Police officers get less proactive when they feel scrutiny

When police officers and firefighters feel that the public doesn't understand what they do, they're less likely to be proactive in building community ties.

Molly Dannenmaier-UT Austin | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture firefighters jobs police-officers

‘National narcissism’ inflates beliefs about World War II victory

When asked to rate their country's contributions to World War II, people from both sides consistently overestimate their nation's sacrifice.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs history nationalism world-war-ii

Young women’s reasons for sexting aren’t clear cut

What motivates young people to sext? It's complicated, research finds, especially for young women.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture college-students gender mobile-devices relationships sex social-lives texting

Average people can discern the beauty of math

The beauty of math isn't lost on the average person, according to new research that compared reactions to mathematical arguments, sonatas, and paintings.

Kendall Teare-Yale | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture art mathematics

Fewer health troubles for older workers with the right job

When an older worker's cognitive abilities and the demands of the job don't suit each other, early retirement becomes more likely.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture aging cognition jobs older-adults retirement

App developer ad choices can leave users at risk

App developers say they need ad networks to make money, but the choices they make about those networks could be putting users at risk.

U. Michigan | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture advertising apps consumers internet money privacy security

Better criteria for gifted programs can cut racial gaps

Changing how schools decide which kids qualify for advanced education programs can cut the racial and income gap in who's considered "gifted."

Duke University | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education race socioeconomic-status

Book: Fat phobia arises from racism and religion

Our culture's fat phobia has deep cultural and religious roots, a new book argues.

Heather Ashbach-UC Irvine | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias body-weight gender history race religion

Fewer gun injuries and deaths after demolitions in Detroit

A new study shows an 11% drop in homicides and serious firearm injuries in the areas of Detroit where 6-12 demolitions took place to combat blight.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture cities crimes guns neighborhoods violence

Charter schools don’t always push publics to improve

Charter schools don't necessarily spark improvements in the larger district or system, research suggests.

Peter Iglinski-Rochester | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture competition education

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