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Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Johns Hopkins Study Probes Psilocybin, Meditation, and Personality Traits

Psilocybin-occasioned experience, in conjunction with meditation and other daily spiritual practices, can yield significant and enduring increases in personal traits such as altruism, gratitude, forgiveness, and interpersonal closeness, as well as de...

– Council on Spiritual Practices

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 12-Oct-2017

Embargo expired on 12-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET

Reducing Racial Bias in Children

An international team of researchers suggests that one way to reduce racial bias in young children is by teaching them to distinguish among faces of a different race and to identify them as individuals.

– University of California San Diego

Child Development

Embargo expired on 12-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET


‘Resilience’ to Adversity Determines if a Child Survives or Thrives When Bullied

Why is it that some children are devastated by bullying while others are not? Is there is a major personal characteristic or trait that buffers and protects them against internalizing the harm intended through bullying and cyberbullying? The answer i...

– Florida Atlantic University

Child Abuse & Neglect

Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families Exposed to Fewer Adverse Experiences Than Those in U.S.-Native Families, New Study Finds

A new study of national survey information gathered on more than 12,000 Hispanic children from immigrant and U.S.-native families found that although they experience more poverty, those from immigrant families reported fewer exposures to such adverse...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Pediatrics; HRSATOBHP28574

Identifying Hopes of Children in Flint, Michigan

By examining children’s narratives on hope in Flint, Michigan, the counseling and human development researchers seek to enhance school- and community-based programs for children in low-income communities.

– South Dakota State University

The Qualitative Report, Sept-2017

Dena Edwards Named DOE Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year

Dena Edwards, a security professional in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Associate Directorate for Mission Assurance, Security and Emergency Response, was named Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year by the Department of Energy. ...

– Los Alamos National Laboratory


Best Way to Recognize Emotions in Others: Listen

If you want to know how someone is feeling, it might be better to close your eyes and use your ears: People tend to read others’ emotions more accurately when they listen and don’t look, according to research published by the American Psychologic...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychologist

Embargo expired on 10-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET

Researchers Identify Gene That Influences Nicotine Dependence

Discovery creates the possibility for new research in addiction treatment

– RTI International

Molecular Psychiatry

Prevention Model Poised to Combat Opioid Misuse, Other Health Challenges

Youth show lower rates of substance misuse, including prescription opioid misuse, well after high school graduation if they have participated in prevention programs that follow the PROSPER model developed at Iowa State University.

– Iowa State University

Psychological Medicine

Homicide Is the Largest Contributor to Years of Lost Life Among Black Americans

Homicide is the largest contributor to potential years of life lost among black Americans, according to a study published Oct. 10 in PLOS ONE and conducted by researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.

– Indiana University



Heads-Up, CEOs — Corporate Social Responsibility May Get You Fired, Study Finds

Investing in product safety, employee diversity and carbon footprint reduction are all examples of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that can result in high praise for a chief executive — or get them fired — according to new research from the...

– University of Notre Dame

Strategic Management Journal

University of Chicago Prof. Richard H. Thaler Awarded 2017 Economics Nobel Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honored Thaler, the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, “for his contributions to behavioural economics...

– University of Chicago

Texas Tech Researcher’s New Book Empowers Parents to Deal with Media Messaging

The book, written by Eric Rasmussen, gives parents the training necessary to help kids process the negative and absorb the positive effects from all forms of media.

Expert Available

– Texas Tech University



New Software Makes Educational Materials More Accessible in Developing Nations

Developers and educators at UAB have developed a solution to meet the challenges of getting educational resources to underserved populations by providing software and hardware programs to better train students in Ethiopia and Zambia.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Danaher Executive Vice President Shares 10 Leadership Skills for General Managers at UVA Darden

At a recent Leadership Speaker Series event at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, the executive vice president of Danaher and Darden alum William Daniell II recounted his own path to general management whilst offering students key ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

includes video


Head Start May Protect Against Foster Care Placement

Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from being placed in foster care, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University researcher.

– Michigan State University

Children and Youth Services Review

Rescuing Sex Trafficking Victims

Children of the Night's president and founder is credited with rescuing more than 10,000 children from prostitution in the U.S.

Expert Available

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


Anticipated Social Media Buzz Can Drive Tourism

How much positive feedback travelers think they’ll get on social media can predict whether they intend to visit a tourism destination, a new University of Georgia study has found.

– University of Georgia

Tourism Management

Law and Public Policy


Moving Toward a Pay-for-Value Model of Prescription Drug Pricing

One of the health care issues about which seemingly all Americans agree: Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. And they keep going higher. How do Americans get better value for their health care dollars?One answer may be novel pricing models tha...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

LifeWire Announcements

$1 Million Grant Awarded to Test Surveillance Technology to Prevent Elder Abuse

Dr. XinQi Dong and Rush University Medical Center were awarded a $1 million grant from ACL/AoA’s Elder Justice Innovation initiative to use different forms of surveillance technology to prevent elder abuse in community settings.

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

Embargo expired on 12-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET

Babson College Names William B. Gartner as Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship

Babson College, ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship, has announced the appointment of William B. Gartner as its first Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship—generously endowed by the Bertarelli Foundation through a s...

– Babson College

NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute Launches “First Amendment Watch” to Highlight, Analyze Threats to Freedom of Expression

NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has launched First Amendment Watch —an online resource that goes beyond the headlines to provide much-needed coverage and context to the debate over freedom of expression.

– New York University

Tradition Runs Deep

The Mountaineer tradition runs deep for the Gaziano family of Charleston, W.Va. Dominic Gaziano, Rosalie Gaziano and their five sons all graduated from West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, totaling 28 years of enrollme...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

St. Mary’s College Students Raise $14K and Collect 9,816 Non-perishable Items for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

St. Mary’s College of Maryland students led by the Student Government Association collected nearly $14,000 in monetary donations and 9,816 non-perishable items currently being distributed by the Pasadena Independent School District in southeastern ...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

The Council on Undergraduate Research Honors Campuses with Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will present its 2017 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment (AURA) to Denison University, Hope College, and Florida Atlantic University. This annual award recognizes institutions with ...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

ELNEC Celebrates 200th National/International Course

On September 27-28, the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), a partnership between the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and City of Hope, celebrated its 200th course in Minneapolis, MN. Since its inception in 2000, ELN...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

UVA Investing Conference to Explore How Asset Management Is Changing

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management will host the 10th annual University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC) 9–10 November 2017.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC) 9–10 November 2017

UWM Institute Receives Grant for American Indian Education

A major grant to the Electa Quinney Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will help increase the number of American Indian teachers and school administrators.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Indian Education Professional Development-84.299B

Northwestern Launches Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy

A new academic center at Northwestern University aims to foster research, dialogue and analysis regarding the ways in which democracy, diversity and politics interact in the United States and in nations around the globe.

– Northwestern University

Bridging Architecture and Engineering: Guy Nordenson to Receive 2017 Neutra Award

The Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona will honor Guy Nordenson with the Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence.

– California State Polytechnic University Pomona

American Psychological Association Names First Chief Communications Officer

Alicia C. Aebersold has been named chief communications officer of the American Psychological Association, the first person to hold this position, according to CEO Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“Financing the Future: The Law and Politics of Student Debt in American Higher Education”

After home mortgages, student loans are now the second largest consumer finance market in the country. Student debt is reshaping the way the American middle class approaches higher education, work, purchasing a home, and even retirement.

– University of Utah

Celebration Taps UIC’s 70 Years of Theatre and Music Magic

The School of Theatre and Music is celebrating 70 years with a Platinum Jubilee

– University of Illinois at Chicago

WVU to Hold Inaugural Day of Giving Nov. 8

The WVU Foundation is organizing the University’s inaugural Day of Giving, 24-hour online fundraising effort, as a simple way for University supporters to contribute to the Foundation’s “State of Minds” Campaign

– West Virginia University





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