social science

In the U.S. today, we invest over $6T/year in solutions to social problems.  We fund thousands of social programs and charities, but we don't know which interventions work the best.  We're spending billions on evaluation, but we're not systematically learning why some programs work and others don't.
Even today, many academics and pundits still insist that money matters less to political outcomes than ordinary citizens think, even as business executives throw down mind-boggling sums to dine with politicians and Super Pacs spring up like mushrooms.
The goal is to provide a product for the visually impaired, and DA is successful in that regard. But it also does something else: It allows for private porn consumption in public.
Not long after accepting the position, two major events took place in Charleston: the filmed shooting of Walter Scott, an
Rather than a BIG THING that happens to everyone, ego-depletion may be a small thing that MIGHT happen to SOME people (but NOT many others), SOMETIMES, under the right conditions, but NOT others.
When the connection between you and the other person is tenuous, as it was between myself and this woman, both parties know there's a pretty good chance this will be the only conversation the two will ever have with one another. You will meet, talk briefly about your jobs or the weather, part ways, and then, in the long run, live the rest of your lives and die without ever speaking again.
"If you want to know if someone's in love with you and you're close enough to them to ask this question, the question to
However, the study's main focus is on what environmental cues may entice a customer to eat differently once in a dining setting
There is no question that the Star Wars of the 1990s and 2000s were bad if not terrible. However, you might love Star Wars more today because those movies exist. And you may even love Star Wars more directly because those movies were terrible.
If you can think on your feet, a new study suggests that you're in luck.
The results are now in -- and they confirm decades of research showing that if you want to be happier, then you should focus on the quality of your relationships.
Poverty is a fluid condition which millions of Americans experience from year to year. Many fall into it, many climb out of it; some persist in it. The idea that there's nothing we can do to put a real dent in poverty is as ridiculous as it is dangerous.
Some recent studies have found a paradox: The pursuit of happiness tends to make individual Americans unhappy. Did the Founding Fathers set us up for failure?
The internet isn't turning us into lonely hermits, but unlike say in elementary school, you're not necessarily going to be friends with people just because you may see them everyday.
When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.
In these troubled times in which inhumane global forces threaten our future, we need that ethnographic depth of understanding both to recognize our human fragility and marvel at our social resilience.
Yes, election season is upon us, and believe it or not, it is possible to survive election cycles with your leadership integrity and the trust of your team intact. Use these five practical tips to avoid sabotaging your team's success with your own personal political biases.