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.
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.
Unlike boys, girls lose friends for having sex, gain friends for making out
Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for "making out," while their male peers lose friends for "making out" and gain friends for having sex, finds a new study that will be presented at the 110th ...
US has five percent of world's population, but had 31 percent of its public mass shooters from 1966-2012
Despite having only about 5 percent of the world's population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to new research that will be ...
Romantic opportunities appear to influence women's sexual identities, but not men's
Romantic opportunities appear to influence women's sexual identities—but not men's, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
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.
Couples that split childcare duties have higher quality relationships and sex lives
Heterosexual couples that split childcare duties have higher quality relationships and sex lives than those who don't, according to new research that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological ...
Study investigates whether blind people characterize others by race
Most people who meet a new acquaintance, or merely pass someone on the street, need only a glance to categorize that person as a particular race. But, sociologist Asia Friedman wondered, what can we learn about that automatic ...
Lightness/darkness of skin affects male immigrants' likelihood of gaining employment
Skin color is a significant factor in the probability of employment for male immigrants to the United States, according to a new study by two University of Kansas (KU) researchers.
Veterans live in more diverse neighborhoods than their civilian counterparts of same race
When members of the U.S. military leave the service, they tend to settle in neighborhoods with greater overall diversity than their civilian counterparts of the same race, according to a new study that will be presented at ...