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When Tempers Flare, Nurses’ Injuries Could Rise

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Nurse Work Injuries

A new study by researchers at Michigan State University and Portland State University has found that when there’s an imbalance in support among nurses at work, tempers flare…

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Expert Clears Misconceptions of Eating Disorders

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Photo of woman measuring her wasteline

At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from eating disorders in the United States. In fact, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of…

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Dog Personalities Change Over Time

Friday, February 22, 2019
Dog personalities, change personalities

When dog-parents spend extra time scratching their dogs’ bellies, take their dogs out for long walks and games of fetch, or even when they feel constant frustration over…

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Finding a Nice Partner May Lead to Higher Levels of Relationship Satisfaction

Monday, February 11, 2019

The key to relationship happiness could be as simple as finding a nice person. And, despite popular belief, sharing similar personalities may not be as important as most…

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Perceptions of Parents Can Impact Health, Wellness

Monday, November 5, 2018
William Chopik

Happy or sad, accurate or not, your perceptions of your parents directly impact your physical health and wellness, according to research from Michigan State University. And regardless if…

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How Parenting Can Cause Antisocial Behaviors in Children

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Small child throwing a tantrum

Children who receive less parental warmth and more harshness in their home environments may be more aggressive and may lack empathy and a moral compass, according to a…

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Research Uncovers Dire Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Surgery

Researchers at Michigan State University conducted the largest experimentally controlled study on sleep deprivation to date, revealing just how detrimental operating without sleep can be in everything from…

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Early Source of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Discovered

Thursday, June 14, 2018
NK2R (green) and enteric glial (blue) are keys to achieving “intestinal happiness.

Michigan State University scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict around…

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Study Finds Educational ‘Growth Mindset’ Interventions Aren’t Effective

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Classroom

A new study co-authored by researchers at Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University found that “growth mindset interventions,” or programs that teach students they can improve their intelligence…

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How Does Light Modulate Learning and Memory?

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Joel Soler, graduate student in the Department of Psychology, presents his latest research on learning and memory and the correlation to light, to the MSU Board of Trustees…

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