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Youth research updates on gossip, children of prisoners, and minority participation in STEM

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The BCTR's annual Youth Development Research Update (YDRU) brings together 4-H educators, Cornell Cooperative Extension county leaders, and others in New York State affiliated with youth programs with Cornell researchers. At this year's YDRU, held in early June,  researchers presented on gossip and aggression, the effects of parental...

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Girls Who Code CEO to deliver 2015 Iscol Lecture

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Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future, will deliver the 2015 Iscol Lecture on October 7. In her groundbreaking new book,

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Marriage is good for your health…especially if you’re a man

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It's well established by research that being married extends your life expectancy, improves your psychological well-being, and lowers your risk for heart disease and cancer. A new study from the Institute of Education at University College London confirms these positive outcomes for married people and finds that married...

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CRPSIR research assistant graduates with honors

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Kemar Prussien, who has worked with Janis Whitlock in the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery (CRPSIR) for the last two years, graduated with honors in psychology this year. While her main interest is in sickle cell anemia, seeing Dr. Whitlock speak during a class earlier...

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Affiliate Anthony Burrow talks about purpose on “Through the Wormhole”

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Anthony Burrow, assistant professor of human development and BCTR faculty affiliate, studies the role of purpose in the lives of young people and how and to what extent a sense of purpose can promote positive adjustment outcomes. He is a 2012 BCTR pilot grant recipient for...

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CUCE-NYC partnering to expand urban farming in Manhattan

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Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City (CUCE-NYC), a leader in farming programs in the city, will join with Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer to expand urban agriculture projects in city schools, public housing facilities, and senior centers. The borough will dedicate up to $1 million to such...

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US parents continue to use spanking despite the evidence against it

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The majority of American parents still use spanking to discipline their children despite overwhelming evidence that it is ineffective and detrimental. In practice, research findings are often no match for cultural norms and closely-held beliefs about the physical punishment of children. Kimberly Kopko, director of the...

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Revisiting Urie’s role as Head Start turns 50

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A recent Cornell Chronicle article on Urie Bronfenbrenner's involvement in the founding of the National Head Start Program begins, The article goes on to detail Urie's unique contributions to the formation of the influential program:

Among Head Start’s architects, Bronfenbrenner stood out for his dynamic systems theory of human development –...

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Support missing when grandparents find themselves parenting again

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"Grandparents increasingly play a key role in the lives of their grandchildren, as our recent study of U.S. families shows. But some of the most vulnerable in this group are failing to receive the childrearing support that other similarly at-risk families receive," begins a recent post...

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2015 BCTR Student Showcase highlights undergrad work

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On Friday, May 1 students from the BCTR presented summaries of their work at the 4th annual BCTR student showcase. A total of 10 students, representing The Cornell Research Program on Self Injury and Recovery, the Superstar Practitioner Project, and ACT for Youth, demonstrated knowledge...

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