Why Social Science

Social Science Can Reduce Firearm-Related Injuries
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December 14, 2022

Social Science Can Reduce Firearm-Related Injuries

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Why Social Science? Because It Can Help Fight Stereotypes in the World of Science
Science & Social Science
June 17, 2022

Why Social Science? Because It Can Help Fight Stereotypes in the World of Science

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Why Social Science? Because Changing Behavior is Essential to Addressing Climate Change
Impact
April 21, 2022

Why Social Science? Because Changing Behavior is Essential to Addressing Climate Change

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Why Social Science? Because Vaccination is a Human—Not Technical—Process
Impact
October 19, 2021

Why Social Science? Because Vaccination is a Human—Not Technical—Process

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Why Social Science? Leaders Need to Know How to Lead with Evidence

Why Social Science? Leaders Need to Know How to Lead with Evidence

Being bad at math can kill people. Even experts who should understand medical science and help us make good health decisions sometimes […]

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Why Social Science? Understanding How We Talk about Asian Americans

Why Social Science? Understanding How We Talk about Asian Americans

Just over two months ago, a white male entered three Asian-owned spas in the Atlanta area, and in the ensuing carnage, took […]

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Controlling the COVID-19 Pandemic Hinges on Behavior

Controlling the COVID-19 Pandemic Hinges on Behavior

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused extraordinary devastation, claiming millions of lives and disrupting the economy and daily life across the globe. From […]

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Why Social Science? With Prevalent Misogyny, Women Still Don’t ‘Rule’ Equally to Men

Why Social Science? With Prevalent Misogyny, Women Still Don’t ‘Rule’ Equally to Men

Fifty years after Ruth Bader Ginsberg worked to secure constitutional equality for women, misogyny is still alive and well in the American […]

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Why Social Science? Because We Will Need to Do Better in the Next Crisis

Why Social Science? Because We Will Need to Do Better in the Next Crisis

Without research in social, organizational, and behavioral sciences, argues John Haaga, as serious as the investment in biomedical research, the United States may be no better off when the next acute crisis hits.

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Why Social Science? Because Institutional Racism Exacerbates our Health and Economic Challenges

Why Social Science? Because Institutional Racism Exacerbates our Health and Economic Challenges

Social science can help us in addressing racism, much of it unconscious, in our healthcare, employment, housing, banking, education, and criminal justice systems, which will be critical to meeting health and economic challenges going forward.

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Why Social Science? Because It Can Improve the Lives of Those Who Serve Our Country

Why Social Science? Because It Can Improve the Lives of Those Who Serve Our Country

While considerations of the impact of science and the military often focuses on weaponry, social science has also contributed to the lives of the warriors themselves. Here, Leanne Knobloch and Steven Wilson outline four specific contributions on this Veterans’ Day.

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Why Social Science? Because It Tells Us How to Create More Engaged Citizens

Why Social Science? Because It Tells Us How to Create More Engaged Citizens

The president of research4impact offers a real-life example of how social science researchers teamed with a climate change nonprofit find a way to create more engaged members and a more stable membership.

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