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Skilled Workers More Prone to Mistakes When Interrupted

Friday, March 17, 2017
Erik Altmann and Zachary Hambrick

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study…

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African-Americans More Likely to be Wrongfully Convicted

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Barbara O'Brien

African-American prisoners who were convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers and spend longer in prison before exoneration, according…

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Chopik Named ‘Rising Star’ by Association for Psychological Science

Monday, March 6, 2017
William Chopik

William Chopik, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, has received an Association for Psychological Science “Rising Star” award for 2016. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding…

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Most Michiganders Favor Environment Over Economy

Friday, March 3, 2017
Dan Bergan poes on Monday February 27, 2017.

Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by Michigan State University researchers. According to the poll, 59 percent favor…

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Aging Faces Could Increase Security Risks

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Anil Jain

Images of our faces exist in numerous important databases – driver’s license, passport, law enforcement, employment – all to accurately identify us. But can these images continue to…

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‘Alternative Facts’ Not Just in Politics and Media

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Test tubes in science experiment

A Michigan State University scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution. “In everyday life, we recognize that we should think…

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Nostalgia-Based Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Maria Lapinski, professor of communications, and Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral candidate in health communications, poses on Friday January 20, 2017.

Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers. Advertisers often use…

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Local News Celebrates Spartan Research Initiatives

Friday, February 3, 2017

WLNS – 6 News anchor Sheri Jones met President Simon at the new bio-engineering facility on campus that makes it possible for researchers from the colleges of Engineering, Human…

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Personality Traits ‘Contagious’ Among Children

Friday, February 3, 2017
Jennifer Watling Neal, assistant professor of psychology, poses outside of the psychology building on Thursday July 1, 2010.

When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others’ personalities, indicates a new study by Michigan State University psychology researchers. The study, published…

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Kids Should Pay More Attention To Mistakes, Study Suggests

Monday, January 30, 2017
Jason Moser and Hans Schroder with child subject

Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new…

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