|Fuzzy reasoning by patients may lead to antibiotic resistance
Valerie Reyna’s “fuzzy-trace” theory explains why patients demand antibiotics even though they may be suffering from a virus.
|Book urges scientists to wrestle with ethical dilemmas
A new book edited by Cornell psychologist Robert Sternberg, “Ethical Challenges in the Brain and Behavioral Sciences: Case Studies and Commentaries,” offers real-world case studies.
Elder-to-elder abuse is common in nursing homes
|Institute for the Social Sciences supports faculty research
Institute for the Social Sciences grants support several faculty research projects in human development, government, communication, engineering and anthropology.
| Karl Pillemer to lead Bronfenbrenner Center
Cornell gerontologist Karl Pillemer will become director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research Jan. 15, taking over for John Eckenrode, who has been the center’s director since it was founded in 2011.
| Book offers advice for and by academic leaders
The new book “Academic Leadership in Higher Education: From the Top Down and the Bottom Up,” co-edited by Cornell professor Robert Sternberg, offers advice for new faculty administrators.
Students in the News
| Trenel Francis ’16 analyzes ‘hook-up culture’
While many college students may be familiar with the idea of “hooking up” as a routine social interaction, Francis analyzed the phenomenon more closely in a study she performed last summer with the University of Cincinnati.
|Elaine Wethington on Cities and the Life Course|