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Road to Recovery

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As Rutgers University's substance abuse helpline enters its second year, it counts its success one call at a time

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Relationship Quality Tied to Good Health for Young Adults

For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a recently published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team.

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Parents, Especially Fathers, Play Key Role in Young Adults’ Health: Study

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A new University of Guelph study has found that parents, and especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviours in young adults and helping to prevent obesity in their children. When it came to predicting whether a young male will become overweight or obese, the mother-son relationship mattered far less than the relationship between father and son.

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Researchers Offer New Theory About How Climate Affects Violence

Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world. Now, a team of researchers have developed a model that could help explain why.

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Julia Saflarski, PsyD, Available to Discuss Sibling Involvement in the Treatment of Autism

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Alexandra Solomon, PhD, Available to Discuss Work/Family/Love Balance

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Educational Psychologist K. Ann Renninger Describes the Power of Interest in New Book

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Do you ever wonder why you are interested in one subject but not in another? Is it your sense that people are just born interested in one thing or another?

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RTI International to Serve as Data Coordinating Center for Study of Pregnant Women in Areas Affected by Zika

RTI International will serve as the data coordinating center for a multi-country study to evaluate the magnitude of health risks that Zika virus infection poses to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and infants. The study is led by the National Institutes of Health and Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz.

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Social Psychologist and Black American Studies Professor Yasser Payne Available to Discuss Freddie Gray Verdict

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University of Delaware Black American Studies Professor Yasser Payne is available for interviews to discuss today's not guilty verdict for the van driver in the Freddie Gray case. Payne's interests include street violence, criminal justice and law enforcement and he has conducted research on the streets of Harlem and Wilmington, Delaware.

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“Leaning in” Hurts Poor Women When Childcare Is Scarce

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Poor moms who return to the workforce after a period of unemployment suffer significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and physical symptoms of stress when they don’t have access to decent childcare, according to Vanderbilt sociology graduate student Anna Jacobs.

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Psychiatric Diagnostic Tools May Not Be Valid for African Americans

Depression in African Americans, according to Sirry Alang, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Lehigh University, is expressed in ways that are inconsistent with symptoms of depression laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). The DSM-V is the primary source of diagnostic information, relied upon by not only clinicians and researchers, but also psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the legal system, and policy makers.

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Cure Violence Ranks 14th on 2016 Top 500 Global NGO List

Cure Violence ranks 14th in NGO Advisor’s new 2016 report of the Top 500 NGOs in the world, one of the definitive international rankings of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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American Psychological Association's 124th Annual Convention Aug. 4 - 7, 2016, Denver

The American Psychological Association’s 124th annual convention will take place Aug. 4–7, 2016 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

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Research Shows How Visual Perception Slows with Age

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Older adults experience deficits in inhibition, which can affect how quickly they process information visually, according to a new study involving the University of Arizona.

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Marriage Not a Protective Mechanism Among Low-Income Urban Women

Marriage may not be the protective mechanism it was thought to be when it comes to poverty and child well-being among low-income urban young women, particularly those who have experienced trauma, finds a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.“Marriage, per se, did not appear to buffer the likelihood of having other negative adult outcomes for women with children,” said Melissa Jonson-Reid, professor at the Brown School and co-author of the paper, “Family Formation: A Positive Outcome for Vulnerable Young Women?” published in the August issue of the journal Children and Youth Services Review.

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Kids Coping with Disaster Need Guidance. UCLA App Helps Parents Give It

A new UCLA app helps families cope with the trauma of natural disasters, including wildfires and extreme weather events like heat waves.

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In Doctors We Trust – Especially When They Admit to Bias

A doctor’s guidance may reassure us more than we realize –especially if she says she is likely to recommend treatment in her field of expertise, known as “specialty bias.”

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Taking Notes Boosts Memory of Jurors, New Study Finds

Jurors who are allowed to take and review notes during court trials are less likely to forget critical evidence, a new University of Liverpool study has found.

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Harsh Parenting, Food Insecurity Predicts Obesity for Young Women

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The adolescent years can be full of changes. A new study by Iowa State University researchers suggests that when these years include prolonged periods of food insecurity coupled with harsh parenting practices, females are prone to obesity in early adulthood.

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Intrusive Parents May Lead Children to Be Overly Self-Critical

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In a five-year study on primary school children in Singapore, researchers from the National University of Singapore found that children with intrusive parents had a higher tendency to be overly critical of themselves, and this tendency increased over the years.