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July 30, 2016

Diversifying Clinical Science to Represent Diverse Populations

July 20, 2016 — Despite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively homogeneous. A special series in Clinical Psychological ... read more

Screening for Suicide Risk Among Urban Children Vitally Important

July 20, 2016 — Screening for suicide risk among publicly insured urban children who are experiencing psychological distress is vitally important, finds a new ... read more

Race, Not Gender, Is Key Factor in NIH Awards

July 15, 2016 — Race not gender appears to be the most significant factor influencing the award of a National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant, according to a new ... read more

Report Points to Racial Disparities in Most Forms of Political Participation in California

June 30, 2016 — Latinos and Asian Americans are the least likely to have a say in California's politics, during election cycles and year round. That is one of the key findings of a new report by Advancement ... read more

Cross-Cultural Marriage Means Higher Incomes

June 20, 2016 — If you are a male immigrant and marry a woman from a country other than your own, you increase your chances of a good job and a high income. This applies whether the woman you marry is a native or ... read more

‘The Obama Effect’ on the Names of African American Babies

June 20, 2016 — Barack Obama’s election to the US Presidency didn’t just change history. According to new research, collective pride in his achievement also changed how African Americans named their babies, with ... read more

Support Across Ethnicities for Physician-Assisted Death

June 9, 2016 — Physician-assisted death was supported by a majority of California and Hawaii residents, regardless of their ethnicity, who responded to an online survey, according to a new ... read more

Relationship Between School Security, Race, Research Shows

June 8, 2016 — Security measures in American high schools are meant to keep students safe. But research shows heightened security has unintended ... read more

June 1, 2016 — Courses that engage college students in conducting scientific research early on can dramatically increase students' odds of completing a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) degree, a ... read more

Study Investigates Why Blacks Have Higher Risk of Cognitive Impairment

May 31, 2016 — Social and economic disadvantages play a significant role in why blacks face a much higher risk than whites of developing cognitive impairment later in life, indicates an American ... read more

Genomic Study Tracks African-American Dispersal in the Great Migration

May 27, 2016 — An assessment of genomic diversity in the United States of America clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are ... read more

Confidence: How Has It Achieved ‘cult’ Status in the 21st Century?

May 20, 2016 — How has the notion of ‘confidence’ infiltrated consumer body culture and discussions about gender and work? Researchers pitch the idea that there is a new "cult(ure) of confidence" in ... read more

African-American Parents Focus on Equality When Teaching Preschoolers About Race

May 19, 2016 — African-American parents and caregivers most often use messages of egalitarianism -- emphasizing equal rights, opportunities, and shared humanity across lines of ethnicity and race -- when talking ... read more

30 Percent of Female Physicians Report Sexual Harassment

May 17, 2016 — In a survey of high-achieving physician-scientists, nearly a third of women reported experiencing sexual harassment. As women now make up about half of medical school students, the researchers ... read more

Police More Likely Than Others to Say They Are Blind to Racial Differences, Study Finds

May 16, 2016 — A new study reveals that police recruits and experienced officers are more likely than others to subscribe to colorblind racial beliefs -- the notion that they -- and people in general -- see no ... read more

Perceived Diversity in Neighborhoods Is Related to More Prejudice, Study Finds

May 4, 2016 — People who think they live in diverse neighborhoods are less likely to be accepting of minority ethnic groups, an international research project has ... read more

HPV Vaccination Expected to Reduce Cancer in All Races, May Not Eliminate All Disparities

Apr. 28, 2016 — Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers occur more frequently among Hispanics, blacks, American-Indians, and Alaska Natives than among whites. A new study finds that HPV vaccination is expected ... 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

Race and Gender May Not Affect Employer Interest in Resumes

Apr. 26, 2016 — In 2004, research found that resumes submitted by people with distinctly sounding African-American names were less likely to get callbacks regarding the job. Now, new research finds no evidence of ... read more

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