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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Everything Old (English) Is New Again

When Craig Williamson made the decision to tackle something no one else had ever done before—translate every known Old English poem into modern alliterative, strong-stress verse—he faced two fears. The first was that someone else would beat him t...

– Swarthmore College

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Family Connections May Become a Double-Edge Sword Impacting U.S. Chinese Older Adults’ Well-Being

Researchers from the PINE study investigated Chinese older immigrants and found that traditional values of family connections may be both helpful and harmful for the health of this population.

– Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program (CHAP)

The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences Volume 72: S1 (2017)

Embargo expired on 13-Jul-2017 at 08:55 ET


Study Reveals the Hidden Ways Math Helps Us in Everyday Life

A psychological intervention implemented to help students cope and learn more in a tough statistics course did more than just help them in the class, a new study found. It also helped them demonstrate better financial literacy and make better health-...

– Ohio State University


Embargo expired on 12-Jul-2017 at 14:00 ET

Is a Biological Driver Behind the Need for Self-Fulfillment?

What drives humans to higher levels of existence? Once we have satisfied the basics – food, shelter, a mate, children – then what? For many it’s the idea of self-actualization, or realizing our full potential. But what does self-actualization l...

– Arizona State University (ASU)


Study Shows Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Functioning for People with Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most frequently used psychological intervention for people with chronic pain, and new approaches for improving CBT outcomes may be found in the psychological flexibility model and Acceptance and Commitment th...

– American Pain Society

The Journal of Pain

Academic Motivation Suffers When Economic Mobility Seems Out of Reach

New studies from Northwestern University show that high school and college students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds are much less motivated to overcome academic hardships when they have doubts about the likelihood of people from their...

– Northwestern University

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

“Holier Than Thou” or Less Evil Than You? The True Nature of Self-Righteousness

We all have encountered people who seem “holier than thou” — those who believe they are morally superior to others; in fact, we may have felt morally superior ourselves at times. If so, you’re not alone – self-righteousness is widespread.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

New Book Provides Strategies for Smart Decarceration of America’s Prisons

With an era of decarceration of America’s penal system quickly approaching, a Washington University in St. Louis expert and co-editor of a new book offers concrete strategies for ushering in a metamorphosis of the criminal justice system.“The Uni...

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– Washington University in St. Louis


Easter Island Not Victim of ‘Ecocide’, Analysis of Remains Shows

Analysis of remains found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely-held belief that the ancient civilization recklessly destroyed its environment, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton Univ...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

American Journal of Physical Anthropology, June 2017

Brain Responds Differently to Food Rewards in Bulimia Nervosa

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in how the brain responds to food rewards in individuals with a history of bulimia nervosa (BN), an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of...

– University of California San Diego Health

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Big Fish in a Small Pond? Study Says Overqualified Employees Experience Psychological Strain

Feel like you’re a big fish in a small pond? If you’re an employee who perceives you’re overqualified for your position, chances are you’re unsatisfied with your job, uncommitted to your organization and experience psychological strain, accor...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Vocational Behavior

New Book Provides Guide to Evidence-Based Practices in Addiction Treatment

A definitive guide to the findings from cutting-edge clinical research on addiction to front-line clinicians is found in a new book, Integrating Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Addictive Disorders published by Routledge.

– McMaster University



Teachers Should Foster Emotional Intelligence in Their Students but Not Be Graded on It, Report Finds

If emotional intelligence is a key—and possibly the most important—component to student success, how do we ensure schools foster it?

– RTI International

Social and Emotional Development Accountability


Is Teacher Burnout Contagious?

Burnout among young teachers appears to be contagious, indicates a new study led by Michigan State University education scholars.

– Michigan State University

NASA's Dr. Ellen Ochoa Talks Space: The Final Frontier

This San Diego State alumna was the first Hispanic woman to go to space and the first Hispanic to lead the NASA Johnson Space Center.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


Ethically Interpreting Eight Words in the Tobacco Control Act to Help FDA and the Courts

A novel project led by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and funded by The Greenwall Foundation, will develop the most ethically appropriate, legally viable interpretations of a critical eight-word phrase in the Federal Toba...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law


FAU National Index Shows Hispanics Optimistic About Economy While Showing Growing Disfavor for Trump

Hispanics in the U.S. are more optimistic about their financial situation as well as the U.S. economy as a whole but their dissatisfaction for U.S. President Donald Trump continues to increase, according to a new national consumer sentiment index con...

– Florida Atlantic University

Automated Security Kiosk Could Alleviate Travel, Border Woes

An automated screening kiosk developed by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher could alleviate concerns about safety and wait time at U.S. airports and border crossings.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Journal of Management Information Systems


Handcuffing the Cops

New research from two University of Utah professors asserts 1966 U.S. Supreme Court decision that led to the creation of Miranda rights may today impede law enforcement’s ability to solve crimes.

– University of Utah

LifeWire Announcements

‘Gone Again’ Wins 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

James Grippando, author of “Gone Again,” will receive the 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

– University of Alabama

$25M Lilly Endowment Grant To Attract Top Biomedical Scientists To IU School of Medicine, Indiana

A $25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will elevate Indiana’s position as one of the nation’s top life science research hubs by funding an innovative recruitment strategy designed to attract top scientists to Indiana University School of M...

– Indiana University

Rogelberg Receives National Award for Humanitarian Focus

For humanitarian contributions to the field of industrial-organizational psychology, UNC Charlotte professor Steven Rogelberg was named the inaugural recipient of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Humanitarian Award.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Three Binghamton Faculty Named SUNY Empire Innovation Scholars

Binghamton University’s new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) has been awarded $1 million in funding to retain three world-class faculty who have proven track records of externally-funded research. Eric Hoffman, Kanneboyina Nag...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Urban Land Institute Honors College Inn, Restaurant Project

This month, the Philadelphia chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) honored Swarthmore for its Town Center West project.

– Swarthmore College

UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute Launches Initiatives to Combat Cyber Threats

New initiatives from the Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine will help combat one of our greatest security challenges: vulnerabilities and attacks in cyberspace.

– University of California, Irvine

NYU Steinhardt Awarded Three Federal Grants Totaling $9.5 Million for Education Research in New York City

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development nearly $9.5 million to fund research on education in New York City. ...

– New York University

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Olin Alumna Wins Second Place in Grand Finals of Competitive Research Competition

Jennifer Vaccaro ’17 won second place in the undergraduate category at the grand finals of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Research Competition.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Receives $3 Million to Expand Educational Opportunities

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has received three Nurse Support Program (NSP) II grants to fund new educational opportunities including a DNP/PhD dual degree program, acute care pediatric nurse practitioner program, and expanded curricula in pal...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing





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