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Do Sex and Violence Sell? Maybe Not, Says New Study

Advertisers hoping to sway consumers might want to rethink running spots within media with violent or sexual themes, and might do better if the ads themselves have a G-rating, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. Instead, violent and sexual media content may impair advertising’s effectiveness and ultimately deter purchasing, the research found.

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Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Discuss How Handgun Licensing Could Have Prevented Charleston Shooting

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Remediating Abandoned, Inner City Buildings Reduces Crime and Violence in Surrounding Areas

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Fixing up abandoned buildings in the inner city doesn’t just eliminate eyesores, it can also significantly reduce crime and violence, including gun assaults, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine report in the first study to demonstrate the direct impact of building remediation efforts on crime.

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Focus on Confederate Flag Is Misguided, Says Vanderbilt Professor

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Charleston Shooting Raises Serious Questions: GW Experts Available To Discuss

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Patient-Initiated Workplace Violence Affects Counselors, Treatment and Outcomes

More than four out of five counselors who treat patients for substance abuse have experienced some form of patient-initiated workplace violence according to the first national study to examine the issue, led by Georgia State University Professor Brian E. Bride.

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UT Expert on Racism & Radicalism: "We’ve Never Truly Come to Terms with White Supremacy and the Destructive Role It Has Played in the U.S."