Financial problems, marital difficulties, job loss and personal illness can trigger episodes of bipolar depression and mania, according to new research findings.
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More than a quarter of young people are growing up in families that face multiple challenges - with potentially damaging effects on children's development.
Thirty per cent of apprentices in England are over 45 years old, due to the practice of 'converting' existing employees into apprentices. But adult apprentices are more likely to be experiencing a 'restrictive' apprenticeship, with little access to learning new skills and gaining knowledge.
The British Sign Language Corpus Project has collected the first recorded 'corpus' of BSL and is expected to lead to improved services for deaf people. The project includes online video recordings of conversations, interviews, narratives, and signs for 102 key concepts.
A new report by the all-party Parliamentary group on social mobility has identified seven 'key truths' about social mobility, drawing on ESRC-funded research.
A BBC online test uses research from the ESRC-funded Emotion Regulation of Others and Self network to explore how people handle tasks under stress.
It may not be altruism, but fear that encourages co-operation, findings show. We are inclined to work together because we are worried about the consequences of selfishly taking advantage of other people.
People remain negative about hydrocarbons and controversial 'fracking' extraction, and do not see shale gas or other forms of unconventional fossil fuel as the solution to either energy security or climate change.
An economic stimulus or financial disaster? Building casinos provokes strong feelings and opinions, and ESRC-funded research is providing much–needed evidence on the pros and cons of gambling.
The queuing and bulk-buying of petrol is not 'panic buying' but logical, given people's reasonable beliefs about others' behaviour and mistrust of the authorities, argues Dr John Drury, researching crowd psychology in emergencies.