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Helping Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers

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Care2Caregivers marks its one-year anniversary of providing a lifeline to thousands caring for loved ones with dementia & Alzheimer's

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Opioid Use and Sexual Violence Among Drug-Using Young Adults in NYC

The research seeks to identify the potential role of drug use in increasing risk of sexual violence among young adult opioid users in NYC, and to identify the specific social and contextual factors surrounding this group’s experiences of sexual violence.

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How New Moms Assess Their Partners’ Ability to Parent

New mothers take a close look at their personal relationship with their husband or partner when deciding how much they want him involved in parenting, new research finds.

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Teen Marijuana Use Not Linked to Later Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems, Research Finds

Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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Study Reveals Latest Evidence that Prejudice Causes the Perception of Threat--and Suggests that Threat Can Be Used to Justify Actions that Result from Prejudice

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When people feel or act negatively toward a group, they may explain their feelings or behavior by saying, “I felt threatened.” However, new research reveals how easily people can be conditioned to feel prejudice -- and that unrecognized prejudice can be the source of a perceived threat. The study by Angela Bahns, a social psychologist and professor at Wellesley College, is published this month in the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

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Philip W. Jackson, Education Scholar Committed to Children's Flourishing, 1928-2015

Jackson, the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Education, Psychology and the College, died July 21 due to complications from cancer. He was 86.

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Relaxing Drug Sentencing Law for Nonviolent Offenders Is Positive Move, According to Criminal Justice Expert

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Character Traits Outweigh Material Benefits in Assessing Value Others Bring to Us

When it comes to making decisions involving others, the impression we have of their character weighs more heavily than do our assessments of how they can benefit us, a team of New York University researchers has found.

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