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30-Nov-2018


Depression, Not Anxiety, Predicts Drinking in Adolescent Girls

Internalizing problems such as depression and anxiety, along with alcohol misuse, increase during adolescence. All three predict poor social, academic, and emotional outcomes – particularly for girls. However, it is unclear what relationships exist...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 30-Nov-2018 at 10:00 ET


Stopping Sexual Aggression: Alcohol Can Interfere with Good Intentions

The #MeToo movement that began in 2017 has increased attention to bystander training programs that encourage third-party witnesses to intervene (i.e., become involved in stopping aggression) in high-risk sexual situations. With limited information av...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 30-Nov-2018 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities

03-Dec-2018


Why Didn’t 70% of an Ancient Ural Settlement’s Habitants Live Up to the Age of 18?

Artifacts of the Bronze Age at the territory of the Southern Urals for several decades have been the object of active research by archaeologists from around the world. Scientists of South Ural State University together with international colleagues f...

– South Ural State University

American Journal of Human Biology

30-Nov-2018


Artwork Inspired by Nature Beautifies Construction Site

Usually one would have to visit an art museum in order to see the beautiful landscapes by Vietnamese-American artist, Christine Nguyen, but drivers in West Hollywood get an up-close view of her oversized artwork as part of their daily commute. Nguy...

– Cedars-Sinai

Social and Behavioral Sciences

03-Dec-2018


People Who Prefer Casual Sex Still Desire Intimacy

Casual sex among emerging adults can be a source of intimacy, and often is, according to a new study conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers including Binghamton University faculty and members of Indiana’s Kinsey Institute.      ...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Relationships Research


Wunderkind or Innovator? Researchers Have Come up with a Concept for Developing Children’s Aptitude

The study of creativity has a long history. Creative people include those who have the potential to offer progressive ideas, modernize, and implement innovations. Over 16 years, South Ural State University researchers have kept track of the pupils of...

– South Ural State University

Psychology in Russia: State of the Art

01-Dec-2018


Kennesaw State associate professor of exercise science conducts extensive CrossFit injury study

The popular fitness program CrossFit is a safe training method for most people but could result in injuries for those who are new to it or don’t participate often, according to a four-year analysis conducted by Kennesaw State University associate p...

– Kennesaw State University

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

30-Nov-2018


How you respond to drama depends on if you are a holistic or analytical thinker

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans of people watching the same clip from a dramatic film show that holistic thinkers all have similar brain responses to the scene, whereas analytical thinkers respond differently to each other.

– Aalto University

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience


Changing the conversation Seniors and technology

We laugh at the meme—even those of us over a certain age—of the toddler, hand pressed over his eyes in utter frustration, telling grandma for the umpteenth time how to open a browser on her computer. Or the photo of the older couple staring at a...

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– University of Michigan

29-Nov-2018


Even if Doing a Good Job, Women CEOs More Likely to be Fired

Women CEOs are much more likely than male CEOs to be dismissed, even when the women are performing well, according to research from The University of Alabama.

– University of Alabama

Journal of Management


Small Changes to Cafeteria Design Can Get Kids to Eat Healthier, New Assessment Tool Finds

New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests ways to approach this problem in elementary school cafeterias, especially for high-risk and underserved student populations.

– University of Notre Dame

BMC Public Health

Education

30-Nov-2018


Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool

Utter the words "ocean acidification" in mixed company, and you'll probably get blank stares. Although climate change has grown steadily in the public consciousness, one of its most insidious impacts - a widespread die-off of marine ecosystems driven...

– Stanford University

Frontiers in Psychology

includes video

29-Nov-2018


“Word from the Mountaintop” Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Contest seeks local students

UAB’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is accepting submissions for the 2019 second annual “Word from the Mountaintop” MLK Oratory Contest.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Law and Public Policy

03-Dec-2018


Promises Broken: Persons with Disabilities 
Still Face Barriers to Participation at the United Nations

A new study finds "tremendous barriers" exist that prevent persons with disabilities from fully participating in international policymaking with the United Nations.

– American University

30-Nov-2018


Government Inaction on Climate Change Threatens Lives: Report

The Australian report is part of a joint global initiative between The Medical Journal of Australia and The Lancet to track progress on health and climate change and inform policy makers of political actions needed.

– University of Sydney

Medical Journal of Australia; Lancet Countdown 2018 Global Report

29-Nov-2018


An opioid epidemic may be looming in Mexico — and the U.S. may be partly responsible

Opioid use in Mexico has been low, but national and international factors are converging and a threat of increased drug and addiction rates exists. Many of these factors may have originated in the U.S., making this a potential joint U.S.-Mexico epide...

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

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2018 at 16:00 ET

LifeWire Announcements


Penn State CNEU to Help Broaden Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Fields

With $1.2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, along with Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College, will form the Southeastern Coalition for Engag...

– Penn State College of Engineering


Stories Since the Storm

The latest issue of The Common presents writing from and about Puerto Rico, a year after Hurricane María.

– Amherst College


Local Philanthropists Daniel and Phyllis Epstein Give $1 Million to UC San Diego

Daniel and Phyllis Epstein's move to La Jolla in 1986 started them on a path to becoming loyal advocates and supporters for their neighbor, the world-class University of California San Diego.

– University of California San Diego


Welcoming California’s Fastest Growing Population

To advance its goal of inclusive excellence, UC San Diego is launching the Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative. The campuswide program, led by the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, unifies and expands services dedicated to attrac...

– University of California San Diego


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Earns Top Recognition in Diversity and Inclusion

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has earned the 2018 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education “Excellence in Diversity” Health Professions award for its committed efforts to support and sustain diversity and inclusion through education,...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


Scholars to explore the meaning of family and kinship in Sawyer Seminar supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Amid growing national interest in genealogy and family history, scholars from around the world will explore past and present meanings of family and kinship in a year-long seminar led by Tufts University and supported by the Mellon Foundation through ...

– Tufts University


Corporate Internship Program on Plasma Technology Applications is accepting applications from students at AL partner institutions through Jan. 24

NSF EPSCoR CPU2AL program in Huntsville, Alabama, is now accepting applications from students at Alabama partner institutions for their Corporate Internship Program on Plasma Technology Applications. The application deadline is Jan. 24, 2019, 1 p.m. ...

– University of Alabama Huntsville


Top Three Finalists Announced in University of Utah's American Dream Ideas Challenge

The top three ideas in the University of Utah’s American Dream Ideas Challenge aim to boost Utahns’ income by cutting transportation costs, leveraging unused storage space and revitalizing an economically depressed region of the state. Each team ...

– University of Utah

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