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Social and Behavioral Sciences


New Analytic Model to Better Identify Patients Likely to Develop PTSD

New findings from an international research team led by psychiatrists at NYU School of Medicine show that a newly-developed analytic model can predict soon after a shocking or scary event – and with significant accuracy -- the likelihood of someone...

– NYU Langone Health

National Institutes of Health MH101227

Connection of children to nature brings less distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems

City lifestyle has been criticised for being an important reason for children being disconnected from nature. This has led to an unhealthy lifestyle in regards to active play and eating habits. Even worse, many young children do not feel well psychol...

– University of Hong Kong


Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through a fire alarm

In a trial of one of the main class of prescription sleeping pills, half the participants slept through a fire alarm as loud as someone vacuuming next to their bed. But a newer alternative preserves the ability to wake in response to danger signals, ...

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience


Millennials' Social Media Activity May Increase Risk of Depression

In the study of 504 Millennials who actively use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Snapchat, individuals who met the criteria for MDD scored higher on the Social Media Addiction scale, were more likely to compare themselves to others better off tha...

– Texas State University

Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research

New research reveals the enduring benefits of hiring a star

Much has been written about the benefits of collaboration and sharing of ideas and knowledge during the innovation process. Less is known about the intricate skills required to integrate, or synthesise, various raw materials in a way that will maximi...


Organization Science

New analysis suggests lepers may not have been pariahs in Jesus’ time

New insights into how disease and impurity were viewed in first-century Jewish society suggests scholars may need to reevaluate how they interpret Jesus' interaction with people affected by leprosy.

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Biblical Literature

Menstrual Hygiene Needs Unmet for Low-Income Women

In one of the first needs assessments of its kind, Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, Ph.D., MPH, associate professor of behavioral science and health education at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice and her team have documente...

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Feb. 2019



Curricular Changes Show Success By Fourth Year

Science faculty finds that student buy-in to a new curriculum, and therefore satisfaction, increases with each successive undergraduate cohort — and learning gains did not suffer.

– State University of New York at Geneseo


Embargo expired on 11-Jan-2019 at 14:00 ET

Olin College Student Team Finalists in Disney Imagineering Contest

Olin students Eric Miller, Miranda McMillen and Benjamin Ziemann have been named finalists in the 28th Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering


Forging a Career in Neuroscience – Female Leaders Share Advice for Future Scientists

Penn experts share their recommendations and advice for future female neuroscientists.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

NSF CAREER Award to shed light on graduate student experiences

Credit: iStock

– Penn State College of Engineering

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


The American Psychological Association called for an immediate end to the partial government shutdown because of the deleterious effect it is having on the economic security and mental health of federal employees and contractors, as well as their fam...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Stress in America survey

LifeWire Announcements

Hostage Negotiation Competition simulates stress, challenges faced by law enforcement

Approximately 30 teams will participate in 2019, with municipal and state law enforcement units coming in from across the U.S., including representatives from New England, California, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio and Florida, said Wayman Mullins, a profess...

– Texas State University

American Sociological Association Honors Leaders in the Discipline

The American Sociological Association (ASA) proudly announces the the 2019 award recipients, the highest honors the Association confers

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Siddhartan Govindasamy Leading Innovative Workshop at JK Lakshmipat University

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Siddhartan Govindasamy, together with colleagues from JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU) in Jaipur, India, is running an innovative workshop focused on experiential and project-based learning. ...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Renowned Energy Scientist Amory Lovins will be Olin College's Commencement Speaker

Amory B. Lovins, co-founder and chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute and a world-renowned energy innovator and consultant, will be the featured speaker at Olin College’s fourteenth Commencement exercises on May 19.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Five UAH programs ranked among the nation’s top 25 by NSF

The National Science Foundation released their latest survey of federally financed research expenditures, and five UAH programs continue to be ranked among the top 25 in the nation.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2017 Data Tables, Nov. 2018

Stanford professor Marcus Cole appointed dean of Notre Dame Law School

Cole is a leading scholar of the empirical law and economics of commerce and finance.

– University of Notre Dame

CSU Funding Priorities Supported in Governor’s 2019-20 Budget Proposal

In his January 2019-20 budget proposal, Governor Newsom proposed an ongoing increase of $300 million for the CSU to fund Graduation Initiative 2025, enrollment growth and employee compensation and mandatory costs. The governor is also proposing on...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office





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