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Article ID: 709885

Former Inmates Need Social Supports to Maintain Mental Health, Rutgers Study Says

Rutgers School of Public Health

Men released from prison who receive social, community and spiritual support have better mental health, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers School of Public Health.

Released:
19-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    19-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709787

Using Crowdsourcing to Test Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder

Research Society on Alcoholism

Recruiting participants to test treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD) is time consuming and expensive, limiting the development of new interventions for the disorder. Crowdsourcing is a sampling method that can effectively and efficiently recruit large numbers of participants who have different health histories. Researchers tested the feasibility and acceptability of delivering cognitive training interventions, a commonly used treatment approach for AUD, via crowdsourcing. They recruited 476 participants from the crowdsourcing website Amazon Mechanical Turk (mTurk) who completed a baseline survey. Participants were then randomly assigned to receive an inhibitory control, working memory, or control training treatment intervention and asked to complete training tasks daily over a two-week period. Follow-up assessments evaluating the acceptability of the intervention and effects on alcohol and soda consumption were completed immediately following the training and then again two week

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18-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709752

Breastfeeding Can Erase Effects of Prenatal Violence for Newborns

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers found that breastfeeding through the first six weeks of life acts as a protective factor, effectively negating the risk of IPV the mother experienced during pregnancy on early infant difficult temperament.

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18-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 708911

Fast-Acting Psychedelic Can Improve Depression, Anxiety

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that use of the synthetic psychedelic 5-methocy-N,-N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) appears to be associated with unintended improvements in self-reported depression and anxiety when given in a ceremonial group setting. 5-MeO-DMT is a psychedelic that is found in the venom of Bufo Alvarius toads, in a variety of plants species, and can be produced synthetically.

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18-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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    18-Mar-2019 8:55 AM EDT

Article ID: 708637

Academy for Eating Disorders Announces 2019 Class of Fellows

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Academy for Eating Disorders Announces 2019 Class of Fellows

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25-Feb-2019 3:55 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709723

No lie! Florida State researcher developing world's first online polygraph

Florida State University

Shuyuan Ho tests an online polygraph system that can determine who's lying and who's telling the truth based on written communications.

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18-Mar-2019 3:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709683

Parkland Shooting Analysis Provides Mounting Evidence of Need for Active Shooter Detection and Response Systems

Intrusion Technologies

A new whitepaper authored by experts on active shooter detection systems details how automated, rapid-response technology may have changed the course of events which lead to more than 30 wounded or dead students and faculty.

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15-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 709667

“Broken Windows,” Lower Grades

American Sociological Association (ASA)

While criminologists continue to debate the impact of the practice, new research from two sociologists demonstrates that this sort of aggressive policing has a negative impact on the scholastic performance of African-American young teenagers in the affected neighborhoods

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14-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709669

‘The Bartering Mindset’ Can Lead to More Successful Negotiations, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Researcher Writes in New Book

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

A new book by a Johns Hopkins University negotiation expert argues that this approach ― a “monetary mindset” ― comes from our daily use of money and leave us far short of negotiation success.

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14-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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