Study shows how fracking documentary influenced public perception and political change
Social scientists have long argued documentary films are powerful tools for social change.
People more likely to cheat as they become more economically dependent on their spouses
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.
With racial segregation declining between neighborhoods, segregation now taking new form
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.
Home foreclosures fueled racial segregation in US
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.
Interpersonal trust erodes over time in the online world, experts say
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.
Taming polluters: Ratings have spillover effects, leading to reduced toxic emissions
A new study by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Assistant Professor Amanda Sharkey and University of Utah Assistant Professor Patricia Bromley found that environmental ratings have spillover effects on other ...
Actresses must be picky about with whom they work to survive in movie industry
Actresses need to be pickier than men about with whom they work if they want to survive in the movie industry, suggests a new study.
Study reveals women granted restraining orders against abusers see decreased earnings
"Why doesn't she just leave?" is a timeworn question about women trapped in relationships that are physically and/or emotionally abusive to them. Economic dependence is clearly part of the story—many women lack the financial ...
Study examines marketing deception's role in consumer thinking
Heavily marketed as a safer, healthful alternative to smoking, electronic cigarettes are under fire from California health officials who have declared "vaping" a public health threat, hoping to head off the type of deceptive ...
Many religious people view science favorably, but reject certain scientific theories
A new study finds that many U.S. adults—roughly one in five—are deeply religious, know a lot about science, and support many practical uses of science and technology in everyday life, but reject scientific explanations ...