The economic and social position in a society, or socioeconomic status, influences many aspects of people's lives, such as emotional well-being or sense of control. To calculate the socioeconomic status of individuals, income and educational level are generally used together, creating a composite index. However, these two characteristics may have different effects on important variables such as prosocial behavior, which refers to activities and behaviors that benefit others and are carried out without expectation of direct or immediate reward.
From the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center of the University of Granada, a team of researchers from the Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychoneuroimmunology (PNinsula) group (CTS-581), has carried out a study entitled "Can we influence the neurological development and hair cortisol concentration of offspring by reducing the stress of the mother during pregnancy? A randomized controlled trial," published in the journal "Stress and Health."
Perceptual learning refers to the process by which mere exposure to similar stimuli enhances their subsequent discrimination. This learning also appears to be involved in eating behavior and obesity. Currently, massive exposure to junk food results in improved discrimination between sensory similar foods, leading to a lack of generalization of sensory-specific satiety and thus to an increase in consumption by the so-called "buffet effect".
CIMCYC researchers raise a series of questions to be taken into account when assessing more rigorously the effects of stimulating cognitive activities.
Researchers from the Social Psychology of Inequality Laboratory (http://wwwlocal.ugr.es/~psidesigualdad/) and the Psychology of Social Problems group (https://www.pps-ugr.es/) have adapted a scale to measure attitudes towards economic inequality in the Spanish population.
On September 29, within the framework of the European Researchers' Night, the CIMCYC offered a wide range of conferences, consolidating the institution's commitment to scientific dissemination.
The Mid Sweden University (Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, Sweden) names Jaime Vila Castellar, Professor Emeritus of the University of Granada, Doctor Honoris Causa.
The ceremony will take place on October 6, in the Swedish city of Östersund.
From the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center, a group of researchers from the University of Granada have conducted two studies addressing the question of how gender violence affects the health and integrity of women.
The European Researchers' Night will be held on September 29, 2023 and this year CIMCYC will have its own stand in the Paseo del Salón.
Researchers from the Social Psychology and Gender Laboratory and the Psychology of Social Problems group at the CIMCYC have studied the perceived costs and benefits of sacrificing one's professional career for family responsibilities.