Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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It is often assumed that genocide must be caused by extraordinary psychological processes. But research tells us that genocide is not a distinct category of human behavior.
Many voyeurism laws prohibit nonconsensual recording & distribution of sexually explicit images of others. But they don't protect people who consented or recorded the images.
Women and people of color were underrepresented relative to men and white people in a sample study of social psychology textbooks.
Identifying ways to move forward on DACA is a bipartisan concern. Without congressional action, the Administration will begin a phase-out of DACA on March 5, 2018.
In October 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases that explore the extent to which racial bias can be remedied when it infects jury deliberations.
The psychological and physical impact of sexual harassment on its victims is damaging and often long-lasting. #MeToo has rekindled questions about why and when it occurs.
Psychological research on moral values and persuasion offers ways to shift perceptions on what constitutes government spending and make progress on reducing the federal deficit.
We must invest in research about gun violence to answer key questions. What motivates people to acquire guns? What groups and subgroups are at greater risk of being victimized?
I published an analysis of Trump voters & soon the hate mail started to arrive. Social scientists should look at this as data as an opportunity to study those who reject science.
Multiple causes underlie the lack of women in tech jobs. Complex thinking is required to understand the issue rather than simply arguing for either nature or nurture.
Privilege is usually completely invisible to those that benefit from it. By virtue of being born into certain groups, we find ourselves receiving unearned rewards.
What do you really know about the supreme court and the nominations process?
When the U.S. welcomes refugees regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity, we reap important social and economic rewards.
We need our partners in the democratic experiment to speak in support of sound science, reasoning based on evidence and the scientific method.
In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr., addressed the APA convention at the invitation of SPSSI. Read the full text of his still relevant remarks in this special blog post.
Yes, DC Entertainment’s Wonder Woman was named the UN’s ambassador for gender equity.
By focusing on what is wrong with "the homeless, however, we risk following the classic steps of blaming the victim
When knowledge about aging increases, ageist attitudes decrease.
Attitudes towards Muslims and toward immigrants were more negative following the attacks than before, but only among liberals.
Most psychological and behavioral problems are interrelated and stem from the same adverse conditions.
As women rise more rapidly into political leadership around the world, choice of a woman as Secretary-General would signal endorsement of this progressive change
Research on ageism has gained more attention, especially as the baby boomers have started retiring, shepherding in an era that some call “the graying of America.”
People’s unacknowledged assumptions about age and age-related capability can affect the way they view someone’s employability.
We are coming up against the limits of research as it traditionally has been done.
Social science myths make a mockery of evidence-based advocacy and policy.
The policymakers of the white society have caused the darkness; they create discrimination; they structured slums; and they perpetuate unemployment, ignorance and poverty.
Today, nearly 50 years after the US Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage, these marriages are increasingly common
All of this is very much about how we learn from each other to create a vibrant economic future. And it is also about how we do so without losing the past.
Part of the disconnect between law enforcement and citizens may stem from a lack of agreement on what "reasonable" behavior is.
The Paris talks prove that the whole world can work together to address the climate change problem. That is an achievement to celebrate.
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