Institutional and cultural pressures lead scientists to avoid risk-taking and choose inefficient research strategies, two new University of Chicago papers conclude. Despite increased opportunities for groundbreaking experiments, ...
Both men and women are more likely to cheat on their spouses the more economically dependent they are on them, according to a new study.
A new study finds that more than half of all "children" in the U.S. either misperceive or reject their parents' political party affiliations.
Social scientists have long argued documentary films are powerful tools for social change.
The traditional pressure in academia for faculty to "publish or perish" advances knowledge in established areas. But it also might discourage scientists from asking the innovative questions that are most likely to lead to ...
For years social scientists have grappled with the question of why men receive far more media coverage than women, and now a new study reveals the answer.
Civil courts are where many people meet the legal system, dealing with life-altering issues like foreclosure, bankruptcy and child custody.
Recent research has shown that racial segregation in the U.S. is declining between neighborhoods, but a new study indicates that segregation is manifesting itself in other ways—not disappearing.
Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences.
When people interact in an Internet community, they experience higher levels of trust initially. But as time passes and more information comes to light about other users, they are more wary, according to new Stanford research.