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Research Finds Positive Influence of Animal Assistance in Retirement Homes


Given the proven ability of animal interaction to improve self-esteem and quality of life, research recently published in Activities, Adaption & Aging (Routledge) set out to examine just how Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) can positively impact older adults’ self-esteem, feelings of empowerment, and communication with others.

Driver Race and Discretionary Searches at Traffic Stops


Past research examining if driver race is associated with discretionary searches during traffic stops has produced mixed findings as some data indicates higher numbers of searches for African Americans drivers compared to white drivers, and vice-versa. The 2013 Best Paper from Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice (Routledge), the Official Journal of the Women & Minorities Section of the ACJS, attempts to confirm if the samples of previous research created differences.

Chess robots to cause Judgment Day?


Next time you play a computer at chess, think about the implications if you beat it. It could be a very sore loser! A study just published in the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence reflects upon the growing need for autonomous technology, and suggests that humans should be very careful to prevent future systems from developing anti-social and potentially harmful behaviour.

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