A prison sentence may not always have negative consequences for children of the incarcerated, says University of California, Irvine sociologist Kristin Turney. In a new study, she finds that when an uninvolved dad spends time behind bars, there are...
12/11/2013 8:45 AM EST
Medical researchers point to developmental factors, specifically the decline of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, as an explanation for why children get less sleep as they become teenagers. But a new study suggests that social ties, including...
12/2/2013 8:30 AM EST
Despite working in more routine and less autonomous jobs, having fewer close friends at work, and feeling less supported by their coworkers, blacks report significantly more positive emotions in the workplace than whites, according to a new study.
12/2/2013 8:50 AM EST
Federal investment in social and behavioral science research has improved the health and well-being of Americans for years, but a new report published today shows how reckless discretionary federal funding cuts now threaten important work like this.
11/12/2013 4:30 PM EST
A new study finds that while violent crime has a negative impact on standardized test scores, it doesn’t have the same effect on grades.
11/6/2013 12:50 PM EST
The American Sociological Association filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today supporting efforts to overturn gay marriage bans in Nevada and Hawaii and highlighting the overwhelming body of social science...
10/24/2013 2:50 PM EDT
In response to past economic crises such as the Great Depression, Americans demanded government policy solutions to widespread unemployment and rising income insecurity. But a new study found that public support for government efforts to address...
9/26/2013 8:00 AM EDT
New Medical Conditions More Likely to Spark Healthy Changes Among Better-Educated Middle-Aged Americans
Better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and more apt to be physically active than their less-educated peers. They are also more inclined to make healthy changes — in general and in the face of new medical conditions — and...
8/27/2013 11:45 AM EDT
The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss various aspects of the holiday shopping season.
11/25/2013 8:45 AM EST
11/25/2013 8:00 AM EST
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
11/7/2013 3:00 PM EST
6/24/2013 11:00 AM EDT
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
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
4/29/2013 4:00 PM EDT