Emotional Ability Among College Students: An Exploration of Gender Differences

Author:  Sajeeda Khan-Woehle

In this exploratory study, a new theoretical model for measuring emotional intelligence, the Emotional Ability Model (EAM), is introduced. The EAM model consists of eight construct areas: identifying, understanding, accepting, following, listening to, and regulating emotions, as well as sympathizing, and empathizing. The EAM model was used to assess emotional intelligence levels of male and female college students at the University of Florida (UF; Gainesville, Florida).

Early Colony Development of an Equatorial Afrotropical Stingless Bee (Hypotrigona sp.) in a New Habitat

Author:  Minna E. Mathiasson

In Africa, stingless bees are greatly understudied organisms that possess incredible ecological and economic potential. Stingless bees are pollinators of tropical plant species and also yield medicinal hive products. Deforestation has caused the preferred habitat of stingless bees to become increasingly rare, forcing populations to relocate. Quality of environment has an immense impact on stingless bee biodiversity and behavior. Therefore it is important to study behavioral changes in different environments. This study aims primarily to explore changes in early colony development of an Afrotropical stingless bee, Hypotrigona sp., when introduced to a new habitat.

Violent Video Games May Kill Your Short-Term Focus: Violent video games may negatively affect a player’s attention and concentration on a short-term basis after brief exposure

Author:  Jacob W. Brawer

This study examined the effects of brief exposure to a violent video game on a test of attention and concentration in 12- to 14-year-old males with low-volume video game play histories. We hypothesized that subjects who played 45 minutes of a violent video game would perform significantly worse on a widely-used neuropsychological test when compared to their baseline performance.

Dog dust might prevent allergic asthma in infants

Author:  Maria Zagorulya
According to new scientific research, having a puppy at home can save us from allergies. The immunology project was coordinated by Susan Lynch, an associate professor with the Division of Gastroenterology at UC San Francisco, and Nicholas Lukacs, a professor with the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan. The multi-disciplinary group of researchers from UCSF, the University of Michigan, Henry Ford Health System and Georgia Regents University, discovered that exposure to dog dust reduced the risk of young mice developing allergies.