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Blacks in Government Honors ORI

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ORI received the 2014 Special Award from the Blacks in Government Executive Team at the Black History Month Banquet on Friday, February 7.

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Recently Funded!

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Girls in the juvenile justice system who have high rates of drug abuse and trauma are at increased risk for engaging in risky sexual behavior. Dana Smith, Ph.D., is working to minimize that risk. ...

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Addressing Disruptive Behavior in Young Children

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As many as 10-15% of preschoolers and children at school entry have mild to moderately severe disruptive behavior problems. In this project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and in ...

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DoveĀ® Uses ORI Research as Basis for Body Acceptance Program

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Dove® Uses ORI Research as Basis for Body Acceptance Program. Using research results from an ORI research team, Dove® has launched a global program to promote body esteem and body acceptance ...

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Science of Solutions

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ORI is featured in the Eugene Register Guard Business section. 

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How do peers influence teens' behavior?

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A unique study just funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse will allow ORI scientists Julie Rusby, Ph.D., and John Light, Ph.D., to examine how peers and social groups influence adolescent

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Archiving the Hawaii Personality & Health Data

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ORI scientist Grant Edmonds, Ph.D., has just been funded by the National Institute on Aging to prepare the rich data set from the longitudinal Hawaii Personality & Health Study for archiving. This

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ORI Opens Seattle Office

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ORI has opened a Seattle office to house ORI senior scientist Patricia Vadasy, Ph.D., and her team. Dr. Vadasy has an extensive background in the acquisition of early alphabet and word reading skills,

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Low Childhood Conscientiousness Predicts Adult Obesity

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Results from a longitudinal study show that children who exhibit lower conscientiousness (e.g., irresponsible, careless, not persevering) could experience worse overall health, including greater

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Study uses mindfulness to address adolescent obesity

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ORI associate scientist Jeanne Dalen, Ph.D., has just been funded to integrate mindfulness techniques with family-based factors for overweight teens. This study makes an important contribution by

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