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Engaging Fathers in Parenting Intervention Improves Outcomes for Both Kids and Fathers

A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Where Belief in Free Will Is Linked to Happiness

Researchers show that the phenomenon, previously seen in Western populations, also occurs in Chinese teenagers, and can cross cultural divides

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Trusting Relationship with Counselor Vital to Successful Alcohol Treatment

Patients who reported the most positive relationships with their counselors on a session-to-session basis had fewer days of drinking and fewer days of heavy drinking between treatment sessions than patients whose relationship was not as positive. The results indicate that efforts to ensure a good match between patient and counselor can have considerable benefits to the patient’s recovery.

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One in Five Adults Secretly Access Their Friends’ Facebook Accounts

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Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it’s actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.

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New Study Reveals That Insects Also Migrate

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The researchers found that insects engage in the largest continental migration on earth. Some 3.5 trillion insects in Southern Britain alone migrate each year – a biomass eight times that of bird migration.

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Saint Louis University to Teach Skills to Intervene When Child Discipline Crosses the Line

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Should a bystander intervene if he or she sees an adult screaming at or hitting a child? Saint Louis University is studying how and when to take action.

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The Tasmanian Tiger Had a Brain Structure Suited to a Predatory Life Style

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Brain scans suggest the action-planning part of the cortex was large in these extinct predators.

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Which Facebook “Friends” Help Most When Looking for a Job? Depends Where You Live in the World

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Research from Tufts University used anonymous Facebook data from almost 17 million social connections in 55 countries to determine that the role of weak and strong ties in job searches is important around the world, but the value of a single strong tie is even more important for job seekers in countries with pronounced income inequality.

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Talking to Children About STEM Fields Boosts Test Scores and Career Interest

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields.

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Racial Bias in a Heartbeat: How Signals From the Heart Shape Snap Judgements About Threat

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Our heartbeat can increase pre-existing racial biases when we face a potential threat, according to new research published in Nature Communications.

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Children’s Beliefs About Talent Influence Music Participation

Many adults who believe they can’t carry a tune likely formed those beliefs in elementary school, according to new Northwestern University research.  

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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School; Experts on Peanut Allergies Weigh In on New Guidelines; A Better Way to Test for Jaundice, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

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Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

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Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality, 20 Minutes of Exercise Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory, A Fly Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Continues to Climb Past R-Rated Films

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The amount of gun violence in top-grossing PG-13 movies, which can be seen by children of all ages, has continued to exceed the gun violence in the biggest box-office R-rated films, a new analysis published in the journal Pediatrics shows.

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UIC Learning Scientist Honored by International Research Society

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University of Illinois at Chicago learning scientist Susan Goldman has been selected to receive the Society for Text and Discourse's 2017 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.







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