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MSU Expert Reveals Intimate Partner Violence Misconceptions, Solutions

Following reports of several National Football League stars allegedly hitting their partners, many U.S. media have focused even more closely on intimate partner violence during the October observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Liberal or Conservative? Brain Responses to Disgusting Images Help Reveal Political Leanings

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An team of scientists led by Virginia Tech reports that the strength of a person’s reaction to repulsive images can forecast their political ideology. The brain’s response to a single disgusting image was enough to predict an individual’s political ideology.

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Two Years After Superstorm Sandy: Resilience in Twelve Neighborhoods

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals uneven patterns of recovery in 12 neighborhoods two years after Superstorm Sandy. Social factors, such as trust and community bonds prove important in predicting resilience.

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Compensation and Punishment: “Justice” Depends on Whether or Not We’re a Victim

We’re more likely to punish wrongdoing as a third party to a non-violent offense than when we’re victimized by it, according to a new study by New York University psychology researchers. The findings may offer insights into how juries differ from plaintiffs in seeking to restore justice.

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Teen Anti-Substance Abuse Program Proves Successful

Middle school children learn about illegal substances and may avoid alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs through a Florida 4-H program, administered by UF/IFAS.

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Whites of Their Eyes: Study Finds Infants Respond to Social Cues From Sclera

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Infants at 7 months old are able to unconsciously pick up on eye cues, based on the size of the whites of a person’s eyes – a vital foundation for the development of social interactive skills, a new U.Va. psychology study shows.

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In Amazon Wars, Bands of Brothers-in-Law

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When Yanomamö men in the Amazon raided villages and killed decades ago, they formed alliances with men in other villages rather than just with close kin like chimpanzees do. And the spoils of war came from marrying their allies’ sisters and daughters, rather than taking their victims’ land and women.

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Are Twitter & Facebook Causing People Not to Talk Anymore?

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Election-Related Issues

With Election Day just around the corner, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss election-related issues, including public opinion, the politics of fear, voting blocs, and campaign finance.

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Election-Related Issues

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