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Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Household with Mother(-in-Law) Means Fewer Kids

Women who live with their own mother or their mother in law in the same household have, on average, fewer children than women who only live with their spouse. Martin Fieder and colleagues, evolutionary anthropologists from the University of Vienna, r...

– University of Vienna

Royal Society Open Science

Study Identifies Risk And Protective Factors For Depressive Symptoms In African-American Men

African-American men report an average of eight depressive symptoms in a month, with family support, mastery, self-esteem, chronic stressors and discrimination among the factors that are significant to their psychological health, according to a new s...

– Georgia State University

Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences

Philly’s Tax on Soda Made Prices Bubble Up

But in Philadelphia, just 36 days after the tax went into effect, stores raised their retail soda prices by a whopping 93 percent of the tax. “I was surprised by how much of the Philadelphia tax was passed on to consumers in such a short period of ...

– Cornell University

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association

Virtual Soccer Management Game Yields Real-Life Lessons in Economics, Human Behavior

A study using a soccer management game to explore more than a half-million participants' monetary choices confirmed it's possible to use a virtual world to mimic real-world behavior on a grand scale.

– Indiana University

PLOS ONE, Oct-18-2017

$5.5 Million Study to Probe Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Use, Behavior, Mental Health

As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, University of Colorado researchers are launching a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to examine the impact legalization has on career fulfillment, family life, and s...

– University of Colorado Boulder


There Is No Safe Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy, New Study Shows

Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Sept-2017

The Problem with Being Pretty

While good-looking people are generally believed to receive more favorable treatment in the hiring process, when it comes to applying for less desirable jobs, such as those with low pay or uninteresting work, attractiveness may be a liability, accord...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Is Trump Addicted to Twitter? A Baylor Social Media and Smartphone Addiction Expert Has the Answer

President Donald Trump has said that Twitter is his way of communicating his thoughts directly with the world, bypassing the more traditional means of using the news media, which he tends to distrust. The president’s daily use of social media begs ...

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Professor Charts Digital Plan to Fight Domestic Violence

New app myPlan a tool to help with making safety decisions, connecting to resources

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– Arizona State University (ASU)


Study: Want to Lose Weight? Snap That Selfie, Set That Goal, Share with Others

Progress pics, before and after selfies and public declarations in virtual communities are helpful for reaching weight loss goals, new study finds.

– American University

Journal of Interactive Marketing, Nov-2017

Evacuating Older Adults and Their Furry Friends: FSU Study Finds Florida Needs More Pet-Friendly Shelters

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University.

– Florida State University

Journals of Gerontology

APA Identifies 10 Trends to Watch in Psychology

Psychology is hot, and it’s only getting hotter.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Monitor on Psychology



What We Call Postdoctoral Researchers Matters, Scientists Say

In an opinion piece in the journal eLife, eight scientists and science policy experts make the case for standardizing how postdoctoral researchers are categorized by human resources offices and provide a framework that willing institutions can follow...

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)


Wichita State University Education Professor Publishes 'Common Mistakes in Teaching Elementary Math'

Fuchang Liu, associate professor of math education in the Wichita State University College of Education, recently published a book, "Common Mistakes in Teaching Elementary Math," based on his years of experience working with elementary school teacher...

– Wichita State University

Separate But Unequal: NYU Metro Center Report Examines Segregation in NYC Schools

A new report by NYU Metro Center explores patterns of segregation in New York City public schools and finds a link between increased school diversity and modest academic benefits.

– New York University

Students Mentored at Stony Brook Take Big Steps in National Competition

Fifty-five high school students mentored by Stony Brook University research faculty qualified among the 491 semifinalists named in one of the nation’s top STEM research competitions, the Siemens Competition. Twelve of the 55 semifinalists mentored ...

– Stony Brook University

How to Help Transfer Students Complete Their Degrees

University of Utah professor available to discuss college transfer and provide recommendations on how institutions can help students obtain degrees.

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– University of Utah


Lopsided Growth: Can a Rising Tide Sink Some Boats?

In this article, Professor Dan Murphy reveals a surprising reality about economic growth. He goes on to discuss policy implications of sector-biased growth that benefits the rich over the poor.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

College Labor Market Remains Strong

Employers will face tough competition for talent in the 2017-18 job market, thanks to a seven-year growth streak in the college labor market, according to Michigan State University's Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the na...

– Michigan State University

Pop Culture


True or Fake? What Type of Content Are You Resharing on Social Media—and Do You Care if It's Accurate?

This study contributes to theory in Information Systems by addressing the issue of information quality in the context of information re-sharing on social media. This study has important practical implications for SNS users and providers alike. Ensur...

– University of Redlands

Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, Oct-2017

What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert

The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says James Kendrick, a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.

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– Baylor University


Halloween Candy? Go for the Chocolate, UNLV Dentist Says

Chocolate is the sweet treat least likely to play tricks on your teeth.

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– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Law and Public Policy


Nearly 235 Million Women Worldwide Lack Legal Protections From Sexual Harassment at Work

More than one-third of the world’s countries do not have any laws prohibiting sexual harassment at work―leaving nearly 235 million working women without this important protection.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


Ordinance Reduces Violent Crime Near Late-Night Bars by Making Owners Part of Solution

An ordinance requiring bar owners to beef up security helped reduce crime at late-night clubs in Little Rock, Arkansas, according to a new study. Iowa State's Kyle Burgason says other cities tackling crime near bars could take similar action with the...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Criminal Justice

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Supports Alexander-Murray Bill to Extend Health Insurance Subsidies for Two Years

The American Psychological Association voiced strong support for the legislation proposed by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., to reimburse health insurers for cost-sharing reduction expenses for the next two years, citing th...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

Northwestern Law, Kellogg to Partner on San Francisco Immersion Program

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management are collaborating to provide Northwestern Law students the opportunity to understand the legal and business environment of growth-stage start-up firms in the San Francisco Bay A...

– Northwestern University

UC San Diego Extension Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program receives $100,000 Donation

As a former clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) student, Melissa Dull knew the financial struggles of being enrolled in a full-time training program. Before her passing, Dull generously donated $100,000 to the UC San Diego Extension CLS Program.

– University of California San Diego

USC Annenberg and HBO Launch Diverse Voices Forums

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Home Box Office, Inc. have jointly created a year-long series designed to connect HBO’s top talent and producers with USC Annenberg students and faculty to explore the role of diversity ...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Tulane to Dedicate Louis Prima Room

Tulane University in collaboration with the Gia Maione Prima Foundation will dedicate the opening of the Louis Prima Room Friday, Oct. 27 at Jones Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus.

– Tulane University





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