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Podcast explores role of identity in youth engagement

The latest edition of the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast features human development associate professor Anthony Burrow discussing the importance of purpose for youth.

The sweet spot: research locates taste center in brain

A research team led by Adam Anderson, professor of human development, has discovered the taste center in the human brain by uncovering which parts of the brain distinguish different types of tastes.

Researchers reset puberty discussion around modern research

Much of the current research on puberty is based on scientific research that was done in the 1970s. Jane Mendle, associate professor of human development, and colleagues are looking to change that.

Einaudi Center funds Cornell dissertations with global impact

Twelve graduate students will spend this year refining their dissertation plans and testing the waters of global research with help from the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program.

Study: Tug at heartstrings with big stats, human stories

Organizations can persuade people to pay attention to society’s problems by making emotional appeals, with eye-catching statistics and human interest stories, according to a new study co-written by Adam Seth Levine.

In competition, people get discouraged by competent robots

A Cornell-led team has found that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort – and they tend to dislike the robots, too.

Study: Nearly half of Americans have had a family member jailed, imprisoned

In a groundbreaking study illuminating the extensive scope of mass incarceration in the U.S., nearly 1 in 2 Americans have had a member of their immediate family spend time in jail or prison – a far higher figure than previously estimated.

ILR study: Workplace sexual harassment impacts 1 in 10 in NY

A study by the ILR School’s Worker Institute reveals that more than 1 in 10 New Yorkers, including 12.2 percent of women, experience quid pro quo workplace sexual harassment.

New minor track focuses on inequities in health

A new option for study within the inequality studies minor gives students a chance to explore the social causes and consequences of inequities as they relate to health.