June 4, 2012
Analyzing medical records from thousands of patients, statisticians have devised a statistical model for predicting what other medical problems a patient might encounter.
May 16, 2012
After seeing faces for less than a blink of an eye, college students have accuracy greater than mere chance in judging others sexual orientation.
May 10, 2012
The School of Social Work at the University of Washington will lead a newly formed partnership to provide professional development for the state’s social workers involved in child welfare.
May 8, 2012
Wendy Lustbader, with the UW School of Social Work, is a nationally known speaker on how to cope with aging, disability and end-of-life issues. She will speak June 4 at a caregivers conference in Tukwila, Wash.
May 7, 2012
After the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, many proclaimed that the country had entered a post-racial era. But a new large-scale study by UW psychologists shows that racial attitudes have already played a substantial role in 2012, during the Republican primaries.
April 24, 2012
As deaths from infectious diseases have declined worldwide, policymakers are shifting attention to preventing deaths from noncommunicable causes, such as drug and alcohol use, traffic crashes and unsafe sex practices.
April 23, 2012
Humans apply a moderate amount of morality and other human characteristics to robots that are equipped with social capabilities and are capable of harming humans, according to UW psychologists.
April 13, 2012
A new workshop at the UW Autism Center teaches parents and other caregivers techniques to encourage social and communication skills in their children recently diagnosed with autism.
April 12, 2012
Student performances on piano, flute and saxophone, and a black comedy performed by the Undergraduate Theater Society. Visiting artists give a contemporary dance performance and showcase music from West Java, Indonesia.
April 5, 2012
Robot nannies could diminish child care worries for parents of young children, but UW psychologists warn that this could impoverish kids’ emotional and social growth.
April 2, 2012
A UW Tacoma researcher has discovered that sex-offender registries include people who are not actually living within the community,such as individuals who have died, been deported, are in jail or have moved out of state.
March 27, 2012
UW anthropologists report that Tsimane men have less baseline testosterone compared with U.S. men, but show the same increase in testosterone following a soccer game.
Ina Ray Hutton rose to fame in the 1930s and was known as blonde bombshell of rhythm. But she had a secret that could have damaged her stardom.
March 23, 2012
Middle school students who felt more emotional support from teachers reported a delay in alcohol and other illicit substance initiation.
March 19, 2012
Pediatricians who showed an unconscious preference for European Americans tended to prescribe better pain-management for white patients than they did for African-American patients, new UW research shows.
February 29, 2012
Chinas growing cities are considered a boon for the consumer goods market, but a UW geographer presents evidence that new city dwellers will unlikely have much disposable income.
February 15, 2012
Chantel Prat, a UW assistant professor of psychology, uses her pet dog “Cocco” to demonstrate learning in a psychology 101 class.
February 10, 2012
A UW Bothell lecturer describes her worldwide study of the cocoa and chocolate trade.
February 3, 2012
The psychology departments annual public lecture series will cover the relationships between brains and behavior, exploring hearing, vision and memory.
January 25, 2012
UW’s College of Education has been awarded an $8.1 million, five-year federal grant to study how best to teach writing and reading to both learning-disabled and typically achieving children.
January 24, 2012
Research that gives back to the public is an emerging trend in higher education, and the UW is among the first U.S. universities to establish a path of study for it.
January 20, 2012
Hip-hop music teaches middle- and high schoolers about social movements, poetry and art in a UW-coordinated project.
January 19, 2012
A study of a housing project that allows chronically homeless people with severe alcohol problems to drink in their apartments found that residents cut their heavy drinking by 35 percent.
December 28, 2011
The School of Social Work will host a public reception Jan. 11 at 4-6 p.m. to kick off an art exhibit featuring about 20 paintings and drawings by homeless youths in the University District.
December 20, 2011
We joke about being pack rats or collectors, but hoarding is a common and extremely hard problem to treat. A psychologist tells UW students how to identify and treat hoarding.
November 28, 2011
UW researchers found that suicidal behavior begins sooner than previously thought and is linked to higher scores of depression at the time of the attempts.
November 22, 2011
Daniel Hoffman, a UW associate professor of anthropology, describes his new book “The War Machines” about lasting violence from civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He says that the same could be true in other war-torn regions, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
November 16, 2011
Aging and health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender baby boomers face higher rates of disability, physical and mental distress and a lack of access to services, according to a new study by researchers in the School of Social Work
November 8, 2011
The UW geography department will host its second free, public film series exploring inequality, over-consumption and sustainability.
November 7, 2011
The Warrior Check-Up study provides free, confidential help to active-duty service members experiencing problems with alcohol and drug use but who arent already in treatment
October 21, 2011
It costs 8 percent more on average than it did two years ago for Washington residents to make ends meet, according to a new report from a UW research group.
October 11, 2011
Lori Zoellner, director of UWs Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress, has a new study aimed to make PTSD treatment more efficient.
October 7, 2011
A new study by a UW psychologist presents the first evidence that a basic sense of fairness and altruism appears in infancy
October 3, 2011
Tenth graders in towns using Communities That Care, a prevent system developed by UW School of Social Work researchers, were less likely to have tried drinking or smoking and showed less delinquent behavior.
September 21, 2011
Schools using Steps to Respect saw a reduction in physical bullying and in the number of teachers reporting fighting as a big problem, according to a new study from researchers in the UW School of Social Work.
August 31, 2011
A UW anthropology graduate student is studying the economics of food production, food waste and how social networks of Dumpster divers can help provide food for those in need.
August 29, 2011
Researchers at UWs Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences are investigating the brain mechanisms that contribute to infants prowess at learning languages, with the hope that the findings could boost bilingualism in adults, too.
August 22, 2011
A UW sociologist reports less depression symptoms among working moms who expect that they will have to forego some aspects of their career or parenting to achieve a work-life balance.
August 15, 2011
Parents of a child with an autism spectrum disorder face a 19 percent chance of having additional children diagnosed with the disorder, according to a new study co-authored by the UW Autism Center.
August 10, 2011
Decline in unions accounts for one-third of the growth in wage inequality among male, private sector workers
A new study co-authored by a UW sociologist shows that unions have as much a role as education level in equalizing earnings between low- and high-paid workers, and that balancing force influences pay for nonunion workers.
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