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Call for videos: Let out your inner Behavioral & Social Scientist!

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is turning 20 this year! To help us celebrate, we are asking you to submit a video that showcases your research work. The best videos will be featured at the OBSSR 2...


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Researchers need access. Consumers want privacy. Can synthetic data bridge the gap?

Can we, researchers, use and truly protect the confidential data of our subjects? Can statistical methods further that goal? This is the centerpiece of my upcoming lecture, Protecting data confidentiality in an era with no priv...


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Emergence of gender inequitable practice in adolescence

Engaging men and boys to prevent violence against women and girls is recognized by major global health organizations as an important strategy for improving public health. A growing body of research has found that males’ inequ...


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Children’s perceptions of obesogenic culture in movies

In today’s U.S. society, obesity and movie watching, particularly with streaming over the internet and DVDs, are common. As such, examining the obesity-related messages in children’s movies is a worthwhile research endeavor.


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What is the state of the science for treating cognitive dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorders?

Major Depressive Disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, affecting approximately 6.7% of U.S adults yearly. It is increasingly recognized that many patients who are responsive to treatment or d...


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Protecting data confidentiality in research: How safe is our medical information?

Requests for personal information are ubiquitous these days. Any transaction with businesses, service providers, medical professionals and government agencies frequently could lead to gathering of our name, age, address, medica...






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