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Researchers find connection between heart rate and peer victimization

Researchers at Penn State Scranton, colleagues, have found in a study that heart rate reactivity is a biological moderator between peer victimization (bullying) and internalizing problems (anxiety/depression) in adolescent girls.
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Melnick and McElroy

Janet Melnick, at left, associate teaching professor in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Scranton, and Heather Shanks-McElroy, Keystone College, are collaborating on a research project focusing on state senior centers.

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Researchers to study conditions at senior centers across the Commonwealth

Janet Melnick, associate teaching professor in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Scranton, and Heather Shanks-McElroy of Keystone College are collaborating on a research project focusing on conditions at senior community centers throughout Pennsylvania to determine how they are meeting the needs of older Pennsylvanians.
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Dr. Raymond Petren named a Top 50 Reviewer for international journal

Dr. Raymond Petren, assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Scranton, has been named a Top 50 Reviewer by Family Relations, an international journal of applied family studies and a journal of the National Council on Family Relations.
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As student needs and study habits change, so does their campus library

By:  Jordan Goldman

Penn State Worthington Scranton’s library has been undergoing some changes this past  year. Along with a new paint job, a new group study lounge, and a new “hydration station” water fountain, the campus library also welcomed new Head Librarian Jennie Levine Knies, who has been busy implementing even more changes.