When scientific journals take sides during an election, the public’s trust in science takes a hit

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People lose faith in science when it takes a political side. AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

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When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, it decreases people’s trust in science, especially among conservatives, according to our recent research.

Dr. Abbie Goldberg Appointed to Rudd Family Visiting Professorship for Spring 2021

Abbie GoldbergDr. Goldberg is the Jan and Larry Landry University Professor of Psychology at Clark University, where she is also the Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Broadly, her research focuses on how a variety of social locations (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, social class) and contexts (e.g., work, family, community) shape processes of development and mental health.

Annabelle Flores-Bonilla authors review paper 'Sex Differences in the Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorder'

Annabelle Flores-Bonilla
Annabelle Flores-Bonilla

Graduate student Annabelle Flores-Bonilla and faculty member Heather Richardson of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program have authored a new review paper, "Sex Differences in the Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorder" in the journal Alcohol Research: Current Reviews.

Linda Tropp quoted in article 'How to Meet People Who Are Different from You'


Linda Tropp is quoted in an article titled, “How to Meet People Who Are Different from You.” She says, “What we see is that deep, close contact across group lines, like friendships or meaningful relationships, tends to be stronger in changing how we feel toward other groups.”

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On BBC, Ervin Staub explains how his police training programs are being implemented

Ervin Staub

Ervin Staub, professor emeritus of psychology and founder of the Psychology of Peace and Justice program, is profiled and interviewed extensively about how his experience as a Holocaust survivor led to his creation of the Ethical Policing Is Courageous (EPIC) training program and the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) project.

Is the balance of housework between partners changing during the pandemic?

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Maureen Perry-Jenkins, PBS faculty member and director of the Center for Research on Families, comments in an article reporting results from the American Family Survey on the changing balance of housework between male and female partners since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found that men perceive that they're doing more housework and childcare, but women think their male partners are overestimating their increased contribution. Perry-Jenkins says men have been able to silo their work from their home life better than women. 

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