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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Women CEOs Judged More Harshly Than Men for Corporate Ethical Failures

People are less likely to support an organization after an ethical failure if the business is led by a woman, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. However, organizations led by women endure less negative backlash ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2019 at 09:00 ET

Young mums more likely to have kids with ADHD

Young mothers have a greater chance of having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) according to new research from the University of South Australia. Exploring the genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and key...

– University of South Australia

Scientific Reports


Driverless cars could lead to more traffic congestion

New research has predicted that driverless cars could worsen traffic congestion in the coming decades, partly because of drivers’ attitudes to the emerging technology and a lack of willingness to share their rides.

– University of Adelaide

Urban Policy and Research

The long arm of childhood conditions

The results of a new IIASA study supports the notion of a “long arm of childhood conditions” that remains invisible beyond mid-life but can affect health satisfaction later in life.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Social Science & Medicine

Young Adult Women Abused as AdolescentsReport Higher Levels of Pain

Young adult women with a documented history of being maltreated as children report higher levels of pain than women not maltreated in childhood, according to a new study.

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Pain; K24AR056687; R00DE022368; K01DA041620-01; R01HD052533, P50HD089922

Taking a stand against burnout in health care

In a consensus report released Wednesday, Oct. 23, the National Academy of Medicine makes recommendations for system-level change needed to improve the professional well-being of clinicians, students and trainees across health care.

– Mayo Clinic

study shows overall time on social media is not related to teen anxiety and depression

The amount of time teenagers spend on social networking sites has risen 62.5 percent since 2012 and continues to grow. Just last year, the average time teenagers spent on social media was estimated as 2.6 hours per day.

– Brigham Young University

Computers in Human Behavior

Texas State associate professor sheds light on bilingual stuttering issues

As Farzan Irani, an associate professor in Texas State University’s Department of Communication Disorders, and his peers have analyzed the components that contribute to stuttering issues for kids and adults, they are now addressing the issues from ...

– Texas State University

"Science By The People" Book Explores Promise and Pitfalls of Citizen Science

Involving the public in scientific research can help to solve complex environmental problems, but according to Science by the People, a new book co-authored by sociologists Abby Kinchy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Aya Kimura of the Univers...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Science by the People


Scientists discover link between unique brain cells and OCD and anxiety

Scientists discovered a new lineage of specialized brain cells, called Hoxb8-lineage microglia, and established a link between the lineage and OCD and anxiety in mice. Their experiments proved that Hoxb8-lineage microglia prevent mice from displaying...

– University of Utah

Cell Reports, Oct 2019

Embargo expired on 22-Oct-2019 at 11:00 ET

Study: This Halloween, People More Scared of Root Canals Than Spiders, Snakes, Sharks

A recent study by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the dental specialists who save your natural teeth, showed more people (59%) are afraid of getting a root canal than speaking in public (57%), spiders (55%) or being trapped in an elev...

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Suicide attempts among black adolescents on the rise

While suicide attempts decreased overall among U.S. adolescents between 1991 and 2017, they increased by 73% among black adolescents, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“The rise in suicide rates among bla...

– Washington University in St. Louis


Simple Conversations Can Reduce Opioid Prescriptions After Hysterectomy

Women who undergo a hysterectomy are often prescribed at least twice as many opioids as they use – but there may be a simple way to change that.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The Green Journal; Obstetrics & Gynecology

“I am multiracial”

According to new research from University of Utah psychologists Jasmine Norman and Jacqueline Chen, questions such as “What are you?” and other experiences of discrimination are related to mixed race people’s identification as multiracial, part...

– University of Utah

Self and Identity


Animal Study Shows How Stress and Mother’s Abuse Affects Infant Brain

A new study in rats shows the extent of brain damage in newborn rodents from even short-term abuse by their mother.

– NYU Langone Health

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS); F32 MH112232, T32 MH019524, and R37 HD083217

Embargo expired on 21-Oct-2019 at 15:00 ET



Rethinking the role of technology in the classroom

Introducing tablets and laptops to the classroom has certain educational virtues, according to Annahita Ball, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, but her research suggests tech has its limitations as well. “Y...

– University at Buffalo

Children & Schools

Weaving social justice into graduate studies

A group of students, studying everything from criminology to creative writing, are working together to make a difference and find purpose in their careers. A new Social Justice Research Fellowship is empowering graduate students to connect their rese...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Computer science classes break down cultural barriers, study shows

Computational education can break down and expose cultural barriers in unexpected ways, a new study from Cornell University researchers has found.

– Cornell University

Computing Education for Intercultural Learning: Lessons from the Nairobi Play Project

University of Kentucky Partners With Gen.G to Build Community Through Games

The partnership between UK and Gen.G will develop wholly new pathways for student recruitment, classroom and internship opportunities; research avenues for scholars across a variety of colleges; and professional development for alumni.

– University of Kentucky

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Law and Public Policy


Buttigieg jumps to second in Iowa State University/Civiqs poll

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is building momentum in Iowa, according to the latest Iowa State University/Civiqs poll. Of likely caucus-goers, 20% said Buttigieg is their top choice. That moves him to second just behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren who maintained he...

– Iowa State University

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2019 at 06:00 ET

includes video


Journal Articles Explore Fatal Consequences of Immigrant Detention Policies, Conditions

An analysis and related commentary published in Clinical Infectious Diseases today provide in-depth examination of the deplorable and dangerous conditions in U.S. immigrant detention centers where seven children have died in the last 10 months. Toget...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Inadequate humanitarian funding increases refugees' risk of chronic poverty

The United States has the largest refugee resettlement program in the world, contributing to the humanitarian efforts recognized by the global community.

– University of Colorado Denver

Human Organization


The High Price of Trump’s Great Betrayal

President Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds reinforced already existing doubts in the region and around the world that the United States remains a reliable ally. Article by Richard N. Haass. Originally published at Project Syndicate October 17, 2019...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Richard N. Haass, Council on Foreign Relations, October 17, 2019.


Canada’s Election: What to Watch

CFR In Brief by Carlos Galina. Canada’s federal election poses a stiff test for the governing Liberal Party, with implications for its global role on issues such as climate change.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, October 18, 2019.

LifeWire Announcement

Integrating Virtual Reality into Psychotherapy for Anxious Youth - A Free Webinar from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is hosting a free interactive webinar on Integrating Virtual Reality into Psychotherapy for Anxious Youth.

– Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Council on Undergraduate Research Announces 2019 AURA Awardees: Bridgewater State University, Florida State University, Occidental College

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will present its 2019 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) to Bridgewater State University, Florida State University, and Occidental College on January 24, 2020, in Washington...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Nation’s First Campus-Wide Alexa Program Takes Another Pioneering Step Forward

Saint Louis University Continues Innovative Efforts to Enhance Campus Life for Students Through Voice and AI Technology

– Saint Louis University

Alexa, SLU Program

Olin College Professor Awarded NASA Grant

Assistant Professor of Computational Physics and Planetary Science Carrie Nugent has been awarded a three-year grant from NASA to detect asteroids in archival data. This work will be in collaboration with Dr. James “Gerbs” Bauer at the University...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College Announces the Senior Capstone in Engineering Program (SCOPE) Projects For 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Senior Capstone in Engineering (SCOPE) program officially got underway in September. Fourteen corporate partners have signed on to sponsor SCOPE teams made up of Olin seniors. It is SCOPE’s fifteenth year. The sponsors include: Am...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Steve Case Elected Chair of Smithsonian Board of Regents

The Smithsonian Board of Regents has elected Steve Case as its chair, effective Jan. 28, 2020. He will succeed David M. Rubenstein, who has served as chair since January 2017 and will remain on the board’s executive committee. Case, chairman and CE...

– Smithsonian Institution

Foundation for Academic Nursing Announced by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is moving forward with plans to launch a new philanthropic enterprise in 2020, the Foundation for Academic Nursing. Though the association has been a reliable source for grant-funding to schools...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)





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