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

Tags: business jobs society-and-culture identity managers

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

Tags: depression gender emotions health-and-medicine identity race-and-ethnicity

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

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

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

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

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: cities politics united-states rural-communities society-and-culture identity 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 social-lives identity lgbtq race-and-ethnicity

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: climate-change society-and-culture 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: gender transgender childrens-health featured science-and-technology sexes identity lgbtq

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