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Social and Behavioral Sciences


How Do Children Hear Anger?

Even if they don’t understand the words, infants react to the way their mother speaks and the emotions conveyed through speech. What exactly they react to and how has yet to be fully deciphered, but could have significant impact on a child’s deve...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The 172nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Embargo expired on 01-Dec-2016 at 16:15 ET

Use Your Words: Written Prisoner Interactions Predict Whether They’ll Clean Up Their Acts

The evolution of how prisoners in substance-abuse programs communicate is a good indicator of whether they’ll return to crime, new research has found.

– Ohio State University

When Good People Get Bad Gifts

New research from NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) details reasons why some people intentionally give bad gifts.

– New York Institute of Technology

Narcissistic Individuals Use Social Media to Self-Promote

A new statistical review of 62 studies with over 13,000 individuals found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors.

– University of Georgia

Psychology of Popular Media Culture

GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 111 People with ISIS-Related Offenses Since March 2014

The number of ISIS-related charges issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 109 to 111, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

– George Washington University

‘the Frankenstein Effect’ of Working Memory: Researchers Examine How Brain Stimulation Affects Memory Reactivation

A new study from Nathan Rose, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, examined a fundamental problem your brain has to solve, which is keeping information “in mind,” or active, so your brain can act accordingly.

– University of Notre Dame


Research Suggests Creatives Worry Less About Dying

Creative achievement can provide a buffer against being anxious about death, research from psychologists at the University of Kent shows.

– University of Kent

Journal of Creative Behavior

Aer Lingus and Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Announce Visual Guide for Air Travel That Assists Individuals with Autism

Aer Lingus and the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University have partnered to develop a visual guide that helps individuals with autism and related disorders prepare for and experience air travel.

– Saint Joseph's University

Texas Tech, Brazilian Researchers Examine Effects of Toxic Stress on Children’s Brain Development

The study uses fMRI data to compare brain development between children who experience pervasive, continuing trauma and those with “normal” development.

– Texas Tech University



Unique Premed Program Gives Future Healthcare Providers Tools to Understand Social Contexts for Health

Vanderbilt's Medicine, Health and Society graduates demonstrate a thorough grounding in issues of structural competence while remaining as competitive as traditional pre-med students for medical school, showing that the undergraduate years are ideal ...

– Vanderbilt University

Academic Medicine

Law and Public Policy


Study on American Jihadi Women, Experts on ‘Low-Tech Terror’ and Hate Speech Versus Free Speech in the Terrorism News Source

For the latest research and experts on Terrorism go to the Terrorism News Source

– Newswise

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Putting Fundamental Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the Map

The WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health produced a far-reaching analysis of countries’ efforts, since adoption of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to enact and address global rights, laws ...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Embargo expired on 02-Dec-2016 at 06:00 ET

LifeWire Announcements

New Study Abroad Program Focuses on Post-Conflict Mental Health

A new Northwestern study abroad program will allow students to study the psychological impact of war in post-Soviet countries Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

– Northwestern University

Federal Grants to Support UIC-Led Community Policing Programs

The Center for Public Safety and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received two new federal grants to lead training in community policing and procedural justice.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Gonzaga Senior Allie Burgett Fulfills Dream to Sing National Anthem at National Finals Rodeo

SPOKANE, Wash. – Allie Burgett, a Gonzaga University senior from Brewster, Wash., has been chosen by fans to sing the national anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9. For Burgett, who is majoring in poli...

– Gonzaga University

APA Hails House Passage of Mental Health Provisions in 21st Century Cures Act

The American Psychological Association and the APA Practice Organization applauded passage by the House of Representatives of the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill that will lead to much-needed mental health reform.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

NYU Students & Alumni Selected as Schwarzman Scholars for Study in China

Two New York University students and two of the university’s alumni have been selected as 2017 Schwarzman Scholars, an honor that will support master’s degree study at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

– New York University

Rensselaer Announces More Than $24 Million Raised for Student Scholarship Support

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute held its Inaugural Scholarship Gala—and announced that is has raised over $24 million in scholarship support in the last two years—at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City Nov. 17. The Gala raised support for the...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Leading Researcher Bruce McCandliss to Address Brain Science and Educational Success at Seattle Event on December 6

Dr. Bruce McCandliss, a renowned scholar on developmental cognitive neuroscience, will deliver a lecture titled “Early Education and the Brain: Making Novel Connections” as part of the American Educational Research Association’s Centennial Lect...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)





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