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May 5, 2016

Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Apr. 27, 2016 — Two-thirds of parents fear social media is bad for their child, yet they use it extensively ... read more

Questioning Attitudes to Dating Across the Color Line

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new study examines for the first time how both biracial and monoracial daters really feel about dating someone with a different background to theirs. The research suggests that, in the US at least, ... read more

International Law Fails to Protect Pregnant Women in War Zones, Argue Doctors

Apr. 20, 2016 — Deaths from violent conflict and lack of available care are major causes of mortality among pregnant women in war zones, warn doctors in a new ... read more

Research on Media Disclaimers' Effects on Body Image

Apr. 18, 2016 — Researchers tested if adding disclaimers or 'subvertisements' to these images counteracts the negative effects of this media. Subvertisements are changes that body image activists make to ... read more

Exposure to Violence During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Prematurity and Low Birthweight

Apr. 18, 2016 — New research focused on evidence from the exposure of day-to-day violence in Brazil by analyzing the birth outcomes of children whose mothers were exposed to local violence, as measured by homicide ... read more

'A Force of Nature:' An Acoustic Analysis of Freddie Mercury’s Voice

Apr. 18, 2016 — Freddie Mercury, lead singer of legendary rock band, Queen, gave the world one of the most famous and recognisable singing voices in music history. But how did he manage to achieve such vocal ... read more

Studying the Help-Seeking Behaviors of Ethnic Minority, Immigrant Victims

Apr. 11, 2016 — A comparative, empirical study into the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong has been released by ... read more

Travels With My Smart Phone

Apr. 6, 2016 — The more we rely on our smart phones being connected to the Internet, the greater the anxiety we feel if we lose that connection when traveling, according to new ... read more

Did Public Opinion of Immigration Take a Negative Turn During the Recession?

Apr. 1, 2016 — Increasingly popularity of right-wing political parties has not been because of an increase in anti-immigrant sentiment, suggests a new ... read more

State-Level Public Corruption Affects Firm Value, Transparency

Mar. 31, 2016 — Firms have significantly lower value and informational transparency when located in areas that are more corrupt, new research indicates. Using the Department of Justice's data on ... read more

Why Is Critical Interaction With Disability Missing from Academia?

Mar. 30, 2016 — A Critical Disability Studies Working Group is working to highlight how ableist assumptions about the body, cognition and perception promote a limited range of understanding what it means to be ... read more

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Programs Fall Short

Mar. 23, 2016 — While teen dating violence prevention programs increased knowledge and changed student attitudes to be less supportive of such behavior, they did not actually reduce dating violence, according to ... read more

Homosexuality as Common in Uganda as in Other Countries

Mar. 17, 2016 — Uganda has one of the harshest standpoints on homosexuality in the world. Homosexual acts are prohibited by law and have previously been suggested to warrant the death penalty. However, a new study ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — A new analytical model for e-sports not only helps game developers better understand how players perform, but can also predict the outcome of the ... read more

Why We Love 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and Other Sequels

Mar. 10, 2016 — The best way to keep consumers happy and interested with initial sequel movies or products is to balance familiarity, innovation and nostalgia and make small "iterated offerings," instead ... read more

News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Found Lacking

Mar. 10, 2016 — A new analysis finds that US news media coverage following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan minimized health risks to the general ... read more

Hooray for Hollywood Robots: Movie Machines May Boost Robot Acceptance

Mar. 10, 2016 — Remembering robots from film portrayals may help ease some of the anxiety that older adults have about using a robot, according to Penn State ... read more

Gamers Don't Notice the Ads When They're Busy Killing

Mar. 9, 2016 — When people playing violent video games focus on killing and maiming, they don’t often remember the corporate brands they see along the way. Results showed that those participants who played ... read more

Millennials More Likely Than Older Adults to Donate Clothing Rather Than Trash It

Mar. 8, 2016 — A professor of textile and apparel management has found that younger adults from ages 18-34 are much less likely to throw old clothes and other textile waste into the garbage than older ... read more

Could Cutting Urban Blight Reduce Teen Murders?

Mar. 7, 2016 — Analyzing the immediate neighborhood surroundings of teenaged homicide victims, Philadelphia researchers found that neglected conditions -- vacant lots, poor street lighting, fewer parks and ... read more

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