Posts by: Stacy Nagai

Chapman University has published research measuring gender differences in cooperation and punishment behavior. Results showed that men punish more than women, men obtain higher rank, and punishment by males decreases payoffs for both sexes. Furthermore, men are willing to punish people who have done nothing wrong, except cooperate to the fullest extent possible.

Results suggest […]

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Chapman University faculty today released a survey of Orange County’s social and political attitudes. The results show Orange County residents’ views on a host of issues, including housing, homelessness, gun control and President Trump.

OC No Longer “Red” County

The results show that the historically right-leaning, largely conservative county has fundamentally shifted to more […]

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Many women in science are raising concerns over the fact that parents with young children are often excluded from fully participating in academic conference activities.

Early-stage researchers in the sciences often try to attend face-to-face academic conferences to advance their career by communicating new discoveries, forming collaborations, meeting potential funding agencies and recruiting new students. […]

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Chapman University’s Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS) has partnered with Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics to facilitate joint research, collaboration, and visiting positions.

This partnership combines two leading institutes dedicated to theoretical physics. Perimeter is the world’s largest independent center devoted to theoretical physics research, training, and outreach. Chapman […]

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What:                         Chapman University’s Institute for Quantum Studies will welcome Cosmologist Neil Turok, Director of the Perimeter Institute (the world’s largest center devoted to theoretical physics). A close contributor with famed physicist Stephen Hawking, Dr. Turok will discuss the “Quantum Universe.” Observations reveal the cosmos to be astonishingly simple, and yet deeply puzzling, on the […]

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Chapman University researchers have published new findings on the oral tradition skills of a small forager society located in the Bolivian Amazon rainforest. The Tsimane are an indigenous population of about 16,000 who depend on gardening, gathering, hunting and fishing for their survival.

The Tsimane use stories, music and dream interpretation to pass on traditional […]

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A Chapman University faculty member has published new research showing why many teenagers consume energy drinks, how often, the age they started and what influences their choice of brands. Results showed that 40 percent of teens aged 13 to 19 reported an adverse effect while ingesting energy drinks.

Although several of these adverse effects go […]

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The public is invited to a free screening of Alive Inside, a documentary that explores the transformative impact of music on people living with a diagnosis of dementia or other cognitive disorders. The award winning documentary follows the journey of social worker Dan Cohen, creator of the national MUSIC & MEMORY® program which helps non-verbal […]

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A Chapman University School of Pharmacy junior faculty member has been awarded a $1,059,867 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for ataxia research.

Ataxia is a degenerative, hereditary disease of the nervous system. Those diagnosed often experience the same symptoms as someone who is drunk, such as slurred speech, stumbling and falling. All […]

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Chapman University has published new research showing how hagfishes survive an initial attack from predators before they release large volumes of slime to defend themselves. Because the slime is released after they are attacked, this defense strategy is only effective if they survive the initial bite. Results show that hagfish skin is not puncture resistant; […]

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