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Researchers to conduct four-year study on children’s executive functions

In the study, professors will follow 150 children for four years.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2020

WSU professors will investigate the role parent-child interaction plays in brain development by following 150 children from infancy to early childhood for four years. “Our main hypothesis is centered on the interaction between parents and their children — how this will influence [the children...

Environment, neighborhood characteristics affect people’s longevity, researchers say

Walkability is correlated to a person’s likelihood of living to 100 years old, according to a study conducted by WSU researchers.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 1, 2020

Factors such as neighborhood walkability and socioeconomic status are correlated to a person’s likelihood of living to 100 years old, according to a study conducted by WSU researchers.  It is more likely for people to live to 100 years old if they are female, white or live in areas where there is a higher perce...

Wording of vaccine ads matter, WSU alumna says

Porismita Borah, associate professor of strategic communications in WSU's Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, helped with a study on usage of certain language in ads.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Words matter for any organization trying to reach an audience. The same goes for vaccine ads, according to a new WSU study. A recent WSU alumna and an associate professor conducted the first experimental study on how social normative messages in vaccine ads affect consumer behavior.  Xizhu Xiao, stra...

Study finds depression in rural mothers affects the whole family

Study finds depression in rural mothers affects the whole family

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2020

A 30-year-long study led by a WSU researcher found low-income mothers in rural areas who face depression are more likely to experience other health problems, as well as distrust their doctors. Yoshie Sano, WSU Vancouver Human Development associate professor, leads the Rural Families Speak project, ...

Sociologists examine rural justice systems

Sociology associate professor Jennifer Sherman explains how she will be conducting research on rural areas Wednesday at Wilson-Short Hall. Sherman is partnering with professor Jennifer Schwartz.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

WSU sociologists are examining ways to reduce rising incarceration rates in rural areas as a part of grant-funded research project.  Sociology professor Jennifer Schwartz and associate professor Jennifer Sherman will speak to people working in rural jails, law enforcement and other parts of rura...

Whistleblowers should wait, paper says

Tom Tripp, a WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business professor, co-wrote a paper describing how whistleblowers should ensure their information is correct.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

A recently published paper from WSU states silence is beneficial for whistleblowers when they initially suspect unethical behavior. Tom Tripp, a WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business professor, said it can be damaging for whistleblowers to act before they know what is going on.  In “W...

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