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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Climate Change Conversations Can Be Difficult for Both Skeptics, Environmentalists

Having productive conversations about climate change isn’t only challenging when dealing with skeptics, it can also be difficult for environmentalists, according to two studies presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Associ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 10-Aug-2019 at 12:00 ET

Why Stress and Anxiety Aren't Always Bad

People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, but while both stress and anxiety can reach unhealthy levels, psychologists have long known that both are unavoidable -- and that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our d...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

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

Psychology Can Help Prevent Deadly Childhood Accidents

Injuries have overtaken infectious disease as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, and psychologists have the research needed to help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps, according to a presentation at the annual convention of ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

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

Low-Income, Black Neighborhoods Still Hit Hard by Air Pollution

Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America – particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, a disparity highlighted in research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Associati...

– Ohio State University

ASA Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 10-Aug-2019 at 00:05 ET


When Working with Animals Can Hurt Your Mental Health

While it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for depression, anxiety and even suicide, according to research presented at ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Embargo expired on 09-Aug-2019 at 09:00 ET

Older Adults More Likely to Condemn Even Accidental Harm

As people get older, they are more likely to condemn and want to punish others for acts that cause harm, even if no harm was intended, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 09-Aug-2019 at 17:00 ET

Employees less upset at being replaced by robots than by other people

Generally speaking, most people find the idea of workers being replaced by robots or software worse than if the jobs are taken over by other workers.

– Technical University of Munich

Nature Human Behaviour


Study Shows Gun Shops Can Aid in Preventing Suicides

Firearm retailers throughout Washington are willing to learn about suicide prevention but are reluctant to talk to customers about mental health issues, according to a new study by Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington.

– University of Washington

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

Genetic variation contributes to individual differences in pleasure

Differences in how our brains respond when we're anticipating a financial reward are due, in part, to genetic differences, according to research with identical and fraternal twins published in Psychological Science

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science

Does cable news shape your views?

It's a classic question in contemporary politics: Does partisan news media coverage shape people's ideologies? Or do people decide to consume political media that is already aligned with their beliefs?

– Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

American Political Science Review



Six Trends That Are Transforming Tourism

Succeeding in the hospitality industry means adapting to new technologies and thinking like a business leader. Students at the CSU are already learning these skills and more.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


Predicting English Premier League winners

Manchester City, who won last year’s English Premier League (EPL), has a 36.5 per cent chance of coming top of this year’s season according to the University of Adelaide’s Professor Steve Begg. Southampton and Sheffield United are most likely ...

– University of Adelaide

Law and Public Policy


Food Insecurity Common Across U.S. Higher Education Campuses

Many university and college students across the U.S. report lacking access to a reliable supply of nutritious food, a concept known as food insecurity, which can affect their ability to learn, according to research presented at the annual convention ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 08-Aug-2019 at 14:00 ET

How technology shapes mass murder

In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton this week, Roth said his research suggests that the government needs to regulate the most deadly guns and make it harder for the public to buy them

– Ohio State University

A Right to Bear Arms? The Contested Role of History in Contemporary Debates on the Second Amendment; American Homicide

LifeWire Announcement

Ambassador Earl Anthony (“Tony”) Wayne Joins American University School of International Service

Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne, the former United States Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina and former Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, has joined AU's School of International Service as a Distinguished Diplomat-in-Resid...

– American University

170 Works of Contemporary Art Given to Mead Art Museum

The anonymous gift includes works by Mark Bradford, Karen Kilimnik, Mona Hatoum, Christian Marclay, Laura Owens, Aaron Young, and more

– Amherst College

LifeWire Research Alert

Do you Really Like Wildlife?

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Conservation Biology





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