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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Political Talk Plagues Workers Months After U.S. Election

American workers are more likely to say they are feeling stressed and cynical because of political discussions at work now than before the 2016 presidential election, according to survey results released today by the American Psychological Associatio...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

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Research Shows Prejudice, Not Principle, Often Underpins 'Free-Speech Defense' of Racist Language

A new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology reveals a positive correlation (Pearson r = .43) between having racial prejudice and defending racist speech using the “free speech argument” — a stronger correlation than the rese...

– University of Kansas


Advancing the Science of Science: Patterns of Changing Research Interest Uncovered

The scientist who ventures away from her original research interest is far rarer than those who stay in familiar territory, according to new research in the emerging field of “the science of research science” published in Nature Human Behavior. ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Envy Pushes Job Seekers to Fake Their Résumés

Job seekers who stay in the search longer or see their peers getting hired may falsify their résumés, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

– University at Buffalo

Academy of Management Journal

Advice From the Trenches: How to Lead Multicultural Teams

UVA Darden School of Business Professor Kristin Behfar provides real-world advice on the management of multicultural teams and the unique challenges they may pose.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Is the Blog to Blame for Vladimir Putin’s 2011-12 Elections Defeat?

In the 2011-12 elections, Russia’s government leaders underestimated the power of the internet and it impacted the outcome of the elections and spurred massive demonstrations in response to Vladimir Putin’s stage-managing the presidential success...

– Florida Atlantic University


The Link Between Brain Activity and Social Networks

The structure of the social network to which a person belongs could shape how their brain responds to social exclusion, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher.

– Michigan State University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Sleepy Drivers Make Dangerous Drivers: How to Stay Awake Behind the Wheel

Knowing the signs of becoming drowsy behind the wheel, many of which are similar to distracted and drunk driving, could potentially be lifesaving.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


East and West Combined in Parenting Book

Yanqing Sun drew upon both her Eastern heritage and Western experiences to write about parenting and child development.

– Clarkson University



Healthcare's Door Openers

Student ambassadors show Baltimore youths the opportunities of nursing and enrich their own education in the process

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Climate Change Basics for Busy People

Interactive modules developed at Michigan Tech help federal employees understand the science climate change and how to incorporate that knowledge in land management planning.

– Michigan Technological University


Harvard Medical School, Sanford Research to Engage Classrooms and Communities Through Genetics

The Harvard Medical School-based Personal Genetics Education Project ( and the Sanford Program for the Midwest Initiative in Science Exploration (PROMISE) at Sanford Research have teamed to bring the latest developments in genetics into clas...

– Harvard Medical School

Developing Worldly Students Through International Service Learning

California State University campuses partner with global communities to increase student engagement on campus and in the real world.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

UVA Darden Dean Charts Bold Future at State of the School Address

Dean Scott Beardsley delivered the annual State of the School Address during Darden Reunion Weekend, which brought a record number of alumni to Grounds.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden, Curry School Examine the Future of Learning

UVA Darden Professor Ed Freeman presented a talk on "the teacher as artist" at the Future of Learning Forum.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


Firsthand Accounts of Genocide Survivors Are Chronicled by Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History

As a boy, Albert Cheng thrived in the lush jungle of Cambodia, playing and hunting with slingshots and a bow and arrow. The lessons he learned helped him years later during imprisonment and interrogation by the Khmer Rouge. He is among survivors who ...

– Baylor University

Law and Public Policy


Fake News and Filters Aren’t Fooling Internet Users

Despite what some politicians argue, fake news and biased search algorithms aren’t swaying public opinion, finds a Michigan State University researcher.

– Michigan State University

Smart Decarceration Can Help Shrink Sprawling American Prison System

New guideposts developed at Washington University in St. Louis suggest that smart decarceration may be the answer to reforming America’s prison system, reducing the number of inmates and enabling a more effective approach to public safety.

– Washington University in St. Louis


Research Shows Technology May Help Speed Political Polarization

In the August edition of “Computers in Human Behavior,” New Mexico State University research reveals the mechanisms behind political polarization in an article titled “The dark side of technology: An experimental investigation of the influence...

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Pedal Power: Expert Says Communities Need to Stay Up to Speed on Bicycle Infrastructure

A Kansas State University planner says communities should consider becoming more bicycle-friendly.

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– Kansas State University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Call on Policymakers to Oppose Bill That Puts Patient Safety at Risk

The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA) called upon members of the Legislature to oppose a bill that endangers patient safety. The legislation A.0442/S.1385 fails to establish even the most basic parameters of acceptable practice of a...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Curb Center Measures Public Opinion on Federal Funding for Arts

A significant majority of adults in the United States—63 percent—oppose eliminating federal funding for arts and culture, according to survey questions fielded by the Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise and Public Policy.

– Vanderbilt University

LifeWire Announcements

Babson College is the No. 1 Private Business School for Return on Investment According to PayScale

Babson College is the No. 1 private business school for return on investment, according to PayScale Inc., the world’s leading provider of on-demand compensation data and software.

– Babson College

Boise State Study Shows Discrepancies in White House Petition Signatures

A study conducted by researchers at Boise State University shows delays and discrepancies in the number of signatures recorded on White House petitions drafted and signed by American citizens. This has potential ramifications for the success of citiz...

– Boise State University

Sands Capital Founder Frank Sands Sr. Receives UVA Darden’s Abbott Award

Frank Sands Sr. received the Charles C. Abbott Award during UVA Darden's 2017 Reunion Weekend.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

L.A. Businessman, Activist Danny Bakewell to Receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters From CSU Dominguez Hills

Danny Bakewell, Sr., founder and chairman of The Bakewell Company, one of the largest African American commercial real estate development groups in the western United States, will receive a California State University honorary Doctor of Humane Letter...

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

UCI CalTeach and ICS Partner with Google to Train Computer Science Teachers

UCI's CalTeach Science and Math Program, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and Google today announced a partnership to address the country's shortage of computer science teachers.The grant from Google to fund this effort is ...

– University of California, Irvine

Encyclopedic Cheese Reference Wins James Beard Award

An authoritative cheese reference book, The Oxford Companion to Cheese, has won a prestigious James Beard Award in the reference and scholarship category. Published in November 2016, the book contains 855 entries from 325 contributors in 35 countries...

– University of Vermont

University of North Florida Psychology Professor Awarded Endowed Presidential Professorship

Dr. Dominik Güss, professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida, has been selected as the recipient of the John A. Delaney Endowed Presidential Professorship, which recognizes a prof...

– University of North Florida

New Study: Over Six Million Students Now Enrolled in Distance Education

The Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017, conducted by the new Digital Learning Compass organization, reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one distance education course in 2015 now tops six million.

– Babson College

Sally Ride Science Junior Academy to Host an Open House

The open house will preview what’s in store at the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, a summer program that is designed to inspire careers in STEAM. The open house is Saturday, May 13, 10am to noon at Mission Bay High School.

– University of California San Diego

Consumer-Oriented Guide Allows Educators to 'Look Inside' Top Research-Based Programs on Social and Emotional Learning

As interest in social and emotional learning (SEL) continues to grow, a new guide to 25 evidence-based programs offers detailed information about curricular content and programmatic features that practitioners can use to make informed choices about w...

– Wallace Foundation

Boise State Online Master of Social Work Program Ranked 8th in the Nation

Boise State's MSW program continues to top national list when it comes to quality education that students can afford.

– Boise State University

Real Estate Investor Donates $6 Million to UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business

John Goff, chairman and CEO of Crescent Real Estate LLC., has donated $6 million to support real estate and experiential learning initiatives at The University of Texas at Austin.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

UCI Joins Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Low-Income Students

The University of California, Irvine is aligning with 67 of the nation’s top colleges and universities to substantially increase the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at America’s undergraduate institutions with the highest ove...

– University of California, Irvine

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month throughout May with a series of performances, lectures, exhibitions, family activities and tours at various museums around the Smithsonian. All programs are free un...

– Smithsonian Institution

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Northwestern to Showcase Learning Apps at TEACHx Conference

TEACHx, a day to spotlight technological innovations in teaching and learning and to inspire new connections between leaders in the field at Northwestern University and beyond, returns to the Evanston campus this month.

– Northwestern University

New York Times Science Journalist Gina Kolata to Speak at University of Maryland School of Medicine Graduation

Award-winning science journalist Gina Kolata will be the graduation speaker at this year's graduation.

– University of Maryland School of Medicine

USC Viterbi School of Engineering Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering satellite commencement ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 12th, 2017, following USC’s main commencement ceremony. There will be three separate ceremonies featuring three distinguished speakers. All cerem...

– University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering





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