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Article ID: 621809

“Phone Home” Not First Option for Today’s College Students

North Dakota State University

Parental advice once given to college-bound students that they should “Phone home” may not be followed by today’s busy students. Their fundamental communication question today: Do I call or text? New communication research at North Dakota State University, Fargo, investigates how college students decide which method to use when contacting their parents. Study results show most students in almost daily contact with parents and efficiency is a determining factor when it comes to technology choice.

11-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT


Article ID: 621588

Professor Mines Social Media for Insight on Ukraine

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A UALR assistant professor has received military grant funding that could provide insight into the crisis in Ukraine, using social media tracking tools

5-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 621463

Creating Buzz About Science to Help Solve Pressing Global Challenges

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Leading science communicators will share their latest strategies on how to capture the coveted attention of young students, the public and policymakers to strengthen the scientific enterprise. They will speak at the 248th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, taking place Aug. 10 to 14 in San Francisco.

4-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 621492

Social Media Alert: Online Phishers Are 'Farcing' Your Brains Out

University at Buffalo

Email phishers have spread to social media sites where they engage in new scams researchers call 'farcing'

4-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 621121

Primary Texting Bans Associated with Lower Traffic Fatalities, Study Finds

University of Alabama at Birmingham

States that allow officers to pull over a driver for texting while driving saw fewer deaths than those that use secondary enforcement of texting bans.

25-Jul-2014 12:15 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 620463

UCSF Commentary: Tweet Your Way to Better Health

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Twitter and other social media should be better utilized to convey public health messages, especially to young adults, according to a new analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco.

10-Jul-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 620441

Study Looks at How Twitter Can Be Used to Address Specific Health Issues

Washington University in St. Louis

A new study, led by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, examined the use of the hashtag #childhoodobesity in tweets to track Twitter conversations about the issue of overweight kids.

10-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 620156

New Social Media Study Investigates Relationships among Facebook Use, Narcissism and Empathy

University of North Florida

A new study by Dr. Tracy Alloway, assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Florida, investigated the relationship among adult Facebook users and found that some Facebook features are linked to selfishness and some Facebook activities may encourage empathy.

3-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 619950

Youth Regularly Receive Pro-Marijuana Tweets

Washington University in St. Louis

Hundreds of thousands of American youth are following marijuana-related Twitter accounts and getting pro-pot messages several times each day, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They said the tweets are cause for concern because young people are thought to be especially responsive to social media influences, and patterns of drug use tend to be established in a person’s late teens and early 20s.

27-Jun-2014 12:25 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 619669

TMI: Why Some Facebook Friends Overshare

Dick Jones Communications

Some people find it easier to be their 'true selves' online, a new study says, but posting too much information on Facebook doesn't get users the validation they seek.

23-Jun-2014 11:40 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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