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October 26, 2020
A new BYU study shows that contrary to many assumptions, military service has historically predicted greater civic participation — involvement in formal, purposeful social organizations — later in life.
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September 23, 2020
BYU student- and faculty-run weather station sees record-high temperatures and little rain this summer.
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August 26, 2020
Researchers evaluated over 40 million individual voting records and found the system is unlikely to advantage Democrats, disadvantage Republicans.
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August 21, 2020
The conditions created by COVID-19—unexpected time at home, unemployment and financial insecurity, anxiety and stress—are the same conditions known to aggravate domestic violence.
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July 08, 2020
Since data shows homeownership is strongly tied to voter turnout this could indicate a potential negative impact on Black voter turnout in 2020.
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July 02, 2020
Analysis of former slaves’ narratives: freedom was a family affair
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June 26, 2020
A new study shows a strong correlation between how much women with autistic traits camouflage—hide or compensate for autistic qualities to fit in—and the severity of their mental health concerns.
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June 18, 2020
Employers are in a unique situation where they can either support father involvement in the family, or they can be a barrier.
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May 12, 2020
Long-term BYU study looks at the effect of video game play and the trajectories of addiction
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April 16, 2020
Children are constantly surrounded by screens – whether it’s watching TV, gaming on a computer or scrolling on a phone. Parents and scholars alike are worried that growing screen exposure is destroying the rising generation’s face-to-face social skills and leaving children unable to converse and interact with others.
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March 31, 2020
BYU professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad is a world-renowned expert on the current loneliness epidemic and is lending her voice to address some crucial health issues in the age of coronavirus
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February 27, 2020
Family discussion about money can enhance children’s financial knowledge and reduce future financial instability.
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November 11, 2019
More than one million American men and women are veterans of the War on Terror—that is, veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces after September 2001. Contrary to popular belief, most veterans who return home do not experience PTSD or similar conditions.
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October 20, 2019
New research led by Sarah Coyne, a professor of family life at Brigham Young University, found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers.
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August 08, 2019
In the United States, nearly 90 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are white males, while less than four percent of CEOs are African American or Hispanic. With these numbers in mind, companies are constantly trying different strategies to increase diversity in the workplace.
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July 29, 2019
In the 2015-16 academic year, students received $28 billion in Federal Pell Grants. The monetary assistance helps students who display exceptional financial need pay for their tuition. But more than the dollar amount is how that aid helps college students shape the rest of their lives.
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July 24, 2019
The estimate of lives that could be saved by further reduction of air pollution levels is more than thirty thousand, which is similar to the number of deaths from car accidents each year.
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June 19, 2019
Although home environments affect the way many feel which, in turn, has the potential to influence family relationships, researchers at BYU recently found that how individuals perceive the space (too crowded or too spread out) in their homes has more of an effect on family functioning than actual characteristics, such as the size of the house or number of bedrooms.
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