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Is Personal Adversity Contributing to Political Polarization?

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Unexpected life events can lead to political polarization, pushing moderates toward the spectrum’s extremes, according to study co-authored by UB psychologist.

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Does Advice for Managing Workplace Bullying Really Work?

In a new study featured in the National Communication Association’s Journal of Applied Communication Research, authors Stacy Tye-Williams and Kathleen J. Krone identify and re-imagine the paradox of workplace bullying advice. They interviewed 48 individuals from a variety of occupations and found that targets of workplace bullying frequently offered advice they had received to other targets, despite believing that the advice either made no difference or had made their own situations worse.

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Study Confirms Motorists Less Likely to Stop for Black Pedestrians

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The research may help explain why people of color are disproportionately affected by fatal pedestrian crashes.

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Dog Walkers Want Their Dogs to Enjoy the Chance to Be ‘Dog-Like’ and Free on Walks

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Dog walkers want their dogs to have fun, freedom and space to enact their ‘dog-ness’ when they go for a walk, a new study from Leeds Beckett University shows.

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Puzzle of the Maya Pendant

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A UC San Diego archaeological dig found a jade pectoral pendant once belonging to an ancient Maya king in what we think of as the provinces of that world. Why was it buried? And might its inscriptions change our understanding of Maya migrations and political history?

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School Vouchers Bring More Money to Catholic Schools — but at a Cost, Study Finds

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The University of Notre Dame study found that voucher expansion caused significant declines in church donations and church spending on non-educational religious activities.

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MWAH! Valentine’s Facts About Kissing

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Shakespeare said our lips were made for kissing and if you ask Texas A&M University Professor of Anthropology Vaughn Bryant about it, he’ll tell you all you need to know and more about this age-old pastime.

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Video Game Ratings Work, if You Use Them

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Critics have questioned the effectiveness of video game ratings, but new Iowa State University research finds children spend less time playing violent video games when their parents use the rating system to guide purchases and set rules for video game play.

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Can the Comorbidity of Depression and Psychopathy Be the Devil's Work?

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Occult practices feed both depression and psychopathy.







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