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Monday, December 12, 2016

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


NYU Researchers Examine Most Efficacious Social/Behavioral Interventions to Uncover Undiagnosed HIV

At least a third of new HIV transmission events are linked to those with undiagnosed HIV. Researchers looked to identify best approaches to uncovering undiagnosed HIV, comparing the efficacy of three social/behavioral intervention strategies for het...

– New York University

Public Health Benefit of Peer-Referral Strategies for Detecting Undiagnosed HIV Infection among High-Risk Heterosexuals in NYC; P30DA011041; R01DA032083

Beer Epiphany: How Brand-Name Beer Drinkers Become Craft Beer "Aficionados"

Andre Maciel, an assistant marketing professor at Nebraska, spent three years studying craft beer drinkers and how they train their taste buds to prefer craft beer over mass-market brands.

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– University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Journal of Consumer Research


Contraception Influences Sexual Desire in Committed Relationships

Estrogen or progesterone makes a difference in sexual desire

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Scheduling Leisure Activities Makes Them Less Fun

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nothing ruins a potentially fun event like putting it on your calendar. In a series of studies, researchers found that scheduling a leisure activity like seeing a movie or taking a coffee break led people to anticipate less enjoyme...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Marketing Research

Research Explains Why Some Presents Are Great to Give but Not to Receive

New research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business highlights common mistakes that people will make this holiday season, including thinking more about the moment they expect when giving a present than the many moments after when their r...

– Indiana University

Current Directions in Psychological Science

Personality Traits and Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Specific Genomic Locations

A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified six loci or regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits, report researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in this ...

– University of California San Diego Health Sciences

Nature Genetics

Want Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick? Implement Immediate Rewards as You Pursue That Long-Term Goal

A new study from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, published recently in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, found that immediate rewards are strongly associated with persistence in a long-term goal, despite a delayed reward...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Iowa State Researcher Joins Effort to Prevent Online Harassment

The prevalence of online harassment is well documented. That’s why an Iowa State researcher is part of a team working to understand why people engage in online harassment and how best to prevent it from happening.

– Iowa State University

‘How Long Does Grief Last?’ Expert Shares Ways to Interact with Those Who’Ve Lost Loved Ones This Christmas

In this Q&A, grief expert Helen Harris, Ed.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, shares some insights about long-term grief and how we can approach others who are hurting during the holidays.

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– Baylor University

Law and Public Policy


Is U.N. Peacekeeping Becoming More Deadly?

Illness-related fatalities among U.N. peacekeepers are growing at a significant rate, despite the fact that overall U.N. fatalities are not substantively on the rise, according to new Northwestern University research.

– Northwestern University


Deporting the American Dream: Ejecting Illegals Drives Foreclosures in Latino Communities

Early in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

– Cornell University

Sociological Science

Bringing Produce to the Food Deserts of South Texas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a name for areas in which people live far from a supermarket or large grocery store that sells nutritious foods and where much of the population lacks easy access to transportation: food desert...

– Texas A&M University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

U.S. Congress Passes Historic Eating Disorders Legislation

The AED Applauds the U.S. Congress for Passing the First-Ever Eating Disorders Legislation

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Snapshot:S&T and APCO Partnerto Improve Interoperability and Security of Public Safety Mobile Apps

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International recently announced a partnership to ensure security and interoperability of mobile applica...

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

LifeWire Announcements

Celeb Chefs to Judge “Oodles of Noodles” Recipe Contest for High School Chefs in Underserved Communities

The 2017 nationwide Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Meatless Monday Recipe Contest will challenge high school students from underserved communities, aspiring to become future celebrity chefs, to create innovative meatless noodle dishes....

– Monday Campaigns

Northwestern Creates $200,000 Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences

Northwestern University has created a $200,000 Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences, the University announced today. The inaugural prize will be awarded in 2018 and every other year thereafter. The prestigious prize is the fifth Nemmers Prize established ...

– Northwestern University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces New Leadership for Board of Trustees

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced that Arthur F. Golden ’66 has been elected chair of the Rensselaer Board of Trustees, Wanda Denson-Low’78 has been elected vice-chair, and Curtis R. Priem’82 has been elected secretary, effective...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

CSUMB Signs Partnership with Universidad De Leon, Spain

SEASIDE, Ca., Dec. 8, 2016 – California State University Monterey Bay and Universidad de Leon, Spain signed a memorandum of understanding today creating an international partnership that opens great possibilities for exchange of students, professor...

– California State University, Monterey Bay

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Musica Humana: A Scientific and Spiritual Exploration of the Impact of Music on the Brain

According to renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, “music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion, but the power of music goes much further.” To hear and experience music’s potential, members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)





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