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‘Likes’ less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose

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By Susan Kelley for the Cornell Chronicle: How many likes did I get? The rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up has more people asking that question, as Facebook and other social media sites offer more ways for friends to endorse photos and posts. But one group seems immune...

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Doing Translational Research podcast: Marianella Casasola

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In this episode of the Doing Tranlsational Research podcast Karl Pillemer talks with Marianella Casasola about her work examining infant cognitive development, early word learning, and early spatial cognition. Dr. Casasola talks about her experiences partnering with Head Start to do research, details of her more recent...

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Conference explores Building a Community of Practice

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The Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) hosted its fourth international RCCP Conference this summer in Lake George, NY. The conference brings together professionals who work with vulnerable children and families to explore ways to provide the best care for the populations they serve. Approximately 250 people from 13...

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Youth consult on research and media projects

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The ACT for Youth Center of Excellence sponsors a network for young people who are interested in making change and supporting the health and well‐being of youth in New York State. At its heart is the ACT Youth Network NYC, a panel of young adult...

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Experts address elder financial abuse as global problem

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From the Weill Cornell Newsroom: Financial exploitation of older people by those who should be protecting them results in devastating health, emotional and psychological consequences. A group of international elder abuse experts met in June at Weill Cornell Medicine to map out a strategy for conducting research on this...

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4-H youth explore careers, college experience

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By R.J. Anderson for the Cornell Chronicle Nearly 380 middle and high school students from 42 New York counties streamed across campus June 28-30 to launch rockets, dissect mouse embryos, calibrate watershed models, program robots and learn what it takes to create a sustainable future. Those activities were among...

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Doing Translational Research podcast with Chris Wildeman

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In episode 6 of the BCTR podcast Doing Translational Research, center director Karl Pillemer talks with Christopher Wildeman about his research on mass incarceration and inequality. Christopher Wildeman is an associate professor of policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell, where...

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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 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...

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Nursing home residents commonly abused by neighbors

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By Heather Lindsey for the Cornell Chronicle: 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

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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...

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