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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

Gunshot Survivors in High-Crime Community Face Elevated Risk of Early Death, Study Shows

Nov. 18, 2015 — One in 20 survivors of gunshot violence in an urban area with high crime died within five years, mainly by homicide, according to the results of a study that tracked patients after they had been ... read more

What's in a Name? More Than You Think...

Nov. 17, 2015 — What’s in a name? In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities, according to research by psychologists. Analysis of ... read more

Movies as a Tool to Assess Acceptability of Intimate Partner Violence

Nov. 9, 2015 — A new study uses passages from movies to analyze the acceptability of violence against women in couple relationships. Intimate partner violence against women by their male partners is a widespread ... read more

Cheerleading Could Help Challenge Gender Stereotypes, Study Says

Nov. 3, 2015 — Cheerleading has the potential to challenge traditional ideas about gender and to be an inclusive activity for both boys and girls, say authors of a new report. The study examined the educational and ... read more

New Study Uncovers Attitudes of African-American Children Toward Overweight Peers

Nov. 2, 2015 — African-American girls show more empathy and are more accepting of overweight peers who can be victims of bullying, new research ... read more

Selective Media Coverage May Cause Us to Forget Certain Health Facts

Nov. 2, 2015 — The health facts presented by mass media in the midst of a disease outbreak are likely to influence what we remember about the disease. New research suggests that the same mass media coverage may ... read more

Job Opportunities, After-School Activities, Cleaner City Top Urban Teens' Priorities

Oct. 23, 2015 — When researchers in New Haven, Conn., asked teens to identify solutions to reduce violence in their community, the adolescents had clear recommendations: better employment opportunities, more ... read more

Genetic Defense for Violent Crimes Could Backfire for Defendants

Oct. 21, 2015 — As genetic evidence plays a larger role in the judicial system, psychology research is finding that genetic information is perceived in biased ways. A new study included three experiments with a ... read more

Internet TV Means More Options, Not Viewing Time, Even for Binge Watchers

Oct. 21, 2015 — The option of watching television online will not influence the amount of time a person spends viewing TV, but it does make the experience more pleasurable, according to a new ... read more

Social-Media Messages in China Censored, New Research Reveals

Oct. 13, 2015 — In March 2015 a video documentary about air pollution in China, entitled 'Under the Dome,' went viral. Yet, while it is well known that the video disappeared offline following government ... read more

Players Object to Extreme Physique of Video Game Characters

Oct. 2, 2015 — A researcher surveyed video game players about their views of characters with unrealistic bodies and found that they objected to the exaggerated and highly sexualized physiques in the ... read more

The Media Love Men... Bad News for Women

Oct. 1, 2015 — Five out of every six names that appear in the media today are those of men, a research team has discovered. That's because the media focuses nearly exclusively on individuals at the top of ... read more

Divorcing Drugs and Violence Is Key to Saving U.S. Drug Policy, Research Shows

Oct. 1, 2015 — New research is being used in public policy discussions surrounding changes to mandatory minimum sentences involving nonviolent drug offenders through the Smarter Sentencing ... read more

Four Distinct Types of Millennial News Consumers Identified

Sep. 26, 2015 — A new study explores the news habits of Millennials and identifies four distinct groups of news consumers: the Unattached, the Explorers, the Distracted, and the Activists. The study finds that as it ... read more

US Political Polarization Linked to TV News Deregulation

Sep. 25, 2015 — Increasing American political polarization is linked to television news deregulation following the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Social media comments shape potential voters' opinions on candidates, new research confirms. For instance, the study shows that when Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media ... read more

Kenyan Journalists Covering Life-Threatening Events at Increased Risk of Psychological Harm

Sep. 24, 2015 — The first major study of the emotional well-being of journalists covering violent events in an African country replicates findings from Western media, namely that journalists who report on ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A survey of nearly 700 scientists from non-climate disciplines shows that more than 90 percent believe that average global temperatures are higher than pre-1800s levels and that human activity has ... read more

Internet Campaigns Motivate Users to Respond to Humanitarian Crises

Sep. 19, 2015 — Online campaigns about humanitarian crises need to be more surprising if they are to successfully engage the public, according to an ... read more

Why Middle Class People Are More Likely to Play Music, Paint and Act Revealed

Sep. 15, 2015 — The reason why middle class people are more likely to play music, paint and act has been revealed in a major new study. Research involving 78,000 people found that it was not wealth or social status ... read more

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