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Buying Under the Influence (of Testosterone)

July 5, 2018

A new study shows that testosterone has a measurable effect on a man’s preference for brands that are…
Facial Expressions are about Social Influence, not Emotion, Study Finds

March 29, 2018

The claim that we use our facial expressions to achieve a desired outcome is hardly news to anyone…
Baboons watch neighbours for clues about food, but can end up in queues

April 20, 2016

Latest research on social networks in wild baboon troops has revealed how the animals get information from each…
Want to Be Seen As a Leader? Get Some Muscle.

March 7, 2016

Forget intelligence or wisdom. A muscular physique might just be a more important attribute when it comes to…
Biologists discover that flexible gene expression may regulate social status in male fish

January 6, 2016

Scientists show how the selective expression of genes through epigenetics can regulate the social status of African cichlid…
Social status has impact on overall health of mammals

March 12, 2015

High social status has its privileges ­­when it comes to aging – even in wild animals. In a…
Even among egalitarian forager-farmers, social status can impact health and happiness

October 15, 2014

In western society, where keeping up with the Joneses — or, better yet, surpassing them — is expected…
Long-Term Effects of Childhood Asthma Influenced by Socioeconomic Status

September 17, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6 percent of children younger than five…
Scientists explore links between socioeconomic status and brain structure

September 9, 2014

Recent neurobiological research reveals that socioeconomic status can alter brain structure. Neuroscientists Natalie H. Brito and Kimberly G.…
Beauty-status exchange is an illusion, sociologist argues

August 7, 2014

Beautiful women barter their physical attractiveness for men’s social and economic status. This position is popular among scholars…
Mortality increases with increasing socioeconomic deprivation, study shows

July 16, 2014

More and more researchers investigate how public health is influenced by various situational factors, such as living place…
Body weight is related to socioeconomic status, study shows

June 18, 2014

Overweight is among the most important problems in developed countries today. Epidemic of obesity is often explained by…
Socioeconomic status, ethnicity and lifestyle choices are reflected by methylation patterns in a single gene

January 29, 2014

Is it possible that differences in a social status of human beings may impact the epigenetic changes in…
Chemicals in the body show whether you’re rich or poor

August 5, 2013

Many people buy high-end, free-range and organic products in a bid to cut down on the amount of…
Breastfeeding effect lifts children up the social ladder

June 25, 2013

Breastfeeding children boosts their chances of climbing up the social ladder – and makes it less likely they’ll…
Power struggles or rivaling males are best kept out of the public eye

April 9, 2013

For animals, prevailing in a fight affects their likelihood of winning future conflicts. The opposite is true of…
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