Neighbors’ solar panels can shift climate change beliefs

Adding more solar panels to a neighborhood can increase the number of people living there who believe that human action causes climate change.

Amerigo Allegretto-Pitt | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment beliefs climate-change neighborhoods renewable-energy social-lives

Fighting more likely for teen boys who witness gender violence

"Our findings highlight the wide-ranging impact that witnessing sexual harassment and dating violence has on our teenage boys..."

Andrea Kunicky-Pittsburgh | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture abuse beliefs childrens-health gender teenagers violence

Survey: Majority says there’s no ‘God spot’ in the brain

"Findings like ours show that in general the public is suspicious of the idea that science can completely explain religion."

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Dec. 27, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs brains religion surveys

2,700-year-old tablet depicts epilepsy ‘demon’

A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy.

Carsten Munk Hansen-U. Copenhagen | Dec. 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture archaeology beliefs epilepsy history images iraq religion seizures

Young and old are split on America’s greatest issues

Young or old, Republican or Democrat, Americans disagree about a lot, a new poll finds. They agree on one thing, though: Not trusting the government.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs economics politics united-states

How gender equality can protect men’s health

Men's feelings about being the breadwinner can cause stress-induced wear and tear on the body, but it all depends on their view of gender roles.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs gender marriage money relationships stress

4 tips for handling Thanksgiving talks about climate change

How can you talk to your skeptical family about climate change? Experts have you covered with tips to convince and advice about knowing when to walk away.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured beliefs climate-change communication families holidays rhetoric thanksgiving

9 ways religion can affect stress about money

Religion can both amplify and ease stress about money matters, research finds.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety beliefs money religion social-lives stress

New book refutes ‘boys will be boys’

A new book examines masculinity and traces the origins of the idea that "boys will be boys."

Brown University | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture beliefs gender stereotypes violence

You’re more likely to believe polls when your candidate leads

We tend to think that polls that show our favored candidate doing well are more credible, researchers find.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs bias elections politics polling united-states

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