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Monday, August 14, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Smartphone Tracking Shows Fear Affects Where Youth Spend Time

Youth spend less time in their neighborhoods if area residents have a high fear of crime, according to a new study that used smartphones to track kids’ whereabouts. Adolescents spent over an hour less each day on average in their neighborhoods if r...

– Ohio State University

2017 American Sociological Association annual meeting

Embargo expired on 14-Aug-2017 at 00:00 ET

Secret to Happiness May Include More Unpleasant Emotions

People may be happier when they feel the emotions they desire, even if those emotions are unpleasant, such as anger or hatred, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 14-Aug-2017 at 09:00 ET

"Getting to 80%” on Energy Cutbacks Cannot Occur Unless Behaviors Change

California’s plan to cut energy consumption by 80 percent by 2050 cannot be achieved with current proposed policy changes because most solutions focus on changing technologies rather than changing behavior, a new UC Davis study suggests.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Are Your Tweets Feeling Well?

Study finds opinion and emotion in tweets change when you get sick, a method public health workers could use to track health trends.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Researcher Reveals Emerging Differences Among Americans Who Live Together, Based on Social Class

Amanda Miller of the University of Indianapolis studies how the experience of cohabitation is changing in America. Her latest research and new co-authored book reveal how the process of moving in and living together today often differs greatly by soc...

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– Academy Communications

Cohabitation Nation


On the Darknet, Drug Buyers Aren’t Looking for Bargains

When drug users go online for the first time to buy opioids, they aren’t looking for the widest selection or the best prices for their illicit purchases, a new study suggests. Researchers found that first-time drug buyers who visited one marketplac...

– Ohio State University

2017 American Sociological Association annual meeting

Embargo expired on 12-Aug-2017 at 00:00 ET

College Men Mostly Presume Consent in Sexual Encounters with Women

Many straight men on college campuses still aren’t doing well in gaining the explicit consent of their female sexual partners. Absent a clear and spoken, “No!” or demand to stop, young men are using non-verbal cues and presumed behaviors to as...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Embargo expired on 12-Aug-2017 at 03:05 ET



De-Jargonizing Program Helps Decode Science Speak

Science is fascinating to many, but sentences about research full of expert-level terms and descriptions can scare away even the most passionate audiences. Now, scientists have created a free, scientist-friendly “De-Jargonizer” they hope will mak...

– American Technion Society

PLoS One, August 2017

Olin Professors Create New Educational Design Course

In the eyes of Olin Professors Alexandra Coso Strong and Jonathan Stolk, educational design is everywhere. In a school, classroom, wherever people are learning — everything has been designed by someone.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Law and Public Policy


Study Shows High School Math and Civics Predict Voting Behaviors in Midlife

On average, students who completed Algebra I or higher were more likely to vote in both the elections than those who completed only general math. Nearly 40 percent of eligible voters who completed only general math abstained from casting a ballot in ...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Embargo expired on 13-Aug-2017 at 03:05 ET


Hundreds of U.S. Citizens Continue to Be Detained, New Immigration Data Shows

An analysis of U.S. government data obtained by Northwestern University’s Deportation Research Clinic shows that the U.S. government detained more than 260 U.S. citizens for weeks and even years, most in private prisons under contract with Immigrat...

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Announcements

Ceremony to Welcome ‘Artists Monument’ to UIC

Public art from longtime UIC art professor comes to UIC.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Olin Professor Sara Hendren Receives 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Assistant Professor of Design Sara Hendren is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholar 2017 grant.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

West Virginia University Researchers Receive NSF Funding to Support Student Diversity in Engineering and Computer Science

NSF funding will help WVU develop inclusive professional identities for engineering students. The program is a cross-campus collaboration between the College of Education and Human Services, the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources an...

– West Virginia University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Africa’s Forgotten History Comes To Life At Northwestern

The analysis of African manuscripts, rarely seen in the West, will be the subject of a week-long workshop at Northwestern University.

– Northwestern University





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