iOS app Android app

Social Research

Preventing Jihadi Johns & Saving Future James Foleys: Research on Combatting Homegrown Terrorism & Radicalization

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

New research finds that potential terrorists cannot be identified using a single socio-economic profile. Similarly, at the individual level, homegrown terrorists are not driven by just one or even a prevalent set of motivations.

Have Social Media Researchers Taken Permanent Leave of their Senses?

Ed Hamilton | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Ed Hamilton

In other words, the ethics of scientific research remain unchanged: you still need to get the subject's informed consent.

Our Brains on Art

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Beginning with the power of fiction, there is a growing body of scholarship on the relationship between neuroscience and literature, often referred to as literary neuroscience.

Value of Social Science Research Often Measured by What You Don't See

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

It is doubtful that social science researchers will ever see the types of commercial applications and profits of the innovations from space research or simulation technology. But that does not mean we do not have value.

What Is It Like to Be a Teenager Today?

Quora | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education

This question originally appeared on Quora. By James Wang, Quora user I am 18. Let me tell you what life is like. It's awesome and I love it. High ...

Think Gossip Is Harmless? Research Says Otherwise

Posted 10.30.2011 | Women

Across offices in every industry and workers in every function few things are constant. But one of them is definitely gossip. Talking about other peop...

Why We Vote For The Happiest Cavemen

Rick Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Foster

Our attraction to certain personal characteristics is integral to how we evolved as humans. How do we leap from prehistoric clan success to modern day presidential politics?