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Gas Tax Might be OK, If Americans Knew How It Would Be Used

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
person pumping gasoline into a car

Americans would be more likely to accept a gas tax increase if they knew the extra revenue would improve energy efficiency, repair roads and bridges or be refunded…

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A Gender Revolution – Minus the Bigger Paycheck

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Stephanie Nawyn

Women are more likely than men to have a bachelor’s degree and a white-collar job, yet continue to earn less than their male counterparts, finds a new study…

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MSU’s Gardner Says, ‘College Labor Market Still Strong’

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Phil Gardner

The job market for college graduates is poised for a third straight year of explosive growth, as companies in most industries seek new talent, according to the largest…

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Research Surprise: Visual Cortex Can Make Decisions

Monday, October 5, 2015

The part of the brain responsible for seeing is more powerful than previously believed. In fact, the visual cortex can essentially make decisions just like the brain’s traditional…

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Kids Allowed to be Kids Make Better Parents

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Amy Nuttall

Mothers who took on burdensome caregiving roles as children – and weren’t allowed to just “be kids” – tend to be less sensitive to their own children’s needs,…

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MSU, Finland Get $3.6M to Study Science Learning

Friday, September 25, 2015
Barbara Schneider and Joseph Krajcik

More students need to feel motivated and excited about learning science if the United States is going to succeed in producing a more scientifically literate workforce. Michigan State…

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New School-Evaluation Method Fails to Affect Housing Prices

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Scott Imberman

The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools – called “value-added” – does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at Michigan State University…

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MSU’s Campbell Honored for Research on Sexual Violence

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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

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
mother and child

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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