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January 19, 2021
BYU professors and students developed a tool that can auto-index the cause of death from death certificates.
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January 13, 2021
In studies published over the last year, BYU’s interdisciplinary research group Autism Connect has outlined ways to change these norms by improving the accuracy, timeliness and helpfulness of autism diagnoses.
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December 23, 2020
Dropping off a plate of cookies, leaving a kind note, wishing a neighbor a Merry Christmas. These simple holiday traditions lift the spirits of the recipients, but new BYU research shows that such small acts of kindness can also improve the mental health of the giver.
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December 01, 2020
While you might expect item prices to stabilize when consumers can easily compare among sellers, there’s often a surprising disparity, a phenomenon called “price dispersion.” Theories abound as to why, but a new model developed by economics professor Brennan Platt highlights one very significant factor: buyers’ search timelines.
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November 12, 2020
Online therapy boasts a number of benefits, including eliminated wait times, increased accessibility, lower cost, anonymity and the ability to self-pace.
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October 29, 2020
In the tumult of 2020 America—the pandemic, the protests, the presidential election—BYU political scientists have spotted some good news.
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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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