Category: Human Sciences

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

In contemporary society, people are confronted with events that threaten social order, such as terrorist attacks, wars and economic crises. Such events have been giving rise to conspiracy theories, which can be defined as explanatory beliefs used to understand the actions of groups or organizations that unite in a secret agreement and try to reach a hidden goal, which is perceived as illegal or malicious. Read More →

What professors and students think about stimulating creativity in graduate education?

The goals of graduate education are to generate creative researchers and to produce knowledge that offers original contributions because the society relies on innovative ideas to survive and move forward. The study investigated what professors and students think about the extent to which creativity has been stimulated and developed in graduate educati Read More →

Can schizophrenia be prevented?

Schizophrenia is one of the most severe and disabling mental disorders and its effective treatment remains challenging. Patients often present devastating impacts in their quality of life and the disorder diagnosis commonly evokes a corrosive pessimism even among health professionals. The article reviews the history of the debates around this possible prevention. Read More →

How does protein malnutrition influence the formation of collagen in wound healing?

This study investigated comparatively the tissue changes related to inflammation and collagen formation in cutaneous healing in nourished and malnourished rats and observed that malnutrition had a negative impact both quantitative and qualitative, in the animals. The study suggests the importance of an adequate nutritional pattern to achieve a better wound healing. Read More →

Are eating disorders linked to transmission by parents of high anxiety attachment models?

One study aimed to investigate in eating disorders (ED) patients the prevalence of High Anxiety Attachment Internal Working Models (HAIWMs) and their transmission by parents. The Separation Anxiety Test was administered to 55 patients with an ED, a control sample, their mothers and fathers. The two groups differed significantly, with a prevalence of HAIWMs in the patients and their parents compared to the controls. Read More →

Reducing bullying in school improves teacher-student relationship and this increases school engagement

Student evaluations indicate that education in Brazil is precarious, thus, one needs to identify how different aspects intertwine to engage students. It has been found that bullying perpetration reduces school engagement and suffering or practicing bullying impairs teacher-student relationship, which directly interferes with school engagement. Read More →

Psychological interventions with public secondary students mediated by Art

Psychologists and researches of adolescents development carried out an investigation with 70 high school public students and observed that artistic and reflexive activities promote the interest and involvement of young people in the debate on topics related to their current and future life. The research was carried out in a state public school on the outskirts of the city of Campinas-SP, with two classes of second year night, in the two academic semesters of 2017. Read More →

Eminence is not an exclusive attribute of the male gender

The author notes that in the few works on eminent, women they have encountered great difficulties in their careers, which begin in the family where the priority in family education has been to form a family first and foremost; in college, even being as bright as their male colleagues are not being promoted in front of their male colleagues, especially in scientific careers and finally, in the professional field, we can see the so-called “glass ceiling”, as a subtle way of discrimination that also affects the attainment of the rank of eminence by women in their creative works. Read More →

There are obstacles to creative approach on scientific areas?

Creativity is a crucial issue in science. Scientific research should not be restricted to the logical development and application of known ideas, but should promote new ideas to expand knowledge beyond the existing frontiers. No researcher is immune to cognitive bias that might exist in his/her publications. The confirmation bias, for example, is a common error on scientific articles. Read More →

Will creativity and innovation be the news skills for the 21st Century?

Both creativity and innovation have been valued as important skills for the 21st century. However, a number of difficulties have been highlighted in the scientific literature on constructs. Are they distinct, synonymous, or complementary? The three theoretical strands will be addressed in the text, in an attempt to answer this question. Read More →