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U-M launches Detroit study on social relationships, forgiveness

September 22nd, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Interviewers from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research will begin contacting Detroit community members this week for a new study on social relationships, forgiveness and well-being. Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, the study will include interviews…

AAU survey results echo earlier UMich study on campus climate regarding sexual misconduct

September 22nd, 2015

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan today released the findings of a second campus climate survey of students on the Ann Arbor campus regarding sexual misconduct. U-M was one of 27 universities across the nation to participate in a survey sponsored…

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Daily marijuana use among U.S. college students highest since 1980

September 1st, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Daily marijuana use among the nation’s college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014. A series of national surveys of U.S. college students, as part of the University of Michigan’s Monitoring…


Consumer confidence declines slightly in August: volatile stock prices, persistent job and income growth

August 28th, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Consumer confidence declined in late August mainly due to the recent volatility in stock prices, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. The overall decline was quite small, occurring very late in the month, as well…

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Marriages still resilient after the second child

August 27th, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Many married couples can feel overwhelmed and stressed after their first child’s birth, but the transition period isn’t as long for the second child. While the initial four weeks after the second birth involves a period of adjustment, couples…

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Women in finance less likely to recommend their field to other women when stereotyped

August 26th, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Gender stereotypes negatively affect women in male-dominated professions such as finance and banking, resulting in reduced well-being at work and less interest in recommending their field to young women. Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of Queensland…

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Harsh parenting strategies undermine learning

August 13th, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Before the new school year begins, here’s a pop quiz for parents of middle-school children: What do you do when your child brings home a bad report card? A. Lecture the child. B. Restrict her activities, such as participating…

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Data released on soldiers’ mental health risk, resilience

August 10th, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Data from the most extensive study ever conducted on the mental health risk and resilience of U.S. military personnel is now available for use by the broader scientific community. Army STARRS (Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in…

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Consumer confidence records best eight months in past decade

July 31st, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Consumer confidence slipped a bit in July 2015, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. Nonetheless, the data provide no indication of a break in the prevailing positive trend. Indeed, the Sentiment Index has averaged 94.5 since…

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More secondary schools serve healthier lunches

July 29th, 2015

ANN ARBOR—Secondary students found healthier foods on more lunch menus in 2013 than in 2011, resulting in fewer nutrition disparities for small schools or those with racially diverse student bodies. The findings by University of Michigan researchers show significant improvements…

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