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Gerontological Society selects experts on aging as fellows

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By Tyler Alicea ‘16, MPS ‘17 for the College of Human Ecology tumblr Wethington and Loeckenhoff For their work on aging, two College of Human Ecology faculty members have been named fellows for the Gerontological Society of America. Corinna Loeckenhoff, associate professor of human development and associate professor of gerontology in medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), and Elaine...

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Nursing home residents commonly abused by neighbors

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By Heather Lindsey for the Cornell Chronicle: Pillemer and Lachs Twenty percent of people living in nursing homes are abused by other residents, according to a study by researchers in the College of Human Ecology and Weill Cornell Medicine. “We were very surprised by the prevalence of aggression,” said senior author Karl Pillemer, the Hazel E. Reed Professor in the College of Human Ecology’s...

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Best practices for professional training and technical assistance

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What does research evidence tell us about best practices for professional training and technical assistance for practitioners delivering evidence-based programs to youth? The latest BCTR systematic translational review (STR) addresses this question. The BCTR Research Synthesis Project supports the development of high-quality evidence summaries on topics nominated by practitioners and faculty within...

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Cornell partners on 4-H National Youth Science Day

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by Ted Boscia from the Cornell Chronicle Members of a 4-H career perspectives class on the Arts Quad with a glider. When an expected 100,000 children and teens participate in the nation’s largest youth science event this fall, they’ll make hands-on discoveries using educational kits and guides developed by a Cornell team composed of campus and county partners. On 4-H National Youth Science Day...

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PRYDE inaugural explores the future of youth development research

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L-R: Lisa Lauxman, Lawrence Aber, Robert Sellers The inaugural celebration for the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE) featured three eminent speakers in a panel discussion on “The Future of Youth Development Research: Perspectives from Research and Practice.” This panel uniquely reflected the mission of PRYDE in that it brought research perspectives (Dr. Robert Sellers...

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Evidence-Based Living blog now on Psychology Today web site

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In a sea of often-conflicting advice and information, the BCTR's Evidence-Based Living blog presents scientifically-accurate information on topics that effect our daily lives. When each day seems to bring a new study, reversing a previous study, the Evidence-Based Living blog takes a wider view, drawing from meta analyses and systematic reviews of multiple studies to give the most comprehensive picture...

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New podcast episodes with Turner, Loeckenhoff, and Burrow

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The BCTR's Doing Translational Research podcast engages researchers and practitioners in conversation about their work, and how they are involved in translational research. Our latest three episodes feature Andy Turner, Corinna Loeckenhoff, and Anthony Burrow.   In episode 3, BCTR director Karl Pillemer speaks with NY State 4-H leader Andy Turner about 4-H/Cornell connections and changes he sees...

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New video: Judith Smetana on adolescent-parent relationships

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Video from the 2016 John Doris Memorial Lecture, Adolescent-Parent Relationships: Developmental Processes and Cultural Variations, by Judith Smetana of the University of Rochester is now online. The lecture was held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.     About the talk: Adolescence is often seen as a difficult time for both adolescents and their parents. Although current psychological research...

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Conference shares latest youth development research

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By Olivia M. Hall from the Cornell Chronicle: Anthony Burrow, assistant professor of human development and PRYDE co-director, presents a poster on youth and life purpose at the Youth Development Research Update. Runaway slaves, social media, environmental education, the wisdom of elders – the sixth annual Youth Development Research Update June 1-2 in Ithaca covered a lot of ground. Funded by the...

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Alumni gifts to the center support the greater good

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From Ezra Update Alumni Newsletter by Ted Boscia: Growing up on a dairy farm in rural Vermont, Rebecca Q. Morgan '60 was drawn to 4-H. At cattle shows and fashion displays and as president of her local club, Morgan says eight years in 4-H taught her everything from public speaking and accounting to leadership and dressmaking. Preschoolers examine butterflies at the Madison County Head Start, a new...

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