Social and Behavioral Sciences
NEI Employment Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities Celebrates 10 Years
Andrew Butler may be one of the hardest working people at the National Institutes of Health. Not even Winter Storm Jonas could keep him away. After the blizzard struck the East Coast in late January, the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland was buried in snow and eerily quiet for several days. Still, Butler reported for all of his daily shifts except one, when his supervisors asked him to stay home. Butler’s dedication is important, because he works at the Building 49 Central Animal Facility—home to the many rodents and other laboratory animals that are a vital part of NIH research—helping ensure that they receive the care they need.Media embedded: Image(s)
Laboratory Animal Science Professional, December 2015
– NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)
Climate Change Less Politicized Among Minority Groups
Race and ethnicity as a function of climate-change attitudes is the subject of a recent study by Jonathon Schuldt, assistant professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and collaborator Adam Pearson, assistant professor of psychology at Pomona (Calif.) College.
– Cornell University
Millennials More Likely Than Older Adults to Donate Clothing Rather Than Trash It
In 2012, Americans sent more than 14 million tons of textile waste to trash dumps around the country, despite many options for consumers to repurpose or recycle textile waste, including donating old clothes to charities and recycling the materials to be remade into other products. Pamela Norum, professor and interim department chair of textile and apparel management at the University of Missouri, found that younger adults from ages 18-34 are much less likely to throw old clothes and other textile waste into the garbage than older adults. She also found that millennials were more likely to donate clothing to secondhand stores such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army.
Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
– University of Missouri
Study: Financial Literacy Declines with Age, Confidence to Make Decisions Doesn’t
A study from two Texas Tech professors shows an alarming decrease in financial awareness among Americans of retirement age.
– Texas Tech University