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Social Science Research

'I'd Like to Thank the Academics...'

Christopher King | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science
Christopher King

To some observers, the significance of the Oscars runs deep. The awards--and what they tell us about art, commerce, psychology, and society itself--constitute a topic for scholarly investigation.

Research in the Public Interest

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

Anthropologists and archaeologists do just that. We welcome the opportunity to show Senator Paul and Representative Smith why the work of anthropologists and archaeologists is critical to our nation, in an open and transparent discussion.

Basic Research and Its Contributions to Science and Society

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

It is the weight of cumulative evidence that drives changes in health care provider behavior as well as changes in funding priorities. But do changes in clinical practice alone get the job done? Absolutely not.

The Crisis in Squishy Science: Trouble for Scientists and for Journalists

Bella DePaulo | Posted 04.22.2013 | Media
Bella DePaulo

The squishy sciences are great at generating findings that are exciting and counter-intuitive. Journalists love those results.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Is Increased Debt Inflating The Self-Esteem Of Recent Grads?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.07.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- When Kate Rollins went further into debt in order to postpone the repayment of her existing student loans, she knew she was in trouble. ...