A demonstrator writes a message in chalk at the corner of Florence and Normandy avenues in Los Angeles.
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A sociologist asked public high school teachers to draw maps of the neighborhood where they teach. Those with more detailed maps also made stronger cultural connections with their students.
Reveling in dislike can give us a modicum of control in a world that inundates us with content.
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Loudly proclaiming your dislikes isn't snobbery. There can be a power and poetry to putrescence.
Social disadvantage can cause stress that leads to changes in 'connectivity' between brain regions, potentially harming adolescents' ability to plan, set goals, and self-reflect.
Hip-hop professor A.D. Carson.
Can college professors rap their way into academic publishing? One professor makes an album to prove they can.
Some Nigerians took to mass looting of warehouses containing COVID-19 food palliatives that were not distributed six months into lockdown.
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In Nigeria, the unmarried, the unemployed, the less educated and those from the northern parts of the country were most susceptible to psychological challenges associated with COVID-19 lockdown.
Noise, pollution and other stressors from trucks and drilling can harm residents’ health. In Colorado, an upcoming vote on new setback rules is expected to widen the buffer zone.
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Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.
Many people experience love differently. But regardless of the differences in how it's experienced and how it changes over time, humans are social creatures who are deeply fascinated by it.
A researcher in a spacesuit on “Mars” outside the Mars Society Desert Research Station in Utah.
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Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.
Makeshift hospital beds at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne during the influenza pandemic of 1919.
COVID-19 presents a social as well as a medical crisis, and we will need many different kinds of expertise to survive it
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There's no need to raid the supermarket today, but gathering supplies is a reasonable response to the prospect of disaster
Stereotypes of AsianAmerican men mean they can have a hard time in the online dating world.
A large body of sociological research has found that in North America, young Asian men are twice as likely as Asian women to be single.
Some people are growing weary with romantic and dystopian visions of the future. Instead, our focus is on now.
Some are convinced that details from the past are being warped.
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
More Americans say they now avoid the news altogether.
Whether due to Trump or unhappiness with the mainstream media, Americans say that they are avoiding the news more than before.
An institution’s culture can affect the behavior of individual participants.
A sociologist spent time as a volunteer firefighter – and learned more about how institutional culture can shape a person's behavior.
Fans take photos of adult film actress Ange Venus at the Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.
There's a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.
Brazilian President Jaïr Bolsonaro and his Minister of Education Abraham Weintraub.
Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, threatens to slash funding to sociology and philosophy departments. It was just the opening shot in a new battle against the humanities.
A cultural shift may be underway that reporting sexual harassment won’t necessarily impede a woman’s career advancement.
By chance, a sociologist started an experiment the day sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein became public. As the #MeToo movement gained steam, people's responses changed.
Tastes change over generations.
How tastes differ between first-generation migrants and their British-born offspring.
Knife crime incidents are individual tragedies, but rising homicide rates reveal a changing society which is ill at ease.