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 | Feb. 21, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

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 | Jan. 30, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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 | Jan. 10, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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 | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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 | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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 | Nov. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture identity lgbtq teenagers

Program cuts drop-out rate for black male high schoolers

"Manhood Development," a California achievement initiatve, cut drop out rates among black male high school students. Bonus: It worked for some girls, too.

Carrie Spector-Stanford | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education identity learning race-and-ethnicity teenagers

Here’s what people mean by terms like ‘privilege’

This podcast episode offers definitions and examples of the terms privilege, positionality, and intersectionality.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture gender identity lgbtq race socioeconomic-status

‘Identity fusion’ with leaders boosts support for political violence

When supporters feel a deep connection with a political leader, to the point of "identity fusion," they're more likely to support extremism in their name.

Bill Hathaway-Yale | Sept. 3, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture identity politics violence

College money habits shape when we see ourselves as adults

The way we budget, spend, and save our money in college could shape when we begin to form an 'adult identity' and see ourselves as grown up.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture aging college-students identity money relationships

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