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Widespread Sexual Harassment Persists in India

Monday, March 28, 2016
Mahesh Nalla

Sexual harassment remains a pervasive problem in India despite tougher laws enacted more than three years ago after a woman was gang raped on a bus and later…

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Police View Blacks as ‘Suspects First, Civilians Second’

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Jennifer Cobbina and Baker Hall

Most of the Ferguson protestors believed police view black people as worthless thugs and white people as innocent and superior – perceptions that, true or not, affect police-community…

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Michiganders Support Detroit Schools Bailout

Friday, March 18, 2016
Matt Grossman, associate professor of political science, talks about his research on Monday September 14, 2015.

A strong majority of Michigan residents favor state aid to help the fiscally strapped Detroit Public Schools pay off its debts, a new Michigan State University survey says….

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MSU Tops Nationally in Four Grad Programs

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Michigan State University

Michigan State University’s graduate programs in elementary and secondary education rank No. 1 for the 22nd year in a row, while nuclear physics, rehabilitation counseling and organizational psychology…

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MSU Researchers Share Resources on Consolidating Police

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Jeremy Wilson

With support from the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Service office and National Institute of Justice, along with the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research,…

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Psychology Profs, Former PhD Student Earn National Honors

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Jennifer Watling Neal, assistant professor of psychology, poses outside of the psychology building on Thursday July 1, 2010.

Two members of the faculty in the Department of Psychology and a Ph.D. alumna have received national recognition for their work. Associate professor Jenna Watling Neal (photo above) has been honored…

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Cyber Thieves Making Millions in Profits

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Thomas Holt

Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, fueling a global criminal enterprise marked by the high-profile data breaches of…

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Managers’ Ethical Conduct May Backlash on Workers

Friday, February 12, 2016
Russell Johnson

Is your boss ethical? Does he or she do what’s right, as opposed to what’s profitable? If so, they may turn downright abusive the next day. New research…

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Sleep Deprivation Linked to False Confessions

Monday, February 8, 2016
Kimberly Fenn

Sleep-deprived people are much more likely to sign false confessions than rested individuals, according to a groundbreaking study that has important implications for police interrogation practices. The odds…

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Michiganders Remain Upbeat About Economy

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Charles Ballard

Consumer confidence in Michigan dipped slightly in the fall but remained relatively strong as the state continues to ride a long-running wave of financial optimism. Michigan State University’s…

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