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Monday, July 31, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Nation’s Largest Psychological Association Marks 125th Anniversary at DC Convention

Special sessions, posthumous award, other celebrations planned

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association Convention

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Exercise Incentives Do Little to Spur Gym-Going, Study Shows

Even among people who had just joined a gym and expected to visit regularly, getting paid to exercise did little to make their commitment stick, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University.

– Case Western Reserve University


To Pick a Great Gift, It’s Better to Give and Receive

If it’s the thought that makes a gift count, here’s a thought that can make your gift count extra: Get a little something for yourself. Research published this month in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin by Evan Polman, market...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin


Even Babies Can Tell Who's the Boss, UW Research Says

University of Washington researchers have found that the trait of social dominance, and the dynamics surrounding it, may be so naturally ingrained that toddlers as young as 17 months old not only can perceive who is dominant, but also anticipate that...

– University of Washington


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Of Birds and Babies: Social Cues Are Key to Vocal Learning

A Cornell University study suggests that social feedback from other birds plays a crucial role in how baby birds – and human babies – learn to communicate.

– Cornell University

Researchers Crack the Smile, Describing 3 Types by Muscle Movement

The smile may be the most common and flexible expression, used to reveal some emotions, cover others and manage social interactions that have kept communities secure and organized for millennia. But how do we tell one kind of smile from another?

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Psychological Science July 25 2017

Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, PhD, to Be Keynote Speaker at APA Convention

Conversation highlights the past and future of psychology

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention



Health Education Empowers Homeless Women

Rutgers pharmacy student Megha Shah creates a health education program for women at a homeless shelter – and hits a turning point in her pursuit of a career in medicine

– Rutgers University

Pop Culture


Making the Most of ‘Home Away From Home’ — the Dorm Room

When it comes to decorating, organizing and personalizing a college dorm room — that pint-sized home away from home — a Baylor University interior design expert advises students to first study the space like they are studying for an exam, then ha...

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– Baylor University

Law and Public Policy


Central American Wildlife in Danger, Eastern US Birds, New Glow Shark, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise


University of Rhode Island Nursing Professor Examines “Obamacare” Ramifications

“What’s at Stake in U.S. Health Reform: A Guide to the Affordable Care Act and Value-Based Care” delineates possible financial and patient care impacts of changes to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obam...

– University of Rhode Island

LifeWire Announcements

Provost Tan Eng Chye to Be Appointed as Next NUS President

The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced today that top academic leader and mathematician Professor Tan Eng Chye will be the University’s next President. Prof Tan, who is an alumnus, and the Provost for the past 10 years, has played a p...

– National University of Singapore

Robert and Laura Garrett Provide $2.65 Million Endowment for Chair for the School of Medicine Dean

Dr. Bonita Stanton, founding dean of the Seton Hall- Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, was recently appointed to the Robert C. and Laura C. Garrett Endowed Chair for the School of Medicine Dean, a $2.65 million gift in honor of her lifetime ach...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach Named New Director of IPR

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, professor of human development and social policy in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, has been named director of the University’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR), effective Sept. ...

– Northwestern University





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