Social and Behavioral Sciences
Secrets of Innovation Revealed in Study of Global Video Game Industry
From the adventures of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider to the apocalyptic drama of Fallout - new research from the University of Warwick has revealed the secret to how some of the world’s most iconic video games were created.
American Journal of Sociology
– University of Warwick
Study Analyzes Twitter Hashtags Associated with Diabetes
An analysis of Twitter hashtag use on the subject of diabetes provides new insights about spreading health information through social media.
The study, led by Jenine Harris, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, looked at the hashtag #diabetes and its interaction with two Twitter measures of engagement, retweeting and favoriting.
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Preventing Chronic Disease
– Washington University in St. Louis
Nearly Half of African-American Women Know Someone in Prison
African-American adults — particularly women — are much more likely to know or be related to someone behind bars than whites, according to the first national estimates of Americans' ties to prisoners.
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race
– University of Washington
New Study Finds Group Discussion Improves Lie Detection
In "Group Discussion Improves Lie Detection," the researchers designed four experiments in which groups consistently distinguished truth from lies more accurately than one individual, demonstrating that the group advantage in lie detection comes through the process of group discussion, not the product of a "wisdom of crowds" effect.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
– University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Another Look at TSA's Efficiency, Control and Transparency
Despite pitfalls evolving into media frenzies, TSA — an outgrowth of the nation’s security push in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks — remains able to do an at least passably effective job, though perhaps not for the most suspected reasons.
– Creighton University