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Former NAACP Chief’s Endorsement Signals Lackluster Clinton Support, Expert Says

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Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’ standing among black voters could receive a boost with the expected endorsement of Benjamin Jealous, who served as president of the NAACP from 2008 to 2013. Darren Davis, a professor of political science and an associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, notes that political endorsements are primarily symbolic, but Jealous’ endorsement is more symbolic than most.

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Super Bowl Won’t Make You Feel Super, Even if Your Team Wins

Communication researchers Drew Margolin, and Wang Liao have created a unique way to watch the emotional dynamics of the game in real-time during this year’s Super Bowl.

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'Pushback' Against Constant Connectivity Also Reflected in Images, Study Follow-Up Finds

People expressing the wish to resist constant online connectivity — dubbed "pushback" by University of Washington Information School researchers — is manifested as powerfully in images as in text, further study has found.

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Hallucinogen Use Could Protect Against Intimate Partner Violence

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Hallucinogen research gains traction, suggests class of substance could be therapeutic for problem behaviors, including intimate partner violence.

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Presidential Rhetoric Expert Available For Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary Analysis

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UCI Researchers Link Compulsive Facebook Checking to Lack of Sleep

If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it’s not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. It may be a sign that you’re not getting enough sleep.

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Mature Drivers Favour Checks on Over 70s, New Study Finds

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The majority of older drivers are in favour of tighter rules on checking the health and suitability of over-70s to drive – even if those checks could take them off the road themselves – according to a new report. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) worked with Dr Carol Hawley at Warwick Medical School, the University of Warwick, to survey more than 2,600 drivers and former drivers on their opinions, habits and motoring history.

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New Kelley School Study Finds Psychological Toll of Madoff Fraud Case Went Far Beyond the Victims

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In a new paper, an Indiana University professor and two co-authors study where Bernie Madoff’s fraud case left its deepest impact and on whom — not just among his direct victims, but also on how others viewed the trustworthiness of financial markets.

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New Report: New Yorkers Are Active, But Want More Opportunities to Get Fit

New study reveals attitudes about physical activity and what city dwellers need to workout more often.

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Cluttered Kitchens Cause Over-Snacking

A cluttered and chaotic kitchen can often cause out-of-control stressful feelings. It might also cause something else — increased snacking of indulgent treats.

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Reinforcing Parenting Through Cooking

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Roasted vegetables, fruit salads and spinach smoothies can form the basis for a healthy meal and provide a chance to connect as a family. These are insights that 9- and 10-year-olds and their caregivers in South Dakota gained through iCook, a multi-state U.S. Department of Agricultural project to increase culinary skills, family mealtime and physical activity as a means of preventing childhood obesity.

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New Study Finds No Evidence For “Black Dog Syndrome”

A recently published study by Canisius College Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, suggests that Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) does not exist in animal shelters.

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The George Washington University Names Inaugural Director of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute

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Kevin Pelphrey will begin his new role April 1.

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Clinton/Sanders Democratic Debate: WFU Expert Says It Won't Matter Much

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Addressing trauma in juvenile offenders should be larger focus of rehabilitation, study finds

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Treating trauma in juvenile offenders can aid social relationships that help them stay out of trouble, according to a new study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University.

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High-Tech Toys Could Stagnate Babies’ Communication Skills

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When babies and toddlers play with a tablet or other noisy device, they often play alone, which can be detrimental to their development, according to Bradford Wiles, an assistant professor and extension early child development specialist at Kansas State University. Research has shown that children need meaningful interaction with adults to reach their full social potential.

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Practice Makes Perfect: Switching Between Languages Pays Off

The results of a study recently published by the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology show that bilingual children are better than monolinguals at a certain type of mental control, and that those children with more practice switching between languages have even greater skills.

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Anonymous Browsing Hinders Online Dating Signals

Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study in Management Science finds that certain longstanding social norms persist, even online.

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Media Stereotypes Fuel Support for Anti-Muslim Action, New Research Shows

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Iowa State researchers found a link between negative media stories about Muslims and support for military action and restrictions against Muslims. The research, published was designed to gauge the influence of media coverage portraying Muslims as terrorists.