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Teen brains may not be as hardwired for crime as previously thought

Teen brains may not be as hardwired for crime as previously thought

In the U.S., which tends to be more individualistic, involvement in crime tends to peak in middle to late teens and then declines

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Jennifer Glick named director of Population Research Institute

Jennifer Glick named director of Population Research Institute

Jennifer Glick, Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Professor in Sociology at Penn State, has been appointed as director of the Population Research Institute (PRI), part of the Social Science Research Institute.

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Sam Richards Receives Center for Online Innovation in Learning Grant

Sam Richards Receives Center for Online Innovation in Learning Grant

Sam Richards, senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Penn State and director of development for the World in Conversation Center for Public Diplomacy, College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State receives Center for Online Innovation in Learning Grant

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YOUTH CYBERBULLYING AMONG CURRENT OR FORMER FRIENDS AND DATING PARTNERS

YOUTH CYBERBULLYING AMONG CURRENT OR FORMER FRIENDS AND DATING PARTNERS

Youth cyberbullying is dramatically more likely to occur between current or former friends and dating partners than between students who were never friends or in a romantic relationship.

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Young American Latinos report the most discrimination

Young American Latinos report the most discrimination

Nancy Landale, professor of sociology and demography, and Ralph Salvador Oropesa, professor of sociology and demography, discovered that U.S.-born, young male Latinos reported encountering the most discrimination in both interpersonal and institutional contexts.

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Stephen Matthews participates in panel discussion focused on graduate education

Stephen Matthews participates in panel discussion focused on graduate education

Penn State graduate students and faculty members participated in a panel discussion focused on graduate education at the May 4 meeting of the Committee on Academic Affairs and Student Life of the Board of Trustees.

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Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

While the supposed benefits of moderate drinking have been widely reported in the media, many reports have failed to take into account other risk factors.

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