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Sleep May Help Witnesses Avoid Choosing Innocent Suspects

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Kimberly Fenn Michelle Stepan

Sleep may influence an eyewitness’s ability to correctly pick a guilty person out of a police lineup, indicates a study by Michigan State University researchers. Published in PLOS…

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Online Training Helps Families Interact with Special Needs Child

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Sarah Douglas

Parents and siblings of children with limited speech who took an innovative training program created by a Michigan State University scholar significantly improved their ability to communicate with…

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Michigan Residents Bullish on Economy, But Not on Trump

Monday, August 28, 2017
Charles Ballard

Consumer confidence in Michigan rose to its highest level in 15 years, even as Donald Trump’s approval ratings in the state were the lowest of any incoming president…

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Sales Newbies: Going Above and Beyond Pays Off

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Stephanie Mangus

Good news for novice salespeople worried about becoming successful: Expressing your gratitude to customers by going above and beyond your job description may be as effective as developing…

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Why is Facebook so Hard to Resist?

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Allison Eden, assistant professor of Communication, poses in a computer lab on Thursday June 15, 2017.

Why is social media such a hard habit to break? Because it makes us feel good, said Michigan State University’s Allison Eden, assistant professor in the Department of Communication….

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Talking to Yourself in the Third Person May Help Self-Control

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Jason Moser, an expert in emotion regulation, is an associate professor of psychology at Michigan State University. Photo by G.L. Kohuth

The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you…

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Marriage May Protect Transgender Couples

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Cathy Hiu-Liu

Transgender people who are married are less likely to experience discrimination than their unmarried counterparts, indicates a national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist. The findings,…

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Doctoral Student Says Nostalgia Could Bolster Health Communication

Monday, July 24, 2017

Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral student in the School of Journalism, is conducting research on understanding the role of nostalgia, the art of persuasion and social influence in the…

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Rude Customers Linked to Workers’ Shopping Binges

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Russell Johnson

Service workers who face verbal abuse from customers during the workday are more likely to go on unnecessary shopping sprees in the evening, indicates new research co-authored by…

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MSU’s Harris Awarded 2017 Philip Taft Prize

Friday, July 7, 2017
LaShawn Harris

LaShawn Harris, associate professor, Michigan State University Department of History, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Philip Taft Prize by the Industrial and Labor Relations School…

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