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Monitoring the Future Study identifies 2010 teen drug use and smoking trends

March 31st, 2011

Marijuana use is rising, ecstasy use is beginning to rise, and alcohol use is declining among U.S. teens, according to the 2010 Monitoring the Future Study of a nationally representative sample of American teens. The ISR survey also found that…

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Resolved to quit smoking? Brain scans reveal likely success

March 31st, 2011

Brain scans showing neural reactions to pro-health messages can predict if you’ll keep that resolution to quit smoking more accurately than you yourself can. That’s according to a study published recently in Health Psychology, a peer-reviewed journal.

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It’s all in a name: ‘Global warming’ versus ‘Climate change’

March 31st, 2011

More people believe in “climate change” than in “global warming,” according to a University of Michigan study published in Public Opinion Quarterly. “Wording matters,” says Jonathon Schuldt, a Ph.D. candidate in the U-M Department of Psychology who co-authored the study…

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Many U.S. women have children by more than one man

March 31st, 2011

The first national study of the prevalence of multiple partner fertility shows that 28 percent of all U.S. women with two or more children have children by more than one man. The study was presented April 1 in Washington, D.C.,…

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To Russia, for data

March 31st, 2011

ISR political scientist Ronald Inglehart was among the winners of an international grant competition from the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Education and Science, designed to attract leading scientists from around the world to Russian educational institutions. Winning scientists partner with…

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What to do with all the data

March 31st, 2011

Early this year, ICPSR Acquisitions Director Amy Pienta conducted a webinar on creating a data management plan, and more than 500 researchers from all over the world participated. “Data management plans are now a hot topic among the research community,”…

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Psychological paradox: Emotionally step back to move forward

September 29th, 2008

When you’re upset or depressed, should you analyze your feelings to figure out what’s wrong? Or should you just forget about it and move on? New research suggests a solution to these questions and to a related psychological paradox: Processing…

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