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Study of Graduate Record Exam shows it does little to predict graduate school success

The Graduate Record Examination does little to predict who will do well in graduate school for psychology and quite likely in other fields as well, according to a new study by Cornell and Yale universities. (Aug. 4, 1997)

New two-stage screening successfully identifies personality disorders

Although personality disorders can cause long-term suffering and disability, they are difficult to detect. As a result, many people go untreated.

Colors are composed by brain, not eyes, Cornell experiment shows

Trying to cope with red flashing lights on green moving objects, the human visual system is tricked into revealing where yellow -- and all other colors -- apparently are composed: in the visual cortex of the brain.

Weight relates to dating, marriage and marital satisfaction, Cornell studies find

Although high school women are more concerned about their weight than men are about theirs, the women are more willing than men to date an overweight person. Once married, obese husbands are less happy with their marriages than other men, but men who have lost weight report fewer marital problems than obese or average-weight men or men who have gained weight during marriage.

Gaypril '97 celebrations will include Day of Silence and mini-conference

The Cornell lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is planning a broad range of cultural and educational programs throughout 'Gaypril.'

Dopamine linked to a personality trait and happiness

Researchers have long suspected that the chemistry of the brain largely influences personality and emotions. Now, a Cornell clinical psychologist has shown for the first time how the neurotransmitter dopamine affects one type of happiness, a personality trait and short-term, working memory.

William Julius Wilson discusses consequences of ghetto joblessness

William Julius Wilson was the opening speaker Oct. 19 at a symposium titled "American Society: Diversity and Consensus," honoring another heavyweight sociologist, Cornell's Robin M. Williams Jr., the Henry Scarborough Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus.

Timber wolves separate myth from reality at Oct. 6 Cornell presentation

Some of North America's most misunderstood animals, the timber wolves, will try to set the record straight in a live appearance Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in Cornell University's Statler Auditorium.

Cornell symposium honoring Robin M. Williams Jr. to focus on diversity and consensus Oct. 20-21

A two-day symposium, "American Society: Diversity and Consensus," will be held at Cornell Oct. 20-21, both to honor Robin W. Williams Jr., the Henry Scarborough Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Cornell.