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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Technology’s role in everyday life can shape family discussions about screen time with school back in session

Noelle Chesley says research isn't clear about the best ways for parents to monitor and regular their children's time using phones, computers and other communications technology.

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– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills

Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills

– University of Georgia

Journal of School Health

Bad to the bone or just bad behavior?

Hannibal. Voldemort. Skeletor and Gargamel. It's hard to imagine any nefarious villain having redeeming qualities.

– Columbia University

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

In India, riots have lasting impact on how loans are made

Riots that resulted in anywhere from 10 to 1,000-plus deaths in their hometowns ultimately influenced lending decisions among hundreds of loan managers in India — and the effect endured for decades, reveals a new study involving a researcher from O...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Political Economy


Fix and prevent health disparities in children by supporting mom, and dad

According to the recent National Academies report on health disparities in children, one of the most important factors in preventing and addressing disparities is the well-being of the child’s primary caregiver. This finding is based on decades of ...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

National Academies, Jul-2019

Study shows exposure to multiple languages may make it easier to learn one

A new study from the University of Washington finds that, based on brain activity, people who live in communities where multiple languages are spoken can identify words in yet another language better than those who live in a monolingual environment. ...

– University of Washington

Brain and Language

Study shows the social benefits of political incorrectness

But using politically incorrect speech brings some benefits: It’s a powerful way to appear authentic. Researchers at Berkeley Haas found that replacing even a single politically correct word or phrase for a politically incorrect one—“illegal”...

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2019

PTSD is not just for veterans, it’s a trauma disorder that affects millions

Research shows that individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are not just war veterans, but anyone who has experienced some form of severe life trauma.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham



Quinn the Goose Dog Enrolls in College

Say goodbye to the poop-covered walking paths on campus and hello to the newest member of campus, Quinn, the mighty goose dog.

– Wichita State University


New UIC graduate program to deliver data specialists to the public sector

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs will be home to one of the nation’s few graduate programs dedicated to data science in the public sector, and the first offered at a public institution in the state ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Law and Public Policy


How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health

A new study finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in one’s physical health, even if the conviction doesn’t lead to jail time. The study also confirms previous work finding that being arrested is associated with advers...

– North Carolina State University

Social Currents, Aug-2019


Taxing Sweetened Drinks by the Amount of Sugar Could Cut Obesity & Boost Economic Gains

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages by the amount of sugar they contain, rather than by the liquid volume of these drinks, as several U.S. cities currently do, could produce even greater health benefits and economic gains, a team of researchers has conc...

– New York University


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LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

ASTRO statement on consideration of Stephen Hahn for Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration

Based on news reports indicating that radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, Chief Medical Executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is being considered for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Rheumatology Leaders Concerned CVS/Aetna Merger Will Hinder Efforts to Lower Drug Costs

In recent years, several states have enacted legislation to hold pharmacy benefit managers accountable and crack down on secretive practices that drive up costs for consumers.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

LifeWire Announcement

New Book by UVA Darden Professor Offers Keys to Strategic Execution

A new book by University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Scott Snell demystifies the execution process and offers a clear framework for putting ideas into practice.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Rensselaer Announces New Graduate Game Design Programs

Graduate programs in game design are coming to the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute next year.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

UIC earns top 10 best value, top 25 public university in national ranking from Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

The 2020 edition of the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings placed UIC 8th on the “Best Values” list and at 21st (tie) overall among more than 340 public universities in the country.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Rutgers Marks Grand Opening of New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts today will mark the public opening of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, a $172 million redevelopment project that promises to transform

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Tulane University moves closer to fundraising goal with another record year

For the third straight year, Tulane University has posted a record-setting fundraising pace, inspiring an unprecedented 25,221 donors to give more than $130 million in the fiscal year 2018-19, second only to last year’s total of $150 million.

– Tulane University

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Notre Dame Stories: Unexpected Guides

What your social circle can tell you about your health, and what centuries-old travel guides can tell us about a city.

– University of Notre Dame

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