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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Playing Video Games to Cope with Anxiety May Increase Risk for Addiction

People who play video games to cope with anxiety are more likely to have symptoms of gaming disorder, according to a new ISU study. Researchers say higher levels of stress increased the risk for addiction.

– Iowa State University

Psychology of Popular Media Culture


FSU Researchers Find Low Resilience Puts Men at Risk for Depression

Men who lack resilience are exponentially more vulnerable to becoming severely depressed after their spouse dies, according to a new study from Florida State University researchers.

– Florida State University

The Gerontologist

Study Highlights Racism, Sexual Assault as Contributors to College Mental Health Challenges

Analysis of academic and news articles related to mental health issues in higher education finds racism and sexual assault are key contributors to mental health challenges for students. The research highlights the need for mental health services, and...

– North Carolina State University

JMIR Mental Health, Oct-2018

Moral leaders perform better — but what’s ‘moral’ is up for debate

.New research from the University at Buffalo School of Management is clear: Leaders who value morality outperform their unethical peers, regardless of industry, company size or role. However, because we all define a “moral leader” differently, le...

– University at Buffalo

Academy of Management Annals

Not ‘just for kids’

Video games and interactive media like the Fallout series and Fortnite, which is currently one of the nation’s most popular games, have interested Nick Bowman, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and a research associate ...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

The Marriage Benefit

It has long been understood that there is a connection between long-term relationships and health. There is also a reciprocal relationship between marriage and health, where not only is marriage affected by illness, but the quality of marriage can ac...

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

Research shows that bots may have less influence on people than previously thought

New research at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock digs into assumptions about the influence of bots on people’s opinions. 

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Leave the Job at Work to Ensure Better Health and Sleep

Feeling tired, sluggish and sleep-deprived? The culprit could be work-creep, according to new research from the University of South Australia released today.

– University of South Australia

Environmental Research and Public Health

Researchers studying Marshalltown tornado’s impact on renter, immigrant households

A disaster researcher at Iowa State University is examining how the tornado that hit Marshalltown this summer affected housing and different types of households – particularly immigrant households and renters – in order to understand what can be ...

– Iowa State University

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Panhandle Farmers After Hurricane Michael

Several Panhandle counties are facing similar circumstances to that found in Jackson County, said Judy Biss, director of UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


When you are unhappy in a relationship, why do you stay? The answer may surprise you.

Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because they view leaving as bad for their partner. The study, being published in the November 2018 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology...

– University of Utah

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Nov.-2018

Keep to Yourself! Don’t Offer Co-Workers Help Unless Asked

New workplace research from Michigan State University found that when it comes to offering your expertise or assistance at work, it’s better to keep to yourself or wait until you’re asked.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Applied Psychology

Knowledge is power: Knowing the potential risks of hormonal birth control can help college women make more informed choices for their health and well-being

Northern Arizona University professor Sean Gregory's research found hormonal contraception use among young women is correlated with an increased risk of depression, which is correlated with adverse results in academic performance.

– Northern Arizona University

Science Direct



Why relationships – not money – are the key to improving schools

Strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has more impact on improving student learning than does financial support, new research shows. The study found that social capital had a three- to five-times larger effect than fi...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk


New Nurses with Bachelor’s Degrees Feel Increasingly Better Prepared Than Nurses with Associate Degrees

Nurses with bachelor’s degrees report being very prepared in more quality and safety measures than do their peers with associate degrees, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

– New York University

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety,

New Book Details Six Decades of Black Politics, Education Reform

In her new book, “A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s,” UIC historian Elizabeth Todd-Breland details the city’s transformations in black politics, shifts in modes of education organizing, and th...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

“A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s”

University of Redlands launches Purposeful Leadership Initiative

To identify and positively impact today’s leadership styles, skills, and approaches, the University of Redlands has launched the Purposeful Leadership Initiative. Integrating concepts and models from across disciplines — from management to ethics...

– University of Redlands


Darden Professor Doesn’t See Bright Future for MoviePass

After several changes to its business model related to its service and fees (some more transparent than others), and a recent decision to automatically restore the subscriptions of customers who had previously opted out of the service, MoviePass has ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


Election 'turnout gap' between white and nonwhite voters is large and decisive, book shows

The gap in voter turnout between white and nonwhite citizens is large and growing, resulting in profound challenges for American democracy, according to a new research-based book by an Indiana University political scientist.

– Indiana University

The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity and Political Inequality in a Diversifying America,

Nova Southeastern University Using Mako Sharks to Predict Winner of Florida Governor’s Race and Race for U.S. Senate

NSU marine scientists are using the 2018 Midterm Elections to bring attention to their shark research

– Nova Southeastern University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Menendez Holds Narrow Lead Over Hugin in Senate Race; Corruption Trial, Lack of Enthusiasm Hurt Menendez with Independents and Base

With two weeks until Election Day, incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez narrowly leads Republican challenger Bob Hugin 51 percent to 46 percent among likely voters in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

LifeWire Announcements

Purdue University to Host Summer Meetings in 2020 of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, will host the Biennial Conference, Executive Board Meeting, and Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in late June-early July 2020. At these annual events, approximately 600 fa...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee receives 2 highly competitive federal grants in international education

Two centers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have received a combined $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to support teaching and student scholarships in international and area studies.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Saint Regis Mohalk Tribe Executive Director, Tsiorasa Barreiro, recognized as community leader

Akwesasne native Tsiorasa Barreiro, Executive Director of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has been named a recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award.

– Cornell University

National Science Foundation Invests $1 Million To Improve Arctic Emergency Response

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded over $1 million to support research led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that will create models to improve emergency response capabilities in the Arctic.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2018 at 13:00 ET

Smithsonian Announces 2019 as the Year of Music

Institution-wide Initiative To Feature 365 Days of Music

– Smithsonian Institution

Council on Undergraduate Research Announces 2018 Geosciences Mentor Awardee

Colin Laroque, professor in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan, has been selected as the 2018 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee. Each year, the award recognizes an individual who serves as a role mode...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

CSUCI receives $1.2 million grant to continue building STEM pathways to college

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) $1,204,632 million in continued support of Project PROMESAS (Pathways with Regional Outreach and Mathematics Excellence for Student Achievement in STEM).

– California State University, Channel Islands

UCI receives $14.7 million grant to expand its successful literacy outreach project

The University of California, Irvine has received a five-year, $14.7 million Education Innovation & Research expansion grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its Pathway to Academic Success Project, which helps close reading and writin...

– University of California, Irvine

New $1.4 million grant supports NAU-Navajo Nation Tribal Epidemiology Center impact study of ‘unhealthy food’ tax

The grant allows scientists, Navajo Nation government officials, educators and students to collaborate on a study looking at the effectiveness of the Healthy Diné Nation Act, which was signed into law in 2014.

– Northern Arizona University

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholar Mark P. Rice Named Babson College Provost

Babson College, the top ranked college for the study of entrepreneurship, has named renowned innovation and entrepreneurship specialist Mark P. Rice Provost and Professor of Entrepreneurship.

– Babson College

Recipients of inaugural $100k Jean Mayer Prize in Nutrition Science & Policy announced

The inaugural $100,000 Jean Mayer Prize for Excellence in Nutrition Science & Policy was awarded by Tufts to former Sen. Tom Harkin; former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack; Center for Science in the Public Interest; and Mission: Readiness for their work c...

– Tufts University

Building an Educational Bridge Between the Pacific Islander Community and the U

Strong community, resilient history and vibrant traditions are key elements of the Pacific Islands culture. These same elements are the foundation of a Pacific Islands Studies initiative at the University of Utah—and a new $600,000 grant from the A...

– University of Utah

Jillian Rose Receives Distinguished Educator Award from Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals

Jillian Rose, director of Community Engagement, Diversity and Research at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, has received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.

– Hospital for Special Surgery

Tulane-Aspen Institute hosts Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings author, Annette Gordon-Reed

Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed, an American historian and legal scholar, will be the featured speaker in the next Tulane-Aspen Institute Values in America Speaker Series event on Monday, October 29 from 1-2 p.m. in Rogers Memorial Chapel o...

– Tulane University





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