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

Your politics may shape your morality

Your politics and even your party affiliation may shape your morality, rather than the other way around, researchers say.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Oct. 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs morals politics

There are 3 types of arrogance

New research on arrogance provides a spectrum for the condition with three different levels.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs personality social-lives

A little training boosts the spiritual side of elder care

Training left elder care providers more confident in handling the spiritual needs of their clients, research finds.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs nursing-homes religion seniors

We blame robots for work accidents when they’re autonomous

A new finding "addresses a fundamental issue: when do we transfer responsibility for an error from a human to a robot?"

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs jobs robots

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