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Under pressure: How couples cope with stress

Looking for Valentine’s Day gift ideas? How about the gift of a less stressful relationship all year long? ASU researchers explore how couples cope with stress and offer five tips for a stronger connection.

All Walks Project fights human trafficking with PSA

The Student Alliance Against Trafficking is a partnership between the ASU student organization All Walks Project and the ASU McCain Institute for International Leadership. Together they are helping to launch student groups at campuses across the country to raise awareness about human trafficking and work to end it. 

 

 

Quenching a thirst for human rights

The United Nations says clean water is a universal human right, but millions of people still lack access to it, even in developed countries like the United States. ASU researchers are studying court cases from around the world to learn how the law can be used to advance the right to water.

Getting a grasp on violence

Thomas Dishion studies the foundations of aggression in the hopes of predicting and reducing it. He says that our connections with others play a key role in our propensity for violence.

Tweeting terror: Understanding extremism on social media

Extremist organizations use social media to promote their ideology and recruit new members globally. ASU professors are collaborating to track, analyze and understand this threat.

Complexity: More than the sum of its parts

ASU’s interdisciplinary approach provides a perfect environment for exploring the complex systems underpinning life, society and advanced technology.

Locally tailored programs put peer pressure in its place

Culturally relevant interventions developed at ASU empower young people to evade the peer pressure that can lead to substance abuse.

Modern abolitionists work to end human trafficking

Human trafficking remains one of the great human rights abuses of our time. Several ASU organizations are taking innovative steps to fight it.

Water water everywhere (nor any drop to drink)

Built in a lake basin, Mexico City experiences destructive flooding, but also struggles with access to clean water. ASU researchers are studying the complex choreography of natural environment, physical infrastructure and human decision-making that contribute to both.

Testing the waters of global perception

Beliefs and experiences related to water can vary tremendously across cultures. Understanding how human perceptions influence the success of conservation and distribution strategies can help us do a better job of ensuring access for all.

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