Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.
Newswise LifeWire - Lifestyle and Social Science News for Journalists

Newswise LifeWire
Monday, August 10, 2015

Public Edition | newswise.com

Life
(22 New)
FacebookTwitterLinkedInStumbleupon

Featured Story:

Has the “Baron de Rothschild’s Ship,” Lost over 100 Years Ago, Been Found?

Dr. Deborah Cvikel and Mr. Micky Holtzman from the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies at the University of Haifa suggest that the shipwreck... (more)

– University of Haifa

Featured Story:

Parents’ Math Anxiety Can Undermine Children’s Math Achievement

A team of researchers led by UChicago psychologists Sian Beilock and Susan Levine found that children of math-anxious parents learned less math over the school year and were more likely to be math-anxious themselves—but only when these parents... (more)

– University of Chicago

Arts and Humanities

10-Aug-2015

Has the “Baron de Rothschild’s Ship,” Lost over 100 Years Ago, Been Found?

Dr. Deborah Cvikel and Mr. Micky Holtzman from the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies at the University of Haifa suggest that the shipwreck discovered in 1976 off the coast at Dor (Tantura) lagoon may be identified as the missing Baron’s Ship. “The ship we found is structurally consistent with the specifications of the Baron’s ships, carried a similar cargo, and sailed and sank during the right period,” the scholars conclude.

Media embedded: Image(s)

– University of Haifa

Iowa State Students, Incarcerated Women Transform Barren Prison Yard Into Beautiful, Bountiful Landscape

An ongoing partnership to create therapeutic outdoor spaces and healthy food at a new prison also provides hands-on learning to landscape architecture students and incarcerated women.

Media embedded: Video / Image(s)

– Iowa State University

07-Aug-2015

Defending Slavery in Southern State's Thoughts, Words on Eve of Civil War

A new book that examines private and published documents in Arkansas before the start of the Civil War reveals that defending slavery was at the forefront of secession arguments in the state.

Media embedded: Image(s)

Slavery and Secession in Arkansas: A Documentary History

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

06-Aug-2015

The Indomitable Snow Woman

In the 1940s, Johns Hopkins nurse Bertha Louise Bloomer Johnson carried healthcare to the hinterlands

Media embedded: Image(s)

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Social and Behavioral Sciences

10-Aug-2015

Parents’ Math Anxiety Can Undermine Children’s Math Achievement

A team of researchers led by UChicago psychologists Sian Beilock and Susan Levine found that children of math-anxious parents learned less math over the school year and were more likely to be math-anxious themselves—but only when these parents provided frequent help on the child’s math homework.

Psychological Science; R305A110683; DRL-0746970; SBE-0541957; SBE-1041707

– University of Chicago

09-Aug-2015

Can Music Help People with Epilepsy?

The brains of people with epilepsy appear to react to music differently from the brains of those who do not have the disorder, a finding that could lead to new therapies to prevent seizures, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.

(Embargo expired on 09-Aug-2015 at 09:00 ET)

American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention

– American Psychological Association (APA)

08-Aug-2015

How Common Is Sexting?

The practice of sexting may be more common than generally thought among adults. More than eight out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.

(Embargo expired on 08-Aug-2015 at 08:00 ET)

American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention

– American Psychological Association (APA)

07-Aug-2015

Silently Suffering From Hearing Loss Negatively Affects Quality of Life

Hearing loss in adults is under treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning, according to a presentation at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.

(Embargo expired on 07-Aug-2015 at 13:00 ET)

American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention

– American Psychological Association (APA)

06-Aug-2015

Punishing a Child Is Effective if Done Correctly

While recently published parenting books have preached the effectiveness of positive parenting and “no drama” discipline, psychologists presenting at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention said don’t put timeout in timeout yet.

(Embargo expired on 06-Aug-2015 at 14:00 ET)

American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Falling Off the Wagon with Facebook

Despite the growing use of online support groups such as those on Facebook to help curb substance abuse, attending traditional face-to-face meetings may continue to be more effective for people trying to maintain sobriety, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.

(Embargo expired on 06-Aug-2015 at 11:00 ET)

American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Communities with Beautiful Scenery, Weather Have Lower Rates of Religious Affiliation

Counties in the United States with more beautiful weather and scenery have lower rates of membership and affiliation with religious organizations, according to a Baylor University study.

Media embedded: Image(s)

Sociology of Religion

– Baylor University

Genders Differ Dramatically in Evolved Mate Preferences

Men’s and women’s ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

If You Purchase an Embarrassing Product Online, Do You Still Blush? New Study Says Yes

Published research and common knowledge suggest that embarrassment is something we experience only when we are around other people. But a new research study co-authored by an Indiana University professor found that people often are embarrassed when buying sensitive health care products privately and online -- products such as home test kits and medications for incontinence and sexual dysfunction.

Media embedded: Image(s)

Journal of Consumer Psychology

– Indiana University

Abusive Men Put Female Partners at Greater Sexual Risk, Study Finds

New University of Washington research finds that men who were physically and sexually abusive to women were more likely than non-abusive men to engage in behaviors that exposed them and their partners to sexually transmitted infections.

Journal of Sex Research

– University of Washington

Study: Women Hurt More by Breakups but Recover More Fully

Women experience more emotional pain following a breakup, but they also more fully recover, according to new research from Binghamton University.

Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, July-2015

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Education

10-Aug-2015

Bright Future No Longer a World Away

Years after fleeing civil war in Sudan, Hopkins grad finds a home in nursing.

Media embedded: Image(s)

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

07-Aug-2015

New Book Co-Edited By SU Professor Emeritus Examines Twelve Step Program From Philosophical Standpoint

Though many academic disciplines have studied the Twelve Step program of recovery, philosophers haven’t yet paid much attention. That may be changing. A recent collection of essays, Sobering Wisdom, co-edited by Salisbury University's Dr. Jerome Miller, offers a unique exploration of the program’s spirituality from a philosophical standpoint.

Media embedded: Image(s)

– Salisbury University

06-Aug-2015

University of Texas System to Launch the Most Comprehensive Sexual Assault Study of Students in Higher Education

Students returning to class at the University of Texas System’s campuses this fall will be participating in the nation’s most comprehensive study on sexual assaults ever conducted on college campuses. The sweeping $1.7-million multiyear study on sexual assaults, dating violence, stalking and sexual harassment will survey students at 13 of the UT System's colleges and medical campuses.

Media embedded: Image(s)

– The University of Texas System

UF/IFAS Expert Urges Returning College Students to Read, Know Their Lease

As thousands of college students across America return to school for the fall, a UF/IFAS financial expert has quick, simple advice: Read the apartment lease. To some, reviewing the lease may seem obvious; to others, it may seem onerous. But it’s time well spent, said Michael Gutter, an associate professor of family financial management and associate dean of Extension at UF/IFAS.

Expert(s) available

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Law and Public Policy

07-Aug-2015

Municipal Court Reform a Year After Ferguson

Following the death of Michael Brown a year ago this August, one of the key issues to emerge was a critical examination of the municipal court system in the individual communities that make up St. Louis County. Many of the courts were accused of not working primarily for justice, but as a way to raise funds for municipalities. Three faculty members from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, all of whom are involved in court reform efforts, express their thoughts on the reform process.

Expert(s) available

– Washington University in St. Louis

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Public Festival of the Imagination Marks 50 Years of University of Warwick

A TV chef, a pioneer of Coventry’s musical heritage and a polar explorer and will be helping to highlight the contribution the University of Warwick has made at home and abroad since it was established 50 years ago

Media embedded: Image(s)

– University of Warwick

National Thought Leaders to Explore Models of Innovation; Showcase One of Nation’s Largest University-Based Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centers

Case Western Reserve University will host Innovation Summit 2015: Models of Innovation to explore the opportunities and challenges of various models of innovation at the global scale. On Oct. 26-28, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, academic experts and policy makers nationally will examine how diverse regions and industries leverage their strengths to fuel new companies, products, technologies and ideas.

Media embedded: Image(s)

– Case Western Reserve University

subscribe/unsubscribe :: edit my preferences
© 2015 Newswise, Inc. All Rights Reserved. | 215 E. 5th St. SW, Charlottesville VA 22903 | 434-296-9417 | Contact Us