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MSU’s Campbell Honored for Research on Sexual Violence

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Michigan State University psychology professor Rebecca Campbell has been honored again for her groundbreaking research on violence against women. End Violence Against Women International said Campbell will receive…

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‘Well-Being’ Psychologist Lucas Named MSU Foundation Professor

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Michigan State University (MSU) professor of psychology Richard Lucas has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. “This award recognizes Professor Lucas’s highly respected research as well as his…

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Helping Toddlers’ Understand Emotion Key to Development

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Child Health day, Oct. 5, 2015 The simple parenting strategy of helping toddlers understand emotion may reduce behavioral problems later on, finds a federally funded study led by…

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Can Science Predict Gang Killings?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gang slayings move in a systematic pattern over time, spreading from one vulnerable area to the next like a disease, finds a groundbreaking study by Michigan State University…

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Michigan’s Latino Population Has Growing Pains, Report Shows

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Southeast Michigan’s growing Latino population boasts the state’s highest labor force participation rate, a measurement of the number of people employed or actively looking for work. But the…

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Science-Backed Brain Game Eases Distraction, Anxiety

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world. In a study led by Michigan…

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Michigan’s Roads Replace Schools on Fix-It List

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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For the first time, Michigan residents say the condition of the state’s roads is a bigger problem than its education system, according to Michigan State University’s latest State…

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Is Michigan’s Economy Back?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Consumer confidence in Michigan is approaching record levels, begging the question: Has the state’s economy recovered? Yes … and no, said Charles Ballard, Michigan State University professor of…

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Childhood Stress Fuels Weight Gain in Women

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015 When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds a…

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Justice System Chips Away at Women’s Rights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Arrests of women increased dramatically in the past two decades, while domestic abuse laws meant to protect female victims have put many behind bars for defending themselves, a…

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