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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).
18-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

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 visual processing from...
18-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

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.
18-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

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 Annual Meeting...
18-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Study Finds People’s Spiritual Awareness Varies Throughout the Day

People who report having spiritual awareness have it vary throughout the day, rather than being constant, according to a study by University of Connecticut researchers.
18-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT

U.S. Has 5% of World’s Population, But Had 31% 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.
18-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Study Explores How Nations’ Policies Affect Mothers’ Ability to Balance Work-Family Life

When it comes to supporting working mothers, the United States’ work-family welfare policies leave much to be desired, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple countries.
18-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Study Suggests Same-Sex Couples Face More Obstacles to Infertility Treatment Than Opposite-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples encounter more obstacles to treatment for infertility than opposite-sex couples, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
18-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

With the Supreme Court of the United States expected to rule imminently in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which addresses the matter of marriage equality and the constitutional status of state bans on same-sex marriage, the American Sociological...
25-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

25-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

28-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

With the Supreme Court of the United States hearing oral arguments today in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which addresses the matter of marriage equality and the constitutional status of state bans on same-sex marriage, the American Sociological...
28-Apr-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Valentine’s Day-Related Topics

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss topics ranging from dating, love, and consumerism to weddings, sex, and sadness.
10-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Valentine’s Day-Related Topics

10-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday-Related Topics Ranging From Shopping to Sadness

As the holiday season begins, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss holiday-related topics ranging from shopping to sadness.
24-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday-Related Topics Ranging From Shopping to Sadness

24-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST

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