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University at Buffalo researchers are working with a sample of members of the Buffalo Police Department on a three-year $814,000 study being funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice.

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Study Shows Letting Kids Sip and Taste Alcohol Is a Risky Behavior

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo psychologist. The findings contradict the common belief that letting kids sip and taste alcoholic drinks is harmless, and might even help to promote responsible drinking later in life.

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College Roommates Underestimate Each Other’s Distress, New Psychology Research Shows

College roommates are sensitive to their roommates’ distress but tend to underestimate the level of distress being experienced by others.

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New Research: Increased Stress on Fathers Leads to Brain Development Changes in Offspring

New research in mice has found that a father’s stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father’s sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that fathers play in the brain development of offspring.

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Study Dispels Notion Social Media Displaces Human Contact

New study shows use of social media does not reduce face-to-face contact with friends, family

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SJU Food Marketing Professor Available to Discuss McDonald's Happy Meals Changes

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Florida School Shooting

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How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events

An expert from Rutgers’ Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth discusses warning signs and how to address violence-related fears in children nationwide in the aftermath of the recent school shootings

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How to Talk to Children About Scary World Events

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Physician gives tips on how to have difficult conversations about world tragedies (i.e., shootings).







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