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December 17, 2017

In The News

December 7, 2017

Matt Stevenson, a postdoctoral research fellow in developmental psychology​, was quoted in a story about how moms don't let dads help:​ "To a degree, this is a matter of giving a husband space in the house to come up (with) ways to show love and help."​


December 6, 2017

"The promise of better environmental benefits has completely failed. There's no doubt in my mind that the expansion we've seen so far has increased our greenhouse gas emissions," said John DeCicco, research professor at the Energy Institute, whose research has shown that biofuels have increased, rather than decreased, carbon dioxide emissions.

The New York Times

December 6, 2017

Julie Rosenthal, clinical instructor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Kellogg Eye Center, discussed the ethics of providing cataract surgery for a man dying of cancer.

National Public Radio

December 6, 2017

"Legalization has the potential to increase marijuana use in all states because many will interpret legalization as a signal that marijuana use is safe and state-sanctioned," said Richard Miech, research professor at the Institute for Social Research.


December 5, 2017

"The prosecutors need inside evidence to continue to pursue their investigation against others connected in the Trump campaign, and possibly to indict other campaign insiders — who might, in turn, agree to plead guilty and provide more evidence. The odds-on bet is that (Michael) Flynn has agreed to provide whatever information he has (on Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election)," said Samuel Gross, professor of law.


December 5, 2017

"It could happen faster or slower, I don't think we really know yet. But it's within the realm of possibility, and that's kind of a scary thing," said Jeremy Bassis, associate professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, and of earth and environmental sciences, commenting on the likelihood that a rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could wipe out every coastal city in the world by the end of this century.

Grist / Business Insider

December 4, 2017

Colleen Seifert, professor of psychology, was quoted in an article about how gun violence and mass shootings in the U.S. have spawned a new epidemic: conspiracy theorists harassing victims.

The Guardian (U.K.)

December 4, 2017

Research by Jeffrey Kullgren, assistant professor of internal medicine, found that even when consumers have health plans that require them to pay a high amount out-of-pocket for care, they often don't talk to doctors about the price of treatments or shop around to get the best deal.


December 4, 2017

"Until there's an economic cost for companies that are doing moderation poorly, there's not really an incentive to do it well," said Libby Hemphill, associate professor of information, on the ongoing problems created by technology companies that largely lean on software to screen out harmful or abusive content.

USA Today

December 4, 2017

"Mental health providers such as psychiatrists and therapists may not have the necessary training to prescribe physical activity as part of their mental health practice. But by teaming up with certified personal trainers or other exercise programs, it may help them prescribe or offer more recommendations for physical activity in the clinic setting," said Marcia Valenstein, professor emerita of psychiatry.

Men's Health