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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Positive Relationships Boost Self-Esteem, and Vice Versa

Does having close friends boost your self-esteem, or does having high self-esteem influence the quality of your friendships? Both, according to a meta-analysis of more than two decades of research, published by the American Psychological Association....

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2019 at 09:00 ET


Trump’s Twitter communication style shifted over time based on varying communication goals

Systematic variation in rhetoric and style suggest underlying communication strategies



Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2019 at 14:00 ET

Using Engineer-Developed Models to Disrupt Human Trafficking

Victims of human trafficking in the United States number in the thousands each year, but little is understood about the networks that perpetuate these crimes. Mathematical models designed by systems engineers could help researchers gain critical insi...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The Bridge

AI helps scientists predict depression outcomes

Two studies led by UT Southwestern provide evidence for the impact of biology by using artificial intelligence to identify patterns of brain activity that make people less responsive to certain antidepressants. Put simply, scientists showed they can ...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

American Journal of Psychiatry


Impostor syndrome is more common than you think; Study finds best way to cope with it

The impostor syndrome, a phenomenon that manifests when people feel like frauds even if they are actually capable and well-qualified

– Brigham Young University

Journal of Vocational Behavior


Nonverbal signals can create bias against larger groups

If children are exposed to bias against one person, will they develop a bias against that person’s entire group? The answer is yes, according to new research from University of Georgia social psychologist Allison Skinner.

– University of Georgia

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Geographic Profiling

What do Jack the Ripper, serial killers, terrorists, bumblebees, invasive algae, and great white sharks have in common? Their home turfs can be pinpointed by a criminal investigative technique pioneered by Dr. Kim Rossmo, University Endowed Chair in ...

– Texas State University



School Spending Cuts Triggered by Great Recession Linked to Sizable Learning Losses for Students in Hardest Hit Areas

Substantial school spending cuts triggered by the Great Recession were associated with sizable losses in academic achievement for students living in counties most affected by the economic downturn, according to a new study published today in AERA Ope...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2019 at 09:00 ET

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Kids in poor, urban schools learn just as much as others

Schools serving disadvantaged and minority children teach as much to their students as those serving more advantaged kids, according to a new nationwide study.

– Ohio State University

Sociology of Education


Barbara Garcia: A first-generation college student spends summer doing research at PPPL

Barbara Garcia, a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program participant, used the resourcefulness and independence she acquired as a first-generation college student during her summer of research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. ...

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


Archeology Field School Opens Window to the Past

In the thorny desert along the Mexican border west of Del Rio, Texas State University students are learning methods of field archaeology and rock art recording and preservation. Dr. Carolyn Boyd, Shumla Endowed Research Professor, and Dr. David Kilby...

– Texas State University

Pop Culture


Most Watched Television Shows Oversimplify, Stereotype Issues of Homelessness, Research Shows

Popular shows often lean on stereotypical depictions of homelessness, housing insecurity and silence characters experiencing homelessness, according to new research from American University.

– American University

Law and Public Policy


Study Shows Without the US, International Climate Change Agreement Could be Reached – But It Would Require Major Additional Contributions from Large Developing Countries

With the United States withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, questions arise about the future global success of mitigating the effects of climate change. A new study addresses these questions in a recently published paper in the Jo...

– Stony Brook University

Journal of Theoretical Politics

FSU research: Fear not a factor in gun ownership

Are gun owners more or less afraid than people who do not own guns? A new study from researchers at Florida State University and the University of Arizona hopes to add some empirical data to the conversation after finding that gun owners tend to repo...

– Florida State University


MSU Conservation and Business Researchers Partner to Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking

A team of conservation and supply chain experts will merge datasets, comb through logistical networks, leverage local partnerships and use advanced analytics to predict and respond to weaknesses in illegally trafficked wildlife supply chains.

– Michigan State University


Scientists and key figures develop vision for managing UK land and seas after Brexit

Researchers have outlined how fishing and farming policies could be created to protect employment opportunities and the environment after Brexit.

– University of York

People and Nature

Judicial decision-making expert can preview U.S. Supreme Court term

Sara Benesh's research interests include decision-making in federal and state courts, as well as the legitimacy of courts and institutions.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Researchers produces quantitative portrait of legislative change in Ukraine

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock researchers have used a novel approach to quantitatively portray legislative change in Ukraine to provide a view into the larger political dynamics of the country.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


LifeWire Announcement

University of North Florida Receives Sizeable NSF Grant to Enhance Local Computer Science Teacher Readiness

Dr. Brian Zoellner, a University of North Florida associate professor in the Department of Foundations and Secondary Education within the College of Education and Human Services, and Dr. William Klostermeyer, a professor in the School of Computing an...

– University of North Florida

University of North Florida Designated National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of North Florida’s School of Computing as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through 2024.

– University of North Florida

Autoimmune Association Announces 2019 LA Walk

Grammy® Nominated Songwriter and Singer Dayna Caddell to Lead 5th Annual Los Angeles Autoimmune Walk on November 3. Former NFL Dallas Cowboys Player Darryl Clack is the Featured Speaker. The Walk is part of AARDA's "Linking Together for a Cure" ca...

– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)





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