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MSU Social Scientist Uncovers Patterns of Opioid Misuse

Friday, January 10, 2020
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Psychology professor Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, a behavioral and social scientist at Michigan State University, is uncovering an alarming pattern of prescription opioid misuse among certain groups of underrepresented veterans….

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Social Scientist Uncovers Patterns of Opioid Misuse Among Bisexual Female Veterans

Thursday, December 19, 2019
College of Social Sciences

Psychology professor Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, a behavioral and social scientist at Michigan State University, is uncovering an alarming pattern of prescription opioid misuse among certain groups of underrepresented…

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Discovering How Narcissism Changes Throughout Life

Monday, December 9, 2019
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For parents worried that their teenager’s narcissism is out of control, there’s hope. New research from Michigan State University conducted the longest study on narcissism to date, revealing…

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Smart People May Learn Music Faster

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a Michigan State University study that investigated the early stages of…

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How Meditation Can Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

Monday, November 11, 2019
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If you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study from Michigan State University – the largest of its kind to-date – found that…

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Scientists Find Gender Distinct Circuit For Depression

Friday, October 11, 2019
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Depression affects women nearly twice as much as men, but unraveling the brain’s blueprint that regulates this behavior, let alone identifying specific molecular differences between sexes, has proven…

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Studying the Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on the Workforce

Friday, September 20, 2019
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A multidisciplinary research team from Michigan State University will use a $2.49 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a four-year study examining the impacts of…

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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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