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The Science of Eating Disorders

For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, professors Adrienne Juarascio and Jessica Barson separate fact from fiction and weigh in on the psychological and physiological causes of eating disorders.
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Drexel and Sixers Youth Foundation Team Up to Promote Healthy Behaviors for Middle School Students

Middle school students in West Philadelphia will learn strategies to achieve better physical and emotional health through a new collaboration between Drexel University and the Sixers Youth Foundation, a charitable initiative of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Deputy Police Commissioner Coming to Drexel to Expand School-to-Prison Pipeline Diversion Program

Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel will spend the next three years expanding the successful pre-arrest diversion program in the School District of Philadelphia for students with no histories of juvenile justice involvement.
Jerome Wilson before and after he began his fitness journey at Drexel.

Making a Change: Taking Advantage of Drexel’s Fitness Opportunities

Employees who want to improve their health have many options at Drexel — as the story of Jerome Wilson shows. When the loans specialist came to work for Drexel a few years ago, he trained both brain and brawn to shed 140 pounds and keep his weight where he wants it.
In an online survey by Drexel researchers, 88% of respondents reported sexting.

Most Adults Are Sexting and That May Not Be a Bad Thing

More than 8 out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to a new study from Drexel University’s Women’s Health Psychology Lab.
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Mapping Language in the Brain

Aphasia, an impairment of language common after stroke or other brain injury, can make it difficult to return to work and maintain social relationships. A new study published provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.
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How to Harness the Science of Sparking Ideas

Drexel professor John Kounios has co-authored a new book about the science of "aha moments." It’s the first book about creativity that tells a complete and faithful story of the neuroscience written by the actual scientists who made the discoveries.
Women with a tendency for excessive weight gain during development may be more susceptible to developing an eating disorder, Drexel research finds.

Elevated Childhood Weight May Increase Risk of Eating Disorders

A group of researchers at Drexel University suggest that actual elevations in body mass during childhood may play a much bigger role in the development of disordered eating than previously thought.
Clients of all ages are welcomed at Drexel's Psychological Services Center.

Psychological Services Center Opens at Drexel, Offering Affordable, Cutting-Edge Care for Philadelphia Region

The new Psychological Services Center on Drexel's campus now offers high-quality, scientifically informed, affordable psychological services for the community and clinical training opportunities for doctoral students.

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Do People with Autism Struggle with Driving? First Study Asks Autistic Adults about Real-World Driving Experiences

In the first pilot study asking adults on the autism spectrum about their experiences with driving, researchers at Drexel University found significant differences in self-reported driving behaviors and perceptions of driving ability in comparison to non-autistic adults. 

A new study from Drexel University found that the majority of young people are not aware of the legal ramifications of underage sexting

Majority of Minors Engage in Sexting, Unaware of Harsh Legal Consequences

Sexting among youth is more prevalent than previously thought, according to a new study from Drexel University that was based on a survey of undergraduate students at a large northeastern university. More than 50 percent of those surveyed reported that they had exchanged sexually explicit text messages, with or without photographic images, as minors. 

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Grad Student's Online Treatment Opens New Possibilities for People With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. But only one in five people who have the condition actually receive treatment for it. Marina Gershkovich may have a solution to that problem.