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23-Nov-2020 5:45 PM EST
People who Use Alcohol and Cannabis Together May Reduce Risks by Choosing Certain Products and Combinations
Research Society on Alcoholism

Young adults who combine alcohol and cannabis use experience fewer negative consequences when they stick with a single type of drink versus consuming multiple types of alcohol, according to a new study. In addition, by avoiding cannabis concentrate they may steady or lower their overall consumption. The findings suggest that for those who choose to sustain their levels of alcohol and cannabis use, judicious choice of products may reduce the risks.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 12:55 PM EST
When consumers trust AI recommendations--or resist them
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from Boston University and University of Virginia published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how consumers respond to AI recommenders when focused on the functional and practical aspects of a product (its utilitarian value) versus the experiential and sensory aspects of a product (its hedonic value).

Released: 25-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
Psychological factors contributing to language learning
Kazan Federal University

The problem of language acquisition is one of the complicated psychological topics. Teacher education experts are always seeking new ways of improving the efficiency of language learning.

Newswise: The healing power of rituals: The psychological benefit of putting up holiday décor early
Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
The healing power of rituals: The psychological benefit of putting up holiday décor early
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

“Rituals such as decorating for the holidays are indeed healing and in some ways can give you back the sense of personal identity that’s been forced out during the pandemic,” said John, a geriatric psychiatrist with UTHealth.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
Pandemic Ups Game on Scenario Planning in The Arts
Wallace Foundation

Researcher/Author of new toolkit and report seeks to help arts and culture organizations add scenario planning to their strategic toolbox

Released: 25-Nov-2020 10:30 AM EST
Young people's anxiety levels doubled during first COVID-19 lockdown, says study
University of Bristol

The number of young people with anxiety doubled from 13 per cent to 24 per cent, during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown 1, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

Newswise: Rutgers Launches Population Aging Concentration
Released: 25-Nov-2020 7:15 AM EST
Rutgers Launches Population Aging Concentration
Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health has launched a Population Aging Concentration within the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
MTSU researcher-led study: Instructors need to address compatibility of religion, science while teaching evolution
Middle Tennessee State University

Study suggests that a difference in culture and beliefs between science instructors and students may inadvertently lead to low acceptance of evolution among minority students — particularly Black students — in biology.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:25 PM EST
51% of Americans agree paying college athletes should be allowed
Ohio State University

More Americans than not believe that college athletes should be allowed to be paid more than what it costs them to go to school, a new national study of nearly 4,000 people suggests.

Newswise: Schooling Disrupted by the Pandemic in the United States Likely to Have Life-Long Impact, Study Says
Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:10 PM EST
Schooling Disrupted by the Pandemic in the United States Likely to Have Life-Long Impact, Study Says
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A team that includes UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has found American children whose educations have been disrupted by the pandemic, even as little as 2-4 months, may face shortened life spans.

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Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:05 PM EST
Memories of Past Events Retain Remarkable Fidelity Even as We Age
Association for Psychological Science

Even though people tend to remember fewer details about past events as time goes by, the details they do remember are retained with remarkable fidelity, according to a new study. This finding holds true regardless of the age of the person or the amount of time that elapsed since the event took place.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 12:55 PM EST
1 in 3 who are aware of deepfakes say they have inadvertently shared them on social media
Nanyang Technological University

A Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) study has found that some Singaporeans have reported that, despite being aware of the existence of 'deepfakes' in general, they believe they have circulated deepfake content on social media which they later found out was a hoax.

Newswise: Staying Safe While Home for the Holidays
Released: 24-Nov-2020 11:40 AM EST
Staying Safe While Home for the Holidays
American Cleaning Institute

COVID-19 cases around the country are on the rise and that trend is expected to continue throughout the holidays. As parents continue to be hypervigilant about keeping their homes as clean as possible during the pandemic, it is likely that there will be an increase in demand for, and use of, household cleaning products, which can lead to an increased poisoning danger for kids if not used and stored properly. To support families during these challenging times, Safe Kids Worldwide has teamed up with the American Cleaning Institute to remind parents and caregivers to be especially attentive about keeping cleaning products out of the reach and sight of children.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 11:35 AM EST
Narcissists love being pandemic ‘essential workers’
Ohio State University

There’s one group of essential workers who especially enjoy being called a “hero” during the COVID-19 pandemic: narcissists.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 9:50 AM EST
Women and Minorities Value, Perceive, and Experience Professionalism Differently than Their Peers
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Marginalized groups of people value professionalism more — and are more likely to leave a job at an institution due to issues of professionalism — compared to their white, male counterparts, according to a Penn Medicine study of staff, faculty, and students who were affiliated with a large, academic health system in 2015 and 2017.

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Released: 23-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST
Measuring risk-taking – by watching people move computer mouses
Ohio State University

How you move a computer mouse while deciding whether to click on a risky bet or a safe choice may reveal how much of a risk-taker you really are.

Newswise: Saint Louis University Successfully Completes Fall Semester Classes
Released: 23-Nov-2020 12:45 PM EST
Saint Louis University Successfully Completes Fall Semester Classes
Saint Louis University

When Saint Louis University’s fall semester classes end on Tuesday, Nov. 24, the University will have successfully completed its on-campus semester as planned and without changes in its hybrid instruction model or on-campus living.

Released: 23-Nov-2020 10:10 AM EST
The Black Women Behind Rock and Roll
New York University

Ahead of this year’s GRAMMY nominations, Maureen Mahon discusses several aspects of rock and roll’s racial and cultural history and, in particular, how African American women have played a role as both performers and inspirations, including for a once-little-known British band from Liverpool.

Newswise: Darwin’s handwritten pages from On the Origin of Species go online for the first time
Released: 23-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
Darwin’s handwritten pages from On the Origin of Species go online for the first time
National University of Singapore

Two original pages from the handwritten draft of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, along with rare letters, and never-before-seen reading notes have been added to Darwin Online. This scholarly portal dedicated to naturalist Charles Darwin was founded by Dr John van Wyhe from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Department of Biological Sciences, and Tembusu College.

Released: 20-Nov-2020 3:40 PM EST
Adolescent girls at high risk of violence in humanitarian settings
Washington University in St. Louis

Adolescent girls face elevated risks of gender-based violence in humanitarian settings. While some interventions exist, more needs to be done to ensure that global efforts to end gender-based violence include a focus on adolescent girls, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Released: 20-Nov-2020 3:20 PM EST
Artist Sonya Clark Launches “Solidarity Book Project,” a Racism, History & Social Justice Initiative
Amherst College

Sonya Clark, award-winning professor of art and the history of art at Amherst College, has launched the Solidarity Book Project, a collaborative, community-based artwork and activist initiative that invites participants to stand in solidarity with Black and Indigenous communities.

Released: 20-Nov-2020 2:45 PM EST
States Unfairly Burdening Incarcerated People with “Pay-to-Stay” Fees
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Pay-to-stay, the practice of charging people to pay for their own jail or prison confinement, is being enforced unfairly by using criminal, civil and administrative law, according to a new Rutgers University-New Brunswick led study.

Newswise: Study: Countering hate on social media
Released: 20-Nov-2020 1:10 PM EST
Study: Countering hate on social media
Santa Fe Institute

The rise of online hate speech is a disturbing, growing trend in countries around the world, with serious psychological consequences and the potential to impact, and even contribute to, real-world violence. A new paper offers a framework for studying the dynamics of online hate and counter speech, and offers the first large-scale classification of millions of instances such interactions on Twitter.

Newswise: Study: Countering hate on social media
Released: 20-Nov-2020 1:10 PM EST
Study: Countering hate on social media
Santa Fe Institute

The rise of online hate speech is a disturbing, growing trend in countries around the world, with serious psychological consequences and the potential to impact, and even contribute to, real-world violence. A new paper offers a framework for studying the dynamics of online hate and counter speech, and offers the first large-scale classification of millions of instances such interactions on Twitter.

Released: 20-Nov-2020 11:50 AM EST
Dogmatic people seek less information even when uncertain
University College London

People who are dogmatic about their views seek less information and make less accurate judgements as a result, even on simple matters unrelated to politics, according to a study led by UCL and Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics researchers.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 4:05 PM EST
Medicaid Expansion Increased Early Cancer Detection, New Study Finds
American University

States where Medicaid was expanded under the Affordable Care Act have seen a measurable increase in the early detection of cancer and reduced late-stage cancer incidence, according to the results of a new study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Newswise: NEW: Youth vote up significantly in 2020; young people of color pivotal
Released: 19-Nov-2020 3:40 PM EST
NEW: Youth vote up significantly in 2020; young people of color pivotal
Tufts University

Presidential election turnout among young people ages 18-29 reached 52-55%, significantly higher than the 45-48% turnout of 2016, according to a new youth turnout estimate released today from CIRCLE at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST
Why sanctions can worsen human rights abuses
University of Georgia

A considerable body of research shows economic sanctions can exacerbate human rights abuses. But the reasons have remained unclear.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 2:35 PM EST
Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute to host two-day symposium focused on advancing health equity and the impact of COVID-19
Wayne State University Division of Research

Wayne State University and the Karmanos Cancer Institute will host the “Community-Engaged Research Symposium to Advance Health Equity: The Impact of Coronavirus Now and in the Future,” on Dec. 1 and 2. The virtual symposium is free and open to the public.

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Released: 19-Nov-2020 1:30 PM EST
Virtual reality helps measure vulnerability to stress
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

We all react to stress in different ways. A sudden loud noise or flash of light can elicit different degrees of response from people, which indicates that some of us are more susceptible to the impact of stress than others.

18-Nov-2020 10:10 AM EST
New report examines benefits, costs of region-wide effort to reduce emissions from cars and trucks
Tufts University

A new report by the Center for State Policy Analysis (cSPA) at Tufts University’s Tisch College describes the potential impact of the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) — a proposal to curb emissions from gasoline and diesel fuel — in Massachusetts and other Northeastern states.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 9:25 AM EST
Pandemic has surprising impacts on public transit demand
Ohio State University

The COVID-19 pandemic had surprising effects on demand for public transit in American cities, new research suggests. While demand for public transit dropped about 73% across the country after the pandemic hit, the reduction didn’t impact all cities equally.

Released: 18-Nov-2020 5:05 PM EST
Data access restrictions reduce diversity in scientific research, study finds
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

New technologies have allowed governments and other organizations to collect large, high-quality datasets that can be used in a variety of scientific research, from economics to biology to astronomy. Yet high costs and restrictions can limit both the diversity of researchers who have access and the range of research undertaken with this valuable data.

Newswise: COVID-19 Impact on Marital Quality
Released: 18-Nov-2020 3:50 PM EST
COVID-19 Impact on Marital Quality
Indiana University

Researchers at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute are studying how the pandemic is affecting marital quality, sexual behavior, reproductive planning and health, and individual and family well-being. The study suggests that, overall, early in the pandemic, most married individuals reported a positive impact on their marriage.

17-Nov-2020 2:00 PM EST
Racial attitudes in a community affect COVID-19 numbers
Texas A&M University

There is a growing body of evidence showing that racial and ethnic minorities are more affected by severe illness, and more likely to be hospitalized, from COVID-19 compared to white people. This disparity can be only partially explained by the disproportionate rates of underlying medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity, seen among Black/African American people.

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Released: 18-Nov-2020 1:50 PM EST
A regular dose of nature may improve mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
Wiley

A study published in Ecological Applications suggests that nature around one's home may help mitigate some of the negative mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 18-Nov-2020 1:45 PM EST
AERA and OECD to Hold Policy Forum on Global Teaching InSights Video Study Results
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will hold an interactive policy forum on “Measuring Teaching at a Global Scale—Policy Perspectives on the Findings from the Global Teaching InSights Video Study” at 9:30-11:00 am EST, Tuesday, November 24.


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