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UTA In The News — Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

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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 prevention programs.

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, 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, 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."