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Not Having Much Luck with Relationships? Be Humble, Study Finds

Researchers found that prospective dating partners who were more humble were viewed as more attractive candidates for a romantic relationship than those less humble. In long-distance relationships, partners who are viewed as humble tended to recover more quickly after offenses than their less humble counterparts, according to research released in the Journal of Positive Psychology.

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American Psychological Association Marks Mental Health Awareness Month with Focus on Children, Substance Abuse

The American Psychological Association will engage a variety of audiences to raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Month in May with activities that include:

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NYPD Twitter Debacle ‘Obscures’ Complex PR Challenges

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Promising U.Va. Youth Development Researchers Win Major Research Support

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Noelle Hurd studies the mentoring relationships of economically disadvantaged African-American adolescents, while Joanna Lee Williams is probing diverse middle-school peer groups. Both were named Grant Foundation Scholars.

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New Study Examines Disparities in Medicaid Spending on Children in the Welfare System

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In the new health-care climate of the Affordable Care Act and efforts to expand Medicare to accommodate more individuals and children, the need to closely examine ways to best use government funding is becoming increasingly evident. A new study from the Brown School examines racial and ethnic differences in Medicaid expenditures for children in the welfare system who use psychotropic drugs.

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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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The Future of High-Speed Rail in the U.S. And Beyond

Wayne State University, in partnership with the University of Michigan and Drexel University, has launched a two-and-a-half-year study of the imagination — or l'imaginaire — of high-speed rail (HSR) in America. The study is part of a larger comparative international study piloted by Dr. Max Bergman at the University of Basel and led by French, American, South African, Indian and Chinese research teams that is exploring the role of the “imaginaries” in choices relative to train and rail infrastructures. In other words, the study will examine what motivates decision makers (both leaders and users) in regard to championing or using trains both in and of themselves and within the context of the future of transportation as a whole.

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‘Consciousness Central’ TV Channel to Launch at Tucson Conference

Eastern and Western views about consciousness will clash at the 20 year anniversary conference ‘Toward a Science of Consciousness” which kicks off April 21 at the Marriott University Park Hotel at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Web-based TV channel ‘Consciousness Central’ will show plenary lectures, interviews with key figures, commentary and analysis, clips from previous conferences, scenes from the consciousness art show, poetry slam, ‘zombie blues’, and parties.

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The Happiness of Cities: Do Happy People Take Happy Images?

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego and The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) is one of only six groups to win one of Twitter’s inaugural #DataGrants. To do so, they beat out more than 1,300 rival proposals from around the world.

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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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