Sociology

Alice Goffman's Denial of Murder Conspiracy Raises Even More Questions
June 03, 2015

The sociologist wrote about joining a murder plot. Now she insists that it was "not about actual violence."

Did This Acclaimed Sociologist Drive the Getaway Car in a Murder Plot?
May 27, 2015

The questionable ethics of Alice Goffman's "On the Run."

Watching Colbert Makes Conservatives Even More Conservative
December 18, 2014

“Not everyone comprehends the nature of Colbert’s satire.”

Why Do Some High Schools Have 'Mean Girls' and Others Don't? A New Study Explains
November 07, 2014

Think your high school was claustrophobically small? That may have been a blessing.

Here's What Happens When Hasidic Jews Join the Secular World
October 14, 2014

The world can be a scary place when you grow up thinking cheeseburgers will kill you.

Juries Dole Out Harsher Sentences to Non-Citizens
October 01, 2014

There are 138 foreign nationals on death row as we speak...

Want to Be Happy? Stop Being So Cheap!
September 21, 2014

It's all about generosity. 

Short Men Make Better Boyfriends and Husbands
August 27, 2014

Thousands upon thousands of men rejoice, feel redeemed. 

What Happens When Evangelical Virgin Men Get Married? This Secular Female Sociologist Found Out.
August 17, 2014

Once you get married, the “beastly”—excessive masturbation, watching pornography—doesn’t disappear.

Unhappy Marriages May Produce More Daughters
July 18, 2014

Upending a decades-long assumption that having daughters can lead to higher rates of divorce.

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