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A Feeling of Control

The ability to delay gratification has been held up as the one character trait to rule them all. But willpower isn't the answer. The new, emotional science of self-regulation.

A Threat to Moral Values

New research attempts to pinpoint why non-believers are widely disliked and distrusted.

Interview With a Dealer

What happens when the illicit product you've made your living off of finally becomes legal?

Sociological Images

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The Average Prisoner Is Visited Only Twice While Incarcerated

And black prisoners receive even fewer visitors.

The 2x2 Project

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Gambling With America’s Health

The public health costs of legal gambling.

Findings

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The Scent of a Conservative

We are attracted to the body odor of others with similar political beliefs, according to new research.

What Makes Us Politic

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2014: A Pretty Average Election

Don’t get too worked up over this year’s congressional mid-terms.

The World Wide Web

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Online Harassment of Women Isn’t Just a Gamer Problem

By blaming specific subcultures, we ignore a much larger and more troubling social pathology.

Findings

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Atheists Seen as a Threat to Moral Values

New research attempts to pinpoint why non-believers are widely disliked and distrusted.

Quick Studies

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To Protect Against Meltdowns, Banks Must Map Financial Interconnections

A new model suggests looking beyond balance sheets, studying the network of investment as well.

A Conversation With

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Interview With a Drug Dealer

What happens when the illicit product you’ve made your living off of finally becomes legal?

Features

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A Feeling of Control: How America Can Finally Learn to Deal With Its Impulses

The ability to delay gratification has been held up as the one character trait to rule them all—the key to academic success, financial security, and social well-being. But willpower isn’t the answer. The new, emotional science of self-regulation.

Burgh Diaspora

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No Innovation Without Migration: Do Places Make People?

We know that people make places, but does it also work the other way?

OnEarth

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Plastic Bags

California wants you to pay for your plastic bags. (FYI: That’s not an infringement on your constitutional rights.)

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To Protect Against Meltdowns, Banks Must Map Financial Interconnections

A new model suggests looking beyond balance sheets, studying the network of investment as well.

Big Government, Happy Citizens?

You may like to talk about how much happier you'd be if the government didn't interfere with your life, but that's not what the research shows.

Give Yourself a Present for the Future

Psychologists discover that we underestimate the value of looking back.

In Soccer as in Art, Motifs Matter

A new study suggests a way to quantitatively measure a team’s style through its pass flow. It may become another metric used to evaluate potential recruits.

Searching for Everyday Morality

Experimenters use text messages to study morality beyond the lab.

The Big One

One in three drivers in Brooklyn's Park Slope—at certain times of day—is just looking for parking. The same goes for drivers in Manhattan's SoHo. September/October 2014 new-big-one-3

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