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March 29, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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Syrian Refugee Females Reported Higher Stress Than Males According To New Study

March 29, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health looked at the displacement and isolation of Syrian refugees in Texas. “We initiated a study in the Houston-based Syrian refugee population to examine their post-migratory living conditions, trauma susceptibility and resiliency to gain understanding of their physical and mental well-being,” study author Samina Salim told us. Salim is an associate professor of pharmacology at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. [More]

September 9, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate


Desensitization or Inspiration - What is the Effect of Viewing Graphic Photos?

September 9, 2015 09:35 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

The images are searing and undeniably heart wrenching - three year old boy’s body washed up on a pristine beach. The boy could be sleeping, in that curled up limp way that toddlers are known to sleep wherever they find themselves exhausted. He doesn’t look to be gone, as if he might just wake up and rub his eyes at any moment, then scamper away to play. A police officer approaches, then scoops him up in the following image. [More]