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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Fear falls into two categories: innate and learned.

Slight explanation of evolutionary fear

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

Fear, like all emotions, developed in human brains at some point during evolution. Fear is beneficial to the survival of individuals and groups. The general evolutionary perspective of fear is to detect...

Mexican-American children were more likely to share than white children. But the Mexican-American children were more competitive than individualistc children if they spoke English at home.

Sharing is caring, but only for some

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

WSU researchers found that Mexican-American preschool children from collectivistic backgrounds are more cooperative and share more than white preschool children from individualistic backgrounds.  Collectivism...

The Indigenous-developed and instructed clinic will help build trust between the Indigenous community and health care system.

Grant funds new clinic by and for Indigenous people

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2021

WSU Spokane’s Native American Health Sciences program is creating the nation's first Indigenous-developed and instructed clinical simulation space to eliminate health disparities and unintended negative...

Instead of just focusing on how mental processes influence goal-directing behaviors in children, the researchers believe studies should focus on what is going on around the child and how that influences their thinking.

Goal-directed behaviors in children may be affected by outside factors

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

Children’s ability to stay on task and control their behavior may not just be based on the internal workings of the brain but on outside factors as well, found researchers from WSU, Doctrina Education...

Trust and well-being are related. When students feel confident and connected, they are more likely to enjoy the benefits of their college experience.

Students’ trust in college depends on leadership

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter April 21, 2021

Students’ level of trust in a college can impact overall educational experience, WSU researchers found. The research found that trust can influence whether a student will finish college as well as...

A researcher says preventative methods of sexual assault are important, but ultimately, rape culture needs to be changed to lower the number of sexual assaults.

Researcher studies sex offenders’ mindsets

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

A WSU researcher has discovered contributing factors to rape culture and is advocating for programs to be implemented in middle schools.  The research focuses on the mindsets of sexual offenders and...

There is a lack of research about foster youths’ finances, so states do not know the best way to prepare them for adulthood, says Amy Salazar, assistant professor for human development at WSU Vancouver.

Multiple factors affect foster youths’ finances

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

Researchers found that two factors help determine a foster youth’s financial capability: their age and whether they have supportive adults in their life who they can ask about finances. As they get...

High levels of stress can cause early labor, so babies do not fully develop. Pregnant women feel they have lost the support systems they used to have, such as new parent support groups.

Pregnant women more stressed during pandemic

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter April 7, 2021

Pregnant women felt more stressed during the pandemic because of their fear of contracting COVID-19 as well as normal stress brought about by pregnancy, WSU researchers found. High levels of stress...

During a pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty. This leads to a lack of trust in a vaccine because people may have questions about how the vaccine was created or think it might be dangerous.

Good doctor-patient relationships increase vaccination rates during pandemics

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 7, 2021

People who talk with their doctors during a pandemic are more likely to get vaccinated, according to researchers from WSU and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Researchers analyzed people’s responses...

Conservatives and young adults are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories while people who are detail-oriented are less likely to believe misinformation. To prevent misinformation, students should be taught how to find accurate information.

Trusting social media puts people at risk

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter March 31, 2021

A new study at WSU shows that trusting information on social media makes people more susceptible to believing conspiracy theories. A WSU research team has been looking at variables and factors that contribute...

The Dutch Shisler Sobering Center is where the researchers worked with participants and educated them with methods to stay safer even if they kept drinking.

Sobriety not required to reduce alcohol dependency

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter March 31, 2021

People experiencing alcohol use disorder can reduce alcohol dependency without giving up alcohol, WSU researchers found. Alcohol use disorder is a diagnosis that consists of different levels of alcohol-related...

Participants received a token each time they returned a urine sample that was negative for alcohol. The tokens were put into a drawing. The person whose token was drawn received a prize, which could be fishing supplies or beading supplies.

Rewards decrease alcohol use in Native communities

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor March 17, 2021

One WSU study found that American Indian and Alaska Native adults struggling with alcohol use disorders had 70 percent higher odds of abstaining from alcohol when researchers used contingency management. The...

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