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Newswise LifeWire
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Research Highlights Adolescent Abuse and Neglect Risk

New research from the University of Warwick reveals an increase in the number of adolescents who died or were seriously harmed as a result of abuse or neglect.

– University of Warwick


Think Talking on Your Hands-Free While Driving Is Safe? Think Again, Says New Research

Driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be as distracting as talking on a hand-held mobile, psychologists at the University of Sussex say.

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Transportation Research journal

– University of Sussex

JCU Researchers Set Sights on Uni Bullying

JCU’s Dr Margaret-Anne Carter said the problem is becoming increasingly significant as the online education sector grows.

Prevent Cyber Bullying

– James Cook University


Report Points to Racial Disparities in Nearly All Forms of Political Participation in California

Latinos and Asian Americans are the least likely to have a say in California’s politics, during election cycles and year round. That is one of the key findings of a new report by Advancement Project and the UC Riverside School of Public Policy.

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– University of California, Riverside

Does Discrimination Increase Drinking?

Researchers at the University of Iowa have found another negative health outcome linked to discrimination: alcohol abuse.

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Social Science & Medicine, Volume 161, July 2016, Pages 178–194

– University of Iowa

Thinking 'I Can Do Better' Really Can Improve Performance, Study Finds

Telling yourself I can do better, can really make you do better at a given task, a study published in Frontiers in Psychology has found.

Frontiers in Psychology

– Frontiers

Grade-School Students Teach a Robot to Help Themselves Learn Geometry

NYU, ASU, and Carleton U. researchers create rTAG, a tangible learning environment that utilizes teachable agent framing, together with a physical robotic agent to get students away from the traditional computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse

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CHI '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Pages 919-930

– New York University

Eating for Wellness: Can a Change in Diet Improve Your Health?

The key to eating for wellness is not necessarily what foods to eat, but rather how and when we eat them, says Suzanne Judd, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Biostatistics.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham



Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind, UT Study Says

Vocational training without a strong college-preparatory focus in blue-collar community high schools led some millennials to face wider gender employment and wage gaps than their peers, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Pop Culture


Think You Know The American Revolution? Read These Five Books This Fourth of July, Professor Says

This Fourth of July marks the 240th anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This year, in addition to firing up the grill and donning red, white and blue, why not pick up a book with a patriotic theme?

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– Baylor University

Law and Public Policy


US Officials Charged 91 People with ISIS-Related Offenses Since March 2014

The number of ISIS-related charges issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 88 to 91, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. The research, released Thursday, identifies three individuals identified in June, following three new charges in May.

– George Washington University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Pacific University Press Publishes First Book

Less than a year after its founding, Pacific University Press celebrated the release of its first book to much fanfare on Thursday, June 23.The launch of When the Rewards Can Be So Great: Essays on Writing and the Writing Life, edited by Kwame Dawes, marked the Press’ successful debut with a reception in honor of the book’s contributors: Dawes’ fellow faculty within the university’s thriving Master of Fine Arts in Writing low-residency program.

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– Pacific University (Ore.)

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