News

November 20, 2019

Sexual minorities continue to face discrimination, despite increasing support

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Despite increasing support for the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community, discrimination remains a critical and ongoing issue for this population, according to researchers.

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November 20, 2019

College students may get health benefits from less than one extra hour of sleep

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — College life can be rigorous and exhausting, but new research suggests that just one extra hour of sleep a night is not only possible, but can also have significant health benefits for college students.

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November 18, 2019

PRC 20th anniversary brochure now available

The PRC's 20th anniversary brochure contains up-to-date information about our innovative research projects and programs promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities across Pennsylvania and worldwide.

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November 13, 2019

Large-scale survey of Penn State students gathers data on emotional, environmental and social aspects of college life

To gain a deeper understanding about the lives of college students, Penn State researchers in the College of Health and Human Development are going straight to the source – the students themselves. On Nov. 6, the research team emailed a survey link to approximately 33,000 undergraduates from 9 Penn State campuses. The survey, designed to take about 10 minutes to complete, contained questions about emotional, environmental and social factors that may relate to college students’ health and behavior.  

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November 07, 2019

Professor to moderate congressional briefing on opioid dependence, addiction

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Diana Fishbein, professor of human development and family studies and director of the Program of Translational Research on Adversity Neurodevelopment in the Prevention Research Center at Penn State, is co-organizing and moderating the congressional briefing, “The Real Dangers of Equating Opioid Dependence with Addiction,” at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington, D.C.

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