Social and Behavioral Sciences
Brit Accents Vex U.S. Hearing-Impaired Elderly
Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn’t feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like “Downton Abbey.” A small study from the University of Utah suggests hearing-impaired senior citizens have more trouble than young people comprehending British accents when there is background noise.Media embedded: Image(s) (Embargo expired on 25-May-2016 at 12:30 ET)
Acoustical Society of America 171st meeting, Salt Lake City
– University of Utah
Is Symptom Expression a Form of Communication?
Symptoms of illness are not inevitably tied to an underlying disease --rather, many organisms, including humans, adapt their symptom expression to suit their needs. That's the finding of Arizona State University's Leonid Tiokhin, whose research appears in the Quarterly Review of Biology.
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– Arizona State University
New Survey Looks at Attitudes, Behaviors and Challenges of LGBTQ Singles
A new survey by Match.com and Justin Garcia, a Ruth Halls assistant professor of gender studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and research scientist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, looks at the evolving attitudes, behaviors and challenges of the single LGBTQ population.
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– Indiana University
What Can Pavlov’s Dogs Tell US About Drinking?
s those cues can become desirable in and of themselves, as shown in a new study published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience by researchers from Concordia University in Montreal.
– Concordia University
Boosting Productivity at Work May Be Simple: Stand Up
Most people have heard the argument that standing desks are good for the body. They can help burn more calories and fight obesity. Standing can even help improve students’ attention and cognitive functioning. Now, new research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health indicates that they may boost productivity in adults as well.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Texas A&M University
More Than a Myth: Drink Spiking Happens
Google the term “spiked drink,” and you’ll get more than 11 million hits, directing you to pages that describe being slipped a mickey, tips on how to avoid becoming a victim and even kits to test drinks for illicit drugs. So is drink spiking a growing problem or are these tales of people who just drank too much? Or is this phenomenon merely an urban legend? (Embargo expired on 24-May-2016 at 09:00 ET)
Psychology of Violence
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Friends, Family and Community Key to Older Adult Health
Report highlights critical role of relationships in aging, along with the struggles faced by older adults living in cities.
– New York Academy of Medicine
Study Shows Which New Moms Post the Most on Facebook
A study shows which psychological characteristics of some new mothers may affect how they use Facebook to show off their baby.
– Ohio State University
UW Experts Develop First Method for Including Migration Uncertainty in Population Projections
University of Washington statisticians have developed what is believed to be the first method for incorporating the uncertainties of migration into population projections.
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– University of Washington
Angry Outbursts Tied to Heart Problems
Those who rage with frustration during a marital spat have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems such as chest pain or high blood pressure later in life, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Northwestern University
Extreme Preemies Disadvantaged in Employment, Income, Self-Esteem, Marriage and More by Their 30s
Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies who survive are more likely to be disadvantaged in employment, income, self-esteem, marriage and more by the time they reach their 30s. A longitudinal study has followed the ELBW survivors born between 1977 and 1982.
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– McMaster University
African-American Girls in Low-Income, High-Crime Neighborhoods Experience Threats and Objectification, Georgia State Study Finds
African-American girls in high-risk neighborhoods report encounters with aggression and sexual objectification, according to Georgia State University researchers.Media embedded: Image(s)
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– Georgia State University
Extreme Beliefs Often Mistaken for Insanity, New Study Finds
In the aftermath of violent acts such as mass shootings, many people assume mental illness is the cause. After studying the 2011 case of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers are suggesting a new forensic term to classify non-psychotic behavior that leads to criminal acts of violence. Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Missouri Health
Teen Health Depends on Location, Location, Location
The real estate maxim about the importance of location is true for teenagers too. Their intellectual and physical health depends on location, location, location.
– Cornell University
Legos: A New Frontier for Libraries
Rutgers art librarian Megan Lotts is changing the public’s perceptions of libraries – one colorful brick at a time.
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– Rutgers University
Wearable Fitness Monitors Don't Motivate Exercise Says Study
The results of a new study on physical activity have researchers asking what in the world will it take to get people moving.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Clarkson University
IU Expert Encourages Everyone to Revisit Safe Water Practices Before Heading Into Summer
With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to revisit safe water practices, said Bill Ramos, assistant professor of recreation, park and tourism studies and director of the aquatic institute at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
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– Indiana University