Empathy? Now there’s an app for that — EKU professor helping kids learn to be kind

Teens and younger children may learn to be kinder and more empathetic by playing a game on their phones, thanks to a new, interactive app, “Random App of Kindness” (RAKi), created by a group of social science researchers, including Eastern Kentucky University psychology professor Dr. Matthew Winslow. Prior research by Sara Konrath at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, who...

Rural Blog: Study says Americans twice as likely to get news through smartphones than newspapers

Americans are twice as likely to access news through smartphones than newspapers, says a study commissioned by Nielsen and the Knight Foundation. Television remains the top source of news, but smartphones are second. Of the 144 million U.S. adults who own smartphones, 89 percent access news and information through the devices. “While mobile users only spend 5 percent of mobile time on news,...