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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

The Damage of Discrimination

Feb. 13, 2017 — Based on data collected from a French grocery store chain, a new study has found that when minority workers were far less efficient in a handful of important metrics when working with biased ... read more

Is Student Debt Responsible for 'Boomeranging' Among Young Adults?

Jan. 6, 2017 — While student loan debt has reached an all-time high, it does not increase young adults' risk of 'boomeranging' or returning to their parental home, according to a study. Boomerangers, ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — It's no secret that discrimination is stressful for those who experience it, but turns out the issue is more than skin deep -- these stressors can interact with our genetics to negatively impact ... read more

Rare Look at Youth Post Detention Is Bleak

Dec. 19, 2016 — A new study offers a bleak assessment in a rare look at the outcomes of delinquent youth five and 12 years after juvenile detention. Central to poor outcomes for the youth post detention are stark ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — New research findings help advance our understanding of social cognition and social development. Researchers studied 40 Hispanic infants and 37 non-Hispanic white infants, all 11 months old. The ... read more

Stress-Hormone Differences Identified Among Gay Men

Dec. 3, 2016 — Increased stigma and discrimination can affect circadian HPA-axis functioning, say researchers. The majority of previous studies have been conducted among white heterosexuals, with very little ... read more

Teacher Communication With Parents Consistent With Racial Stereotypes

Nov. 15, 2016 — Teachers communicate with parents not just based on a student’s academic performance and behaviors, but also based on parents’ racial and immigrant backgrounds, finds a ... read more

Threatened by Diversity?

Oct. 26, 2016 — In this election year of unprecedented acrimony, one of the most polarizing issues of all is rooted in what's typically considered a national strength: diversity. But as it turns out, not all ... read more

Neighborhoods Important Factor in Risk of Stroke for All Races

Oct. 19, 2016 — Those living in more advantaged neighborhoods are less likely to have a stroke than are their counterparts who live in less advantaged neighborhoods, according to a new ... read more

Race Influences Teachers' Referrals to Special and Gifted Education, Finds Study

Oct. 18, 2016 — Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student's race, finds ... read more

Link Found Between Marriage Attitudes, Risky Sexual Behaviors Across Ethnic Groups

Oct. 13, 2016 — Attitudes and desires about marriage can place young people on trajectories toward or away from healthy sexual behaviors, research has found. This is the first study to investigate links between ... read more

Therapists More Likely to Call Back 'Allison' Than 'Lakisha' With Messages Promoting Mental Health Services

Oct. 6, 2016 — If you leave a message with a therapist seeking mental health services you have a better chance of getting a callback that promotes care if you have a white-sounding name than a black one, research ... read more

Students of All Races Prefer Teachers of Color, Finds Study

Oct. 5, 2016 — Middle and high school students, regardless of their race and ethnicity, have more favorable perceptions of their Black and Latino teachers than of their White teachers, finds a new ... read more

Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to the Achievement Gap?

Sep. 28, 2016 — Schools, teacher quality and family income all play a large role in student success, but these factors do not fully explain the academic differences seen in the U.S. between whites and disadvantaged ... read more

Implicit Bias May Help Explain High Preschool Expulsion Rates for Black Children

Sep. 28, 2016 — Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to new research. The results help explain ... read more

Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

Sep. 23, 2016 — Incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police, new research ... read more

Specific Trauma Experiences Contribute to Women's Alcohol Use, Differs by Race

Sep. 22, 2016 — Trauma exposure has consistently been reported as a risk factor for alcohol use and related problems. Further, racial differences in alcohol use, alcohol use disorder (AUD), and trauma exposure ... read more

Study Finds STEM Workers More Likely to Find Jobs in Denser STEM Labor Markets

Sep. 12, 2016 — In one of the first attempts to understand the geography of STEM degree-job matching, a new study finds that matching is much more likely in dense rather than in large STEM labor ... read more

Numbers of People With Down Syndrome in the US Since 1950 Estimated

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new study has estimated, for the first time, the numbers of people with Down syndrome in the US, from 1950 until 2010. The total number arrived at by the investigation, which also is the first to ... read more

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