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Monday, March 18, 2019

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Poor pitch singing could be a matter of the tune in your head

Sub-vocalization, the silent, preparatory muscle movements of the face and larynx that result when singers run a song through their heads prior to vocalizing, could be nudging them out of tune, according to University at Buffalo researchers. Their r...

– University at Buffalo


Researchers re-think puberty, recommend changes to how it’s studied

The awkward and uncomfortable life stage of puberty is a crucial avenue for understanding human development over the course of a lifetime and researchers are now recommending changes to the study of puberty to better reflect the realities of today’...

– Cornell University

Journal of Research on Adolescence

“Broken Windows,” Lower Grades

While criminologists continue to debate the impact of the practice, new research from two sociologists demonstrates that this sort of aggressive policing has a negative impact on the scholastic performance of African-American young teenagers in the a...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review

‘The Bartering Mindset’ Can Lead to More Successful Negotiations, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Researcher Writes in New Book

A new book by a Johns Hopkins University negotiation expert argues that this approach ― a “monetary mindset” ― comes from our daily use of money and leave us far short of negotiation success.

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– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

How hormones can hijack a healthy slumber

UCI cognitive scientist studies how hormone cycles impact sleep and memory

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– University of California, Irvine



Simple Directions From Parents Can Guide Children’s Discovery

Whether it’s probing a child’s understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through simple directions, according to a study by psychology resea...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Child Development

College drinking intervention strategies need a refresh

Peer approval is the best indicator of the tendency for new college students to drink or smoke, according to new research from Michigan State University. This new finding is key to help universities address the problems of underage or binge drinking....

– Michigan State University

Health Education and Behavior

Law and Public Policy


Parkland Shooting Analysis Provides Mounting Evidence of Need for Active Shooter Detection and Response Systems

A new whitepaper authored by experts on active shooter detection systems details how automated, rapid-response technology may have changed the course of events which lead to more than 30 wounded or dead students and faculty.

– Intrusion Technologies

Active Shooter Events can be Stopped in Seconds: A Case Study Whitepaper

Current sexual harassment penalties are too low: Study

The existing federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment don't reflect the true cost of harassment and is far too low to incentivize firms to take stronger measures to prevent the behavior, finds Vanderbilt economist and law profe...

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

Rutgers Law Professor Available to Comment on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

PROFESSOR SAHAR AZIZ of Rutgers Law School, an expert on national security and civil rights with a focus on the impact of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian diasporas in the West is available today to talk about the mosque shootings in New Zealand.

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– Rutgers University

LifeWire Announcements

Academy for Eating Disorders Announces 2019 Class of Fellows

Academy for Eating Disorders Announces 2019 Class of Fellows

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Embargo expired on 18-Mar-2019 at 08:55 ET

Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Accredited by American Alliance of Museums

After a rigorous review process, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex has achieved a significant milestone: accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. The Mayborn joins...

– Baylor University

California State University Campuses Rank Among Nation’s Best for Awarding Physics Degrees to Diverse Students

Several CSU campuses are recognized as being among the nation’s highest awarders of physics degrees by the American Physical Society(APS), especially to women and underrepresented minorities.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Maureen Lichtveld Joins the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Advisory Board

Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, joins the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Advisory Board. Through her more t...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Virtual Reality Studio opens at UAB to expand education, research into a 3D environment

Enhanced technologies at UAB’s Lister Hill Library allow education and research to be conducted in a virtual space by students, faculty and staff.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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