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Tag: Social Psychology
By Dylan Selterman | Published: August 27, 2015
The professor whose use of the 'prisoner's dilemma' in his class went viral here explains how that same piece of game theory can help bridge liberal and conservative differences.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: July 16, 2014
What does the Facebook emotional contagion study really tells us about research ethics? Perhaps, argues Robert Dingwall, that its time to deregulate public social science.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: August 12, 2013
In the furor over immigration reform in the U.S., many taking a tougher line cite the law, not the evident ethnicity of the immigrants, for their stance. But that ethnicity matters, new research suggests.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: May 13, 2012
Why do young girls lack confidence in math? One study shows American parents are far more likely to talk numbers with young sons than daughters.
By Social Science Bites | Published: May 1, 2012
“Everybody lives in a society...They want to know what it is they’re living in” An exploration of the nature of the social sciences. How do they differ from the physical sciences? What challenges do they face? What is their value?
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: March 29, 2012
New research provides evidence that, when under time pressure or otherwise cognitively impaired, people are more likely to express conservative views.
By Social Science Space | Published: March 8, 2012
New research finds support for school projects differs according to the race and age of the recipients.
By Social Science Space | Published: March 6, 2012
As part of a series of occasional interviews with leading behavioral and social scientist Mike Hogg, Professor of Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, spoke to socialsciencespace about his career and influences in social science.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: August 12, 2011
Tom Jacobs describes a recent study regarding the relationship between social bonds and dehumanization. It was no surprise when a recent meta-study found people with strong social support networks tend to live longer, healthier lives. As the Mayo Clinic notes on its website, having close, lasting relationships strengthens one’s feelings of security, self-worth and sense […]
By SAGE | Published: January 26, 2011
Inevitably, over time, there are peaks and troughs within the fortunes of different social science disciplines depending on how closely they find themselves aligned with the public mood and political objectives of the time. Problems may start to occur, however, when one discipline too clearly dominates social science – hindering the ability of social science […]