If health is core to identity, people stick to COVID guidelines

Getting people to think of health as a core part of their identity can help them stick to following COVID-19 guidelines like wearing a mask.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Oct. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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What’s behind evangelical support for Trump?

How does religion factor into the presidential election for evangelical voters? An expert digs into faith and politics in the US.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Digital identity: new UK scheme risks running a repeat of ID card controversy

A digital ID will only work if people are allowed to keep control of their data.

Maureen Meadows, Professor of Strategic Management, Coventry University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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CEO names shape their business strategies

Research on CEOs with uncommon names shows they tend to pursue unorthodox strategies. It's all about how a name shapes the way people see themselves.

Avery Ruxer Franklin - Rice • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school – here's how

Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.

Erika Bocknek, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Wayne State University • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~9 min

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Masculinity keeps some Black men from mental health care

Traditional ideas about masculinity may be a barrier for young Black men in getting the mental health care they need, researchers report.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~4 min

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Coronavirus responses highlight how humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don't fit their worldview

Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'

Adrian Bardon, Professor of Philosophy, Wake Forest University • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~9 min

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How social media normalize hate and dehumanization

A new analysis of Facebook comments show how social media and identity can lead to hate and dehumanization of other people, step by step.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

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Why basing self-worth on money makes you lonely

"When people base their self-worth on financial success, they experience feelings of pressure and a lack of autonomy..."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~4 min

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Russian trolls targeted Americans with vaccine tweets

In 2016, Russian trolls used pro- and anti-vaccine messages to target Americans. That has scientists worried about how they'll use COVID-19.

Michael Rozansky-Penn • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~9 min

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