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JOIN @TheAAPSS 3/23 for a discussion w/experts on the child welfare system. They’ll discuss how to create a system that ...
03/10/2021

JOIN @TheAAPSS 3/23 for a discussion w/experts on the child welfare system. They’ll discuss how to create a system that prevents maltreatment instead of only responding to it & does more for those it is meant to protect. Register: http://ow.ly/rAVs50DUxio
#AcademyMeets

The study of stigma, says Michèle Lamont, is a “booming field.” That assessment can be both sad and hopeful, and in this...
03/02/2021

The study of stigma, says Michèle Lamont, is a “booming field.” That assessment can be both sad and hopeful, and in this Social Science Bites podcast the Harvard #sociologist explains stigma’s manifestations and ways to combat it, as well as what it takes for a researcher to actually study stigma.

Catch the full episode here: https://www.socialsciencespace.com/2021/03/michele-lamont-on-stigma/

#Sociology #Podcast #MicheleLamont #Stigma

Social and behavioral science is being deployed to assuage fears, understand risk, improve public health and implement s...
01/29/2021
Together Apart - Social Science Space

Social and behavioral science is being deployed to assuage fears, understand risk, improve public health and implement social distancing strategies in the wake of COVID-19. On Social Science Space, you can read Together Apart and find more information on how these efforts and research are making an impact.

http://ow.ly/KAv250Dm7Jp

Table of Contents Author Biographies Contributors Acknowledgements Section A: Setting the scene The need for a social identity analysis of […]

01/26/2021
The Social Science Bites Podcast

The Social Science Bites podcast features interviews with leading sociologists, psychologists, economists, anthropologists, and political scientists from around the world. Brought to you by SAGE Publishing and with interviewer David Edmonds, each episode offers a new perspective on our social world and the people that inhabit it. Listen on your favorite podcast platform or at www.socialsciencebites.com

#podcasts #socialscience #scicomm

In the words of Steven Pinker, Daniel Kahneman has “pretty much created the field of behavioral economics and has revolu...
08/02/2020

In the words of Steven Pinker, Daniel Kahneman has “pretty much created the field of behavioral economics and has revolutionized large parts of cognitive #psychology and social psychology.”

In this episode of Social Science Bites, Kahneman explains how simple psychological mechanisms lead to biases in our reasoning: http://ow.ly/1QOG50AzOsQ

This episode has been brought to life by scientific illustrator Alex Cagan as part of our #SSBillustrated series.

Doreen Massey (1944-2016) was a geographer of space and power. She believed that an analysis of spatial relations betwee...
07/30/2020

Doreen Massey (1944-2016) was a geographer of space and power. She believed that an analysis of spatial relations between, for example, people, cities and jobs, is key to an understanding of #politics and power.

In this podcast episode, brought to life in a new illustration by Alex Cagan, Massey explains why we should be rethinking our assumptions about space. http://ow.ly/M9KJ50AzOpa

#SSBillustrated #geography #sciart

Lawrence Sherman is an experimental criminologist and police educator based at the Institute of Criminology, University ...
07/27/2020

Lawrence Sherman is an experimental criminologist and police educator based at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast, illustrated exclusively by Alex Cagan, he outlines his theories about crime, its causes and treatment. http://ow.ly/rDDN50AzOqK

#SSBillustrated

In the past 30 years there has been a revolution in #economics with the study not of how people would behave if they wer...
07/24/2020

In the past 30 years there has been a revolution in #economics with the study not of how people would behave if they were perfectly rational, but of how they actually behave.

At the vanguard of this movement is Robert J Shiller of Yale University, who joined the Social Science Bites podcast in 2012 for a discussion of behavioral economics. Today, we reveal an exclusive illustration of the interview by scientific illustrator
Alex Cagan as part of our #SSBillustrated series. http://ow.ly/jMuY50AzNgJ

Valerie Curtis is the Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's  Environmental Health Group and a t...
07/22/2020

Valerie Curtis is the Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's Environmental Health Group and a taxonomist of disgust.

Here she is in conversation with the Social Science Bites podcast, in an episode brought to life in a new illustration from Alex Cagan. http://ow.ly/zrPD50AzMNy

#SSBillustrated

What can #psychology tell us about morality? Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist at NYU Stern discusses the place of rat...
07/20/2020

What can #psychology tell us about morality? Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist at NYU Stern discusses the place of rationality in our moral judgments in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast, illustrated by Alex Cagan. http://ow.ly/sMQR50AzMZf

#SSBillustrated

Here’s an idea: social scientists should reflect critically on the prevailing concepts and categories before launching i...
07/19/2020

Here’s an idea: social scientists should reflect critically on the prevailing concepts and categories before launching into empirical work with an existing framework. Urban sociologist Saskia Sassen has coined the term "before method" to refer to such an approach.

Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at
Columbia University, and discusses "before method" as an analytic tactic in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast, brought to life here by illustrator Alex Cagan as part of our #SSBillustrated series. http://ow.ly/NkMF50AzMnE

Hetan Shah is Chief Executive of the The British Academy and an advocate for the importance of the social sciences in ta...
07/16/2020

Hetan Shah is Chief Executive of the The British Academy and an advocate for the importance of the social sciences in tackling the most pressing global issues of our time.

The coronavirus pandemic is no exception. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast, exclusively illustrated by
Alex Cagan, Shah details how #socialscience has been a force for good throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it can help policymakers understand and shape a better tomorrow. http://ow.ly/a2UQ50AzLty

#SSBillustrated

Are you more likely to bring about social reform through violent or non-violent protest?Erica Chenoweth has studied this...
06/26/2020

Are you more likely to bring about social reform through violent or non-violent protest?

Erica Chenoweth has studied this question in depth and discussed her findings in an episode of the Social Science Bites podcast. This episode has been illustrated by Alex Cagan as part of our #SSBillustrated series. Listen to the full episode for insights into the efficacy of different forms of social action: http://ow.ly/czFf50AizA9

Social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji has been widely recognized for her lifetime contributions to the science of psycholo...
06/24/2020

Social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji has been widely recognized for her lifetime contributions to the science of psychology. In 2018, she joined us for an episode of the Social Science Bites podcast to discuss her work on implicit bias, and how the brain works as an "association-seeking machine".

Banaji's episode on implicit bias is the first in our #SSBillustrated series of illustrations by scientific illustrator Alex Cagan, who we've been working with to bring to life some of our favorite episodes from over the years. New illustrations will be revealed over the next few weeks and you can listen to the full recording of Banaji with interviewer David Edmonds here: http://ow.ly/NfVu50AgIPh

Mass media routinely portray information about #COVID19 deaths on logarithmic graphs. But do their readers understand th...
06/19/2020

Mass media routinely portray information about #COVID19 deaths on logarithmic graphs. But do their readers understand them? 40.66% of people asked could respond correctly to a basic question about a logarithmic graph...

http://ow.ly/M9p650Ac351

Lina Ashour on why we need experiential scholarship to better understand racial inequality:http://ow.ly/BU0S50A9TE4
06/17/2020
Why We Need Experiential Scholarship to Better Understand Racial Inequality

Lina Ashour on why we need experiential scholarship to better understand racial inequality:

http://ow.ly/BU0S50A9TE4

Why We Need Experiential Scholarship to Better Understand Racial Inequality Published on June 12, 2020  by Lina Ashour It wasn’t until I started doing a degree in gender studies that I was told it was OK to use the first person. In fact, we were actively encouraged to bring in our own experiences...

What do we know about how people behave in crises? And how can we apply that understanding to manage the current pandemi...
06/04/2020

What do we know about how people behave in crises? And how can we apply that understanding to manage the current pandemic? Overview of everything that has been linked from #TogetherApart in past week:

http://ow.ly/HRGg50zY0wH

During a cholera epidemic in Italy 1910, restrictions on traditional modes of burial sparked attacks on health-workers, ...
06/03/2020

During a cholera epidemic in Italy 1910, restrictions on traditional modes of burial sparked attacks on health-workers, police and hospitals. What can historical social disorder teach us about #COVID19? Which state interventions result in social disorder?

http://ow.ly/81Lv50zY0g6

Every year, over 1,000 Americans die during encounters w/ police. Contrary to U.S. Supreme Court opinions, fatal shootin...
06/02/2020
Preventing Fatal Police Shootings: It Can Be Done – Archived Webinar

Every year, over 1,000 Americans die during encounters w/ police. Contrary to U.S. Supreme Court opinions, fatal shootings do not arise from split-second decisions; they are preventable by a broad range of interventions in systems and institutions.

http://ow.ly/jhmo50zWWG7

Preventing Fatal Police Shootings: It Can Be Done – Archived Webinar Published on May 25, 2020  by Social Science Space The shooting of Brenna Taylor, an emergency medical technician who was shot and killed by police officers in her own home it what was likely a botched search warrant has brought...

Research shows that people are more prone to help & empathize with individuals who are perceived as members of the same ...
06/02/2020

Research shows that people are more prone to help & empathize with individuals who are perceived as members of the same group than those who are perceived as outgroup members. How does collective solidarity work in times of crisis? #TogetherApart #COVID19

http://ow.ly/oBPT50zWVXq

Check out #TogetherApart on the psychology of crowds (w/ implications for current & past protests in US): "People have b...
06/01/2020

Check out #TogetherApart on the psychology of crowds (w/ implications for current & past protests in US): "People have been taught to fear the masses as destructive forces," but "crowd behavior is usually shaped by shared notions of morality". #COVID19

http://ow.ly/xpO650zVJSw

Check out excerpt on authority & public from #TogetherApart on psychology of #COVID19: "It is vital that authorities com...
05/31/2020

Check out excerpt on authority & public from #TogetherApart on psychology of #COVID19: "It is vital that authorities communicate openly and honestly with members of the public about what actions they are taking to manage an incident..."

http://ow.ly/qDEC50zULaG

Though panic is played up by media, "the most striking feature of emergencies is the emergence of social support and coo...
05/30/2020

Though panic is played up by media, "the most striking feature of emergencies is the emergence of social support and cooperation." #COVID19 #TogetherApart Check out first excerpt of book on COVID-19 psychology:

http://ow.ly/NO4x50zUcuq

Each year, over 1,000 Americans die during encounters with police. Contrary to U.S. Supreme Court opinions, fatalities d...
05/27/2020

Each year, over 1,000 Americans die during encounters with police. Contrary to U.S. Supreme Court opinions, fatalities do not arise from split-second decisions; they are preventable by a broad range of interventions. Well-researched #webinar w/ experts:

http://ow.ly/fuRY50zRNu0

Countries across the world have been turning to behavioral science in the fight against #COVID19. @peterjohn10 and @Prof...
05/26/2020

Countries across the world have been turning to behavioral science in the fight against #COVID19. @peterjohn10 and @ProfStoker explain the shortcomings of recent UK approach and explore what successful employment of behavioral science might look like:

http://ow.ly/LqxH50zQGzW

Undark Magazine: In mid-March, the Stanford University scientist John Ioannidis wrote a short, viral essay for STAT argu...
05/20/2020

Undark Magazine: In mid-March, the Stanford University scientist John Ioannidis wrote a short, viral essay for STAT arguing that the global response to the #COVID19 pandemic could be “a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco." Here he responds to his critics:

http://ow.ly/Ws0f50zLND2

Daniel Nehring: "One of the most remarkable recent developments in global higher education is the formation of what migh...
05/19/2020

Daniel Nehring: "One of the most remarkable recent developments in global higher education is the formation of what might be termed a reserve army of academic labor." How will COVID-19 affect the academic job market & therefore unemployed scholars?

http://ow.ly/uY1H50zKHK1

Recognizing the importance of influential long-term research, SAGE Publishing announced the launch of the 10-Year Impact...
05/01/2020

Recognizing the importance of influential long-term research, SAGE Publishing announced the launch of the 10-Year Impact Awards! "The need for timeless research has never been stronger as the pandemic continues to uproot the world."

Click to learn more: http://ow.ly/keLt50ztvYD

Why do we ignore emergencies? Ignored emergencies become disasters-- "Paraphrasing Newton’s first law of motion: A perso...
05/01/2020

Why do we ignore emergencies? Ignored emergencies become disasters-- "Paraphrasing Newton’s first law of motion: A person continues with the current activity of rest or unthinking motion unless acted on by some external or internal force."

http://ow.ly/aifE50zttYa

Thinking of submitting for a grant? Check out some insights on impact metrics and grant funding at our new resource, A C...
04/27/2020
Compendium of Research Funders’ Impact Requirements

Thinking of submitting for a grant? Check out some insights on impact metrics and grant funding at our new resource, A Compendium of Research Funder's Impact Requirements:

http://ow.ly/DNBC50zq4gW

Compendium of Research Funders’ Impact Requirements Published on April 23, 2020  by Gus Wachbrit Editor’s Note: This resource will evolve over time. If you’ve seen impact-related language on a grant application and would like to share, please email [email protected] or [email protected]...

Why Social Science? Because Institutional Racism Exacerbates Our Health And Economic Challenges:http://ow.ly/euyt50zq49G
04/27/2020

Why Social Science? Because Institutional Racism Exacerbates Our Health And Economic Challenges:

http://ow.ly/euyt50zq49G

Students from around the world are being asked to offer their experiences, voice their concerns and suggest their ideas ...
04/21/2020

Students from around the world are being asked to offer their experiences, voice their concerns and suggest their ideas for improvements w/ regard to online classrooms. Educators & students, read "Student Perspectives on the Online Teaching Landscape:"

http://ow.ly/vLQV50zjF57

Do Governments Ever Listen To ‘The Science,’ Or Do They Seek Post Hoc Fig Leaves?http://ow.ly/Nfri50zjDn1
04/20/2020

Do Governments Ever Listen To ‘The Science,’ Or Do They Seek Post Hoc Fig Leaves?

http://ow.ly/Nfri50zjDn1

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