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Thursday, December 31, 2015

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Survey Finds Majority Who Believe It Is Sometimes Necessary for Govt to Sacrifice Freedoms

Survey conducted after Paris and San Bernardino attacks finds a majority of respondents from both parties think it is acceptable for the government to analyze the Internet activities and communications of American citizens without a warrant.

– NORC at the University of Chicago

Research Finds Parents Can Play a Role in Preventing Teen Fighting

Nearly one-fourth of all adolescents reported violent altercations in the past year.

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Journal of Child and Family Studies

– Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Study Ties Insurgency Phase of Iraq War to Higher PTSD Rates

Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more posttraumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a Veterans Affairs study of 738 men and women who served in Iraq.

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Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

– Veterans Affairs (VA) R&D


Being Anxious Could Be Good for You -- in a Crisis

New findings by French researchers show that the brain devotes more processing resources to social situations that signal threat than those that are benign.


– eLife


To Bolster a New Year's Resolution, Ask, Don't Tell

"Will you exercise this year?" That simple question can be a game-changing technique for people who want to influence their own or others' behavior, according to a recent study spanning 40 years of research.

Journal of Consumer Psychology

– Washington State University

Are You Facebook Dependent?

New study findings reveal user trends.

National Communication Association Conference 2015

– University of Akron

Turn New Year’s Resolutions Into Habits for the Coming Year

Clinical pyschologist Josh Klapow at UAB says the way to make New Year's resolutions last is to turn them into habits.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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