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Aug 31 2011

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1. Illinois college becomes first to ask undergrads if they’re gay
  2. Census: More same-sex couples in more places
  3. Last of the pink-triangle wearers survived deadly Nazi homophobia
  4. Anti-aging Techniques Not Yet Viewed As Acceptable According To U Of T Research
  5. The Cost of Mental Health in Europe
  6. Being Right Is Not Enough For Four-Year-Olds
  7. East-West Differences In Romantic Love
  8. Mass Media Messages And Fat-Stigma   

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Jul 22 2011

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1. The Truth About Cats and Dogs: Pets Are Good for Mental Health of ‘Everyday People’
  2. Dealing With Negative Emotions By Distracting Yourself Or Thinking It Over
  3. Two In Five People Don’t Want To Know About A Loved One’s Depression , Ireland
  4. Researchers Look Around The World For Ingredients Of Happiness
  5. Psych Experts: Violent Videos Distort Kids’ Health, Perceptions
  6. ‘Coming Out’ Makes People Happier, But Mainly In Supportive Settings
  7. Mental Health Disabling Young People
  8. Attention And Awareness Aren’t The Same
  9. Money Can’t Buy Happiness
  10. Pregnancy-Related Depression Linked to Eating Disorders and Abuse Histories
  11. Can Aptitude Tests Really Predict Your Performance?
  12. The Greek Mental-Health Crisis: As Economy Implodes, Depression and Suicide Rates Soar

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Nov 12 2010

Sexuality Research and Social Policy – Read the latest issue

Sexuality Research and Social Policy is an international forum for the publication of original peer-reviewed empirical research on sexuality, theoretical and methodological discussions, and the implications of this evidence for policies across the globe regarding sexual health, sexuality education, and sexual rights in diverse communities.

From the Latest Issue: Volume 7, Number 3 / November 2010:

HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4392323


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Oct 08 2010

Latest reports from IssueLab

  1. Feel No Pain: Why a Deficit in Times of High Unemployment is Not a Burden
  2. Contributing organization(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research. With the economy suffering from near double-digit unemployment, public debate is dominated by concerns over the budget deficit and national debt. This discussion is unfortunate both because there is no reason for people to be concerned about the deficit at present, and more importantly, because it discourages action on the unemployment crisis that is devastating the country….

  3. The Power to Produce Wonders: The Value of Family in Philanthropy
  4. Contributing organization(s): National Center for Family Philanthropy. Based on two years of research, this new report from the National Center for Family Philanthropy is the first ever in-depth examination of the value of family philanthropy to the family, to communities and to democracy. The report is the culmination of a research and education initiative that sought the perspectives of 300 family philanthropy leaders through individual interviews, discussions at 14 regional symposia and…

  5. Safe at School: Addressing the School Environment and LGBT Safety through Policy and Legislation
  6. Contributing organization(s): Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice. “The mistreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students is worse today than many might realize, with unacceptable complicity by school personnel that continues to exacerbate the problem,” according to Stuart Biegel, co-author of a groundbreaking new report released today. The report, Safe at School: Addressing the School Environment and LGBT Safety through Policy and…

  7. Developing the Welfare-to-Work Participation and Employability Appraisal Screening: A Retrospective Study
  8. Contributing organization(s): National Council on Crime and Delinquency. CalWORKs recipients, unless exempt, are required to participate in welfare-to-work (WTW) program activities as a condition of receiving cash aid. A number of clients, however, may have issues that impede successful engagement in WTW program activities, such as substance abuse, mental health concerns, or domestic violence issues. The Riverside County (California) Department of Mental Health (RCDMH) and the Department of…

  9. Often Hungry, Sometimes Homeless: A Look at Edmonton Families Turning to the Food Bank
  10. Contributing organization(s): Edmonton Social Planning Council. In March 1999, Alberta’s food banks served 50,784 people, including 19,755 children. Who are these children? Why are they hungry? Alberta has one of the highest earning levels in Canada. In 1997, the average income for a two-parent family in Alberta was $66,746. Why are some children living in families too poor to reveal food? This is the third Edmonton food bank study. It builds on 1996 and 1997 studies to examine whether…

  11. Population and Climate Change Data Sheet
  12. Contributing organization(s): Population Action International. This global data sheet provides data on 15 key national-level population and climate change indicators for all countries of the world. It contains data tables, narrative text, and images explaining critical population-climate change relationships. By highlighting select demographic, health, socioeconomic, and climate change-related indicators for both industrialized and developing countries, the datasheet serves as a foundation for…

  13. Spotlight on the 2009 Mayors’ Report on Homelessness
  14. Contributing organization(s): Institute For Children And Poverty, The. The recently released U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Hunger and Homelessness Survey is an important starting point for formulating strategies to help homeless families. ICP’s National Survey of Programs and Services for Homeless Families serves as a complementary resource for planning at the local, county, and state levels, comprehensively reviewing and categorizing state and local action plans to end homelessness….

  15. Boomerang Homeless Families: Aggressive Rehousing Policies in New York City
  16. Contributing organization(s): Institute For Children And Poverty, The. The opinion brief suggests that the aggressive rehousing policies for New York City’s homeless families during the Bloomberg Administration do not work for all homeless families and therefore have destabilized the shelter system by pushing an increasing percentage of families through a revolving door and back into shelter — at great cost to the City….


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