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Monday, March 6, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Patients More Likely to Refuse Drug Therapy Than Psychotherapy for Mental Health

People seeking help for mental disorders are more likely to refuse or not complete the recommended treatment if it involves only psychotropic drugs, according to a review of research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 06-Mar-2017 at 09:00 ET

Political Affiliation, Weight Influence Your Opinion on Fighting Obesity, Study Finds

Self-reported overweight people, if they were Democrats are more likely to believe genetic factors cause obesity, while Republicans who see themselves are overweight still assign eating habits and lifestyle choices as the cause, according to a new st...

– University of Kansas

American Politics Research


Dog Walkers Want Their Dogs to Enjoy the Chance to Be ‘Dog-Like’ and Free on Walks

Dog walkers want their dogs to have fun, freedom and space to enact their ‘dog-ness’ when they go for a walk, a new study from Leeds Beckett University shows.

– Leeds Beckett University


To Improve Our Political Climate, Change the Questions We Ask

Our fractured political climate in the United States might be made worse by how we approach difficult problems, researchers say in the journal Science.A team of political scientists suggests rather than asking citizens “What do you want,” questio...

– Ohio State University


Embargo expired on 02-Mar-2017 at 14:00 ET

Census of Homeless Youth, Young Adults Underway in 17 MD Jurisdictions

UMB's Institute for Innovation & Implementation coordinates effort to improve outcomes and resources for youths experiencing homelessness.

– University of Maryland, Baltimore



AERA Announces Most Read Education Research Articles of 2016

Research on school climate; shifts in race, income and gender-based achievement gaps; learning tools and approaches; and more appeared in the 20 most popular journal articles published by the American Educational Research Association in 2016. Based o...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)


New Study to Examine How Home Visits Can Improve Teacher Effectiveness and Student Outcomes

Through a new study awarded by Parent Teacher Home Visits (PTHV), a national nonprofit, education researchers from RTI International will study how home visits affect teachers’ perceptions of their students’ families, and how these perceptions ma...

– RTI International

For-Profit College Enrollment More Than Doubled Since 1996, Attracting a Different Blend of Students

Nationwide, the student population at for-profit schools includes higher percentages of women, African-Americans, older students, Pell grant and loan recipients, and members of the military than public or nonprofit institutions

– RTI International

Education Should Consider Side Effects of New Methods, Policies, KU Researcher Says

Yong Zhao has published an article arguing that education researchers should consider the side effects of new methods and measures before putting them in schools. Many approaches do have side effects, leading to poorer education. Emulating the medica...

– University of Kansas

Law and Public Policy


A Trump Twist? Environment Over Economy in Michigan

Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by Michigan State University researchers.

– Michigan State University

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Make Independence at Home Permanent Program

Serving some of our nation’s most vulnerable elders, the Independence at Home (IAH) Medicare demonstration is a targeted, proven, bipartisan success backed by decades of evidence and offers the promise of significant savings if converted from a dem...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Perry Appointment Presents Opportunity for a Smarter Energy Policy

The recent confirmation of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the U.S. Department of Energy presents an opportunity for a smarter, price-based energy policy, according to Dr. James Griffin, professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Serv...

– Texas A&M University

The Takeawar


Hassell Finds Absentee Vote-by-Mail Efforts Have Little Impact

Cornell College Professor of Politics Hans Hassell worked with a Republican Party organization in Minnesota to see if it increased electoral participation, and found absentee vote-by-mail efforts have little impact.

– Cornell College

Research & Politics, Feb. 1, 2017

LifeWire Announcements

Mexican-Puerto Rican Population in Chicago Examined

Presentation to discuss Mexican-Puerto Rican population.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched by College of Environmental Design's Summer Programs

Campaign funds will support high school students 15 and older to come to the UC Berkeley campus to explore architecture, sustainable city planning and fabrication techniques for one month during the summer of 2017.

– UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design

Arkansas TRIO Program Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Create Educational Outreach Center for Arkansas Delta Region

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock TRIO program received a five-year Educational Opportunity Grant worth nearly $1.2 million to help Arkansans in the Delta region enroll in postsecondary education programs. With the Delta Educational Opportuni...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


LifeWire Higher Education Events

March 15-16: Finding Solutions for Unconscious Bias in Health and Beyond

A host of studies have demonstrated that unconscious bias – attitudes that affect our decisions and actions without us realizing it – can impact patients’ health and wellness. But what can be done to address it? A symposium at the University of...

– University of Virginia Health System





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