Social Issues Research

NIH grant will study of stigma surrounding drug use

Valerie Earnshaw, UD’s CEHD Faculty Scholar, received a 4-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the NIH to examine longitudinal associations between disclosure, stigma, social support, and SUD recovery-related outcomes among people receiving SUD treatment. Read More

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Bullying’s long term effects

Being kicked or shoved intentionally by a schoolmate, being hurt by constant taunting — such instances of aggression, which psychologists refer to as “peer victimization” — can have lasting, harmful Read More

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Connecting farm to table to healthy eating

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Delaware partnered with the Delaware Department of Agriculture to develop a comprehensive report called Delaware Food and Farm Report: Connecting Healthy Farms Read More

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Becoming Brilliant helps parents/teachers raise successful children

In their new book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor in UD’s School of Education, along with co-author Kathy Read More

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Strategies for stocking healthy foods

Allison Karpyn, CRESP, has received $70,000 funding from Healthy Eating Research to determine Minimum Stocking Levels and Marketing Strategies for Retail Food Stores. Over an 8-month period, Karpyn’s team will Read More

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Inspiring Jewish agencies to integrate people with disabilities

Jewish Community Services agencies tend to segregate people with disabilities, isolating them from fully participating in their community life. To address this, the Ruderman Family Foundation (RFF), under the direction Read More

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Making education fast, fun, cheap, useful

Robert L. Hampel, professor, history of education, is crafting a book that will provide an  historical overview of education in the United States. Titled Fast, Fun, Easy, Cheap and Useful: A Read More

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Grocery stores can incentivize healthy shopping

In the United States, 47 million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to ensure they have enough food on their table. To make their food dollars stretch further, Read More

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Zoo program to model healthy eating

Alison Karpyn, CRESP, is partnering with Christiana Care and Nemours to introduce a healthy eating program, “Evaluating the lmpact of Healthy Food Product Offerings and Tastimals Marketing at the Zoo.” Read More

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Interpreting disabilities studies classes

Marisa Kofke, UD a third-year doctoral student in UD’s College of Education and Human Development, noticed that students in the disabilities studies minor learned new ways to think about disability issues Read More

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