Tag: Childhood Studies

Adolescent Major Depression On the Rise Nationwide, Warranting Enhanced Efforts, Says Childhood Studies Researcher

Adolescent Major Depression On the Rise Nationwide, Warranting Enhanced Efforts, Says Childhood Studies Researcher

A growing number of adolescents are going untreated for major depression nationwide over the past several years, warranting enhanced educational, policy, and service capacity efforts, according to a new Rutgers University–Camden study.

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Researcher’s New Book Explores Cultural Significances – and Struggles – of Those with Extraordinary Bodies

Researcher’s New Book Explores Cultural Significances – and Struggles – of Those with Extraordinary Bodies

By Tom McLaughlin Recognizing other people as bigger and smaller than ourselves is a natural part of “the human measure,” a way of viewing and knowing the world, explains Lynne Vallone. However, contends the Rutgers University–Camden researcher, this natural inclination to compare bodies is so obvious, so universal, that it paradoxically goes unnoticed. “Certainly, big […]

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Professor and Her Students Pioneer Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Program on Campus

Professor and Her Students Pioneer Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Program on Campus

Prof. Courtenay Cavanaugh and students in her Violence Against Women and Women’s Health course have pioneered the novel, peer-facilitated delivery of a sexual assault prevention and awareness program at Rutgers–Camden.

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Researcher’s Book Charts Course for Engaging Next Generation of Capable, Civically Responsible Youth

Researcher’s Book Charts Course for Engaging Next Generation of Capable, Civically Responsible Youth

By Tom McLaughlin If you listen to conventional wisdom, says Rutgers University–Camden researcher Daniel Hart, one would assume that, growing up in a troubled political system – where effective governance is undermined by political polarization – young people are predestined to become disillusioned and tune out. What’s more, you’ll hear, there isn’t much that can […]

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Ph.D. Graduate Earns Prestigious Harvard Strategic Data Project Fellowship

Ph.D. Graduate Earns Prestigious Harvard Strategic Data Project Fellowship

By Tom McLaughlin As Abigail Todhunter-Reid recalls, school didn’t quite come so easily to her as a child. A self-described “slow learner,” she later worked as an educator, where she became increasingly frustrated with the emphasis on standardized test scores and the stigma surrounding slow learners. “I knew then that I wanted to dedicate my […]

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