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Take two (attempts): Hope for overcoming substance use disorders

Alcohol and drug problems are often described as ‘chronically relapsing’ conditions, implying that multiple recovery attempts are needed before an addiction can be overcome for good. However, a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School i...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 14-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


From Dragons to Marital Power Moves, How “Game of Thrones” Blends Elements from Varying Cultures, Time Periods

The final season of Game of Thrones is wrapping up, and Rutgers University Medievalist Larry Scanlon is available to discuss the medieval traditions, genres and motifs that have influenced the TV phenomena based on George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Silver Screens, Big Screens and Small Screens: Award-Winning Baylor Filmmaker Shares How He Hopes People Watch, Experience His Movies

In this Q&A, Baylor University director Chris Hansen shares thoughts on how we – as audience members – can do our part to get the best movie-watching experience and what he – as the director – hopes we take away from that experience.

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


These four values lessen the power of transformational leadership

Transformational leadership is considered one of the most effective ways to motivate and inspire employees. However, new research finds cultural values significantly limit its effectiveness.

– Iowa State University

Journal of Managerial Psychology


Young Adults Distressed by Labels of Narcissism, Entitlement

Regardless of labels’ accuracy, new findings reveal their unpleasant effects



Embargo expired on 15-May-2019 at 14:00 ET

Scientists Suss Out the Secrets of Human Screams

Screaming is well-studied in animals, but much less is known about how human screams function in communication, or how similar or different human screams are from those of other species. To help unlock the secrets of human screaming, researchers at E...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Embargo expired on 15-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

University of North Florida Psychology Expert’s Study Reveals People Have Commitment Issues

Dr. Tracy Alloway, an associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida, has found that people have commitment issues. Commitment to exercise that is.

– University of North Florida

Community Mental Health Journal, May-2019

Stoic, resourceful – and at risk for suicide

A new study led by a University of Georgia researcher, in collaboration with epidemiologists from the Georgia Department of Public Health, has identified some common factors associated with farmer suicide that may help health providers develop strate...

– University of Georgia

Journal of Rural Mental Health

How a new father views his relationship with his partnerHow a new father views his relationship with his partner

A new father’s views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on how much support he feels from her when he is caring for their baby, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Family Process

International Panel of Experts Explain How Digital Media Affects Developing Minds

On Thursday May 16, a group of international experts will make up a panel at Stony Brook University that tackles the question: What effect is digital media having on the brain and even body development of children?

– Stony Brook University

JAMA Pediatrics


New Study Shows Toddlers Are Great at Getting the Conversation Started

Conversation is an important part of what makes us human. Previous research has shown that children begin to develop this skill at a young age. While many assume that mothers instigate communication with their children, new research suggests that chi...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Embargo expired on 14-May-2019 at 13:30 ET

Coffee addicts really do wake up and smell the coffee

Regular coffee drinkers can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee and are faster at recognising the aroma, compared to non-coffee drinkers, new research has found.

– University of Portsmouth

Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology

Work Experience Poor Predictor of Future Job Performance

A five-year study led by researchers at Florida State University concludes a person's past work experience is a poor predictor of performance in a new job.

– Florida State University

Personnel Psychology

New study finds people are using Twitter to bridge political divides

Given the current atmosphere of political polarization, conventional wisdom suggests that conversations about politics

– SAGE Publications UK


Being Wise Is Good for Your Health – Review Looks at Emerging Science of Wisdom

Can science measure what it means to be wise? A growing body of evidence suggests that wisdom is a complex concept that contributes to mental health and happiness, according to a review in the May/June issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Harvard Review of Psychiatry

Postpartum depression: For impoverished mothers of color, it takes a community

Treating postpartum depression (PPD) in low-income mothers of color requires an understanding of each person’s lived experience, and practitioners should consider interventions that develop broadly from a community level in order to improve outcome...

– University at Buffalo

Families in Society, May 3, 2019


Want to Expand Your Toddler’s Vocabulary? Find Another Child

Children glean all kinds of information from the people around them. In particular, children mimic and learn speech patterns from their family. Previous work has shown that infants attend selectively to their mother’s voice over another female’s ...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Embargo expired on 13-May-2019 at 16:00 ET

Texting While Driving Common Among Millennial, Older Parents

A distracted driving survey of millennial parents (ages 22 to 37) and older parents (37 and up) shows that most parents had read and written texts while driving in the part 30 days but millennial parents

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 13-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Could Locking All Household Guns Reduce Youth Suicides, Unintentional Firearm Deaths?

An increase in the number of firearm owners who live with children who lock up all their household guns could be associated with a reduction in youth firearm deaths by suicide and unintentional injury.

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 13-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Understanding Context of Women’s and Girls’ Lives Key to Providing Good Psychological Care, According to Updated Practice Guidelines

Girls and women face considerable adversity due to the effects of sexism, oppression, discrimination and prejudice, but some are also well-equipped and have the right resources to confront and surmount challenges in their lives, according to psycholo...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women



Calling attention to gender bias dramatically changes course evaluations

With growing evidence of gender bias on student course evaluations, a new intervention developed by Iowa State researchers may help reduce bias against women instructors. They added language to make students aware of potential biases, which yielded s...

– Iowa State University

Public Library of Science ONE

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Integrating Scientific Computing into Science Curricula

With guidance from the Brookhaven National Lab, nearby Adelphi University just added a new minor in scientific computing—the use of computers to solve real-world science problems.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Happiness at Work? UVA Darden Has a Class for That

“Spirit of the New Workplace” is a course offered at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business since 2000. The overarching purpose of the course, led by Professor Joseph Harder, is to “help participants bring about the greatest possi...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Startups, VCs and Corporate Boards: Practical Insights from UVA Darden Alumni

Insights from the founders panel hosted by the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and moderated by Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator Managing Director Brett Brohl (MBA ’09)

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


Enter the “Funky Nests in Funky Places” Contest

What prompts birds to build nests where they do? Some of their real estate choices are real head-scratchers. That’s where the Funky Nests in Funky Places challenge comes in. Anyone who finds a bird nest in a creative, quirky location can participat...

– Cornell University

Law and Public Policy


Do You Trust Politicians? Depends on How You Define Trust

There’s more to trust than credence and faith, especially as it comes to politics. Research from Michigan State University and North Carolina State University presents new evidence to suggest that there are more layers to political trust than the p...

– Michigan State University


Embargo expired on 15-May-2019 at 14:00 ET

China Unlikely to Curb Fentanyl Exports in Short-Term

Strict policies traditionally embraced by Asian nations to discourage illicit drug use are beginning to change

– RAND Corporation

Expert can discuss impact of tariffs on supply chains.

Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management

– North Carolina State University


Philadelphia’s Sweetened Drink Sales Drop 38 Percent after Beverage Tax

One year after Philadelphia passed its beverage tax, sales of sugary and artificially sweetened beverages dropped by 38 percent percent in chain food retailers, according to Penn Medicine researchers who conducted one of the largest studies examining...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


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


With uncanny accuracy, computer model predicts how certain policies impact air pollution

To better understand the environmental impact of the American shipping industry, a new computer model connects everything from the chemical intricacies of diesel exhaust to the geography and economics of our truck-dependent shipping infrastructure. ...

– The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Nature Sustainability, Feb 11-2019

LifeWire Announcements

More than 400 Military Health Care Providers to Graduate on Armed Forces Day

The Surgeon General of the United States Navy, Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison, III, will address more than 400 uniformed professionals and their guests on May 18, Armed Forces Day, as they receive their medical, graduate nursing, dental, biomedical sci...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

OMA/KOO win UIC’s Center for the Arts design competition

OMA/KOO win UIC’s Center for the Arts design competition

– University of Illinois at Chicago

University Hospitals and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Announce New Education Affiliation

Announcement of a new medical education affiliation between University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland with the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (the Technion).

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

The University of Texas Tower Fellows Program Graduates Its Inaugural Class

AUSTIN (May 16, 2019) – The University of Texas at Austin will honor it first Tower Fellows Program cohort at a graduation ceremony on May 16, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Robert B. Rowling Hall, 300 West MLK, Jr. Blvd., Austin.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Psychologists Receive NIH Award to Seek Cures for Chronic Traumatic Brain Injuries

Survivors of TBI often experience chronic psychiatric symptoms such as increased risky decision-making and impulsivity, yet there are not treatments available. Researchers at West Virginia University are working to find solutions to help these patien...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

UVA Darden Partners With McGowan Fund, Opening New Fellowship Opportunity for Students

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has joined a group of the world’s foremost institutions in business education as a partner school of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund’s McGowan Fellows Program. Through the program, a ris...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

6th annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course Set for June

The sixth annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course will be held June 10 - 14 in downtown Winston-Salem. The course is made possible through the collaborative partnership between the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) and the Wake Forest Ins...

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Apple CEO Tim Cook, civil rights icon John Lewis, actress Blythe Danner and New York Times editor Dean Baquet highlight Tulane University’s 2019 Commencement

Tulane University will celebrate Commencement 2019 with more than 3,000 graduates, their families, friends and keynote speaker Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 18, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

– Tulane University

Experts to Focus on Global Challenges of Automation and AI at 'Future of Work' Conference

The conference will convene thought leaders from the private sector, international NGOs, foundations, academia and local, state and federal governments to delve into topics such as smart cities and urban innovation.

– University of Notre Dame

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