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Thursday, February 28, 2019

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“Why are women less likely than men to seek alcohol treatment?”

Only a minority of adults with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) seek treatment for it. Although women are more likely than men to seek treatment for most medical or psychiatric disorders, men are more likely to seek alcohol treatment. To understand the...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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Arts and Humanities


How Listening to Music 'Significantly Impairs' Creativity

The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect.

– Newswise Review

Journal of Applied Pyschology: An International Review

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Maasai farmers only kill lions when they attack livestock

Maasai farmers do not kill lions for retribution whenever they lose sheep or cattle, new research shows.

– University of Exeter

Journal of Science

Where Sci-Fi Meets Haute Couture for Rutgers Costume Design Students

Mio Gubernic, costume designer for Madonna, Katy Perry, Saturday Night Live and Batman’s nemesis Bane, is training Rutgers students to create wearable art through the technology of thermoplastics at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Cross-Wired Brings International Percussionists to UC San Diego for One Dynamic Week

The UC San Diego Department of Music's Cross-Wired is a week-long set of mini-concerts, master classes and large-scale performances for seven up-and-coming percussionists, each who will be studying new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Univ...

– University of California San Diego

UC San Diego Students Gain Real-World Experience on New La Jolla Playhouse Musical, ‘Diana’

The highly anticipated world-premiere musical “Diana” began previews at La Jolla Playhouse Feb. 19, and joining the award-winning cast and crew on the production are five MFA students from UC San Diego — both on stage and behind the scenes.

– University of California San Diego

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Mother’s Behavioral Corrections Tune Infant’s Brain to Angry Tone

The same brain network that adults use when they hear angry vocalizations is at work in infants as young as six months old, an effect that is strongest in infants whose mothers spend the most time controlling their behavior, according to a new study ...



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APQ Calls on Attorney General to Break Logjam Surrounding Applications From Cannabis Growers to Enable Needed Research

The American Psychological Association has asked the U.S. attorney general to act immediately to evaluate the more than two dozen cannabis grower applications that have been languishing for more than two years at the Department of Justice, noting tha...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Women with alcohol dependency tend to believe more than men the problem will take care of itself

University of Iowa study is the first to dig deep into the differences in the way men and women handle excessive alcohol consumption.

– University of Iowa

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, April 2019

Don’t Panic: Lessons Learned From Hawaii False Alarm

False alarm text message made residents of Hawaii check what others were doing to verify risk

– University of Georgia

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

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Ganie DeHart’s 25 Years of Sibling and Friend Research

SUNY Geneseo Distinguished Teaching Professor of Psychology Ganie DeHart recently surpassed the silver anniversary of her longitudinal study of sibling and friend relationships. The ongoing observation of the same people over time provides rich data ...

– State University of New York at Geneseo


Belief in conspiracy theories makes people more likely to engage in low-level crime

People who believe in conspiracy theories - such as the theory that Princess Diana was murdered by the British establishment - are more likely to accept or engage in everyday criminal activity.

– University of Kent

British Journal of Social Psychology

UK prejudice against immigrants amongst lowest in Europe

According to analysis of the largest public European and international surveys of human beliefs and values, prejudice against immigrants in the UK is rare and comparable with that in other wealthy EU and Anglophone nations. Published in Frontiers in ...

– Newswise Review


New Chimpanzee Culture Discovered

Chimpanzees have a more elaborate and diversified material culture than any other nonhuman primate.

– Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Folia Primatologica

A Disconnect Between Migrants’ Stories and Their Health

While some Mexican immigrants give positive accounts about migrating to and living in the United States, their health status tells a different story. In a small study in Columbus, researchers found that many migrants celebrated living in Columbus. Ho...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Physiological Anthropology

People Who Watch Beheading Videos Are Motivated by Fear of Terrorism, UCI Study Finds

About one in five adults in a representative sample of Americans had watched at least part of a beheading video created and posted online by the Islamic State group (formerly known as ISIS), according to a new study by the University of California, I...

– University of California, Irvine

American Psychologist, Feb-2019



Student-Led Rheumatology Interest Group Increases Interest in Field

A group of student and faculty researchers from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences published outcome of establishing Rheumatology Interest Group in the International Journal of Rheumatology.

– George Washington University

International Journal of Rheumatology, Feb-2019


Stop Being ‘Data-Driven’ and Focus on ‘Human-Centered Inputs,’ Being Data-Informed

UVA Darden appeared on Carlos Escalante Trevino’s (MBA ’17) radar after the prospective MBA student took an online design thinking course with Darden Professor Jeanne Liedtka. Now manager at Market Gravity, Trevino returned to Darden to speak abo...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


Predictive Modeling Could Help Fight Neighborhood Crime

New technology developed by a Washington State University scientist could help police officers predict where burglaries are likely to occur

– Washington State University

Applied Geography


FSU researcher finds data-driven evidence on warrior vs. guardian policing

The pros and cons of policing methods have been heavily debated for decades in the United States.Now, a Florida State University-led team of researchers has created a model to measure the differences between two distinct approaches to policing — th...

– Florida State University

Justice Quarterly

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Statement of American Psychological Association CEO on House Passage of Bill to Require Background Checks on Gun Sales

Following is the statement of Arthur C. Evans Jr., CEO of the American Psychological Association, regarding House passage of H.R. 8, a bill to require universal background checks before gun sales:

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

Educator regional meeting allows networking opportunities in the Southeast

“Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists: An ASCB Regional Meeting” is a day-long meeting that will include education research and scientific plenaries, a poster session, networking lunch, afternoon workshops, and mixer.

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

University of North Florida Health Administration Professor Named 2019 Emerging Scholar

Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, a University of North Florida associate professor of health administration in the Brooks College of Health, was named a 2019 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a magazine focusing on matters of access and oppo...

– University of North Florida

WVU to offer new neuroscience major

This year, West Virginia University became the first university in the state to offer an undergraduate neuroscience major. The program, housed in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is a dual effort between the departments of psychology and biol...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Sara Hendren Named Inaugural Anne Mcniff Tatlock Fellow in Multidisciplinary Studies at Vassar College

Sara Hendren an artist, designer and researcher in residence at Olin College has been named the inaugural Anne McNiff Tatlock Fellow in multidisciplinary studies at Vassar College. The flexible residency is designed to help strengthen and deepen the ...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Binghamton University to establish Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls

A seven-figure gift from alumna and world-renowned psychologist Ellyn Uram Kaschak will help establish the Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

University-hosted sites carry out statewide initiative to elevate K-12 STEM instruction

UAH is the original host university of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), a statewide initiative to improve math and science teaching in Alabama by providing participating schools with professional development, equipment an...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

AMSTI- University of Alabama Huntsville; AMSTI- University of Alabama Huntsville

Diedrick Brackens Selected as Second Longenecker Roth Distinguished Artist in Residence

The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts announces textile artist Diedrick Brackens as the 2019 – 2020 Martha Longenecker Roth Distinguished Artist in Residence, the department’s second residency supported by the estate of the late artist and e...

– University of California San Diego

Outreach effort introduces North Alabama high school students to thinking entrepreneurially

UAH’s College of Business is an early and ongoing supporter of the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program, an initiative that seeks to bring entrepreneurial education to school districts in Decatur and throughout Morgan County.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

midland Institute

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Pulitzer-Winning Historian David Levering Lewis on the “Improbable” Wendell Willkie —March 5

Historian David Levering Lewis, a two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning author, will discuss the legacy of businessman-turned-presidential-candidate Wendell Willkie on Tues., March 5.

– New York University





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