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Monday, October 22, 2018

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Using Money to Encourage Alcohol Abstinence Can Be Effective

It is estimated that only 20 to 24 percent of individuals with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) ever receive treatment of any kind for their disease. Most of the reasons given for not seeking treatment relate to the person’s inability or unwillingness...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 18-Oct-2018 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Reveals Coloring Improves Working Memory/Reduces Stress Among Veterans

Simple activities, such as drawing and coloring, may yield both mental health and cognitive benefits for veterans, according to a new study conducted by Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology at the University of North Florida.

– University of North Florida

Mental Health & Prevention


PTSD symptoms improve when patient chooses form of treatment, study shows

A study led by the University of Washington is the first large-scale trial of hundreds of PTSD patients, including veterans and survivors of sexual assault, to measure whether patient preference in the course of treatment impacts the effectiveness of...

– University of Washington

American Journal of Psychiatry; R01MH066347, R01MH066348, UL1 RR024989

MSU Sociologist Investigates Community Impacts of Reduction of Goose Population

A Mississippi State sociologist’s upcoming book explores how one rural community is adapting as shifting climatological conditions have eliminated more than 100,000 geese from a traditional wintering ground.

– Mississippi State University


New Tool Uses Your Smartphone Camera to Track Your Alertness at Work

Our level of alertness rises and falls over the course of a workday, sometimes causing our energy to drop and our minds to wander just as we need to perform important tasks. To help understand these patterns and improve productivity, Cornell Universi...

– Cornell University

International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Sept. 2018

Social Consequences of Loneliness

A growing body of research points to loneliness as an impending epidemic with an enormous impact on the health of individuals and society. A new study published by Professors Sarah Arpin of Gonzaga University and Cynthia Mohr of Portland State Univer...

– Gonzaga University

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin



Novel Space-Detecting Algorithm May Prove to Be a Panacea for Parking Problems

Sai Nikhil Reddy Mettupally, a computer science master’s student at UAH, is developing a novel space-detecting algorithm that relies on Big Data analytics and deep-learning techniques to lead drivers directly to an empty parking spot.

– University of Alabama Huntsville


In Era of ‘Radical Transparency,’ Leaders Must Act, Communicate With Authenticity: UVA Darden Leadership Communication Council

The most effective antidote to challenges in leadership communication driven by rapid transformation and disruption is to lean on organizational values, a deep sense of purpose and authenticity, according to members of the Darden School of Business L...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Food Systems Planning Experts Say It’s Time to Reflect on Local Governments’ Efforts

Special issue of peer-reviewed journal addresses key questions in food systems planning efforts.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, Oct-2018

LifeWire Announcements

Wertheim Family Foundation Pledges $25 Million Lead Gift to UC San Diego’s Public Health Initiative

Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation has pledged $25 million to the University of California San Diego as a lead gift to usher in a new era of public health research, education and advances that will promote healthier populations on a lo...

– University of California San Diego

Angus Murray Joins Saint Joseph’s University as Executive Director of Nationally Recognized Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support

Saint Joseph’s University announced the appointment of Angus Murray, a seasoned nonprofit leader with deep experience in supporting children and young adults with autism and disabilities, as executive director of the Kinney Center for Autism Educat...

– Saint Joseph's University

UVA Darden Launches Continuous Development and DevOps Online Course

Launching 15 October, “Continuous Learning and DevOps” will provide learners with the interdisciplinary tools they need to cultivate a continuous deployment capability in their organization, a skill relevant to software development and a variety ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

New Funding Bolsters Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science Research at UVA

The University of Virginia and the Darden School of Business have announced a dramatic expansion of behavioral research capabilities available to University faculty.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Temple University Earns New Guinness World Records Title

As part of its Homecoming tradition, Temple attempts to earn Guinness World Records titles while simultaneously serving the community. This year, Temple snagged the title for most backpacks stuffed with school supplies in one hour.

– Temple University





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