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Conservation, Social Psychology, Psychology, Home Energy Cost

Conservation Mind Game

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A new study led by Kathryn Caldwell, an assistant professor of psychology at Ithaca College, demonstrates that homeowners can be encouraged to make changes to their energy use with a simple education plan and some helpful tricks from the world of social psychology.

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Cooperation, Sociology

Want People to Work Together? Familiarity, Ability to Pick Partners Could Be Key

The key to getting people to work together effectively could be giving them the flexibility to choose their collaborators and the comfort of working with established contacts, new research suggests.

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Task Interrupted: A Plan for Returning Helps You Move On

Get interrupted at work much? Making a quick plan for returning to and completing the task you're leaving will help you focus better on the interrupting work, according to new research from the University of Washington.

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A ‘Touching Sight’: How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for Learning

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A new study from the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) provides one of the first looks inside the infant’s brain to show where the sense of touch is processed — not just when a baby feels a touch to the hand or foot, but when the baby sees an adult’s hand or foot being touched, as well. Researchers say these connections help lay the groundwork for the developmental and cognitive skills of imitation and empathy.

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Changing the Lens on Poverty Research

Poverty statistics have never told the complete story, but new research from Georgia Tech economist Shatakshee Dhongde is pioneering a new approach for measuring deprivation among the elderly

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Evening Hours May Pose Higher Risk for Overeating, Especially When Under Stress, Study Finds

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Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that “hunger hormone” levels rise and “satiety (or fullness) hormone” levels decrease in the evening. The findings also suggest that stress may increase hunger hormone levels more in the evening, and the impact of hormones on appetite may be greater for people prone to binge eating.

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frequent Internet use, Religion, conflicting religions, millennials and religion, Baby boomers and religion, Gaullup Organization, Baylor Religion Survey, Pew Forum Internet Project

Using the Internet May Prompt Religious ‘Tinkering’ Rather Than Belief in Only One Religion

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Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true, according to a Baylor University study. The research is published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

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The Presence of Sexual Violence in Neighborhoods Erodes Feelings of Safety for Women—but Not Men

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Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied to women’s—but not men’s—perceptions of its safety, according to new research.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Linda Aiken, University of Southampton, nurse staffing levels, Patient Satisfaction

Nurse Staffing Levels Linked to Patient Satisfaction

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Satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses on wards, according to a new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open.







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