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Thursday, October 8, 2015

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If You Made Money Buying a First Home in 2000s, You Probably Weren’t Black

In the tumultuous real estate market of the 2000s, some U.S. homebuyers found wealth while others took big hits. But no matter when they bought, most... (more)

– Johns Hopkins University

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Parents Influence Children’s Play of Violent Video Games, According to Iowa State Study

Parents who are anxious and emotional can impact their children's violent video game play, according to new research from Iowa State University. Warm... (more)

– Iowa State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

08-Oct-2015

Frequent School Moves Hurt Low-Income Childrens’ Math Scores

Low-income students who change schools frequently are at risk for lower math scores and have a harder time managing their behavior and attention in the classroom than similar students who stay in the same school, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

(Embargo expired on 08-Oct-2015 at 09:00 ET)

Developmental Psychology

– American Psychological Association (APA)

More “Global” Individuals Contribute Less

A new study by Dr. Eitan Adres of the University of Haifa found that the more individuals perceive themselves as “citizens of the world,” the less likely they are to contribute to collective public goods and the more likely to hitch a “free ride” on the contributions of other citizens

– University of Haifa

07-Oct-2015

If You Made Money Buying a First Home in 2000s, You Probably Weren’t Black

In the tumultuous real estate market of the 2000s, some U.S. homebuyers found wealth while others took big hits. But no matter when they bought, most black first-time homeowners lost money, a Johns Hopkins University study found

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Real Estate Economics, Sep-2015

– Johns Hopkins University

Surprise: Narcissists Are Not Always Risk-Takers

Researchers found that people who scored higher on measures of narcissism were no more likely than others to make risky choices in lab-based tasks.

Journal of Behavioral Decision Making

– Ohio State University

Parents Influence Children’s Play of Violent Video Games, According to Iowa State Study

Parents who are anxious and emotional can impact their children's violent video game play, according to new research from Iowa State University. Warm and restrictive parents successfully limited children’s play. However, anxious parents had the opposite effect.

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Journal of Consumer Affairs

– Iowa State University

Is Your Child at Risk to Be Recruited for Human Trafficking? Know the Signs, Baylor Expert Says

Since human trafficking often begins with recruitment, it’s important that parents and guardians know the signs, said Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

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Expert(s) available

– Baylor University

06-Oct-2015

People with Higher ‘Intellectual Arrogance’ Get Better Grades, Baylor Study Finds

People who think they know it all — or a lot -- may be on to something, according to a Baylor University study. Researchers had theorized that “intellectual humility” — having an accurate or moderate view of one’s intelligence and being open to criticism and ideas — would correlate with academic grades, but that was not the case.

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Journal of Research in Personality

– Baylor University

Warning Labels Should Be Introduced to Prevent Digital Addiction

Labels and messages could encourage responsible use of digital devices and raise awareness of potential side effects.

– Bournemouth University

Repeating Aloud to Another Person Boosts Recall

Repeating aloud boosts verbal memory, especially when you do it while addressing another person, says Professor Victor Boucher of the University of Montreal

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Consciousness and Cognition

– Universite de Montreal

05-Oct-2015

The Psychology Behind Religious Belief

Throughout history, scholars and researchers have tried to identify the one key reason that people are attracted to religion. But in a new book, a psychologist suggests that religion attracts followers because it satisfies all of the 16 basic desires that humans share.

The 16 Strivings for God

– Ohio State University

Education

07-Oct-2015

Johns Hopkins Researcher Contributes to White House Initiative on School Absenteeism

The Obama administration is enlisting help from the Johns Hopkins University's Everyone Graduates Center in a just-announced initiative to reduce chronic absenteeism in public schools by at least 10 percent a year.

– Johns Hopkins University

05-Oct-2015

Battling Obesity in the Classroom with Exercise

There's another burst of seat-bouncing, giggling and shouting in researcher Rebecca Hasson's simulated classroom at the University of Michigan as Hasson catches study participant Marcus Patton cheating at Sorry!

– University of Michigan

Pop Culture

08-Oct-2015

Hitting the Rewind Button and Back in the Groove

“Bigger, better and badder than ever before!!!” is how international indie cassette labels are billing Oct. 17 — Cassette Store Day. On the vinyl record front, Billboard Magazine reports that more vinyl albums were sold in 2014 than in any year since Nielsen started tracking music sales in 1991. That’s — sorry — a record. And in case you missed it, National Eight-Track Day was April 11.

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Expert(s) available

– Baylor University

05-Oct-2015

University of Nebraska Medical Center Launches HAND in HAND ResearchKit App

New iPhone app from Apple is designed to make it easier for large numbers of HIV patients to participate in research. Will enable participants to easily complete tasks or submit surveys right from the app.

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– University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Law and Public Policy

06-Oct-2015

Georgia Health Policy Center’s Groundbreaking Effort Integrates Health Metrics into Affordable Housing Design

Investment in affordable housing in lower risk and higher opportunity areas can improve the health status of Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens, helping up to 200 individuals per year live longer, healthier lives, according to an assessment by the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University.

– Georgia State University

LifeWire Announcements

Natural History Museum of Utah to Launch Innovative Digital Program for Middle Schoolers

This month the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah will launch a new digital program called Research Quest that will give middle school students across the state of Utah the chance to explore some of the museum’s paleontology collections through in-depth, classroom-based investigations.

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– University of Utah

UGA Receives $8.2 Million Grant to Support Families in Georgia Child Welfare System

University of Georgia faculty members, led by a researcher in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received an $8.2 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families to improve the lives of children and families in the child welfare system in Georgia.

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Administration for Children and Families

– University of Georgia

City Startup Labs Establishing Center of Excellence at UNC Charlotte

City Startup Labs (CSL) is establishing a Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurial Competency, Innovation and Leadership (CoE) at UNC Charlotte, in association with Ventureprise, a campus-based venture development organization.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

At the Crossroads: Examining the Intersections of Science and Art

To celebrate the launch of art_x @Rensselaer (art_x) members of the campus and community are invited to a series of concerts co-sponsored by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) and the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS). The concerts scheduled for October 6 and October 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m., will take place in the CBIS auditorium on the Troy campus.

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– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

NYU’s Center for the Humanities Awarded $400,000 Grant from the Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded NYU’s Center for the Humanities a $400,000 grant to support both existing and new programming.

– New York University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Milken Institute School of Public Health Holds October 9 Event Featuring Screening of Girl Rising and Discussion with Freida Pinto

Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University will hold an event on October 9 to screen segments of Girl Rising, followed by a discussion with Girl Rising ambassador and actress Freida Pinto.

– George Washington University

University of Warwick Psychiatrist’s Research Inspires Play

The huge challenges of caring for a teenager with psychosis is being brought to the stage in a new play by an Olivier award-winning writer.

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– University of Warwick

Exhibit Features Archival Images of Persepolis, a Royal Complex of Ancient Persia

A new exhibition at the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago will give visitors a rare glimpse inside the ancient city of Persepolis. “Persepolis: Images of an Empire,” which opens Oct. 13, includes archival photographs and a new multi-media presentation that document an astounding imperial complex of palaces constructed by the Persian kings Darius, Xerxes, and Artaxerxes I and III, who ruled between 522 and 338 BC in today’s southwest Iran.

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– University of Chicago

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