Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:43
By Brian Chin
Research shows that married people tend to be healthier than both people who have never been married and people who were previously married (i.e., divorced, widowed, or separated). But it’s less clear how or why married people are in better health. Are there biological and psychological advantages of marriage?
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 15:27
You may be thinking: yes—living under crowded conditions surely drives people crazy. And the reason why may be traced back to some unfortunate rats.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:27
By Joel E. Martinez, Lauren A. Feldman, and Mina Cikara
A social-media campaign to counter negative stereotypes shows enormous promise—but it’s still a work in progress
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 02/06/2017 - 15:11
“Black people don’t go to therapy, Joan; we go to church.” So says one woman to her struggling friend on the TV sitcom Girlfriends after her friend admits that she wants to find a therapist. This moment captures an important insight: Identities, like race, gender, and socioecomonic status, are linked to health behaviors. The behaviors that people choose to engage in to promote their health are shaped by what identities come to mind and the strategies for improving health that are linked to those identities.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 15:26
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 15:26
By Ashley Whillans
Each year, the average American family donates approximately 3.4 percent of its discretionary income to charity. Most of these charitable contributions are made from October to December, known as the “giving season” in the nonprofit sector.
So what inspires individuals to donate to charity?
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 12/26/2016 - 13:50
As 2016 comes to an end, the editors take a look back at the most read posts of the year. Some are quickly becoming classics, while others tackle new research or cover discussions important to the field. Take a look for yourself.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Wed, 12/21/2016 - 14:31
If you were surprised by the result of the Brexit vote in the UK or by the Trump victory in the US, you might live in an echo chamber – a self-reinforcing world of people who share the same opinions as you. Echo chambers are a problem, and not just because it means some people make incorrect predictions about political events. They threaten our democratic conversation, splitting up the common ground of assumption and fact that is needed for diverse people to talk to each other.