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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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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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Societally Engaged Adults See Their Lives as Redemption Stories

Societally Engaged Adults See Their Lives as Redemption Stories

Middle-aged Americans who show high levels of societal involvement and mental health are especially likely to construe their lives as stories of personal redemption, according to new research by professor Dan McAdams published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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Claudia Haase's Research Highlights the Bright Side of Aging

Claudia Haase's Research Highlights the Bright Side of Aging

As spouses age, they show more positive emotional behaviors, such as humor, and fewer negative ones, such as defensiveness, SESP assistant professor Claudia Haase's studies show. She also finds that as people grow older, their social and emotional lives improve. Some age particularly well, and DNA provides an explanation.

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Jon Guryan Finds Prize Payments Induce Savings Behavior

Jon Guryan Finds Prize Payments Induce Savings Behavior

Americans are more likely to save if they have the option of winning a prize when they make a deposit. That’s what SESP associate professor Jon Guryan found when he compared the use of prize-linked savings accounts with standard interest-bearing accounts.

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Cynthia Coburn Works to Expand Research in Early Math Education

Cynthia Coburn Works to Expand Research in Early Math Education

Because scientific-based research on the topic is lacking, SESP professor Cynthia Coburn is assisting in an effort to develop new researchers and foster research on young children’s math learning. The DREME network will conduct innovative research and lead key projects on important early math topics

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