The American Sociological Association, (ASA) was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Washington D.C. ASA publishes American Sociological Review and numerous other peer reviewed journals for the field of sociology. ASA provides educational tools, conducts seminars, promotes and advocates for funds for social services needs and assists practitioners and the public with informative guides. ASA conducts annual meetings for professionals which attracts international and domestic participation.
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.
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 explores reasons behind alcohol abuse in non-heterosexual women
Non-heterosexual women who feel a disconnect between who they are attracted to and how they identify themselves may have a higher risk of alcohol abuse, according to a new study led by Amelia E. Talley, an assistant professor ...
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.
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 ...
Study finds EITC bolsters recipients' self-respect while helping them financially
America's welfare state is quietly evolving from needs-based to an employment-based safety net that rewards working families and fuels dreams of a better life, indicates a new study led by a Michigan State University (MSU) ...
Majority of young women and men prefer egalitarian relationships, study shows
The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if that possibility were available to them, according to a new ...
For men in pink-collar jobs, a tradeoff: Lower pay, more job security
Is a man without a four-year college degree better off trying to land a well-paying but insecure job in traditionally male fields such as manufacturing or construction, or should he consider lower-paying but steadier employment ...
Study shows why cliques thrive in some schools more than in others
Go to almost any American high school and the elements of teen social networks become quickly apparent: the cliques, the pecking orders, and the varying degrees of self-segregation by race, age, gender, and social status.
Middle-aged women missing passion (and sex) seek affairs, not divorce
When middle-aged women seek extra-marital affairs, they are looking for more romantic passion, which includes sex—and don't want to divorce their husbands, suggests new research to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting ...