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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Investigates Rural LBGTQ Youth’s Motivations for Participating in Activism

Researchers have spent the intervening years since the passage of marriage equality studying the young adults comprising the next generation of LGBTQ activists to understand their aspirations for the movement’s future.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Study Indicates Negative Outcomes for Native American Children Who Are Spanked

ANN ARBOR—Some people may believe that if you live in a community with different cultural values, spanking might not be harmful—an assumption that does not appear to be correct, according to a new University of Michigan study.

– University of Michigan

Journal of Interpersonal Violence


U Studies Safe Gun Storage Practices in Military Homes

Active-duty US military personnel who had thoughts of suicide or self-harm, were less likely to keep a firearm at home—but those who did keep a firearm were less likely to store it safely.

– University of Utah

JAMA Network Open

Embargo expired on 16-Aug-2019 at 11:00 ET

Transgender college students four times as likely to experience mental health problems

The largest and most comprehensive mental health survey of college students in the US reveals that students who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, and nonbinary face enormous mental health disparities relative to their peers....

– Boston University

American Journal of Preventive Medicine


National Narcissism Rears Its Head in Study of WWII

World War II was, by any measure, a massive undertaking that involved huge loss and suffering.  The countries involved — Allied and Axis — committed substantial resources and sacrificed an astounding number of human lives. No matter how much a ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

PNAS, Aug. 12, 2019

Winning Coaches' Locker Room Secret

Researchers found a significant relationship between how negative a coach was at half-time and how well the team played in the second half: The more negativity, the more the team outscored the opposition.

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Journal of Applied Psychology, June 2019 [Epub ahead of print]

Want the Money Now or Later? It May Depend on Your Age

Imagine winning the lottery and having it pay out over a scheduled period of time. Would you want the largest payments right away? Or would you rather start small and save the biggest windfall for later?

– Cornell University

Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences

Law and Public Policy


‘Hidden’ Data Exacerbates Rural Public Health Inequities

While some of the data rural public health officials need to better serve their communities and guide public health policy and spending exists, that data is hard to access and use. University of Washington researchers conducted qualitative surveys of...

– University of Washington

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association; #1 CPIMP171144-01-00

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Make the Foreign Exchange Report Great Again

The U.S. Department of the Treasury should transform its foreign currency report so it can be used as a tool to combat currency manipulation. This would be an important step toward a more balanced global economy with fewer persistent deficits and sur...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Brad W. Setser, Council on Foreign Relations, June 17, 2019.

LifeWire Announcement

AACN Announces Nursing Faculty in Inaugural Cohort of ELAN

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that 38 nursing faculty from across the nation attended the inaugural Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN) program, held on July 28-August 2 in Chaska, Minnesota. E...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Free Autoimmune Forum & Walkabout in Livonia

AARDA presents a free health and wellness event focused on autoimmune patients and families

– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)





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