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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Sportspeople Can Face Retirement Identity Crisis

New research shows how top-level sportspeople can struggle to adjust to life after retirement, with their identities continuing to be defined by their former careers.

– University of Portsmouth

Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health


Open Communication and Emotional Closeness Linked to Fewer Low Sexual Interest Problems

British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open.

– University of Southampton

BMJ Open

Embargo expired on 13-Sep-2017 at 19:05 ET

Offhand Comments Can Expose Underlying Racism, UW Study Finds

A University of Washington-led study finds that whites who commit microaggressions--everyday comments that can offend racial and ethnic minorities--are more likely to harbor negative attitudes toward blacks.

– University of Washington

Race and Social Problems

Embargo expired on 13-Sep-2017 at 11:30 ET

Want to Rebound From Failure? Feel the Pain

Feeling the pain of failure leads to more effort to correct your mistake than simply thinking about what went wrong, according to a new study.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Behavioral Decision Making

The Internet May Be Secular, but Religious Americans Aren’t Worried, Baylor Religion Survey Finds

Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.

– Baylor University

Baylor Religion Survey

Scientists Want to Study Your Tweets; Is It Ethical?

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and five other institutions are collaborating to explore legal, ethical, and privacy concerns surrounding a field of study so new it lacks ethical standards.

– University of Colorado Boulder


Feeling Stressed During the Workday? Research Says Playing Video Games May Help

More than half of Americans regularly experience cognitive fatigue related to stress, frustration, and anxiety while at work. Those in safety-critical fields, such as air traffic control and health care, are at an even greater risk for cognitive fati...

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

SAGE Journals

​Drunken Noodles or Pad Kee Mao? Language Matters on Ethnic Menus

Ethnic restaurants like to brag about how “authentic” they are. But when it comes to the language on their menus, a new study suggests authenticity may not be a hit with some customers.

– Ohio State University

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

University of Rhode Island Student on Front Lines of Addiction Crisis

Student combines interest in public health, pharmacy while meeting with recovering addicts in prison, assisting officer, non-profits

– University of Rhode Island

The New York Times Magazine

Research Finds Entrenched Hiring Bias Against African-Americans

The jobless rate for African-Americans persists regardless of their level of educational attainment, when compared with whites.

– Northwestern University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Researchers Find Sharp Decline in Poverty in the US Despite Report From Census Bureau

This year’s report estimates poverty in the U.S. to be 12.7 percent for 2016, which is very close to the rate in 1980, suggesting little progress or change in the fight against poverty.

– University of Notre Dame


A Wellesley Researcher Studies Individual Differences in Ability to Recognize Faces

If a former classmate walks by you on the street and looks you in the face without saying so much as “hello,” don’t be dismayed. Same for a person you met at a party the night before.

– Wellesley College

Current Directions in Psychological Science

Campaigns to Reduce Elective Early-Term Births Effective, Study Finds

A new study from researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Central Florida shows that programs aimed at reducing early-term elective births have been successful, reducing the number of health complications in mothers and babie...

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

​Segregation’s Unexpected Link with Black Health in History

Racial housing segregation had some unexpected relationships with how long both blacks and whites lived historically in the United States, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Social Science & Medicine

Cocaine Users’ Brains Unable to Extinguish Drug Associations

Mount Sinai researchers study if longtime cocaine users could benefit from a psychological technique that might help them quit

– Mount Sinai Health System

Addiction Biology



Automated Feedback: The New Science of Grading STEM Papers

Science educators at Wake Forest University are testing how automated feedback combined with new one-on-one teaching methods can improve scientific writing from STEM undergraduates – and result in better explanation of research to the public.

– Wake Forest University

How to Pursue Your Purpose

How do you find and pursue your calling? How do you transition careers? What do institutions need in their leaders?

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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Arkansas Professor Assists Group Working to Standardize Chinese Sign Language Education, Begin Interpreter Education Programs

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor traveled to China this summer on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to advise a group of hearing impaired Chinese professors who are working to standardize Chinese Sign Language and start interpreter education...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

New Freshmen at UIC Jumps 23 Percent, Pushing Total Enrollment Over 30,000

UIC enrollment jumps,first time UIC surpasses 30,000 mark in its history, new freshmen up 23 percent.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

New Report Assesses Scope and Status of Innovation in U.S. Schools and Colleges of Journalism, Media and Communication

New Report Assesses Scope and Status of Innovation in U.S. Schools and Colleges of Journalism, Media and Communication

– American University

Protect Student Athletes from Sports Injuries This Fall

ACA offers sports injury prevention tips for the student athlete

Expert Available

– American Chiropractic Association

LifeWire Announcements

Temple Sets Annual Fundraising Record, Exceeding $90 Million for the First Time

The university experienced successes across a broad range of areas.

– Temple University

Department of Homeland Security chooses ASU to lead its newest Center of Excellence

The Department of Homeland Security has turned to ASU researchers for help developing advanced tools that will improve operations in DHS organizations, including the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Manageme...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

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

WVU Native American Studies Program to host 25th anniversary peace tree events Oct. 8-10

The Native American Studies Program at West Virginia University welcomes the public to its annual Peace Tree Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This year’s guest of honor is Onondaga Chief Oren Lyons, a leader known inter...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

The Ohio State University to Host CUR Summer Meetings in 2019

The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus will host the Undergraduate Research Program Directors Meeting and Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in June 2019.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Undergraduate Research Program Directors Meeting and Annual Business Meeting, June 2019

Temple's U.S. News Ranking Rises to All-Time High

Temple moved up three spots and earned a top-100 rank on a new "Best Value Schools" list in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges ranking.

– Temple University

Georgia State President Becker Among Seven Given Carnegie Corporation’s $500,000 Leadership Award

Georgia State University President Mark P. Becker is among seven university presidents named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as recipients of its Academic Leadership Award, which provides $500,000 in support for each winner’s academic initi...

– Georgia State University

Former U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon to Join Law School as Visiting Scholar

Zach Fardon, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, will be joining Northwestern Pritzker School of Law as a Visiting Distinguished Scholar for the 2017-18 academic year.During his tenure, Fardon will lead a series of talks about...

– Northwestern University

Gift From Judge Judy Sheindlin Establishes Public Debate Forum at USC

A gift from Judge Judy Sheindlin will provide a forum space at USC Annenberg dedicated to public debate and advancing intellectually rigorous, civil and healthy discourse at a time when it is critically needed.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Discovering the Art of Waste

Stephanie Foote is the first West Virginia University faculty member to be chosen for a National Humanities Center Fellowship. Foote is in residence at the National Humanities Center in Durham, N.C. for the 2017-18 academic year while working on her ...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Jay named new dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Daniel Jay, Ph.D., has been named dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts. In addition to his research work in cancer biology, Jay is an established artist, working at the interface of art and science.

– Tufts University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ranked 42nd Among National Universities

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to the annual list of college rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

UCI Is Ranked 9th Among Nation’s Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of California, Irvine ninth among public universities nationwide in its 2018 Best Colleges report, released today. The ranking is derived from 15 measures of academic excellence, weighted by relevanc...

– University of California, Irvine

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Adds 7 to Full-Time Faculty

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has added seven research- and practice-track professors and lecturers to its full-time faculty for the start of the 2017-18 academic year, bringing the school’s total number of full-time faculty members to 93...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Global Serial Entrepreneur Named 2017 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) alumnus and former CEO and co-founder of digital video brand advertising company YuMe Jayant Kadambi ’85, M.S. ’86, has been selected as the 2017 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year. ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)





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