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Social and Behavioral Sciences


National Poll: Half of Parents Report Butting Heads with Child’s Grandparent Over Parenting

Nearly half of parents describe disagreements with one or more grandparent about parenting choices, with one in seven going so far as to limit the amount of time their child sees certain grandparents.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 17-Aug-2020 at 00:00 ET

NUS study finds that air pollution is a driver of residential electricity demand

A study conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences revealed that households respond to ambient air pollution by increasing electricity co...

– National University of Singapore

Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Vol. 7 No. 5, Sept 2020


Many medical “rainy day” accounts aren’t getting opened or filled, study finds

One-third of the people who could benefit from a special type of savings account to cushion the blow of their health plan deductible aren’t doing so, according to a new study. And even among people who do open a health savings account (HSA), half h...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(7):e2011014. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.11014

Radiology reveals alarming rise in intimate partner violence during COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and stay-at-home orders have been enacted throughout the world to stop disease transmission and keep people safe.

– Brigham and Women’s Hospital



Systemic Racism Has Consequences for All Life in Cities

Social inequalities, specifically racism and classism, are impacting the biodiversity, evolutionary shifts and ecological health of plants and animals in our cities. That’s the main finding of a review paper published Aug. 13 in Science led by the ...

– University of Washington

Science, Aug-2020

Embargo expired on 13-Aug-2020 at 14:00 ET

Age discrimination seen @Twitter during #COVID19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a perfect storm for age discrimination on social media.

– University of Michigan

Journals of Gerontology Series B

Impact of family income on learning in children shaped by hippocampus in brain

A new study by a team of researchers from the University of Toronto (U of T) has identified the region of the brain's hippocampus that links low income with decreased memory and language ability in children.

– University of Toronto

Nature Communications

TV-watching snackers beware: you won't notice you're full if your attention is elsewhere

Eating while doing something perceptually-demanding makes it more difficult to notice when you feel full, shows new research from the University of Sussex.

– University of Sussex


Americans actively engaging in collectivism as financial buoy, experts say

Karen Richman, University of Notre Dame director of undergraduate studies at the Institute for Latino Studies, and her colleague, found that many people in the U.S. are relying on informal networks of family and friends to stay afloat in a recen...

– University of Notre Dame

Law and Public Policy


FSU researcher finds links between police searches and race in Minneapolis

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: August 13, 2020 | 12:46 pm | SHARE: When looking for cities to conduct research on the intersection of police behavior, race and location, James Wright II, an assistant professor of public administration at...

– Florida State University

Public Performance & Management Review

Turning a blind eye to sexual abuse: University of Utah law professor explores role of bystanders in new book

In Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal In Sexual Assaults, Guiora explores the role of bystanders complicit in abuse and their effect on victims by interviewing survivors of recent and well-known cases of sexual abuse in ...

– University of Utah

Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal In Sexual Assaults

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

SNEB President Koch emphasizes four key points during oral comments to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior President Pam Koch EdD, RD presented comments to federal officials on behalf of the Society regarding the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Advisory Report to the Secreta...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

LifeWire Announcement

UIC’s L@s GANAS earns national acclaim for diversity in STEM

The publication recognizes U.S. colleges and universities for commitment to diversity and inclusion.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UA Little Rock Foundation gifts total nearly $48 million in record-breaking fundraising year

While 2020 has been a year full of challenges, the generosity of supporters of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has resulted in the university’s highest fundraising year to date with UA Little Rock alumni and friends donating a record-brea...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

U.S. Army commits up to $11 million for polymer research

A new five-year agreement awards $5.4 million (with the potential for up to $11 million) to a team led by Case Western Reserve, and includes a subcontract to PolymerPlus LLC, a Cleveland-based polymeric development company founded at the university i...

– Case Western Reserve University

Statement on the Death of Sumner M. Redstone from GW Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness Director

Statement of William Dietz, MD, PhD, director and chair of Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, on the Death of Entrepreneur and Visionary Philanthropist Sumner M. Redstone

– George Washington University





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