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In a Huffington Post op ed piece, professor Emma Adam discusses how to help adolescents lessen stress in high-anxiety times and always. Research shows that stress, especially stress of a social nature, has long-term impacts on health.

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Mike Horn Explores How to Up Participation in Computing

Mike Horn Explores How to Up Participation in Computing

Assistant professor Michael Horn received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study computational literacy in informal learning environments. His project “Blocks, Stickers, and Puzzles: Rethinking Computational Literacy Experiences in Informal Environments” will focus on experiences outside the classroom that can engage and prepare young people in computational literacy.

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David Uttal Tests Spatial Skills Training for STEM Achievement

David Uttal Tests Spatial Skills Training for STEM Achievement

SESP professor David Uttal's new study will test whether spatial training actually leads to STEM achievement in school and beyond — an outcome that is important for the future of the U.S.

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Quick to Smile? Claudia Haase's Study Finds It May Be in Your Genes

Quick to Smile? Claudia Haase's Study Finds It May Be in Your Genes

A new study by SESP assistant professor Claudia Haase finds that people with a certain gene variant are less stoic and are more likely to smile and laugh.

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PBS Offers Mike Horn’s Evolution Games as Online Lab for High School

PBS Offers Mike Horn’s Evolution Games as Online Lab for High School

Assistant professor Michael Horn’s museum research on evolution has become part of a new online PBS NOVA unit for high school students called “Evolution Lab.” NOVA’s Evolution Lab features games to introduce teens to processes of evolution.

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Patient Portals Could Widen Health Disparities

Patient Portals Could Widen Health Disparities

Patient portals that provide medical information online could widen the gap in health disparities among the most vulnerable patients, according to a new study by professor Michael Wolf (MA06) of SESP and Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Trust Increases with Age, Benefits Well-Being

Trust Increases with Age, Benefits Well-Being

New research by SESP assistant professor Claudia Haase suggests a bright side to getting older. Trust increases with age and predicts increases in well-being, according to Haase's study, which also finds that older people are able to see the best in people.

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