People’s behavior has been noticeably absent in science on sustainability, but a conference before June’s U.N. summit offers some hint human processes may join natural ones in developing solutions.11 years ago
Blog posts and resources demonstrating the impact of the social and behavioral sciences in policy , society and academe.
Working mothers tend to be happier and healthier than mothers who stay at home caring for young children, according to recent research. But many of those who work are often haunted by the question: “Am I screwing up my kids?”11 years ago
Why do some people hide their light under a bushel while others promise more than they can deliver? In the latest edition of the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Dr René Lindstädt (University of Essex) and Dr Jeffrey Staton (Emory University, USA) have developed a theory to explain the phenomenon.11 years ago
Social Science research is changing our understanding of the police and policing. This is raising fundamental questions about how police officers are recruited, trained and organised11 years ago
How an unholy alliance of arrogant scientists and self-interested federal bureaucrats came to widen the net of ethical regulation intended to deal with abuses in medical research to empirical investigation in the humanities and social sciences.11 years ago
Gallagher – lynchpin of the popular Channel 4 TV series – has long been the UK’s poster boy for socially unacceptable behaviour and neatly illustrates a connection between smoking and antisocial behaviour that is reinforced by UK tobacco control policies.11 years ago
As part of a series of occasional interviews with leading social scientists, Denis McQuail talks to socialsciencespace about his career in social science and some of the changes that he has witnessed.11 years ago
Compelling new evidence of a link between inequality and crime in England invites reconsideration of the individualistic ‘tough on crime’ stances of recent New Labour and Conservative governments11 years ago
Nicholas Lemann, Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is a veteran national […]11 years ago
In June 2011, I was lucky enough to deliver the inaugural LSE Big Questions Lecture. I chose to lecture on […]11 years ago
The ponderousness, and consequent unnecessary expense, of many legal processes was brought home to me yet again with my recent […]11 years ago
Economics blogs impact positively on paper downloads and professional reputation : stand to exert an influence on policy.
With large impacts on dissemination of research and significant benefits in terms of individual reputations, David McKenzie and Berk Özler, […]11 years ago