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CBT reduces drink─driving among individuals with a first-time DUI offense

CBT is a counseling approach that addresses how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence each other in both healthy and harmful ways. It is already proven to be an effective treatment for alcohol use disorder, but has not been widely stu...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 31-Aug-2019 at 10:00 ET


Wearable Alcohol Monitors Show Promise in Viability Study ─ with Potential to Fill Huge Public Health Gap

Alcohol biosensors suitable for use by everyday drinkers are a step closer, following a positive study of prototype devices published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Keeping track of alcohol intake can be challenging, giv...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 30-Aug-2019 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study: School District Secessions in the South Have Deepened Racial Segregation between School Systems

Since 2000, school district secessions in the South have increasingly sorted white and black students, and white and Hispanic students, into separate school systems, weakening the potential to improve school integration, according to a new study publ...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Embargo expired on 04-Sep-2019 at 00:05 ET

Young Adults Exposed to Incarceration as Children Have Higher Odds of Future Depression, PTSD

Young adults with childhood history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement were nearly three times more likely to have depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared to peers without any experience with the crim...

– Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

JAMA Network Open, Sept-2019

Embargo expired on 04-Sep-2019 at 11:00 ET

Beliefs About Uncommitted Sex May Put Marriages at Risk

In a study published today in the journal Psychological Science, researchers outline several factors that can contribute to a marriage’s long-term happiness or dissolution.

– Florida State University

Psychological Science

For Online Reviews, Shoppers Believe a Pretty Face

New Cornell University research has found that people are more inclined to be swayed by positive recommendations posted online by attractive reviewers.

– Cornell University

Journal of Consumer Marketing

The Pet Effect: FSU Researchers Find Furry Friends Ease Depression, Loneliness After Spousal Loss

As Healthy Aging Month is underway this September, Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults.The study, funded by The Ge...

– Florida State University

The Gerontologist

Shh…Your Devices May Be Listening to You

UAB computer science experts provide advice on how to protect your personal information from mobile devices and smart speakers.

Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Share your goals – but be careful whom you tell

If you want to achieve a goal, make sure you share your objective with the right person. In a new set of studies, researchers found that people showed greater goal commitment and performance when they told their goal to someone they believed had high...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Applied Psychology

Wealth can lead to more satisfying life if viewed as a sign of success instead of happiness

A new study from Binghamton University, State University of New York finds that viewing wealth and material possessions as a sign of success yields significantly better results to life satisfaction than viewing wealth and possessions as a sign of hap...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Applied Research in Quality of Life, Aug-2019

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New Testosterone Nasal Spray Offers Patients an Alternative

A newly patented, testosterone-containing nasal spray developed by a psychology professor at The University of Texas at Austin could provide those suffering from testosterone deficiency and other ailments, such as anxiety disorders, with easily modul...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health declines

People who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in symptoms of depression

– Association for Psychological Science

Clinical Psychological Science

Unhappy mothers talk more to their baby boys, study finds

Mothers who are dissatisfied with their male partners spend more time talking to their infants - but only if the child is a boy, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cambridge.

– University of Cambridge

Journal of Family Psychology


Disaster Mental Health Resources Available Now for Hurricane Response and Recovery

Catastrophic natural disasters, such as hurricanes, cause extreme disruption and can be distressful for individuals, families and communities. Those receiving assistance as well as those involved in disaster management efforts can be affected. The Un...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)


Arrival of Refugees in Eastern German Communities Has No Effect on Voting Behavior, Attitudes on Immigration, New Study Finds

The arrival of refugees in eastern German communities has had no effect on local residents’ voting behavior or on their attitudes toward immigration, finds a new study of citizens in more than 200 regional municipalities.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 31-Aug-2019 at 16:00 ET


I'll Have What She's Having: How Peer Pressure Does—and Doesn’t—Influence Our Choices

New research by Vanderbilt marketing professor Kelly Haws helps explain why we match our friends' orders at a restaurant—but not exactly.

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Marketing Research

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Seniors feel isolated when brakes put on driving privileges

Whether it's going to the local grocery store or to a friend's home, driving a car plays a major role among seniors seeking to maintain their independence.

– University of Michigan

Journal of Aging and Health

Diverse linguistic environment boosts brain sensitivity to new learning, UCI study finds

Numerous studies have noted the brain benefits that come from being bilingual – among them increased executive-level cognitive function and a four- to five-year delay in the risk of developing dementia symptoms.

– University of California, Irvine

Brain & Language, Sep-2019



Virtual Reality Brings History to Life for Students

Students in Gonzaga University Professor Andrew Goldman’s History 193 course can look forward to traveling somewhere new and far away — and often into the past — most afternoons this fall.

– Gonzaga University

Brookhaven Lab Celebrates the Bright Future of its 2019 Interns

On August 8, 2019, more than 300 students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields completed summer internships at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, making history as one of the la...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Laying Foundations for Student Success: The CSU Summer Algebra Institute

The CSU Summer Algebra Institute boosts high schoolers’ math and quantitative reasoning skills for the path to college.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


Developing a richer understanding of natural sciences critical to making better policy decisions

To fully understand the challenges of progressive environmental transformation requires that policy makers develop a more sophisticated and nuanced relationship with the various sciences and the kinds of knowledge their work can provide

– University at Buffalo

Environmental Sociology

Rutgers expert school violence prevention weighs in on whether beefed up security measures keep kids safe.

Do bulletproof backpacks, lobbies, metal detectors, cameras, guards and other beefed up security measures in response to previous school shootings protect our students from school violence? We spoke with Matthew Mayer, associate professor with the Ru...

Expert Available

– Rutgers University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Opinion: Why I Celebrate National Wildlife Day

I have been blessed these last three decades to pursue a career as a wildlife scientist at a land-grant university, working daily at the nexus of my vocation and advocation. So, celebrating National Wildlife Day comes naturally. However, in our incre...

– Mississippi State University

LifeWire Announcement

Using prototypes to improve undergraduate engineering communication skills

The National Science Foundation awarded researchers at Penn State $300,000 to develop a curriculum and educational tools targeted at improving prototyping communications at the undergraduate level.

– Penn State College of Engineering

Saint Louis University, Opus Prize Foundation Announce Finalists for $1 Million Opus Prize

Saint Louis University and the Opus Prize Foundation announced the three finalists for the 16th annual $1 million Opus Prize, awarded annually to a leader in faith-based humanitarian work.

– Saint Louis University

Dr. Art Svenson receives national Distinguished Teaching Award

For almost four decades, Dr. Art Svenson has inspired students at the University of Redlands through his extraordinary dedication to teaching and mentoring.

– University of Redlands

Lymari Morales Named Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Associate Dean for Communications and Marketing

Lymari Morales, MPP, a senior communications professional, has been named the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health associate dean for Communications and Marketing.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

UCI is No. 1 in U.S., No. 2 overall in Sierra magazine’s 2019 ‘Cool Schools’ ranking

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 3, 2019 — The green streak continues! Sierra magazine has named the University of California, Irvine No. 1 in the nation and No. 2 overall in its annual “Cool Schools” ranking of sustainability leaders among U.S. and Canad...

– University of California, Irvine

New Book From UVA Darden Professor Explores Critical Role of Race in the Workplace

A new book co-edited by University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Laura Morgan Roberts dives into these and other pressing issues related to race in the workplace.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience

University of Washington units share three-year NSF grant to make 'internet of things' more secure

Several University of Washington schools and offices will team up to research how organizational practices can affect the interagency collaboration needed to keep the "internet of things" — and institutional systems — safe and secure.

– University of Washington

Search Committee Named for UNC Charlotte's Next Chancellor

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Board of Trustees has named its search committee to begin the process of recommending finalists for consideration to become the next chancellor of UNC Charlotte, following Philip L. Dubois’ previously a...

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“What We Can Learn About Allyship Today from ‘Suffragents’ Who Helped Women Get the Vote”—Sept. 23 Lecture by NYU’s Brooke Kroeger

Author Brooke Kroeger will discuss the impact of powerful men in the women's suffrage movement with “What We Can Learn About Allyship Today from ‘Suffragents’ Who Helped Women Get the Vote,” on Mon., Sept. 23.

– New York University

UIC Urban Forum to explore the growth, potential impact and future of autonomous vehicles

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s 2019 Urban Forum, titled "Are we there yet? The myths and realities of autonomous vehicles," will examine the questions and uncertainties surrounding not only the societal and legislative impact of autonomous...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

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Distinguished Voices Series with Jim Mattis

General Mattis discusses his lessons learned in leadership over the course of his military and government career.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Jim Mattis, Distinguished Voices Series, Council on Foreign Relations, September 3, 2019.

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