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Study finds striking differences in how dads treat sons, daughters

May 25, 2017 - 12:00am

The study, published in the American Psychological Association's journal Behavioral Neuroscience, focused specifically on fathers' interactions with their toddlers.
 "In most fields of research there's so much more research on men than on women, but this is one of the rare situations in which there's a lot more research on moms than on dads," lead researcher Jennifer Mascaro, PhD, an assistant professor in Family and Preventative Medicine at the Emory School of Medicine, told CBS News.

Challenge to SEC's in-house courts could overturn years of orders

May 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Last year, the commission responded to such complaints with some modest changes, including lengthening the process to afford defendants more time to prepare. Yet the SEC still wins 90 per cent of its cases before its in-house tribunals, according to research by Urska Velikonja, a business law professor at Emory University.

Trump and the Fifth Amendment: It's complicated

May 23, 2017 - 12:00am

"This is a really important part of the Bill of Rights," said Emory Law Professor Mary Dudziak. "The idea that it's shameful to plead the Fifth is on some level deeply problematic and we should push back from that."

New Orleans removes monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

May 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Carol Anderson, a historian and professor of African American studies at Emory University, comments on the reasons given for defending Confederate monuments and symbols.

When power makes leaders more sensitive

May 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Melissa Williams, a psychologist at Goizueta Business School at Emory University, said physical proximity in shared office space often makes leaders more sensitive.

Why a little cut in oil supply can have a big impact on price

May 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Sheila Tschinkel, visiting economist at Emory, is quoted about global oil prices and demand.

How smart is a dog really? The secrets of a canine mind

May 11, 2017 - 12:00am

Ninja, a 3-year-old pit-bull mix, trots into a lab at Emory University in Atlanta, catches a glimpse of the MRI in which she'll spend her morning and leaps happily onto the table. Ninja is one of the few dogs in the world that have been trained to sit utterly still in an MRI (the little bits of hot dog she gets as rewards help) so that neuroscientist Gregory Berns can peer into her brain as it works.

State of mind: Hidden battles

May 10, 2017 - 12:00am

The National Center for PTSD says that between 11 and 20 percent of veterans who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom suffer from PTSD in a given year. ¿The way I see post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is that someone is haunted by something that happened to them in the past. The haunting nature of it comes out in re-experiencing symptoms, so nightmares and flashbacks,¿ says Barbara Rothbaum, PhD, director of Emory¿s Veterans Program.

An African-American jockey hasn't won the Kentucky Derby for more than a century. Here's why

May 5, 2017 - 12:00am

As jockeys who weren't black saw African-American jockeys making a good living off of horse-racing, Murphy was an example of someone who became "a victim of his own success," says Pellom McDaniels III, author of "The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy" and an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Emory University.

President Trump is the enemy of their enemies

May 4, 2017 - 12:00am

In a paper that was published last month, Alan Abramowitz and Steven Webster, political scientists at Emory, describe just how much ideological enmity is driving the mutual dislike of Republicans and Democrats for each other.

Take the tube: Underground as a way of life

May 3, 2017 - 12:00am

Emory University paleontologist, geologist and ichnologist Anthony J. Martin talks about his new book, "The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers and the Marvelous Subterranean World beneath Our Feet.¿