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Pregnancy stereotypes can lead to workplace accidents
June 29, 2020

A study by WSU researchers found that fears of confirming stereotypes about pregnant workers as incompetent, weak or less committed to their job can drive pregnant employees to work extra hard, risking injury.

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Study shows cannabis temporarily relieves PTSD symptoms
June 9, 2020

People suffering from post‑traumatic distress disorder report that cannabis reduces the severity of their symptoms by more than half, at least in the short term, according to a recent study led by a WSU psychology professor.

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Eight junior faculty awarded seed grants
May 11, 2020

From the impact of a Universal Basic Income to safer nuclear fuel to muscle genes in trout—this year’s eight New Faculty Seed Grant awards span a wide range of topics and disciplines.

Canada lynx disappearing from Washington state
April 9, 2020

Canada lynx are losing ground in Washington state. A massive monitoring study led by WSU researchers has found the big cat on only about 20% of its potential habitat in the state.

Changes to drylands with future climate change
April 3, 2020

A WSU-led study published in Nature Communications found that drylands around the world will expand because of future climate change, but their average productivity will likely be reduced.

COVID‑19 crisis shows need for long‑term changes
March 30, 2020

WSU infectious disease epidemiologist Eric Lofgren said that while extreme social distancing measures may prove unsustainable, some intermediate steps may need to be put in place to weather the outbreak.

Seductive details inhibit learning
March 19, 2020

WSU researchers found that students who learned with seductive details, irrelevant but interesting information, performed lower on learning outcome measures than those who learned without those extra details.

Cannabis reduces headache and migraine pain by nearly half
November 25, 2019

Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a WSU assistant professor of psychology. The study also found no evidence that cannabis caused “overuse headache,” a pitfall of more conventional treatments.

Researchers uncover indoor pollution hazards
June 6, 2019

Surprisingly high levels of pollutants, including formaldehyde and possibly mercury, have been found in carefully monitored homes. Researchers discover levels vary throughout the day and increase as temperatures rise.