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Left, right and center: mapping emotion in the brain

According to a radical new model of emotion in the brain, a current treatment for the most common mental health problems could be ineffective or even detrimental to about 50 percent of the population.

It’s about time: Immediate rewards boost motivation

One way to increase your interest in a task is to add immediate rewards, rather than wait until the end to reward yourself, according to new research by Kaitlin Woolley ’12, assistant professor of marketing.

Conference takes multigenerational approach to youth development

The eighth annual Youth Development Research Update brought practitioners and researchers together to discuss best practices of helping communities.

How to crowdsource your decision-making (or not)

New Cornell research published in Nature Human Behavior sheds light on how we can use other people’s opinions to make our own decisions. It also has implications for more effective online recommender algorithms.

Discussion continues on social sciences review

Discussions about the organizational structures of Cornell’s social sciences will continue throughout the summer and likely through the fall, administrators say.

ILR-Aspen partnership provides gig economy numbers

The ILR School and the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative launched the Gig Economy Data Hub May 31 to help increase understanding of the gig economy and its workers.

Enhanced e-book calls for public interaction with central banking

Annelise Riles's new book on public interaction with central banks is published on a platform that encourages readers to make their voices heard.

Roper Center illuminates World War II issues

The world’s largest archive of public opinion data is embarking on a new project to explore what Americans believed and how they felt about events and people during World War II.

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Media studies launches new initiatives

At Cornell, the field of media studies is flourishing, with new initiatives, new hires and new courses.