Perspectives

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Even When Presented with Facts, Supported by Evidence, Many Choose Not to Believe Them

In an era of fact-checking and “alternative facts,” many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established facts, according to a new paper co-authored by a professor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. “A growing body of evidence suggests that even when individuals are aware of research findings supported by a...

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UC Political Scientist Reveals Surprising Answers About Religious Freedom

At a moment when boundaries of religious rights are in conflict and prominent in American conversation, Andrew Lewis looks at perspectives often unconsidered. Lewis, a University of Cincinnati political scientist and award-winning author, focuses his research on the nexus of American politics and religion and sees a potential shift in Christian conservative political strategies, especially...

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Rude to Your Coworker? Think of the Children

When people are rude to their coworkers or treat them badly, they probably don’t realize the unintended victims in that encounter could be the coworkers’ children. Women who experience incivility in the workplace are more likely to engage in stricter, more authoritarian parenting practices that can have a negative impact on their children, according to...

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Top 43 Reasons Why Men Remain Single — According to Reddit

In the past, forced or arranged marriages meant that socially inept, unattractive men did not have to acquire social skills in order to find a long-term love interest. Today, men must be able to turn on the charm if they want to find a partner. Those men who have difficulty flirting, or are unable to...

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Bad Policing, Bad Law, Not ‘Bad Apples,’ Behind Disproportionate Killing of Black Men

Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers across the nation have garnered massive media attention in recent years, raising the question: Do white law enforcement officers target minority suspects? An extensive, new national study from the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark reveals some surprising answers. Analysis of every...

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The Value of Pride

The intensity of pride people feel for a given act or trait is set by an implicit mental map of what others value. As a personality characteristic, pride gets a pretty bad rap. Counted among the seven deadly sins (right up there with greed, lust and envy), it is considered by some to be the...

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How People View Crime Depends on the Politics of When They Were Growing Up

A new study in the British Journal of Criminology indicates that the different political periods in which people ‘came of age’ has an important influence on their perception of crime, even decades later. For over forty years, researchers have sought to understand the causes and implications of people’s fear of crime. But to date, no studies have...

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Why 9 to 5 Isn’t the Only Shift That Can Work for Busy Families

For the millions of Americans who work “nonstandard” shifts – evenings, nights or with rotating days off – the schedule can be especially challenging with children at home. But a new study from the University of Washington finds that consistent hours, at whatever time of day, can give families flexibility and in some cases, improve...

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How Recent Economy Kept Black, White Young Adults from Leaving Nest

Economic tumult in the early 2000s persuaded many young people to keep living with their parents, but the reasons why differ starkly by race, a new Johns Hopkins University-led study concludes. For black young adults, increasingly expensive apartment rentals kept them from moving out. But white young people stayed with their parents because they couldn’t...