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

Tags: society-and-culture facebook identity politics rhetoric social-media

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

Tags: society-and-culture emotions identity loneliness money self-image social-lives

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

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 identity internet politics russia social-media united-states vaccines

Toxic masculinity can be bad for older men’s health

Toxic masculinity can keep you from bonding with others and make you more socially isolated as you age. That's bad for your health.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging gender identity social-lives

How close you live to a city shapes your politics

The urban-rural poltiical divide in the United States may go back to where we live, and how many other people we live near, new research shows.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: society-and-culture cities identity politics rural-communities united-states voters

Who you know can open (or close) your mind to inequality

Interactions between people from advantaged and disadvataged groups can influence people's sense of inequality and support for social change.

U. Zurich • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: society-and-culture identity lgbtq race-and-ethnicity social-lives

4 tactics you can use to sway climate change deniers

To get people who deny the human causes of climate change to change their mind, you might want to embrace their views rather than try to get around them.

Danielle Torrent Tucker-Stanford • futurity
Jan. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: society-and-culture climate-change identity

Trans kids and cis kids are both sure of their gender

Cisgender children tend to gravitate toward the toys, clothing, and friendships stereotypically linked with that gender. Transgender children do the same, research finds.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Nov. 19, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology childrens-health gender identity lgbtq sexes transgender

You can’t say that: In-group jokes go over better

New research suggests joke-tellers should stay in their lane. In-group jokes land better than when the joke-teller mocks a group to which they don't belong.

Jo Hickman-UQ • futurity
Nov. 11, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: society-and-culture humor identity social-lives

Survey sheds light on fluid teen sexual orientation

"One takeaway here is that the process of sexual identity development is quite nuanced for a lot of teens."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 5, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture identity lgbtq teenagers

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