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Social and Behavioral Sciences


When do people retweet health agencies’ COVID-19 messages?

An analysis of Twitter messages has surfaced certain features of COVID-19-related tweets by public health agencies that were associated with a higher likelihood of the tweets being passed along—“retweeted”—by individual Twitter users.


PLOS ONE, Sutton J, Renshaw SL, Butts CT (2020) COVID-19: Retransmission of official communications in an emerging pandemic

Embargo expired on 16-Sep-2020 at 14:00 ET

Drones deliver time savings to customers, new revenue to businesses

A new economic impact study from Virginia Tech suggests that drone delivery could offer a significant economic boost in communities.

– Virginia Tech

Embargo expired on 16-Sep-2020 at 00:00 ET

Many Americans still ignore safety precautions for COVID-19, one-fifth will refuse a vaccine, reports study by the USC Center for the Digital Future

Six months into the most severe global pandemic in more than a century, are Americans complying with basic precautions to avoid infection and spread of the coronavirus? And will they be vaccinated when a proven treatment for COVID-19 is released? For...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Center for the Digital Future

The unintended consequence of becoming an empathetic person

People generally want to improve on things like being more emotionally connected to others, but researchers found that this leads to changes in their political souls as well.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Research in Personality


The Long Road to Post-Pandemic Recovery

Following the 6-month economic lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey is unlikely to experience a job resurgence anytime soon, according to the August 2020 Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON) forecast.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

August 2020 Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON)

Sharp attention explains why the early bird gets the worm

Many of the characteristics related to auditory attention in birds match those of humans, according to a study from the University at Buffalo. The findings published in the journal PLOS ONE provide novel insights into evolutionary survival mechanism...

– University at Buffalo


Teacher stress linked with higher risk of student suspensions

Just how stressed are teachers? A recent Gallup poll found teachers are tied with nurses for the most stressful occupation in America today.

– University of Missouri, Columbia

School Psychology Review

Loneliness predicts development of type 2 diabetes

Published in the journal Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]), the study shows that it is the absence of quality connections with people and not the lack of contact that predicts the onset of type 2 ...

– King's College London


Devi mangiare! Why culture may be contributing to disordered eating among Italian-Australian women

“You have to eat!” It’s a sentiment that illustrates how central food is to Italian culture, but the woman who uttered these words also happens to be struggling with bulimia nervosa.

– University of South Australia

Health Care for Women International

APS Media Tip Sheet: September 2020

Topics in this issue: People with blindness have a refined sense of hearing; First-ever review of gender parity within psychological science; Friendly and open societies supercharged the early spread of COVID-19

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science, Sept-2020; Perspectives on Psychological Science, Sept-2020


As Domestic Violence Spikes, Many Victims and Their Children Have Nowhere to Live

COVID-19 has left many victims of domestic violence facing difficulties feeding their children and accessing services for safe housing, transportation and childcare once they leave shelters, according to a Rutgers study published in the journal Viole...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Violence Against Women

Real-time estimates show poverty rose after government benefits expired

Research from Notre Dame shows poverty rose a full percentage point from 9.4 percent in the period from April to June to 10.4 percent for July and August.

– University of Notre Dame

National Bureau of Economic Research

A Quick Google Search May Help Homework but Harms Grades

Students who Google their homework answers may get a short-term boost but at the cost of longer-term harm, according to a new study by Rutgers-New Brunswick psychology professor Arnold Glass in the School of Arts and Sciences.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Educational Psychology

Facebook political ads more partisan, less negative than TV

More political candidates may be shifting primarily to social media to advertise rather than TV, according to a study of advertising trends from the 2018 campaign season.

– Washington State University

American Political Science Review

New study explores if flirting is real and shows it can work

Misunderstandings about flirting can potentially result in awkwardness or even accusations of sexual harassment.

– University of Kansas

The Journal of Sex Research



LinkedIn Chief Economist Considers Job Skills of the Future at UVA Darden Management Conference

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Lalin Anik spoke with LinkedIn Principal Economist Guy Berger

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Face masks, reduced capacity critical when reopening K-12 schools in Indiana, according to new study

A new study by researchers at Notre Dame cautions that K-12 schools reopening to full capacity with little to no compliance of safety measures such as face masks could drive infections up to an estimated 2.49 million in Indiana alone, with more than ...

– University of Notre Dame


U team offers daily tips for parenting, schooling and e-learning in a pandemic

The Behavior Response Support Team (BRST, pronounced “burst), a joint project of the University of Utah’s Department of Educational Psychology and the Granite School District, provides daily tips and teaches skills for managing kids’ behavior ...

– University of Utah

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Law and Public Policy


Study Suggests Financial Holdings Influenced Key Votes For House Lawmakers

A recent study found strong associations between the financial holdings of legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives and how those lawmakers voted on key financial legislation.

– North Carolina State University

Legislative Studies Quarterly, Aug-2020

Governments must ‘change the way the economy works’ after Covid-19 pandemic, says OECD-commissioned report

Leading economists call on governments to go ‘beyond growth’ and radically reorient economic policy

– University of Sheffield


Abandoned Buildings, Fear of Calling Police Contribute to High Rate of Fatal Overdoses in Philadelphia, New Study Shows

Abandoned Buildings, Fear of Calling Police Contribute to High Rate of Fatal Overdoses in Philadelphia, New Study Shows

– American University

Health and Place

Study suggests financial holdings influenced key votes for house lawmakers

A recent study found strong associations between the financial holdings of legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives and how those lawmakers voted on key financial legislation.

– North Carolina State University

Legislative Studies Quarterly


COVID-19 policy makers could learn more about accountability from industries like aviation

Organisations could improve the transparency and accountability of COVID-19 policy making processes by learning from safety-critical industries like aviation, a new paper shows.

– University of York

BMJ Health & Care Informatics

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Biden’s False Attacks on Trump’s Social Security ‘Plan’

A Biden campaign TV ad falsely claims that a government analysis of President Donald Trump’s “planned cuts to Social Security” shows that “if Trump gets his way, Social Security benefits will run out in just three years from now.”

– Newswise

Fact-checking President Trump's claims that CA, other states to blame for wildfires due to states' bad forest management, and asserts that climate change is not a factor

President Donald Trump, in a briefing on Western wildfires on Monday, continued to reject the role of climate change in California’s fire season and blamed California and other states for not managing forest land properly.

– Newswise

Vice Presidential Vacancy Isn’t Automatically Filled by House Speaker

A viral Facebook post wrongly suggests that if Joe Biden were to become president and later step down, Nancy Pelosi would become vice president. The Constitution says the vice president would become president and nominate a replacement; Congress must...

– Newswise

Clarifying Trump’s 80 million ‘unsolicited’ ballots claim

With 54 days until the Nov. 3 presidential election, President Donald Trump said on Twitter ( here ) and Facebook ( here ) on Thursday that 80 million mail-in ballots were being sent to voters who had not requested them, calling the situation “unfa...

– Newswise

Biden's statement that "“More cops have died from COVID this year than have been killed on patrol” is true

Biden's statement that "“More cops have died from COVID this year than have been killed on patrol” is true

– Newswise

LifeWire Announcement

Researchers to study effects of landlord decisions during pandemic

A rapid response grant from the National Science Foundation will allow an Iowa State University research team to study how landlord decision-making has contributed to rental housing instability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

– Iowa State University


Saint Louis University Establishes New Institute for Healing Justice and Equity

The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity has been established to help eliminate disparities caused by systemic oppression and to promote healing.

– Saint Louis University

UTEP Professor Part of Comprehensive Prison Study

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Melinda Tasca, Ph.D., is participating in the most comprehensive study ever into the causes and effects of prison violence. Researchers expect their findings to enhance institutional culture and safety within pr...

– University of Texas at El Paso

“Be Sensitive, Be Brave,” A New Culturally Sensitive Suicide Prevention Program, Now Underway in Santa Clara County, CA

A new suicide prevention training program developed by a team from Palo Alto University and the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department aims to better prevent suicide by being more culturally aware of the populations it serves. ...

– Palo Alto University

FSU communication, engineering researchers awarded grant to study natural disaster response

When Hurricane Michael devastated rural inland communities in the Florida Panhandle in 2018, public libraries played a critical role in the natural disaster response. It also exposed the need for improved upon procedures and policies for public libra...

– Florida State University

UIC continues climb in US News & World Report rankings

UIC climbed by eight spots this year to rank 52nd among public national universities.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UCI is ranked among nation’s top 10 public universities for sixth year in a row

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 14, 2020 — The University of California, Irvine has been ranked eighth among the nation’s public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 list of “Best Colleges,” released today. This is the sixth consecutive ye...

– University of California, Irvine

Maryland Smith to Continue to Waive GMAT/GRE Requirement

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is extending, for full-time and part-time MBA applications, the option to bypass the GMAT/GRE requirement for the 2021-2022 academic year. Maryland Smith initially granted option in re...

– University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Redlands MBA offered at Marin campus starting January 2021

The School of Business will add the Redlands MBA to the Marin campus offerings effective January 2021. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 16, 2020.

– University of Redlands

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Virtual internships for physics students present challenges, build community

Summer is usually the time when student interns flock to PPPL to learn about fusion and plasma physics at a national laboratory. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s students participated virtually from their homes around the countr...

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory





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