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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Beyond a Reasonable Doubt? Study Reveals How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

Eyewitnesses testimonies are extremely compelling forms of evidence. But, it’s not foolproof — just ask the 242 people mistakenly identified by eyewitnesses who served years in prison for crimes they did not commit until they were exonerated than...

– Florida Atlantic University

Memory & Cognition


Researchers Observe Reduction in Sexual Violence Among High School Students After Implementing Bystander Intervention Program

Led by researchers at the University of Kentucky, the study is the largest and longest randomized controlled trial of bystander intervention programs focusing on sexual violence prevention in high schools. Published this week in the American Journal ...

– University of Kentucky

Military Service Is a Bridge to Better Pay for Some Women

Minority women who traditionally earn less than their white and Asian counterparts can earn just as much money, if not more, after serving in the military, according to a new Florida State University study

– Florida State University

Baylor Professor’s Research Sparks Calls for Change in Adoption, Options Counseling Process

A new study by a Baylor University researcher gives voice to women who have placed a child for adoption and suggests changes to the options counseling process and policies that guide agencies and other adoption professionals.

– Baylor University

Personal Adversity Builds Extreme Political Views

People who experience adversity are likely to become more extreme in their existing political beliefs, according to a recent study led by Roxane Cohen Silver, professor of psychology & social behavior at the University of California, Irvine.

– University of California, Irvine

Social Psychological & Personality Science, Jan-2017

College Students’ Perception of Dietary Terms Could Help Nutrition Education

Researchers from the University of Hawaii and Brigham Young University set out to determine college students’ perception of the terms real meal, meal, and snack and how those perceptions might enable more effective nutrition education. The results ...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

All-Pro Water Boy: NFL's Chris Long Spreads Passion For Clean Water At Darden

Features Chris Long and his work with providing clean accessible drinking water to rural communities in East Africa

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation


New Research Shows Split on How People Consider Transgender Rights Issues

New study measuring attitudes on transgender rights issues finds significant support for protection of general civil rights for transgender people, but public opinion is more divided on policies that relate to the body and gender roles, such as peopl...

– University of Kansas

Politics, Groups, and Identities

Cyberbullying Rarely Occurs in Isolation, Research Finds

Cyberbullying is mostly an extension of playground bullying – and doesn’t create large numbers of new victims - according to research from the University of Warwick.

– University of Warwick

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Feb 2017

Americans Are Having Less Sex Than Ever Before

Across the board, Americans are less sexually active than ever with the sharpest decline among people in their 50s, people with a college degree, people with school-aged children, people in the South, and those who do not watch pornography.

– Florida Atlantic University

Archives of Sexual Behavior

PTSD Risk Can Be Predicted by Hormone Levels Prior to Deployment, Study Says

Up to 20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder from trauma experienced during wartime, but new neuroscience research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests some soldi...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

UVA Darden TEP Alumnus Set to Blastoff to International Space Station

Astronaut Scott Tingle credits his experience in The Executive Program with making him a more confident leader.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

The Organization of the Future: 3 Essentials

Professor Ed Hess explains three essentials of psychology that will be of vital importance to leaders and organizations in the near future

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Pros Penalized Off the Tee at the Masters Are More Likely to Take Risks

Research shows pros on par fives with tee-shot penalties are likely to take greater risks in their approach shots — leading to disastrous consequences for the golfers' performances. Wake Forest sports economist Todd McFall uses PGA Tour's ShotLink ...

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– Wake Forest University


You Are What You Eat, and Who You Know

Vanderbilt research shows being surrounded by high-status people may help you stay slim – but only if you're a woman.

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Sociological Perspectives

NUS Study: Safer to Ride in Yellow Taxis

A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found an explicit link between the colour of a taxi and its accident rate. An analysis of 36 months of detailed taxi, driver and accident data from two fleets of ye...

– National University of Singapore

Cuban Entrepreneurship and a New Social Context

Professor Morela Hernandez and Lisa Stewart discuss the entrepreneurs rapidly growing in the Cuban tourism market — and use the situation as an example of how the government could promote economic growth while maintaining its emphasis on social equ...

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation



The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Named No. 2 in the World

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has been ranked the No. 2 nursing school in the world by QS World University in its 2017 rankings.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


Bluejays' Video Coordinator and MSOL Student Recalls the Moment He Found His Vocation

Men's basketball team video coordinator knew he wanted to be involved in coaching basketball after the USA team of Air Force serviceman he coached beat the Kyrgyzstan Collegiate All-Stars in 2009.

– Creighton University

Law and Public Policy


Anti-Pot Legalization Arguments Go Up in Smoke

As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, a range of arguments for and against legalization is swirling around the national conversation. Which of these arguments resonate most strongly with Americans? It's the arguments that support...

– Cornell University

Increasing Minimum Wage Would Reduce Teen Pregnancies

A $1 increase in the minimum wage would likely reduce the U.S. adolescent birth rate by about 2 percent, according to new Indiana University research. That would mean about 5,000 fewer births annually.

– Indiana University

American Journal of Public Health, Mar-2017


Innocent African-Americans More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted

African-American prisoners who were convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers and spend longer in prison before exoneration, according to a report released today that’s co-edited by a Michiga...

– Michigan State University

Sovereign Wealth Funds Invest in Politically Active U.S. Firms to Insulate Their State Sponsors

Some sovereign wealth funds are circumventing the federal ban on foreign political contributions by taking equity positions in U.S. firms identified as big campaign contributors, new study shows.

– Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business, Queen's University

Journal of International Business Studies

Unique Hub for U.S. and Global Senate Elections Results Now Online

U.S. and Global Senate Elections Results Now Available Online

– American University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Penn Researcher Calls on the Scientific Community to Defend and Support Individuals with Autism and Other Disabilities

Several public health insurance programs and mandates that were protected or extended by the ACA, including Medicaid, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), are ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Community Oncology Alliance Endorses Congressman Collins’ Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act (H.R. 1316) will introduce greater transparency and accountability from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), lower costs for patients and taxpayers

– Community Oncology Alliance

LifeWire Announcements

Warwick Launches Cash Prize to Help Transform Translation Into English

Announced on International Womens Day, the University of Warwick is launching The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, which will be awarded for the first time in November 2017. The prize aims to address the gender imbalance in translated literatu...

– University of Warwick

Warwick Academics to Present Research in New Ways at Tate Modern London

Researchers from the University of Warwick have teamed up with international artists to put on a free 6 day public programme at the Tate Modern in London spanning the visual arts, film, photography, design, architecture, spoken and written word runni...

– University of Warwick

Top Honor Goes to Columbia Dental School’s Dean Emeritus

Dr. Allan Formicola, who led the school for 23 years and chronicled its 100-year history, will receive the prestigious William J. Gies Award for Vision from ADEA. The College of Dental Medicine has received two previous Gies Awards.

– Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Pacific University (Ore.) to Dedicate its New EyeVan Mobile Clinic on Thursday at 2 p.m.

Pacific University's College of Optometry will dedicate its new EyeVan and for the ceremony and tours of the EyeVan.

– Pacific University (Ore.)

UC San Diego Jazz Camp Celebrates 15 Years

The free concert is being held on March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Panama 66 in Balboa Park. The aim of the Young Lions series is to showcase young jazz musicians by giving them a weekly opportunity to perform at one of San Diego’s premier music venues...

– University of California San Diego

Northwestern to Focus on Critical Theory in the Global South

Northwestern University is leading a new curriculum initiative that will bring together researchers from across the globe and a wide range of disciplines to focus on critical theory in the Global South.

– Northwestern University

At 50, World’s Oldest Student-Run Film Fest Shines With Indie Spirit

In 1967 Lyndon Johnson was president, a movie ticket cost $1.25, and Humboldt State College students were organizing the campus’s first film festival. Half a century later, the festival is the oldest student-run film festival of its kind and even t...

– Humboldt State University

For Fourth Year in a Row, Temple University Breaks Record for Applications

As of the March 1 application deadline, Temple received 36,840 applications, a 6 percent increase from last year’s record.

– Temple University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Begins Search for New Hockey Coach

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s ice hockey coach, Seth Appert, has been relieved of his responsibilities with the Engineers, Rensselaer Athletic Director Lee Mc Elroy announced today.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Spring Art Exhibit to Focus on the Meaning of Sanctuary

UIC art exhibit looks into what the word Sanctuary means in the current political climate.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Experts to Discuss Trolls, Bots, and Fake News at South Big Data Hub Roundtable

Four experts will participate in a roundtable discussion that will be broadcast as a free webcast on March 9 and explore how trolls, bots, and fake news are shaping conversations and shifting public discourse in an online environment.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business Announces VIZIO Founder and CEO William Wang as the 2017 Distinguished Executive Commencement Speaker

The 2017 Distinguished Executive Commencement Speaker for The Paul Merage School of Business annual Commencement Ceremony will be VIZIO, Inc.’s Founder, CEO and Chairman William Wang. The ceremony is slated for Monday, June 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a....

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

Law School Symposium to Explore Restorative Justice

A daylong symposium at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will provide diverse perspectives on the theory and practice of restorative justice. It also will bring together those who are new to restorative justice with experienced practitioners.

– Northwestern University

Actress Helen Mirren to Speak at Tulane University Commencement

Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren will deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University’s 2017 Commencement at 9 a.m., May 20, in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

– Tulane University





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