Social and Behavioral Sciences
Study Finds Link Between Marital Distress, Poor Food Choices
A study conducted by a team of researchers, including Lisa Jaremka, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Delaware, found a link between marital distress and poor food choices.
Clinical Psychological Science
– University of Delaware
African-Americans Most Likely to Stop Taking Meds in Medicare Part D’s Coverage Gap
Medicare Part D provides help to beneficiaries struggling with the cost of prescriptions drugs, but the plan’s coverage gap hits some populations harder than others, particularly African-Americans age 65 and older.
Social Work in Public Health
– University at Buffalo
APA Review Confirms Link Between Playing Violent Video Games and Aggression
Violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players but insufficient evidence exists about whether the link extends to criminal violence or delinquency, according to a new American Psychological Association task force report.
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Collegiate Recovery Program Part of Restructuring That Creates More Collaborative Opportunities
The Institute for the Study of Addiction, Recovery, & Families houses three centers, each with a different focus on community and family systems.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Texas Tech University
Parents and Kids: Managing the Anxieties and Emotions of Back to School
Dr. Marcy’s focus is on the emotional aspects of the new school year — the stress it causes for kids and parents. She has a model called The Six Rs of Returning to School: Rest, Routine, Responsibility, Reassure, Resist and Role Modeling. She talks about how to help children with the sudden overwhelm of transitioning from summer fun and later nights to resuming long days in the classroom and doing nightly homework. She is also an expert on kids’ socialization issues, like bullying (how parents should manage if their kid is the victim or if their kid is the bully), dealing with new teachers, adjusting to a new school.Media embedded: Image(s)Expert(s) available
– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles