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‘Drifting open eyed into insanity’

‘Drifting open eyed into insanity’

January 28, 2019

Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation has acquired a remarkable collection of 52 personal letters from author and early feminist reformer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who minces no words when it comes to motherhood, marriage, and depression.

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Common test of mental state understanding is biased

Common test of mental state understanding is biased

January 24, 2019

A new Rochester study has shown that a widely accepted test for assessing a patient’s ability to understand the mental state of another is biased against the less educated and against racial and ethnic minorities.

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White fans like white NFL players more and black players less since anthem protests

White fans like white NFL players more and black players less since anthem protests

January 22, 2019

Writing in the Washington Post political scientist Bethany Lacina shows how the gap in the popularity of black and white NFL players with white fans has increased since 2016.

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Mt. Hope Family Center gets surprise funding boost to treat child traumatic stress

Mt. Hope Family Center gets surprise funding boost to treat child traumatic stress

January 11, 2019

An additional $308,000 in federal funding will help Project STRONGER provide services for children and families from Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria, as well as immigrant, refugee, and unaccompanied international children.

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Waited 100 years for it? Listen here to the rediscovered Frederick Douglass ‘Farewell’ song

Waited 100 years for it? Listen here to the rediscovered Frederick Douglass ‘Farewell’ song

January 9, 2019

The rare song, scored for voice and piano, probably hasn’t been performed in more than a hundred years, with only two known copies of the sheet music in the world. The only known copy in America now resides at the University of Rochester.

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Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

January 7, 2019

In a new study, researchers demonstrate how sex and sexual desire play a major role not only in attracting potential partners to each other, but also in encouraging the formation of romantic relationships and emotional bonding.

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Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?

Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?

January 4, 2019

In a recent experiment, a group of political scientists has found that when choosing a candidate, party affiliation outweighs a candidate’s policy positions and their support for democratic norms for both Democrats and Republicans surveyed.

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Love in the time of Tinder

Love in the time of Tinder

January 3, 2019

More than one-third of the sample in a recent survey by associate professor of psychology Ronald Rogge used dating apps. Rogge joined professor Harry Reis on WXXI to discuss this and other changes in dating culture.

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Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

December 10, 2018

Colleagues and friends are remembering William (Ted) Bluhm, a political theorist who served on the University faculty for nearly 40 years and whose work on political philosophy and ethics endures.

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