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Social Science 11% of all black men in Pennsylvania, born 1986 to 1989, were incarcerated in solitary confinement by age 32. Reflecting large racial disparities, the population prevalence is only 3.4% for Latinos and 1.4% for white men

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Social Science Gun violence remains at the forefront of the public policy debate when it comes to enacting new or strengthening existing gun legislation in the United States. Now a new study finds that the Massachusetts gun-control legislation passed in 2014 has had no effect on violent crime.

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Social Science Despite the patriotic displays at major U.S. sporting events, only about half of Americans surveyed think sports teach love of country. Even fewer believe sports teach respect for the military or how to be an American.

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Social Science The increase in observed polarization on Reddit around the 2016 election in the US was primarily driven by an increase of newly political, right-wing users on the platform

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Social Science Study: Women were more likely to prefer a STEM major if they were raised in smaller sibling groups, in male sibling group dominance, and if they had an older sister with high math achievement. For young men, their preference for majoring in a STEM field was mostly driven by their own math ability.

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Social Science More than 43% of white student admits at Harvard University are ALDC admissions (athletes, legacies, dean’s interest list, children of faculty and staff). Roughly three-quarters of white ALDC admits would have been rejected absent their ALDC status.

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Social Science Deplatforming controversial figures (Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Owen Benjamin) on Twitter reduced the toxicity of subsequent speech by their followers

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Social Science Conservatives have accused social media platforms of being biased against them, whereas a study finds that the reason conservative content was disproportionately removed is because they posted more content that was offensive or allegedly so, misinformation, Covid-related, adult, or hate speech.

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Social Science New research suggests that conservative media is particularly appealing to people who are prone to conspiratorial thinking. The use of conservative media, in turn, is associated with increasing belief in COVID-19 conspiracies and reduced willingness to engage in behaviors to stop the virus

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Social Science Study shows no evidence that violent video games lead to real-life violence.

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Social Science Study: Netflix’s Sex Education is doing sex education better than most schools. Researchers also suggest that the conversation started by shows like Sex Education highlights the need for more comprehensive sexual education not only in schools but in communities and in the family home itself.

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Social Science Excessive CEO-to-worker pay ratio (1) boosts company profits in the short but not long run, (2) may motivate employees to cheat and misbehave toward customers and (3) harms customer relationships. As companies have little incentive to reduce the pay ratio in the short run - regulation may be needed.

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Social Science Rideshare and Uber have a direct impact on reducing drunk driving. More rideshare trips mean fewer alcohol-involved accidents, according to a new study. The research illuminates the impact ridesharing can have on reducing drunk driving and helping to keep communities safe.

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Social Science After the shooting at Sandy Hook, people bought more guns than ever before. These additional guns then led to an increase in domestic homicides.

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Social Science Matching female university students with female advisors increases retention and GPA

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Social Science Similar to domestic abuse, multiple factors can keep abused employees trapped in their jobs with abusers for years. Based on considerations around battered women, researchers have identified several layers of barriers that hinder employees from escaping their abusive supervisor.

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Social Science More than half of police killings in USA are unreported and Black Americans are most likely to experience fatal police violence. Over the 40-year study period (1980-2019), Black Americans were estimated to be 3.5 times more likely to die from police violence than white Americans.

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Social Science Criminalizing prostitution increases risks to sex workers and makes it harder to stop underage prostitution and sex trafficking.

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Social Science Growing up rich or poor is related to greed in adulthood. Researchers examined relationship between economic circumstances at childhood (growing up poor or wealthy) and adult dispositional greed, and found that the more people reported growing up wealthy, the greedier they were as adults.

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Social Science People of higher socioeconomic status (SES) score consistently lower on tests of emotional intelligence, especially when they perceive high levels of inequality in their community.

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Social Science Study Finds Correlation Between Lynchings and Confederate Monuments

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Social Science New research indicates that a shared sense of reality plays an important role in social connections. The findings help explain what makes new acquaintances feel like they “click” when they first meet, and also why romantic couples and close friends feel like they share a common mind.

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Social Science Same Day Voter Registration laws disproportionately increase turnout among young voters. This effect is especially pronounced in presidential elections. Reason why: Young people are disproportionately burdened by traditional voter registration laws because they frequently change addresses.

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Social Science Female police officers are less likely to search a car during a traffic stop but more likely to find contraband when they do

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Social Science Americans are having less sex than they used to. In the 2009 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, 24% of adults aged 18-49 reported not having sexual intercourse in the past year. In the 2018 edition, 28% reported not having sex in the past year.

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