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Newswise LifeWire
Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


UA Researcher Finds Link Between Parenting Styles and Workplace Behaviors

If you’re having problems at work, there’s a chance that your parents might share some of the blame, claimed Dr. Peter Harms, a University of Alabama researcher.

journal Human Relations

– University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Commerce

Revealing the ‘Taboo’ of Retirement for Catholic Priests; Declining Population, Burnout

You’ve heard of physician shortages. But, Catholic priests? They are in a similar dilemma with fewer options to retire from their diocese. And, unlike medicine, priesthood is not a lucrative profession. By 2019, half of all active priests will be at the minimum retirement age of 70. The impression is that priesthood is a vocation from which there can be no retirement. But after decades of service is it reasonable for a priest to say “enough!”?

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Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling

– Florida Atlantic University


Linguists Team Up with Primatologists to Crack the Meaning of Monkey Calls

It has long been known that monkeys convey information through alarm calls, but now a combined team of linguists and primatologists has laid the groundwork for a systematic ‘primate linguistics.’

– New York University

Children's Purchasing Behavior 'Significantly Impacted' by Social Media and Mobile Apps

Exposure to prompts to make in-app purchases in mobile games has a significant impact on children's purchasing behaviour, according to a recent study funded by the European Commission involving Dr Giuseppe Veltri, who now works at the University of Leicester Department of Media Communication.

European Commission

– University of Leicester


Religion Shown to Steer Adolescents Away From Pornography

A new study authored by University of Calgary researchers in the Journal of Adolescence examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance significantly tempers such actions.

Journal of Adolescence

– University of Calgary



Research: Watching Right TV Shows Can Help Kids Develop Social Skills

Researchers in mass media and autism education found young children who watch “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” learn empathy and other school readiness skills.

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Journal of Children and Media, July-2016

– Texas Tech University

Law and Public Policy


How Can We Slow Down Urban Sprawl? ‘Use Land Sparingly’

New research from Concordia University in Montreal shows that there’s a lot more we could be doing to combat urban sprawl — and European countries are leading the way.

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– Concordia University

Baldwin Wallace University Students Gearing Up to Experience Democracy in Action at the RNC

Baldwin Wallace University students are preparing to plug into the highly anticipated Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, which features insurgent candidate Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee. Nine BW students will be embedded the Ohio Republican Party’s Official Honorary Delegate Program, while another 13 BW students will join 125 students from colleges across the country to attend The Washington Center (TWC) Academic Convention Seminar. BW is home base for TWC’s two-week immersive convention experience.

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– Baldwin Wallace University

Politics in a World of Inequality

The 24th World Congress of Political Science, organized by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) will take place in Poznań (Poland) between July 23 and 28, 2016 at the Poznań Congress Center and Adam Mickiewicz University.

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– Concordia University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Baylor Historian to Discuss Global Trends at Panel Discussion in Washington, D.C., July 12

Key global demographic trends affecting issues of faith, migration and the economy will be discussed by an expert panel, including Baylor University religion historian Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., at the Washington, D.C., office of The Pew Charitable Trusts on Tuesday, July 12. Panelists will discuss the data behind global trends and their policy implications during the event, “Global Trends: New Demographics and Their Implications.”

– Baylor University

LifeWire Announcements

CAUSE IV - Lessons Learned From the U.S. Canadian Cross-Border Experiment

In April DHS S&T, the Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) and Public Safety Canada collaborated on a cross-border experiment with a focus on preparing emergency responders.

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– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Internationally Acclaimed Choreographer Lar Lubovitch Joins UCI Dance Faculty

Celebrated international artistic director and choreographer Lar Lubovitch has joined the dance department at the University of California, Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts as a Distinguished Professor.

– University of California, Irvine

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