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Article ID: 705134

We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War

Rutgers University

Anthropology professor R. Brian Ferguson's new research counters what many scientists and scholars have long believed: that brutal, bloodthirsty behavior is part of our DNA. Ferguson argues, however, that there is no scientific proof that we have an inherent propensity to take up arms and collectively kill.

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7-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701263

"They have been seared into my memory." Research by Rutgers psychologist Tracey Shors addresses Christine Blasey Ford's testimony detailing alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Rutgers University

Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that she "will never forget" the key details of her alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh, because "they have been seared into my memory."

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27-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700160

Sexual Violence Haunts Women With Vivid Memories Years Later

Rutgers University

Women who suffered from sexual violence, even those who were not diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), had more intense memories – even years after the violence occurred – that are difficult, if not impossible to forget., according to a new Rutgers University–New Brunswick study.

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6-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 698765

Bad Policing, Bad Law, not ‘Bad Apples,’ Behind Disproportionate Killing of Black Men by Police

Rutgers University

Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers across the nation have garnered massive media attention in recent years, raising the question: Do white law enforcement officers target minority suspects?

Released:
9-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 693893

Meditation and Aerobic Exercise Help Women Recover After Sexual Assault

Rutgers University

The #MeToo movement has shed light on our culture's history of sexual violence and harassment. But what is being done to help women heal? New research from Rutgers' Tracey Shors found that women who are sexually assaulted and suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can learn to decrease negative thoughts and enhance self-worth by a combination of meditation and aerobic exercise.

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2-May-2018 12:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 693246

New Lyme Disease Tests Could Offer Quicker, More Accurate Detection

Rutgers University

Scientists from Rutgers, Harvard and Yale universities say new diagnostic methods offer a better chance for more accurate detection of the infection from the Lyme bacteria.Improved tests will allow for earlier diagnosis, which should improve patient outcomes.

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25-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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