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Monday, August 28, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


80 Year Olds as Street-Savvy as 18 Year Olds

Our gut instinct about whether a stranger poses a threat is as good when we’re 80 as when we’re 18, according to new research.

– University of Portsmouth

Europe's Journal of Psychology


Federal Snack Program Does Not Yield Expected Impacts, Virginia Tech Researchers Find

A well-intentioned government regulation designed to offer healthier options in school vending machines has failed to instill better snacking habits in a sample of schools in Appalachian Virginia, according to a study by Virginia Tech researchers.

– Virginia Tech

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior


Young Children’s Sense of Self Is Similar to That of Adults—A Welcome & Cautionary New Finding

Young children’s sense of self is similar to that of older kids and adults, a team of psychology researchers has found. The results show that our ability to reason about our self-worth as individuals develops early in life.

– New York University

Child Development

Embargo expired on 24-Aug-2017 at 11:00 ET

Modelling Human Psychology

A human being’s psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play a key role in rationalis...

– Université de Genève (University of Geneva)

Journal of Theoretical Biology

How Overcoming Demands on Attention Can Help Alleviate Poverty

In the paper, “Overcoming behavioral obstacles to escaping poverty,” published in the journal Behavioral Science & Policy, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Assistant Professor Christopher Bryan and coauthors from several universitie...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business



High Achievers in Competitive Courses More Likely to Cheat on College Exams

A new study finds that students who are known as “high achievers” and take highly competitive courses are the most likely to cheat on their exams.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Advances in Physiology Education

Using Facebook to Supplement Neuroscience Studies Boosts Students’ Grades

Some Saudi Arabian medical students are using Facebook as both an outlet for social networking and an effective learning tool.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Advances in Physiology Education

Student Journey: “Deadliest Warrior” TV Show Leads to Engineering and a Summer in Birmingham

For 21 years, the National Science Foundation has supported summer undergraduate research at UAB. The 10 students at UAB this summer came from schools as far-flung as San Diego State and Brigham Young universities and the University of Florida.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

UNLV Residence Halls Dedicate Floor to LGBTQ Students

New gender-inclusive housing among the themed communities UNLV offers students in its residence halls. UNLV's LGBTQ floor, dubbed Stonewall Suites, gets its name from the 1969 Stonewall riots — a flashpoint in the fight for LGBTQ rights.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

AACN Rounds with Leadership - A Time for Moral Courage

Rounds with Leadership, a new forum for AACN’s Board Chair and President/CEO to offer commentary on issues and trends impacting academic nursing.

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Law and Public Policy


Study: After Hurricane Katrina, Personal Debt Fell for Those Worst Hit—but at a Cost

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans a dozen years ago, there was a sharp and immediate drop in personal debt among residents living in city’s most flooded blocks, according to a new analysis.

– Case Western Reserve University

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Embargo expired on 28-Aug-2017 at 07:45 ET


National Monuments, Transgender Military Ban, Trump and Bad Politics, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

– Newswise


Partnering for Poultry: A Public-Private Partnership

Partnering for Poultry is one of five finalists for the P3 Award, which recognizes leading public-private partnerships that improve communities around the world. This award will be presented at the Concordia Annual Summit by the Darden School of Busi...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Announcements

Breakthrough Clinical Psychology Program Funded by UC San Diego Alumnus

Gift from UC San Diego alumnus will support novel pilot program allowing UC San Diego psychology undergraduates to gain clinical experience in psychiatry

– University of California San Diego

PinnacleHealth Specialists Slated to Speak at One-Day Sepsis Education Event

Thomas R. Stoner, DO, FACOI, vice president, Hospitalist Services at PinnacleHealth, and sepsis physician champion for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), will lead a day-long conference for health professionals, Raising ...

– PinnacleHealth

NYU Steinhardt Awarded More Than $4 Million from National Science Foundation for STEM Education Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development three grants totaling more than $4 million for research working to improve computer science and computational thinking in element...

– New York University


Medill Graduate Students Report on Six Former Soviet Countries

A new report by National Security journalists at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism offers a detailed analysis from six former Soviet client states now dealing with questions of independence and complex relations with Russia, t...

– Northwestern University





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