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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 22, 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 15, 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 15, 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 8, 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...

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 April 1, 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...

People more willing to follow advice when leaders use confident tone

People more willing to follow advice when leaders use confident tone

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

Male and female leaders who use a confident tone are more likely to be listened to, WSU researchers found. A study shows gender discrimination does not affect participants’ willingness to follow advice,...

People who express disgust at things like rotten meat or stepping in dog poop are not as likely to get infected with a pathogen.

People who feel more disgust less likely to be infected

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2021

People who feel disgust more easily are less likely to expose themselves to situations where they could get an infection, researchers found. Researchers from WSU, as well as universities across the...

The data shows the average scores for liberal and conservative participants and their understanding of the greenhouse gas effect. When conservatives have a higher understanding of the greenhouse gas effect, they tend to believe in global warming. Liberals tend to believe in global warming more strongly even if they have a low understanding of the greenhouse gas effect.

Teaching global warming helps deniers believe

DIANA RIOS, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

WSU researchers found one of the most effective ways to communicate scientific topics, like the greenhouse gas effect, to those who do not understand is to explain how the process works without condescension. While...

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