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Article ID: 695487

SU Expert Available to Discuss Celebrities and Social Media in the Current Political Climate

Salisbury University

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1-Jun-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Pop Culture

Article ID: 695278

What a New Study Reveals About Selfies and Teenage Body Image

University of Kentucky

From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it's no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky.

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31-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 695165

Professor Joins Program to Fight the Spread of Foreign Propaganda

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and social media infiltration expert Dr. Nitin Agarwal has been selected as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Tech Demo program to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation. Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Science, leads COSMOS (Collaboratorium for Social Media and Behavioral Studies) at UA Little Rock. Agarwal’s team of researchers is one of 14 groups throughout the country that is participating in the program, which is organized by the Global Engagement Center that is charged with leading the U.S. government’s efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation from international terrorist organizations and foreign countries.

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25-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Education

Article ID: 694984

Social Media Usage Linked to Underage Drinking

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine researchers found a statistically significant relationship between teen and young adult alcohol related social media engagement and both alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems.

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23-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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    22-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694795

Facebook and Twitter Postings May Indicate a Drinking Problem

Research Society on Alcoholism

Despite the pervasive use of social media by young adults, little is known about whether, and how, social-media engagement influences their drinking patterns and risk of alcohol-related problems. Reviews thus far have looked at drinking relative to risky behaviors and advertising. This review examined associations between young adults’ alcohol-related social-media activity – defined as posting, liking, commenting on, and viewing of alcohol-related content on social media – and their drinking behaviors and alcohol-related problems.

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18-May-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694810

Gay Male Teens Use Adult Hookup Apps to Find Friends, Partners

Northwestern University

CHICAGO - Although hookup apps require users to be 18 or older, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that more than 50 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual boys ages 14 to 17 met male sexual partners on apps such as Grindr and Scruff. It also was common for these teens to use the apps to connect with friends and find new gay, bisexual and queer friends and boyfriends, which sheds new light on who uses adult male hookup apps and why.

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21-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694742

What's Trending in Fake News? IU Tools Show Which Stories Go Viral, and if 'Bots' Are to Blame

Indiana University

Researchers at the IU Observatory on Social Media have upgraded two tools playing a major role in countering the spread of misinformation online.

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17-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

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    16-May-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694534

Study Shows Increase In Youth Suicide Attempts

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published today in Pediatrics.

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14-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694139

Oversharing Can Have Consequences, Research Says

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Researcher finds that relationships are at risk when people fail to set expectations about the sharing of private information.

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7-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 692400

Violence Prevention Research Program Releases #WhatYouCanDo to Help Reduce Gun Violence

UC Davis Health

What You Can Do, launched today by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, offers information and support for providers looking for ways to reduce firearm injury and death, particularly among patients at elevated risk.

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6-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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