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The Truth Behind Racial Disparties in Fatal Police Shootings

Monday, July 22, 2019

Reports of racially motivated, fatal shootings by police officers have garnered extensive public attention and sparked activism across the nation. New research from Michigan State University and University…

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The Unpopular Truth About Biases Toward People with Disabilities

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Needing to ride in a wheelchair can put the brakes on myriad opportunities – some less obvious than one might think. New research from Michigan State University sheds…

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Faculty Finds Solutions for Marginalized Communities

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Faculty finds solutions for marginalized communities

Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, assistant professor of psychology in Michigan State University’s College of Social Science, focuses his academic expertise on ways to create more inclusive, informed services and resources…

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Research Advances Public Awareness for Transgender Community

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Research advances public awareness for transgender community

Research from Michigan State University’s College of Social Science centers around transforming the human experience, and for Jae Puckett, assistant professor of psychology, that means transforming the way…

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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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