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Monday, April 22, 2019

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Empathy Often Avoided Because of Mental Effort

Even when feeling empathy for others isn’t financially costly or emotionally draining, people will still avoid it because they think empathy requires too much mental effort, according to new research published by the American Psychological Associat...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Embargo expired on 22-Apr-2019 at 09:00 ET

Was the restaurant really that bad – or was it just the rain?

There are a few things that will result in poor customer reviews of a restaurant: bad service, bad food – and bad weather. Customers left more negative remarks on restaurant comment cards on days when it was raining than on days when it was dry.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research


Weapons Trade Reveals a Darker Side to Dark Web

Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there’s an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention – until now. Researchers from Michigan State University crept into the dark web to investigate how...

– Michigan State University

Deviant Behavior


Research Finds Pregnant Women Feel Pushed Out of Their Jobs

Florida State University researcher Samantha Paustian-Underdahl found pregnant women experienced decreased encouragement in the workplace to return to their jobs after pregnancy.

– Florida State University

Journal of Applied Psychology

Study Shows Simply Listening to Teens May Help Them Better Control Type 1 Diabetes

Morristown Medical Center Team Finds Listening to Teens May Help Them Better Control Type 1 Diabetes

– Atlantic Health System

Family, Systems, & Health®

Pop Culture


Freshman supports family by selling food from native country

Felipe Lima de Oliveira wanted to help support his family back home in Brazil. Now, as only a freshman in college, the Wichita State University student is chasing that dream through his homegrown company, Wichita Brazilian Gourmet.

– Wichita State University

Law and Public Policy


Embargoed AJPH research: Lead in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria deaths, Ohio refugee lead levels, political economy and public health

In this issue of AJPH, find research on lead levels in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria causes of death, Ohio refugee lead levels, and politics and public health

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 18-Apr-2019 at 16:00 ET

Census Scholars Submit Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Citizenship Question

A group of scholars from five universities has submitted a "friend of the court" brief to the Supreme Court concluding that a citizenship question has never been asked of the entire U.S. population in execution of the U.S. Census. The finding refutes...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

brief and court documents

Mexico: Doors Needed, Not Walls

These are complicated times for Mexico: new, leftist political leadership, an increasingly fraught relationship with the U.S., and inflation threatening to ignite. Will the country of 130 million people find an economic door to open? Or will it run i...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Announcements

Rick Kinsel Joins NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts’ Board of Trustees

NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts has announced the appointment of Rick Kinsel to the Institute’s Board of Trustees.

– New York University

WIU Professor Finalist for Pulitzer Prize in Music

A Western Illinois University School of Music professor has been named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music, the first in the University's history.

– Western Illinois University

University of Redlands celebrates its 110th Commencement

The University of Redlands will proudly graduate 1,462 undergraduate and graduate students at its 110th Commencement ceremonies

– University of Redlands

Shaun Harper Voted AERA President-Elect

Shaun Harper, a Provost Professor in the Rossier School of Education and Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Vanderbilt University to Develop and Test "Safe Harbor" Standards of Care

A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of law, medicine and management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and tes...

– Vanderbilt University

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

UChicago Medicine receives $3.8 million, five-year grant to study stimulation and sedation in excessive drinkers

A leading clinical and research psychologist at the University of Chicago Medicine has been awarded a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) — a division of the National Institutes of Health — to un...

– University of Chicago Medical Center





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