Research

Can kind words ease childbirth?

Encouragement and reassurance from a trusted romantic partner can ease the body's response to pain during childbirth and other acute episodes, research by a Penn State Behrend professor shows.

FBI actions during 2016 election 'unethical and unprecedented,' historian says

FBI Director James Comey's disclosure in the final days of the 2016 election that the bureau had revived its investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails was "unethical and unprecedented," said Douglas Charles, associate professor of history at Penn State Greater Allegheny, during a program Feb. 6 at Penn State Behrend in which he discussed his study of the FBI and its handling of sensitive information.

J. Edgar Hoover

Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover used rumors and unverified allegations to keep political opponents out of office, said Douglas Charles, associate professor of history at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

Clare Porac

Clare Porac, a professor of psychology at Penn State Behrend, studies laterality, or handedness. She says baseball players hit less often when more left-handers are pitching.

Will Allen

Urban farmer and author Will Allen will discuss "The Good Food Revolution" when Penn State Behrend's Speaker Series resumes Nov. 9.

Ehsan Hogue

Ehsan Hoque, a 2004 graduate of Penn State Behrend, has developed a computer program that can read users' body language, eye contact and smile intensity. MIT Technology Review has named him one of the top 35 innovators under the age of 35.