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We must act now if we want to limit climate change, says researchers in a new study published in the journal Science. Photo: Colourbox

2017.09.22 | Research news

We must act now if we want to limit climate change

If the world is to reach its goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees C, a new study calls for drastic and immediate changes in all areas, and the changes must happen simultaneously, according to researchers at the universities of Aarhus, Sussex, Manchester and Oxford. They are behind a new study published in the journal Science in which they…

2017.09.21 | Research news

Organic consumers mean business

Groundbreaking research from Aarhus BSS shows that organic consumers are standing fast and are buying more and more organic products following an increasingly predictable pattern. Coop Denmark sees great potential in the research results.

The study shows that the increase not only covers autism, but also other psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and ADHD. Photo: Lise Balsby

2017.09.07 | Research news, Health and disease

Using antidepressants during pregnancy may affect your child’s mental health

A study from Aarhus BSS of almost one million Danish children shows that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases the risk of your child being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder later in life. However, heritability also plays a part, according to the researchers.

New  study shows, that some young people take drugs to meet demands for success. Photo: Colourbox

2017.09.07 | Research news

Some young people take drugs to meet demands for success

Some students feel it is so difficult to live up to society’s demands for success that they use prescription drugs to optimise their study performance.

Chemotherapy can affect the brain’s network and impair the memory according to a new study from Aarhus BSS and Aarhus University Hospital. Photo: Colourbox

2017.08.11 | Research news

Chemotherapy impairs your memory

Chemotherapy can affect the brain’s network and impair the memory according to a new study from Aarhus BSS and Aarhus University Hospital.

“We see a clear association across 27 countries. The greater the societal inequality is, the greater is the average social dominance orientation (SDO) among members of the dominant group in the country," says first-author Jonas Kunst.
“What we see is a self-fulfilling process where greater societal inequality motivates the group at the top to use even violent means to maintain such inequality. This, in turn, may lead to even more inequality and even extremist violence. This results in a vicious circle,” says the senior author of the study, Lotte Thomsen.

2017.05.08 | Research news

The Vicious Circle of Inequality

Large study across 27 countries and 30 US states demonstrates the association between unequal and unstable societies and their populations’ motives for social dominance. Ethnic persecution of immigrants, sexism, racism and corruption are some of the many negative consequences.

Immigrants are not a source of infection. It is on the subconscious level that the immune system misinterprets differences as a potential sign of infection—the consequence being that hypersensitive individuals avoid interaction with immigrants. Photo: Shutterstock
The graph shows the effects of disgust sensitivity on contact with immigrants compared to political ideology, income and education.

2017.05.04 | Research news

The immune system may explain skepticism towards immigrants

There is a strong correlation between our fear of infection and our skepticism towards immigrants. New cross-national research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why political discussions of immigration are so heated and why integration often fails.

It can be a cause for concern when dominant leaders emerge on the world stage. Behind the dominant leader stands a public who wants to escalate conflicts aggressively.

2017.03.21 | Research news

When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stage

New research from Aarhus BSS shows that support for dominant politicians comes from those who favour solving the country’s problems using aggression.

Children with older mothers thrive better. Photo: Colourbox

2017.03.21 | Research news, Aarhus BSS

Children with older mothers thrive better

The average maternal age has increased steadily for the past many years - and that is actually not so bad. New research from Aarhus BSS shows that older mothers are less likely to punish and scold their children while raising them, and that the children have fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties.

How do deadlines affect the amount of money donated for e.g. emergency aid via email and text messages?

2017.03.12 | Research news

Longer deadlines make people donate more money

We become more generous in relation to donating money for e.g. emergency aid via email and text messages if we do not feel (too) pressured to donate right away. But deadlines in themselves do not make more people donate money. This is the result of a new study from Aarhus BSS.

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