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Food for Thought

Research finds participation in the federal WIC program is linked with stronger cognitive development and higher test scores.

The Paradox of Choice

Barry Schwartz on how modern trends—social media, FOMO, customer reviews—fit in with arguments he made a decade ago.

Don't Text and Drive

A new study shows that texting while driving becomes even more dangerous with age.

Substance

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How a Drug Policy Reform Organization Thinks of the Children

This valuable, newly updated resource for parents is based in the real world.

Sociological Images

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Where Did the Ouija Board Come From?

It wasn’t just a toy.

Inequality

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Social Scientists Can Do More to Eradicate Racial Oppression

Using our knowledge of social systems, all social scientists—black or white, race scholar or not—have an opportunity to challenge white privilege.

Inside the Lab

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How Scientists Contribute to Bad Science Reporting

By not taking university press officers and research press releases seriously, scientists are often complicit in the media falsehoods they so often deride.

After Ebola Comes Hunger

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Pentecostalism in West Africa: A Boon or Barrier to Disease?

How has Ghana stayed Ebola-free despite being at high risk for infection? A look at their American-style Pentecostalism, a religion that threatens to do more harm than good.

Quick Studies

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Don’t Text and Drive—Especially If You’re Old

A new study shows that texting while driving becomes even more dangerous with age.

Findings

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Food for Thought: WIC Works

New research finds participation in the federal WIC program, which subsidizes healthy foods for young children, is linked with stronger cognitive development and higher test scores.

Substance

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How I Navigated Life as a Newly Sober Mom

Saying “no” to my kids was harder than saying “no” to alcohol. But for their sake and mine, I had to learn to put myself first sometimes.

Sociological Images

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Women in Apocalyptic Fiction Shaving Their Armpits

Because our interest in realism apparently only goes so far.

A Conversation With

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The Paradox of Choice, 10 Years Later

Paul Hiebert talks to psychologist Barry Schwartz about how modern trends—social media, FOMO, customer review sites—fit in with arguments he made a decade ago in his highly influential book, The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less.

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Don’t Text and Drive—Especially If You’re Old

A new study shows that texting while driving becomes even more dangerous with age.

Apparently You Can Bring Your Religion to Work

New research says offices that encourage talk of religion actually make for happier workplaces.

Canadian Kids Have a Serious Smoking Problem

Bootleg cigarette sales could be leading Canadian teens to more serious drugs, a recent study finds.

The Hidden Psychology of the Home Ref

That old myth of home field bias isn’t a myth at all; it’s a statistical fact.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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