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African-American Girls in High-Risk Neighborhoods Experience Threats and Objectification, Study Finds

ATLANTA—African-American girls in low-income, high-risk neighborhoods report encounters with aggression and sexual objectification, according to Georgia State University researchers.

In a recent study published in the journal School Psychology Forum, African-American girls in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades shared their experiences with strained relationships, recurring violence, internalized stereotypes and objectifying sexual activities.

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Georgia State University Associate Professor Named Presidential Early Career Award Winner

ATLANTA—Georgia State University Associate Professor Cynthia Puranik is one of 105 researchers across the country named as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

Puranik, who was at the University… more »