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Social and Behavioral Sciences

17-Oct-2018


Want a Happy Life? Live in a State with High Employment

In the study, the researchers measured unhappiness by the conditional probability of committing suicide within groups that are facing a higher unemployment rate and those that are not. Using individual-level US data from 1989 to 2004, their findings ...

– Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Applied Economic Letters


FSU Researcher Finds Latino Men in the U.S. More Susceptible to Obesity

Moving to the United States could be taking a toll on the health of Latino men. A new study from Florida State University researcher Amy Ai found Latino men who are born or live in the United States for more than five years are more susceptible to ob...

– Florida State University

American Journal of Men’s Health


Think Your Child Has ADHD? Read This First.

October is ADHD Awareness Month. As child diagnoses rise, UNLV psychologist Ronald T. Brown offers tips that parents should consider before calling their medical provider.

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– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

16-Oct-2018


Are trigger warnings emotionally protective?

Do you like to see warnings about violent or other distressing content before watching a TV show or movie, or reading a book?

– University of Michigan

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology


Religious Leaders’ Support May Be Key to Modern Contraception Use

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– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Global Health: Science and Impact


Unlimited spending on television political ads fails to deliver votes

Millions of dollars are spent on political ads, but does it pay off on Election Day? According to a study of the 2016 Iowa caucuses, candidates who spent more on TV ads generally received more support, but this does not suggest a candidate can buy an...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Political Marketing


Research Suggests Pope Did Not Do Enough to Address Abuse in Ireland – Queen’s University Belfast

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that the majority of Irish people believe that Pope Francis did not do enough to address clerical abuse during his recent papal visit to Ireland.

– Queen's University Belfast

15-Oct-2018


Most people don’t know the difference between OCD and OCPD

The general public has trouble understanding differences between obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Community Mental Health Journal, Aug-2018


Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Vehicles Are Valuable in Saving Lives

Study shows that vehicles with advanced technology could potentially reduce crashes, injuries and deaths.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety


Scientists Study Transition to College to Improve Student Wellbeing

Researchers at ASU tracked how student relationships with parents and friends affected the transition to college. A goal of the study is to prevent students from experiencing depression or anxiety during the transition to college.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Developmental Psychology

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Men in Leadership Gain from Psychopathic Behavior, Women Punished

Concern over psychopathic tendencies in bosses may be overblown, but that gender can function to obscure the real effects.

– University of Alabama

Journal of Applied Psychology


No, we’re not all working for a bunch of psychopaths

Reports of corporate scandals would seem to support the headlines suggesting many CEOs are psychopaths. But a new Iowa State University and University of Alabama study found such claims to be overblown.

– Iowa State University

Journal of Applied Psychology


PBS' 'Native America' Documentary Features Research by UIC Anthropologists

Christopher Davis and Anna Roosevelt, both from the University of Illinois at Chicago, returned to the Brazilian research site to discuss their findings while being filmed for the four-part documentary “Native America,” which premieres Oct. 23 at...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Education

18-Oct-2018


Student Success at the California State University Reaches All-time Highs

University-wide efforts to support students through the Graduation Initiative 2025 lead to record levels of student achievement

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Birth Companions Program Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

The Birth Companions program at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing —officially introduced in 1998—will celebrate 20 years of serving the community through free-of-charge doula services and supportive care for pregnant women and families.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

17-Oct-2018


How to Teach Student Entrepreneurs to Start a Business

For 26 students at the University of Georgia, entrepreneurship is a way of life—it’s their friends, their home and their classwork. Part of the Launchpad, a new living, learning community, the students live together and take a seminar where they ...

– University of Georgia

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16-Oct-2018


WVU now part of consortium for increased opportunities in international business education and research

West Virginia University has joined forces with two other notable universities to open the door to new resources in international business education and research.

– West Virginia University

15-Oct-2018


Purple Heart Recipients Meet for First Time

200 years of living between them, two Purple Hearts, two-sport athletes at Western, both attended school at WIU in the late 1930s ... but had never met until Oct. 10. Retired Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Mike Smith coordinated a meeting between ...

– Western Illinois University

Law and Public Policy

17-Oct-2018


New Book by University of Washington Historian Jordanna Bailkin Remembers Britain's 'Forgotten' 20th-Century Refugee Camps

In her book "Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain," Bailkin offers warnings from a liberal democracy's recent past: The refugee camps were a prelude to today's detention centers. "The future of refuge in Britain is not in...

– University of Washington

16-Oct-2018


State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees

Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund.

– North Carolina State University

Public Budgeting & Finance, Aug-2018

15-Oct-2018


More than half a century after Civil Rights Act, work still to be done in quest for equal rights, says political scientist

While the U.S. civil rights movement is often said to have ended in 1968, the continued fight for equal rights for all Americans can be seen in today’s protests, said Valerie Johnson, an associate professor and chair of DePaul University’s Politi...

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– DePaul University

LifeWire Announcements


FoodPrint: New Website Launches to Help Consumers Make Smart, Sustainable Decisions About the Food They Buy and Eat

Today GRACE Communications Foundation launched FoodPrint.org, a new website that provides common-sense and science-based information to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions at the grocery store and when dining out.

– GRACE Communications


Air Force Funds WVU Research on Morality in Human-Robot Interactions

The MARIA Project, or Moral Agency in Robot-human InterActions, is funded by a three-year, $730,000 award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. In that project, Jaime Banks is investigating people’s ideas about machines’ moral ag...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Ambassador Susan E. Rice to Receive American University’s Highest Honor as The 2018 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal Recipient

Ambassador Susan E. Rice to Receive American University’s Highest Honor as The 2018 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal Recipient

– American University


Improving Tools for Modeling the Interaction of Fluids and Solids

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have received an award of nearly $385,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project to develop new and improved simulation tools for modeling physical problems relating to the interac...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2018 at 11:30 ET


FAU Now Serves as Home to ‘Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors’

C-P.A.W.W. provides service to local and national veterans and is investigating protective factors for suicide in the military population and improving the understanding of palliative effects of animal-assisted interventions.

– Florida Atlantic University


SDSC’s Health CI Division, University of Rhode Island Announce Data Protection Agreement

The Health Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Division of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has partnered with the University of Rhode Island (URI) to provide an environment to protect a variety of data for res...

– University of California San Diego


American Society of Anesthesiologists recognizes Alex Macario, M.D., M.B.A., with its Excellence in Education Award

SAN FRANCISCO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Alex Macario, M.D., M.B.A., with its 2018 Excellence in Education Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to resident and graduate education in anesthesio...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018

Embargo expired on 15-Oct-2018 at 11:00 ET


New Stony Brook School of Journalism Professorship honors Marshall Loeb, Pioneering Business and Financial Journalist

Marshall Loeb, an editor, columnist and TV commentator who built a lasting legacy at Time, Fortune and Money magazines and was widely seen as the founder of modern business journalism, was well known for his innovative editorial leadership during a c...

– Stony Brook University


Eccles School Executive MBA retains Top 25 in U.S. ranking by Financial Times

The Executive MBA program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is once again ranked as one of the best in the world, according to this year’s rankings by the Financial Times.

– University of Utah

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