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Research Consortium Develops Evidence-Based Diagnostic Model for Mental Illness

Researchers have developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field’s long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research of mental disorders. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) addresses what the authors say are limitations to the reliability and validity of traditional models.

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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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History Professor Earns NSF Grant to Look at Evolution of Attitudes Toward People with Developmental Disabilities

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Andrew Hogan, PhD, an assistant professor in the Creighton University Department of History, has earned a grant from the NSF’s Science, Technology and Society program to study the evolution of attitudes and narratives about people with developmental disabilities.

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Unforeseen Impacts of the Fair Trade Movement

The University of Delaware's Lindsay Naylor studied fair trade in the southernmost Mexican state of Chiapas and found that the marketing practice hasn't done much for indigenous Mayas working on coffee plots. Naylor found that labor prices have been flat and producers have been marching in place.

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Streamlined Analysis Could Help People Better Manage Their Emotions

The many strategies people use to manage their emotions fall into three core groupings, according to newly published research from the University at Buffalo. Since a lot of psychopathology is related to difficulty in regulating emotions, the findings can potentially benefit researchers and clinicians trying to better understand and treat a range of psychological disorders, everything from anxiety to substance abuse, by streamlining assessment and giving people the tools necessary to more constructively work with their emotions.

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Sesame Street’s Julia Brings Autism Awareness to Life, According to Virginia Tech Expert

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The Social Costs of Smell Loss in Older Women

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A new study of older U.S. adults from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that a woman’s social life is associated with how well her sense of smell functions. The study found that older women who do less well on a smell identification task also tend to have fewer social connections.

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WashU Expert: More Must Be Done to Address Opioid Crisis

Opioids, including heroin and prescription drugs, killed 33,000-plus people in 2015, more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. President Trump’s proposed budget aims to bring a $500 million increase in funding for prevention and treatment, but that amount isn’t enough to address the crisis, says an expert on substance use disorder treatment at Washington University in St.







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