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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Big Data Reveals Classical Music Creation Secrets

Apr. 30, 2015 — A new study uncovers how classical music composers collaborate, mix, and influence one another: Results show how culture evolves and predict the future of the recording market. A team of scientists ... read more

Improved Sanitation May Reduce Sexual Violence in South African Townships

Apr. 29, 2015 — Improving access to public toilets in South African urban settlements may reduce both the incidence of sexual assaults by nearly 30 percent and the overall cost to ... read more

Youths Evaluated for Sexual Abuse at Risk for Revictimization Online

Apr. 28, 2015 — Many suspected victims of child sexual abuse are sharing sexually explicit photos and videos via their cell phones and social media, and are receiving online sexual ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have rated the leadership skills of more than 120 characters featured in 'The Transformers' cartoon in 1984-85 and 'The Transformers: The Movie' in 1986. Their ... read more

Better Social Media Techniques Increase Fan Interest, Engagement

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers found that the more MLB teams released original content from their Twitter accounts, such as score updates or player profiles, the more followers they gained and engagement they ... read more

Serious Violence in England and Wales Drops 10% in 2014

Apr. 22, 2015 — Serious violence is down in England and Wales, new research shows. The number of people injured in serious violence dropped by 10% in 2014 compared to 2013, and violence against children and ... read more

User Creativity Made YouTube the World’s Biggest Music Service

Apr. 22, 2015 — Music is the most popular YouTube content by several measures, including video views and search activity. The world’s first academic study on YouTube music consumption shows that one reason for its ... read more

Young Women Objectify Themselves More Browsing Facebook, Magazines Than Media Types

Apr. 17, 2015 — Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, women further diminish themselves by constantly comparing their bodies to others. Regardless of how much time young women devote to ... read more

Social Shaming and the Search for Validation

Apr. 16, 2015 — A sociologist professor outlines the social conditions that breed online complaining and hashtag ... read more

Peace Journalism as an Alternative to the Predominance of Negative and Violent News

Apr. 14, 2015 — The continued presence of negative and violent information can influence the relationship between people and their environment, their world view, their social relationships and their attitude towards ... read more

Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse and How to Help Prevent It

Apr. 7, 2015 — Every 10 seconds a report is made concerning a child being abused. Child abuse can lead to life-long physical, emotional and psychological conditions. Each year in the U.S., more than 1,600 children ... read more

For Marketers, Failing to Align Emotions of Your Ads With TV Programs May Turn Off Consumers

Apr. 6, 2015 — New research shows why marketers and ad buyers might want to opt for ads that are only moderately energetic as opposed to ads with boundless energy and pep. "When you feel low or sad, ads that ... read more

Young Guns: High Rate of Firearm Violence Found in High-Risk Youth After Assault Injury

Apr. 6, 2015 — Two young men sit in an inner-city ER. One is getting care for injuries he suffered in a fight, the other, for a sore throat. After getting care, both head back out to an environment of violence and ... read more

Why Are There No Celebrity Accountants? Does It Matter?

Apr. 1, 2015 — The media is littered with celebrity trainers, bakers, nutritionists, even gardeners. But, one profession is always missing from the roster -- the celebrity accountant. The reason is most likely due ... read more

How Are Ordinary Consumers Transforming the Fashion Business?

Mar. 31, 2015 — One of the most important shifts of the 21st century is the ability of consumers to participate in markets they love such as music and fashion. A new study reveals how ordinary consumers have changed ... read more

Do Consumers Think Products Are Better When Companies Donate to Charity?

Mar. 31, 2015 — Does hearing about a company's charitable donations raise your opinion of their products? According to a new study, corporate social responsibility leads consumers to believe products are better ... read more

Emergency Medicine Physicians Urge Colleagues to Help Prevent Gun Violence

Mar. 25, 2015 — Two practicing emergency medicine physicians -- both thought leaders at the forefront of finding solutions to the public health crisis of gun violence -- urge their colleagues to take direct action ... read more

Ultimate Fighting Championship Should Save Heavyweight Fights for Pay Per View

Mar. 24, 2015 — A researcher has found that fans' interest in the sport and, thus, their desire to spend money differs based on the ... read more

The Challenges for Anthropologists When They're the Expert in the Courtroom

Mar. 24, 2015 — Researchers are examining the intellectual, practical and ethical challenges for anthropologists when they're hired to serve as expert ... read more

'Violence-Free' Zones Improve Behavior, Performance in Middle, High School Students

Mar. 23, 2015 — A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in ... read more

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