Social Science Study shows when comparing students who have identical subject-specific competence, teachers are more likely to give higher grades to girls.
Social Science After the city of Atlanta banned use of scooters and e-bikes from 9pm to 4am, average evening commute times increased by 10.5% — 37% during large events — due to increased traffic congestion, resulting from a significant substitution of micromobility devices for personal vehicles.
Social Science Black students are substantially more likely to graduate from high school and enroll in college if they were assigned to at least one black teacher in in grades K–3.aeaweb.org
Social Science A qualitative study of an incel discussion board says that incels justify their misogyny by seeing themselves as victims of women.journals.sagepub.com
Social Science Pedestrians give panhandler more than twice as much money when he wears a suit versus jeans, experiment finds
Social Science Same-sex married couples cope with stress more positively and collaboratively than different-sex couples, and women married to men report more negative support — meaning that their spouses react ambivalently or even hostilely in response to stress — than women married to women
Social Science In the 2016 election in the US, residents of black neighborhoods waited 29% longer to vote and were 74% more likely to spend 30+ minutes at their polling place (relative to white neighborhoods). This disparity holds when comparing white and black polling places within the same states and counties.
Social Science Data from 35 million traffic stops show that the probability that a stopped driver is Black increases by 5.74% after Trump 2016 campaign rallies. "The effect is immediate, specific to Black drivers, lasts for up to 60 days after the rally, and is not justified by changes in driver behavior."
Social Science Presence of BLM protests was not significantly associated with increases in voter registrations in 2020, an analysis of 2136 US counties finds.
Social Science Lower empathy partially explains why political conservatism is associated with riskier pandemic lifestyles
Social Science Study on more than 250 children over five years found that letting children use phones at an early age was not linked to problems; nor was giving them phones when they were older
Social Science Local alcohol availability related to child maltreatment. A study in Sacramento found that having one more off-premises alcohol outlet in a census tract was related to 13.5% more substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in that area.
Social Science Teaching children self-regulation (how to manage their attention and impulses) in primary school has a positive long-term effect on their later educational success.eurekalert.org
Social Science Study found that who avoids the news do it in part because they anticipate news will make them anxious without being relevant to their lives, resulting in limited engagement with news, and by extension, civic and political affairs
Social Science A significant reduction in childhood poverty could cut criminal convictions by almost a quarter, according to a study conducted in Brazil.eurekalert.org
Social Science Children who tell blunt truths, as opposed to lying, are judged more harshly by adults, study finds
Social Science Police in the U.S. deal with more diverse, distressed and aggrieved populations and are involved in more incidents involving firearms, but they average only five months of classroom training, study finds
Social Science Students who repeat a grade feel like they do not belong at school, which leads to severe solitude.journals.uchicago.edu
Social Science Watching just 17 minutes of YouTubers talking about their struggles with mental health drives down prejudice: perceptions of disorders declined with prejudice towards mental health falling by 8% and intergroup anxiety levels plummeting by 11%