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Monday, January 23, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Trusting Relationship with Counselor Vital to Successful Alcohol Treatment

Patients who reported the most positive relationships with their counselors on a session-to-session basis had fewer days of drinking and fewer days of heavy drinking between treatment sessions than patients whose relationship was not as positive. The...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Can the Comorbidity of Depression and Psychopathy Be the Devil's Work?

Occult practices feed both depression and psychopathy.

– De Gruyter Open

Open Theology


Telecommuting Extends the Work Week, at Little Extra Pay

Telecommuting may not be as advantageous as employees think. A new study shows working from home adds extra hours to the work week, at little additional pay. The findings may change workers’ perceptions of the value of telecommuting and could spur ...

– University of Iowa

Social Forces journal

One Night Stand Regrets

How we feel after 1-night stands has a lot to do with our gender -- and evolution.

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Evolutionary Psychology

One in Five Adults Secretly Access Their Friends’ Facebook Accounts

Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it’s actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.

– University of British Columbia

Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017)



Obesity Is Barely Covered in Medical Students’ Licensing Exam

Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Yet obesity is barely covered in medical trai...

– Northwestern University

Academic Advising and Technology: Vital Tools for Timely Graduation

​Strong academic advising has always been a key strategy in helping CSU students navigate a path to graduation, however, academic advising is more critical now than ever before with the unveiling of the Graduation Initiative 2025.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Northwestern Professors Teach Inmates at Stateville

A course on mass incarceration, taught by a Northwestern University professor to inmates at Stateville Correctional Center, has turned into an unlikely literary launch pad for the students whose stories were published online by The New YorkerThe 15 i...

– Northwestern University

St. Mary's Professor to Participate in Upcoming Webinar From the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Laraine Glidden, distinguished professor of psychology emerita at St. Mary’s College, will be one of three participants in a webinar from the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on the public health approach to the i...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Law and Public Policy


Trump Presidency to Affect the Quality of Financial Reporting Info, Laws of Nature Trump Politics When It Comes to Climate Change, Do Politicians Need Pop Stars? and More in U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

– Newswise


Number of Women Who Take Maternity Leave Has Stalled

The number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed in 22 years despite factors that suggest it should be increasing, a new study found. During the same time, the number of fathers taking paternity leave more than tripled.

– Ohio State University

American Journal of Public Health

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Air Polluters More Likely to Locate Near Downwind State Borders

Indiana University research reveals a pattern of companies strategically locating facilities where wind will carry pollution across state lines, which can allow states to reap the benefits of jobs and tax revenue but share the negative effects -- air...

– Indiana University

American Journal of Political Science, Nov-2016

Trump Presidency to Affect the Quality of Financial Reporting Information

The number of companies using 'creative accounting techniques' can be expected to increase in Republican-governed states and decrease in Democrat-governed states during the Trump Presidency.

– University of Bath

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy

Twitter Suited President-Elect Trump Perfectly While Lowering the Quality of Public Discourse

Texas Tech professor Brian L. Ott argues the angry and degrading rhetoric exuded by the next president was suited perfectly for and enhanced by the platform’s characteristics.

Expert Available

– Texas Tech University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

International Case Against Mexico Seeks Recognition of the Right to Community Integration for People with Disabilities Locked in Institutions

Disability Rights International (DRI) and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law filed a case Wednesday with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for the egregious human rights violations against 37 persons with d...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

LifeWire Announcements

Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., Begins Role as Interim President of New York Institute of Technology

Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., will become the interim president of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) on Jan. 21, 2017, according to NYIT Board of Trustees Chair Kevin Silva.

– New York Institute of Technology

Pulitzer Center Panel Features Front-Line Journalists on Cuba

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications will host an impressive slate of journalists with recent reporting experience in Cuba for a panel discussion about the country’s uncertain future.The panel discussion is pa...

– Northwestern University

Medill, Foley Foundation Offer Safety Guide for Journalists

Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation — with partners Reporters Without Borders and A Culture of Safety Alliance — have published an online cur...

– Northwestern University

Northwestern Law to Honor Canadian Judge

Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, who serves on the Supreme Court of Canada, will receive a top honor for courage in the face of adversity from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) and deliver an ...

– Northwestern University

IPO, Investor Communications Focus of Securities Institute

Preparing for and executing an IPO, earnings releases, earnings call and other investor communications are among key topics to be covered during the 44th Annual Securities Regulation Institute hosted by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law from Jan. 2...

– Northwestern University





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