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Monday, March 25, 2019

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Does Story Time with an E-Book Change Parent-Toddler Interaction?

Traditional print books may have an edge over e-books when it comes to quality time shared between parents and their children, a new study suggests.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


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How watching TV and movies helps people with attachment issues

People who have trouble with romantic relationships may watch movies and TV shows for more than just a chance to escape from their lives for a bit. New research suggests that people with attachment issues are more likely than others to be engaged in ...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships


World's smallest bears' facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority

The world's smallest bears can exactly mimic another bear's facial expressions, casting doubt on humans and other primates' supremacy at this subtle form of communication.

– University of Southampton

Scientific Reports

HU professors, students break down video game addiction

Three Harrisburg University professors have teamed with students to begin a study that examines addictive behavior in gaming. During a pilot study, the team will investigate brain activity to identify the characteristics of addictive behavior in gami...

– Harrisburg University of Science and Technology


How Discrimination, PTSD May Lead to High Rates of Preterm Birth Among African-American Women

African-American women are nearly twice as likely to give birth prematurely as white women. Amelia Gavin, an associate professor in the University of Washington School of Social Work, connects preterm birth to racial discrimination via PTSD.

– University of Washington

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Breathe in Before Answering: Cognitive Function Tied to Inhalation

Prof. Noam Sobel's team at the Weizmann Institute of Science has shown that we do better on tests when we inhale at the same time we’re presented with a problem. The findings shed light on the evolution of the brain, and may lead to ways of helping...

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Nature Human Behavior, March-2019

Ecosexuality expert available for Earth Day stories

Sociologist Jennifer Reed — a UNLV instructor and Ph.D. candidate who has been studying ecosexuality for nearly a decade — is available for interviews about the movement, which merges ecology and sexology.

Expert Available

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)



Building a Winning Team: Sports-Loving Operations Professor Leaves Legacy of Faculty Diversity, Excellence

Things Professor Jim Freeland recalls about a faculty recruiting trip to Darden more than 40 years ago: one, knowing that his wife had been ill, a Darden faculty member offered the use of an alumnus’ private plane for the final leg of his journey i...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Announcements

Georgetown Researchers Launch “Nari Paila,” Mobile Games to Share Information on Fertility Awareness, Family Planning in Nepal

Georgetown researchers have launched a series of mobile games in Nepal to reach young people with information about fertility awareness and family planning.

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Native American Endowed Scholarship Triples in Size at Augustana University

University officials have announced the receipt of a gift to the Prairie Sage Scholarship Endowment in honor of alumna Delpha Mattison, pictured with husband Robert Mattison. Augustana is happy to announce a major donation to its Prairie Sage Scholar...

– Augustana University, South Dakota

New Curriculum Emphasizing Student Well-being To Be Offered at Rensselaer

Last year, as the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute prepared to revamp the university’s core curriculum, students were surveyed about what course sequences they would be interested in. To the...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)





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