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March 19, 2018

Students who think their parents approve of drinking may drink more

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Teens may act like they’re not listening, but students who think their parents are more accepting of drinking tend to drink more in college, according to researchers. 

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March 16, 2018

This class is helping first-year students start college off right

By Caroline Newman, University of Virginia

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March 12, 2018

Penn State professor to join Dalai Lama in panel discussion

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Robert Roeser, Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and professor of human development and family studies at Penn State, will take part in a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama on March 15 at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India.

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March 07, 2018

Kim Schonert-Reichl to present 2018 Compassion Lecture

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An international expert in programs and practices that foster children’s positive qualities, Kim Schonert-Reichl, will present the 2018 Lecture on Compassion. Schonert-Reichl, director of the Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of British Columbia, will talk about the “School-Based Promotion of Children’s Empathy, Kindness, and Altruism,” at 4 p.m. on April 19 in Room 22 of the Biobehavioral Health Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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February 12, 2018

Scientists determine standards for gauging cost, benefits of prevention programs

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Society for Prevention Research released a new set of standards to guide how researchers and public health officials estimate the costs, benefits and return on investment of health and social service prevention programs, based on the work by a taskforce co-chaired by a Penn State researcher.

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