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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Right or Left, Americans Value Hard Work to Achieve Success

Conservatives and liberals may agree on at least one thing: the importance of working hard in order to succeed.

– Cornell University

Social Psychological and Personality Sciences

Police violence a leading cause of death among specific U.S. groups, ‘sobering’ study finds

Violence at the hands of police is a leading cause of death for young men in the United States, finds a new study involving Washington University in St. Louis.“Over the life course, about 1 in every 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by police...

– Washington University in St. Louis


El asesoramiento profesional alivia síntomas de agotamiento en médicos

Los médicos en Estados Unidos presentan el doble de síntomas de agotamiento que todos los demás empleados, hecho que compromete la calidad de la atención médica y pone en peligro a los pacientes.

– Mayo Clinic

JAMA Internal Medicine

A Growth Mindset Intervention Can Change Students’ Grades if School Culture is Supportive

Boosting academic success does not have to derive from new teachers or curriculum; it can also come from changing students’ attitudes about their abilities through a short online intervention, according to the latest findings from the National Stud...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)


Cat Walks into the ER

He had walked into the Emergency Department at Henry Ford Hospital to escape the cold and rain on that fateful day in April. His brown coat matted from the rain, he had entered through the automatic sliding door at the walk-in entrance, turned the co...

– Henry Ford Health System

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Kinsey Institute Launches Effort to Collect Data on Sexual Assault, Aggression

The Kinsey Institute has released an updated version of its smartphone app for the anonymous collection of data on sexual behavior that addresses the subject of sexual assault and aggression.

– Indiana University


Recursive Language and Modern Imagination Were Acquired Simultaneously 70,000 Years Ago

A genetic mutation that slowed down the development of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in two or more children may have triggered a cascade of events leading to acquisition of recursive language and modern imagination 70,000 years ago.

– Pensoft Publishers

Research Ideas and Outcomes

The Growing Trend of Emotional Support Animals

Researchers propose standard assessment for certifications

– University of New Mexico

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice



Back to School: Campus Gardens Help Students Learn to Grow Food, Knowledge

As a new school year starts, some students will spend time outside, in the fresh air. They’ll get their hands dirty growing food in school gardens. In the process, they may even improve their academic mastery.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Questions During Shared Book Reading with Preschoolers Need to Be More Challenging

When it comes to challenging young minds to grow language, asking how and why during shared book reading to preschoolers can be more beneficial, according to new research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Law and Public Policy


As Congress Eyes Pell Expansion, Report Urges Quality Controls

Rutgers researchers propose a framework for measuring the quality of short-term job training programs and other non-degree credentials. These controls would help to protect consumers from predatory programs.

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)



New test to snare those lying about a person's identity

A new test developed by the University of Stirling could help police to determine when criminals or witnesses are lying about their knowledge of a person's identity.

– University of Stirling

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications

Marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths

A new Economic Inquiry study finds that marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths.

– Wiley

Economic Inquiry

The Domestic U.S. Terror Threat: What to Know

In Brief by Bruce Hoffman. The latest mass shootings have prompted calls for more vigorous action by U.S. counterterrorism authorities, but the target is elusive.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Bruce Hoffman, Council on Foreign Relations, August 6, 2019.

U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

CFR Backgrounder by Jonathan Masters. High-profile mass shootings in the United States in recent years have rekindled the gun control debate and raised comparisons of policies around the world.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, August 6, 2019.


Partnership with Cornell University Will Advance Food Safety Research in China

Cornell University and China’s Hebei Qimei Agriculture Science and Technology Co. Ltd., an organic food group, signed an agreement in June to collaborate on microbial food safety research. The agreement was funded by a three-year, $2.5 million gran...

– Cornell University

LifeWire Announcement

Oregon State University College of Engineering receives diversity recognition award

The Oregon State University College of Engineering has been selected to be an “exemplar” recipient of a Bronze Award in the first year of the American Society for Engineering Education Diversity Recognition Program.

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

New Online Program Offers Convenient Way to Study Jewish Culture and History and Hebrew

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is first public university in United States to offer fully online Jewish Studies major

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UAH and the Université d’Évry-Val-d’Essonne Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and the Université d’Évry-Val-d’Essonne (UEVE), a member institution of the Université Paris-Saclay, signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this summer to codify their commitment to developin...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Global Heritage Fund and Europa Nostra Join Forces to Protect Heritage in Europe and Beyond

Global Heritage Fund and Europa Nostra are joining forces to support the communities protecting endangered cultural heritage. These leading heritage organizations will pool efforts and resources together to develop high-impact projects aimed at prote...

– Global Heritage Fund

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Ready to Lead Haiti’s Agricultural Sector, Scholars Prepare to Head Home with UF Master’s Degrees

Twenty-five students enrolled in a UF-managed project called AREA (an acronym based on the French translation of “Support to Agricultural Research and Development”) are looking forward to graduating from the University of Florida on Aug. 10 and b...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences





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