Pressure to 'publish or perish' may discourage innovative research, study suggests
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 ...
Study reveals why men receive much more media coverage than women
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.
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.
Study shows how fracking documentary influenced public perception and political change
Social scientists have long argued documentary films are powerful tools for social change.
Attorneys in civil courts make bigger impact working the system than knowing the law
Civil courts are where many people meet the legal system, dealing with life-altering issues like foreclosure, bankruptcy and child custody.
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.