistant professor of psychology. The research was published online Feb. 3 in the journal Pediatrics.
People's willingness to help others may be influenced by a gene that affects their level of social anxiety, according to a new study led by a UNL scientist. The study appears to be the first to describe this particular pathway.
Puzzled why Congress is so tied in knots that it would shut down government? The divide between liberals and conservatives may not be something that responds to logic, according to Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences, a new work co-authored by a pair of UNL political scientists.