Sociology

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!
An interview with the authors of an enormous new study of generosity
September 21, 2014

It's all about generosity. 

Short Men Make Better Boyfriends and Husbands
They're less likely to divorce and they do an extra hour of housework each week
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
Upending a decades-long assumption that having daughters can lead to higher rates of divorce
July 18, 2014

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

Grown Women Don't Need a 'Best Friend'
No matter what Amy Poehler tells you
July 10, 2014

Why do women feel the need to label their friendships?

Facebook Did Screw With You, and It Wasn’t Even Worth It
June 30, 2014

The worst part about Facebook's studying your data without your consent is that they didn't find anything interesting.

A Sociologist's Advice to Gary Oldman: Act More Mortified
Defining the keys to a successful apology
June 25, 2014

Defining the keys to a successful apology.

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