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October 28, 2014

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12:31 PM | What Americans Believe
Surveys are always problematic because they are subject to interpretation, the precise phrasing of questions, sampling bias, and perhaps hidden assumptions on the part of those taking the survey. The results of any single survey, therefore, should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, they can provide a useful snapshot (if done well) of the [...]

October 27, 2014

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4:00 AM | ZTF, si apre l’era della ‘cinematografia celeste’
Grazie ad un finanziamento di 9 milioni di dollari della National Science Foundation (NSF) e di altri fondi provenienti dalla collaborazione Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), gli scienziati dell’osservatorio Palomar del Caltech stanno costruendo una nuova fotocamera che sarà in grado di monitorare l’emisfero settentrionale in una sola notte alla ricerca di supernove, buchi neri, asteroidi vicini alla Terra e […]

October 25, 2014

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8:38 PM | What are Americans afraid of?
A new study about fears of Americans reveals some predictable results about crime, natural disasters and what people are really afraid of. The Chapman University Survey on American Fears | Chapman University. Chapman University has initiated a nationwide poll on what strikes fear in Americans. The Chapman University Survey on American Fears included 1,500 participants… Source: Doubtful News

October 14, 2014

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6:30 AM | Cyberbullying and mental health in young people
Elly O'Brien summarises a recent US survey of adolescents, which investigates the relationship between cyberbullying, mental health and substance use problems, and the moderating role of family dinners. The post Cyberbullying and mental health in young people appeared first on The Mental Elf.

October 10, 2014

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7:00 AM | Survey of abuse of people with learning disabilities challenges view that women are not perpetrators and suggests known abuse is tip of iceberg
Today, we feature the debut blog of Professor Ruth Northway, who reflects on the implications of a paper which retrospective study looking at levels and types of abuse disclosed by people with learning disabilities referred to a psychology service. The post Survey of abuse of people with learning disabilities challenges view that women are not perpetrators and suggests known abuse is tip of iceberg appeared first on The Learning Disabilities Elf.

October 02, 2014

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6:30 AM | E-cigarettes and youth: are e-cigs encouraging more use of conventional cigarettes?
Matt Field reviews the recent cross-sectional survey of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarette use in US adolescents, which found that E-Cig users were more likely to also smoke regular cigarettes than non-users. Does this mean that E-cigarettes encourage the use of conventional cigarettes? The post E-cigarettes and youth: are e-cigs encouraging more use of conventional cigarettes? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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