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2014-04-10 09:41:54

International study finds that 94 per cent of people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts People who check whether their hands are clean or imagine their house might be on fire are not alone. New research from Concordia University and 15 other universities worldwide shows that 94 per cent of people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images and/or impulses. The international study, which was co-authored by Concordia psychology professor Adam Radomsky and published in the Journal...

2014-04-01 15:34:43

New research from Concordia University suggests that in innovative industries, companies may want to hire outside the bloodline From the Murdochs to the Hiltons, families have long sought to keep their businesses in the bloodline. But new research from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business shows that’s not necessarily the best method of management. The recent study, published in the journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, shows that if the family business is...

2014-02-17 08:27:06

RIVER FOREST, Ill., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Baby Boomers head into their golden years, the U.S. is poised to experience a massive demographic shift. By 2030, the population age 65+ is expected to nearly double from 43 million to 73 million. The 'oldest old'--those 85+--are projected to surge from six to nine million. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/PH66037-a)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/PH66037-b) "Well-trained gerontologists are...

2013-12-30 08:27:06

TSX: CXR TORONTO, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Concordia Healthcare Corp., an integrated, specialty healthcare company focused on the acquisition of legacy pharmaceutical products, the acquisition and development of orphan drugs, and distribution of medical devices servicing the diabetic population announced today that it has filed a submission with Health Canada for approval to market Ulesfia® in Canada. "The filing of Ulesfia® with Health Canada begins the expansion of our...

2013-12-18 13:19:02

Trauma of forced displacement alleviated by house-beautification From the Holocaust to the Cambodian Civil War to the Somali refugee crisis, the past century has been rife with mass forced migrations. According to a recent study by the UN Refugee Agency, over 42 million people worldwide are currently displaced from their homes. When it comes time to rebuild, these victims of home-destruction, or “domicide,” are often given only the bare essentials and told to make do. That is...

2013-09-18 12:07:39

Buyers quicker to perceive benefits from products they touch, Concordia research proves Can world-saving claims like “not tested on animals” and “phosphate free,” help sell bottles of shampoo and bars of soap? A new study from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business proves such statements can make consumers more likely to buy, especially when one’s sense of touch is appealed to alongside one’s sense of social justice. In a paper recently published in the...

2013-08-28 12:37:40

Children grasp math more easily with real-world examples, Concordia University research proves If 3 is greater than 2, then ⅓ must be bigger than ½ ­— right? Wrong. As thousands of students head back to school next week, many will use exactly that kind of thinking when faced with fractions for the first time. New research from Concordia University shows that for children to understand math, teachers must constantly make the connection between abstract numbers and real world examples....

2013-06-19 16:21:52

Donation will fund CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain Management MONTREAL, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - A major gift from Canadian National Railway Company (CN) (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) will advance business research at Concordia University. CN has donated $500,000 to establish the CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain Management at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB). The gift will support JMSB students at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The...

2013-04-18 21:44:55

Concordia researcher compares development of self-esteem in Canadian and Colombian children Acquiring self-esteem is an important part of a teenager´s development. The way in which adolescents regard themselves can be instrumental in determining their achievement and social functioning. New research from Concordia University shows that the way in which adolescents think about themselves varies across cultural context. To compare how teenagers assess their self-worth, William M....

2013-04-14 23:00:42

Language, multicultural, and health & human performance program offerings expanded Seward, NE (PRWEB) April 14, 2013 A new department, Intercultural Studies and Modern Languages, has been added to the academic lineup at Concordia University, Nebraska. Teaching English to speakers of other languages, or TESOL, will be a new major associated with the department. The TESOL major will prepare students to teach English as a second language in settings other than grade schools and high...