National network examines bullying research
A new UT Arlington study finds that students attending schools with
anti-bullying initiatives may be more likely to be a victim of bullying
than children at schools without such programs, Al Jazeera America
reported on its Consider This program. Seokjin Jeong, an assistant
professor of criminology and criminal justice at UT Arlington and lead
author of the study, said future direction should focus on more
sophisticated strategies rather than just implementation of bullying
Helping military veterans advance in nursing careers
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, announced $2.8 million would be used to help veterans advance
in nursing careers by building on their combat medical skills and
military training experience, HHS.gov reported. UT Arlington received $291,408 and was among nine universities to get funding.
The psychology behind playing the lottery
More than 32 million in the United Kingdom play the lottery, Zunaxx.com reported.
Daniel Levine, UT Arlington professor of psychology, explained the
popularity. He said that "picturing ourselves in a limo activates visual
areas of the brain, while imagining the clink of champagne glasses
lights up the auditory cortex. These areas have links to the brain
regions involved in emotion, decision-making and motivation."