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Thursday, January 5, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Females Seeking a Sexual Partner Can Tell Whether or Not Males Experienced Social Stress During Adolescence

Sexual preference is influenced by males’ adolescent social stress history and social status, according to a research team including Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Hormones and Behavior, Dec-2016


Corporal Punishment Viewed as More Acceptable and Effective When Referred to as Spanking

Parents and nonparents alike buffer their views of physical discipline and rate it more common, acceptable and effective when it's labeled with a more neutral, less violent word

– Southern Methodist University

Psychology of Violence


Parents’ Presence When TV Viewing with Child Affects Learning Ability

The study conducted in the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication shows an increased physiological change in children when parents view programs with them as opposed to being in a separate room.

– Texas Tech University

Gambling Addiction Triggers the Same Brain Areas as Drug and Alcohol Cravings

Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research.

– Imperial College London

Translational Psychiatry

Childhood Poverty Can Rob Adults of Psychological Health

A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults.

– Cornell University

PNAS, Nov-2016

More Volunteering as Teens Leads to Less Criminal Activity as Adults

A new study from the University of Iowa found that teenagers who participated in volunteer activities on their own had 11 percent fewer illegal behaviors between the ages of 18 and 28 than teenagers who did not volunteer. They also had 31 percent few...

– University of Iowa

Injury Epidemiology

Postholiday Blues: Financial Planners Share Tips to Start Now for Better Budgeting

Kristy Archuleta and Sonya Britt, both associate professors in the Institute of Personal Financial Planning, offer tips for starting now to ensure financially merrier holidays in 2017.

– Kansas State University

Law and Public Policy


Mothers’ Lack of Legal Knowledge Linked to Juvenile Re-Offending

Youth who commit crimes for the first time are more likely to re-offend if their mothers don’t participate in their legal process. Unfortunately, mothers are widely unfamiliar with the juvenile justice system – and those who know the least about ...

– Michigan State University


Creighton Social Work Students Earn Certification to Help with ACA Signups

Eleven Creighton social work students trained for, studied for and passed a test allowing them to become certified application counselors (CAC) for people seeking to enroll in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.

– Creighton University


Gun Violence Research Dramatically Underfunded, Understudied Compared to Other Leading Causes of Death

Funding and publication of gun violence research are disproportionately low compared to other leading causes of death in the United States, according to new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published online today in the Journ...

– Mount Sinai Health System

LifeWire Announcements

Sheldon Fields to Lead NYIT School of Health Professions

Sheldon D. Fields, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, has become dean of NYIT School of Health Professions. Widely experienced, Fields will oversee the school’s five allied health degree programs.

– New York Institute of Technology

Seattle Children’s Expands Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Benton and Franklin Counties with PAL Plus Pilot

Seattle Children’s has launched PAL Plus, a pilot program that increases access to mental and behavioral health services for underserved and economically disadvantaged children in Benton and Franklin counties. PAL Plus, the first program of its kin...

– Seattle Children's Hospital

Embargo expired on 04-Jan-2017 at 12:00 ET

Voters Pass Active Transportation Ballots in Big Move Forward

Raise your hand if you want children to be more active! What about the opportunity to access safer sidewalks and cycle paths so they can ride or walk to school? Americans in cities across the country all raised their hands this last election cycle to...

– Voices for Healthy Kids

Faculty Win Record Number of Humanities Fellowships

Four Northwestern University faculty members have been honored with National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowships - a record setting number for Northwestern in recent history and the most awards to a single institution by the NEH this year....

– Northwestern University

UIC to Continue Study of Risky Behavior by Sexual-Minority Women

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a $3.25 million federal grant to continue its research to identify risk and protective factors related to drinking and drinking-related problems among sexual-minority — lesbian o...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Leading Researcher Bridget Terry Long to Address College Student Access and Success at Los Angeles Event on Jan. 11

Dr. Bridget Terry Long, a renowned higher education researcher who specializes in the transition from high school to higher education and beyond, will deliver a public lecture titled “Supporting College Student Access and Success: Making Sure Hard ...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Cass Sunstein to Talk About ‘Divided States of America’

Cass R. Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School and one of the country’s most influential legal scholars, will weigh in on the “Divided States of America” when he delivers the Northwestern University Pritzker Sc...

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Marketplace

Case Western Reserve University Showcases Student and Alumni Startups with 10 Booths at CES 2017

Case Western Reserve University will host 10 booths at CES 2017 with student, faculty and alumni founders. Their new or developing technologies include: a sideline test to keep an athlete with a mild concussion off the field and out of danger from fu...

– Case Western Reserve University





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