Cuddling a robotic seal reduces stress and depression
Researcher Wendy Moyle and her team explored if the use of a robotic seal as a therapeutic tool would influence the emotional and behavioral symptoms of dementia.
Cats can be extremely picky when it comes to food. If the cat doesn’t like it, it will refuse to eat. Reason enough for the pet food industry to try to find out what cats really like.
Midwife patient
Clinical encounters, behavioral protocols, and doctor-patient interactions can be evaluated by the use of video feedback.
Romantic couple
In a romantic relationship, it is undoubtedly important to show support when one’s partner shares his or her accomplishments and positive life events.
Child mathematics
In a recent study, Dr. Joanne Lee and colleagues from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, investigated early mathematics learning during the first 3 years of life.
Mixing sows: the aggression and stress of group housing on first-time sow mother
In this experiment, Ison and colleagues looked at the social interaction when a mixed group of primiparous and older, unfamiliar sows were placed in group housing together.
Catherine Haden and colleagues studied how effective a facilitated educational program in a children’s museum was for promoting conversations between caregiver and child and teaching the child about STEM subjects.
Observation lab
Would you like to learn more about how to build an observation lab? Check out this ‘how to’ guide! Read tips & tricks to learn more!
Healthcare communication - dealing with emotions
Communication studies have shown that breaking bad news is best be done immediately and with clear wording. What is the best step forward?
Zebrafish
They may have just found the answer to this at the University of Toronto, Mississauga (Canada). Cheung et al. tried out a method using subcutaneous injection with dyes.
Interrogation
Interrogation research crosses multiple disciplines. Hayley Cleary and Sarah Vidal investigated interrogations in order to describe interrogation settings and its participants in a basic way.