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MSU Faculty Awarded Grants for COVID-19 Research

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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The National Science Foundation recently awarded three Rapid Response Research, or RAPID, grants — grants given by the NSF for research focusing on urgent or immediate situations —…

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Ask the Expert: Sleep and Stress During a Crisis

Monday, May 18, 2020

Stress — and how it affects sleep cycles — is taking its toll during the COVID-19 health pandemic. Not everyone has the early morning wake-up calls to get…

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‘Feeling Obligated’ Can Impact Relationships During Social Distancing

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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In a time where many are practicing “social distancing” from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of…

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LGBT Health Improves When Friends Are Just Like Them

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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Individuals in the LGBT community face stressors that have dire consequences on their health. Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can…

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Expert Clears Misconceptions of Eating Disorders

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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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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Does A Growth Mindset Matter for Success?

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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People with a “growth mindset” – those who believe their intelligence can be improved with effort – are said to seek out challenges, persist in the face of…

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A Happy Partner Leads to a Healthier Future

Monday, February 10, 2020

Science now supports the saying, “happy wife, happy life.” Michigan State University research found that those who are optimistic contribute to the health of their partners, staving off…

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MSU Receives $1.2M NSF Grant to Study Intelligent Social Network Interventions

Friday, January 31, 2020
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The Michigan State University Construction Management program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction, or SPDC, was selected by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, to develop a research model…

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Polarization Helps Congress Pass Bills

Thursday, January 30, 2020
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While political polarization in the United States is the worst it has been in years, new research from Michigan State University and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research…

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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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