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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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October 31, 2019

Heard on Campus: Provost Nick Jones on the importance of science communication

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Synergy between scientists’ work and the communication of how and why it matters is essential to ensuring our society’s ability to make thoughtful decisions about the pressing issues we face.

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October 30, 2019

New project to study harsh parenting to inform better interventions

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Research shows that harsh parenting results in children with lower self-esteem and behavior problems, but many parents still practice it. Penn State researchers were recently awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the scientific understanding of harsh discipline and the role parents play in using it.

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October 28, 2019

New report offers key recommendations for supporting principals and creating caring schools

Based on decades of evidence, report calls for action at every level

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