Washington, DC USA

Our News on Newswise

ASA Amicus Brief Supports Suit to Overturn Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban

The American Sociological Association (ASA) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today supporting the fight to overturn Virginia’s gay marriage ban and continuing its now 14-month effort to highlight the...
4/16/2014 3:10 PM EDT

Local Homicide Rate Increases Cause More Elementary Students to Fail School

A new study finds that an increase in a municipality’s homicide rate causes more elementary school students in that community to fail a grade than would do so if the rate remained stable.
4/16/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Girls’ Mental Health Suffers When Romances Unfold Differently Than They Imagined

A new study reveals that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship play out differently than they imagined it would has negative implications for their mental health.
4/15/2014 10:45 AM EDT

Study Examines Mental Health Toll Exacted on Civilians Working With Military in War Zones

The punishing psychological toll endured by military personnel in war zones has been extensively documented for years by researchers, perhaps more than ever in the wake of recent military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. But there has been a...
4/9/2014 9:00 AM EDT

For Most Adolescents, Popularity Increases the Risk of Getting Bullied

A new study suggests that for most adolescents, becoming more popular both increases their risk of getting bullied and worsens the negative consequences of being victimized.
3/26/2014 8:00 AM EDT

Study Finds That Social Ties Influence Who Wins Certain Hollywood Movie Awards

When it comes to Oscars and some other Hollywood movie awards, who your friends are affects whether you win, according to a new study.
3/13/2014 1:05 PM EDT

Adolescent Relationship Violence Has Mental Health Implications for Victims, Perpetrators

Described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse,” intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health issue affecting millions of people in...
3/5/2014 9:20 AM EST

ASA Amicus Brief Supports Suits to Overturn Utah, Oklahoma Gay Marriage Bans

The American Sociological Association (ASA) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit today supporting the fight to overturn gay marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma and continuing its now 13-month effort to highlight...
3/3/2014 1:10 PM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday Shopping Season

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss various aspects of the holiday shopping season.
11/25/2013 8:45 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday Shopping Season

11/25/2013 8:00 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act

The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — which prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
11/7/2013 3:40 PM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act

11/7/2013 3:00 PM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Supreme Court’s Rulings in the Gay Marriage Cases

6/24/2013 11:00 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Supreme Court’s Rulings in the Gay Marriage Cases

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss the Supreme Court’s rulings in the same-sex marriage cases.
6/24/2013 10:55 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss NBA Player Jason Collins’ Decision to Come Out

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss NBA player Jason Collins’ decision to publicly announce that he is gay, making him the first active male athlete in a major American professional team sport to come...
4/29/2013 4:00 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss NBA Player Jason Collins’ Decision to Come Out

4/29/2013 4:00 PM EDT

Our YouTube Videos

Youtube feed not yet configured. Is this your Newswise member page? Contact member@newswise.com to configure this module.