Why is celebrity abuse on Twitter so bad? It might be a problem with our empathy

People appear to victim-blame celebrities for the abuse they suffer on Twitter.

Christopher Hand, Lecturer, Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University • conversation
March 4, 2021 ~6 min

Fighting poverty reduces child neglect cases

Boosting an anti-poverty measure called the Earned Income Tax Credit can reduce cases of child neglect, new research finds.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~8 min

Fighting poverty reduces child neglect cases

Boosting an anti-poverty measure called the Earned Income Tax Credit can reduce cases of child neglect, new research finds.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~8 min

Child services targets poor families for biased reasons

The child welfare system in the US often targets poor families for unnecessary investigations or child removals, the author of a new book argues.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~10 min

Intimate partner violence has increased during pandemic, emerging evidence suggests

Calls for help to domestic violence shelters have risen during the pandemic, as risk factors for the escalation of violence have gone up. It may be time to implement new strategies to help.

H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Mississippi State University • conversation
Dec. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Teen girls go unprotected in humanitarian settings

"Despite the fact that we know that violence against adolescent girls increases in humanitarian settings, this remains an under-researched and underfunded area of intervention."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~5 min

Fishing industry must do more to tackle human rights abuses – here's where to start

One in six fishers in the Gulf of Thailand have been coerced or deceived into working against their will.

Chris Armstrong, Professor of Political Theory, University of Southampton • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – marijuana is a different story

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – but something else is rising

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

College-age kids are drinking less alcohol – but smoking more marijuana

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes in some areas, but the number of young adults using both alcohol and marijuana is also rising, raising concerns about a future surge in substance abuse problems.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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