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UNH Carsey Institute: The Increasing Diversity of America’s Youth

Diversity is increasing among America’s youth because of unprecedented population increases of minority children, particularly Hispanic, as well as a significant decline in the number of non-Hispanic white children, according to research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

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Mental Illness Not Usually Linked to Crime, Research Finds

In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5 percent were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Teachers’ Scare Tactics May Lead to Lower Exam Scores

As the school year winds down and final exams loom, teachers may want to avoid reminding students of the bad consequences of failing a test because doing so could lead to lower scores, according to new research published by APA.

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Boomers' Dark Secret: Booze

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The alcohol question: What caregivers don’t know or don't ask could hurt aging baby boomers

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Local Homicide Rate Increases Cause More Elementary Students to Fail School

A new study finds that an increase in a municipality’s homicide rate causes more elementary school students in that community to fail a grade than would do so if the rate remained stable.

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Toddlers ‘Surprisingly Sophisticated’ at Understanding Unfamiliar Accents

A new University of Toronto study has found that by two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with accents the toddlers have never heard before.

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Lashing Out at Your Spouse? Check Your Blood Sugar

Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and even more likely to lash out aggressively, new research reveals.

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Her Voice Is Hot, His Is Not

New research suggests that men cannot intentionally make their voices sound more sexy or attractive, while women have little trouble.

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Single Mothers Don’t Delay Marriage Just to Boost Tax Credit, Study Says

When the Earned Income Tax Credit was expanded in 1993, supporters hoped it would reward poor parents for working while critics feared that it might discourage single mothers from marrying or incentivize women to have more children to boost their tax refund. A new collaborative study done by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University reveals the EITC has helped the working poor but hasn’t affected personal choices.

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Meaning Of ‘The American Dream’ Different For Minorities, Whites

Though owning a home is considered the American dream, race can influence just how sweet that dream actually is.

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