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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 696841

Sorry Virginia, U.S. History Isn’t All About You

Washington University in St. Louis

As the United States celebrates its founding on July 4, new research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have hugely exaggerated notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative.“Our study shows a massive narcissistic bias in the way that people from the United States remember the contributions of their home states to U.

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28-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 695017

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Florida Atlantic University

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line. People without paid sick leave benefits also are more likely to experience food insecurity and require welfare services.

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24-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 691823

Exclusive Research: Where the Youth Vote Could Matter Most in 2018

Tufts University

The 2018 Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) from Tisch College at Tufts University may answer how young voters will shape the future American political landscape by ranking the top districts and states where young people could have significant influence.

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27-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 690758

Bullying Based on Stigma Has Especially Damaging Effects

University of Delaware

In a new study, two professors are looking at bullying based on stigma – where one is treated unfairly or unjustly due to one's race, sexual orientation, gender, or other characteristic – and examining the methods used to prevent this type of bullying and address it when it happens.

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7-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 690267

FAU Poll Finds Floridians Support Ban on Assault-Style Rifles, Universal Background Checks and Raising Age to Buy Guns

Florida Atlantic University

In the wake of a mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers at a South Florida high school, a vast majority of Floridians support stricter gun laws, including a ban on assault-style rifles, universal background checks and raising the minimum age for gun purchasers, according to a statewide survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).

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28-Feb-2018 12:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 689990

Followers, “Likes,” Attractiveness Increase Social Media Likability. Selfies? Not So Much, Baylor Study Says

Baylor University

A new Baylor University study published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture looks at the value that outside observers place on social media cues (followers, likes, etc.) and measures the perceived likability of the people whose profiles were viewed.

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22-Feb-2018 4:20 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 687307

For a Healthier 2018, Find Purpose in Life

Washington University in St. Louis

If your resolution is to be healthier, happier and more fit in the new year, focus first on finding a real purpose in life.People with a higher sense of purpose tend to engage in healthier lifestyle choices and are more likely to feel better about their own health status, according to new research from Washington University in St.

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28-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 687123

Study Finds Online Interest in Sex Rises at Christmas, with More Births Nine Months Later

Indiana University

A global-scale analysis of human birth rate cycles co-led by Indiana University reveals that online interest in sex rises at Christmas and certain other holidays, with more babies born nine months later.

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19-Dec-2017 7:30 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 687173

Americans Divided on Whether Businesses Have Right to Deny Service to Same-Sex Couples

Indiana University

Americans are evenly divided on whether a business should be able to deny service to same-sex couples, according to a study by Indiana University Bloomington sociologists. It is the first national survey to use an experimental approach to examine views on refusing service to sexual minorities.

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20-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST

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