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Online Events: Understanding Diversity in STEM – WMPD Day

On May 12 – Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Day – a series of online events will mark the release of a report on the status of these groups in science, analyze the new data, and aim to provide an understanding of what to do next.


Microsite Offers Look at UN Sustainable Development Goals

In one of its series of interdisciplinary microsites addressing important public issues, SAGE Publishing is offering free access to a […]

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The Psychological and Emotional Trap That Sabotages Climate Science

It’s a great idea, in principle to work diligently toward removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Unfortunately, in practice it helps perpetuate a belief in technological salvation and diminishes the sense of urgency surrounding the need to curb emissions now.

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Watch the Webinar: Deconstructing Neoliberalism in Higher Education

Higher education is striving to address problems such as access, inclusion, and elitism, but is a neoliberalist foundation undermining these efforts—or even the system itself? An online forum held on April 21, “Deconstructing Neoliberalism in Higher Education: How can we promote greater equity and re-professionalize the professoriate?” addressed this quandary.

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After the Chauvin Verdict, Changes to Policing are a Must

The guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd signposts a defining moment beyond policing. Finding Chauvin guilty on all counts should have consequences for policing in the United States, the trial-by-jury system and, crucially, race and justice.


Event: CNSTAT Seminar: Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021 the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) will hold a public webinar from 3:00 p.m. to […]


Event: The Future of Open Science: The Need to Change Culture to Change Science

Join the American Psychological Association for a free webinar on April 26, 2021. Improvements in the openness, rigor, and reproducibility […]

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Where Social Discrimination Is the Name of the Game

An elegant experiment mapped social discrimination -based on how foreign someone’s name sounds in a given country – among European amateur football teams.

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‘Future Proof’ Universities Must Have Visible Strategies for the Disruption Upon Us

Research from Loren Falkenberg and Elizabeth Cannon shows universities must “future proof” themselves, which happens when an institutional strategy is focused on the future while mitigating the impact of unforeseen events.


Showing How UKRI Foreign Aid Cuts Threaten Impact on the Ground

In light of cuts to UKRI’s research funding and Overseas Development Assistance program, Nicky Armstrong and Evelyn Pauls argue that these developments reflect a narrow conception of the impact of academic research on society and describe how these cuts will affect the work of the Gender, Justice and Security Hub.

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Biden Taps AmStat President to Head Census Bureau

U.S. President Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association, as director of the Census Bureau.

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Finding Fault with Faux Facts

No matter how exquisite the details, it is important to separate fact from folklore – which should not require cross examination.


Returning Absentee Ballots during the 2020 Election – A Surprise Ending?

One of the most heavily contested voting-policy issues in the 2020 election, in both the courts and the political arena, […]

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Can We Encourage Public Self-Correction in the Scientific Record?

Correcting mistakes in light of new data and updating findings to reflect this is often considered to be a key characteristic of scientific research. Commenting on the ‘Loss-of-Confidence Project’, a study into self-correction amongst psychologists, Julia M. Rohrer, suggests that in practice self-correction of published research is, infrequent, difficult to achieve and perceived to come with reputational costs. However, by reframing and changing the static nature of academic publications, it may be possible to develop a research culture more conducive to self-correction.


Event: An Earth-Friendly Political Economy

On April 28, 2021, join the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) in partnership with the Hewlett […]

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Marta Tienda Named Next President of AAPSS

Princeton sociologist Marta Tienda will be the next president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

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Journal Reviewers Can Help Ensure Indigenous Scholars Are Heard

Volunteer reviewers are one key obstacle – or ally – in seeing scholarship from indigenous authors makes into mainstream academic journals. Here are some tips to remove obstacles.


Watch the Webinar: The State of Trans Studies in the 2020s

With the 2021 publication of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, a timely question is, what is the state of trans studies now and in the future? In this archived webinar, a panel of leading scholars in the field — all contributors to the encyclopedia — discuss this topic.

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A New Interest in Larger Social and Behavioral Science Proposals at NSF

The National Science Foundation is opening up new venues and new vectors for investment in social and behavioral sciences. The head of the NSF’s social science directorate outlines what some of the opportunities are and how to apply for them right now


Event: Living, Working, Dying: Demographic Insights into COVID-19

On Friday, April 23rd, join the Population Association of America and the Association of Population Centers for a virtual congressional […]

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Fear of Listening to Patients: Short-sighted on Long Covid

A psychiatrist’s recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal argues that long Covid is psychosomatic. Steve Lubet asks why the writer is dictating to patients rather than listening to them.


Events: Hauser Policy Fund Spring Webinar Series

The National Academies of Sciences’ Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, or DBASSE, has announced the 2021 Spring […]

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Watch the Video: What Are Biosocial Sciences and What Are They Doing in Education?

In this video, Daphne Martschenko


Watch the Webinar: Decolonizing and Decisnormatizing Curricula

Join Dr. Marni A. Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgia Gwinnett College, Stephanie A. Jirard, Professor of Criminal Justice […]


Can Civics Education Boost Youth Voting? Research Suggests No

New research shows that states that require civics courses do not necessarily have better test scores, more youth voting or young people volunteering at higher rates than other states