The Male to Female Child Preferences in African Homes,its Implications and the way forward.

Over the past years, the phenomenon of male to female child preferences has persisted in several parts of the world. However in places like Africa, the bias between male to female child preference occurs to be more pronounced as most people consider the male child as the crowning glory in African marriages.And as a result, … Continue reading The Male to Female Child Preferences in African Homes,its Implications and the way forward.

Cycling is the future of urban mobility – and an effective response to crisis

In order to prevent the spread of the current pandemic, public transport has been reduced substantially. This challenges many people who still need to get around the city. Many work in jobs relevant to the system such as health and care providers. Others need to buy food. Staying mobile is highly important and especially in … Continue reading Cycling is the future of urban mobility – and an effective response to crisis

Stereotype Threat: From Attitudes and Stereotypes to Sustainable Coexistence

Attitudes are individual, subjective assessments of social issues and are related to certain personal positions, e.g. attitudes towards black individuals performances at school. Attitudes are often associated with stereotypes and perform four essential functions. First, they serve as self-esteem protection while attitudes maintain or defend self-worth against negative emotions. For example, expressing negative attitudes towards … Continue reading Stereotype Threat: From Attitudes and Stereotypes to Sustainable Coexistence

Between beautiful hair & contaminated ocean: how the app CodeCheck wants to encourage people to consume more sustainable products

Anti-frizz shampoos, whitening therapy toothpaste, body lotion, which makes your skin soft– there’s nothing, that drugstores don’t offer its’ customers. No matter which beauty “problem“ arises – there will always immediately be a perfect beauty product-solution. Sounds great and there’s no catch in it? There absolutely is. The major part of shampoos, shower gels & … Continue reading Between beautiful hair & contaminated ocean: how the app CodeCheck wants to encourage people to consume more sustainable products

Covid-19 and sustainable traffic flows

In recent years discussions about traffic flows came more and more in the focus of political discussions. The German government has acknowledged that a sustainable traffic infrastructure is necessary for fighting climate change (Bergk et al. 2017, p. 25).   Contrary to these objectives the shares of transport sectors in traffic volume changed little between 2000 … Continue reading Covid-19 and sustainable traffic flows

The Unexpected Motivator – Sustainable Behavior as an Outcome of COVID-19?

Since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2-related disease COVID-19 the Earth seems to stop spinning. Rapidly evolving into a global pandemic, the virus became a clinical threat for the general population due to the risk of human-to-human transmissions through droplets or direct contact (Lai et al., 2020; Li et al., 2020). Apart from a few exceptions like … Continue reading The Unexpected Motivator – Sustainable Behavior as an Outcome of COVID-19?

Syrian refugee women caught between patriarchy and new responsibilities: How being the female head of a household in Jordan determines expectations towards daughters.

Source: UNHCR (2014). The ongoing war in the Syrian Arab Republic accounts for approximately 5.6 million Syrian refugees worldwide (UNHCR 2019a). With the protracted nature of the conflict, forced migration has become one of the most pressing regional and global issues of our present times (Freedman et al. 2017). Jordan is one of the countries … Continue reading Syrian refugee women caught between patriarchy and new responsibilities: How being the female head of a household in Jordan determines expectations towards daughters.