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Article ID: 695744

Bad News Becomes Hysteria in Crowds, New Research Shows

University of Warwick

News stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other potential threats become increasingly negative, inaccurate and hysterical when passed from person to person, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

7-Jun-2018 7:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 695568

Negative Social Media Experiences May Have More Impact than Positive Experiences on Depression

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according to a new University of Pittsburgh analysis.

4-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 695728

Can a Twitter-Based Reporting Tool Improve Foodborne Illness Tracking?

Washington University in St. Louis

Foodborne illness is a serious and preventable public health problem, affecting one in six Americans and costing an estimated $50 billion annually. As local health departments adopt new tools that monitor Twitter for tweets about food poisoning, a study from Washington University in St. Louis is the first to examine practitioner perceptions of this technology.

6-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 695694


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found automated phone calls were far more effective than Facebook ads in getting Baltimore City residents to request a smoke alarm through the city’s free installation program.

6-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 695278

What a New Study Reveals About Selfies and Teenage Body Image

University of Kentucky

From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it's no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky.

31-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 695165

Professor Joins Program to Fight the Spread of Foreign Propaganda

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and social media infiltration expert Dr. Nitin Agarwal has been selected as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Tech Demo program to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation. Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Science, leads COSMOS (Collaboratorium for Social Media and Behavioral Studies) at UA Little Rock. Agarwal’s team of researchers is one of 14 groups throughout the country that is participating in the program, which is organized by the Global Engagement Center that is charged with leading the U.S. government’s efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation from international terrorist organizations and foreign countries.

25-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT


Article ID: 694984

Social Media Usage Linked to Underage Drinking

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine researchers found a statistically significant relationship between teen and young adult alcohol related social media engagement and both alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems.

23-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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