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Who Funded That? The Names and Numbers Behind the Research in Our March/April 2014 Print Issue

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This list includes studies cited in our pages that received funding from a source other than the researchers’ home institutions. Only principal or corresponding authors are listed.

QUICK STUDIES
ITEM: Preschoolers’ imagination and actions during play were judged differently by teachers because of the child’s race.
STUDY: “Through Race-Colored Glasses: Preschoolers’ Pretend Play and Teachers’ Ratings of Preschooler Adjustment,” Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2014
AUTHOR: Tuppet Yates, Department of Psychology, University of California-Riverside
OUTSIDE FUNDING: National Science Foundation Developmental and Learning Sciences grant. NSFDLS grants support research on children and adolescents’ development and learning. Funding typically lasts three years and provides between $100,000 and $200,000 a year.

THE KIDS WILL BE ALL RIGHT
ITEM: Adopted kids generally don’t have lower self-esteem than biological children.
STUDY: “Adoptees Do Not Lack Self-Esteem: a Meta-Analysis of Studies on Self-Esteem of Transracial, International, and Domestic Adoptees,” Psychological Bulletin, 2007
AUTHOR: Femmie Juffer, Center for Child & Family Studies, Leiden University
OUTSIDE FUNDING: The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, and Dutch foundations and charitable funds including VSBfonds, Fonds1818, Fonds Psychische Gezondheid, and the Netherlands’ postage stamp purchase-funded child welfare foundation.

ITEM: It’s the poverty, mental health issues, and unstable relationships single parents often carry with them into parenthood that seem to do damage.
STUDY: “Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing,” The Future of Children, 2010
AUTHOR: Jane Waldfogel, School of Social Work, Columbia University
OUTSIDE FUNDING: This paper is part of an ongoing research series, the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and foundations like the Ford Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation. The series is tracking the lifestyle and development of nearly 5,000 children born between 1998 and 2000 to unmarried parents, with interviews and in-home evaluations occurring roughly every other year.

ITEM: The strength of the adult relationships in a household strongly correlates with kids’ well-being.
STUDY: “Division of Labor Among Lesbian and Heterosexual Parents: Associations With Children’s Adjustments,” Journal of Family Psychology, 1998
AUTHOR: Raymond W. Chan, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia
OUTSIDE FUNDING: Lesbian Health Fund of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

OUR JEDI FUTURE
ITEM: Emotiv’s EPOC data “compares well with the research EEG system” for certain auditory stimuli.
STUDY: “Validation of the Emotiv EPOC© EEG Gaming System for Measuring Research-Quality Auditory ERPs,” Peerj, February 2013
AUTHOR: Nicholas A. Badcock, Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University
OUTSIDE FUNDING: Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council

DISENFRANCHISED
ITEM: Entering self-employment by purchasing an ongoing franchise operation is riskier than alternative routes.
STUDY: “Survival Patterns Among Newcomers to Franchising,” U.S. Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies working paper, January 1997
AUTHOR: Timothy Bates, Department of Economics, Wayne State University
OUTSIDE FUNDING: U.S. Small Business Administration

THE GERM THEORY OF DEMOCRACY, DICTATORSHIP, AND ALL YOUR MOST CHERISHED BELIEFS
ITEM: Subjects who watched a slideshow about diseases were less inclined to support foreign immigrants.
STUDY: “Evolved Disease-Avoidance Mechanisms and Contemporary Xenophobic Attitudes,” Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 2004
AUTHOR: Jason Faulkner, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
OUTSIDE FUNDING: The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

ITEM: People in warmer climates tend to eat more spicy foods, as compounds in those foods have antimicrobial properties.
STUDY: “Antimicrobial Functions of Spices: Why Some Like It Hot,” The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 1998
AUTHOR: Jennifer Billing, Section of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University
OUTSIDE FUNDING: National Science Foundation

This post originally appeared in the March/April 2014 issue of Pacific Standard as “Who Funded That?” For more, subscribe to our print magazine.

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