August 8th, 2011
Survey methodology — the analysis of sources of error in surveys, including the bias and variability that affect data quality — has long been a field of study, but typically as an addendum to such concentrations as sociology or statistics.…
July 12th, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Adopting a psychologically distanced perspective enhances wisdom, according to a University of Michigan study just published online in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
June 7th, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Though pundits and candidates suggest there is too much anger in politics, the emotion does have a potential benefit—it significantly motivates citizens to vote, according to a University of Michigan study.
May 26th, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Many Americans changed their perceptions of discrimination and racism after Barack Obama became the nation’s first black president. This belief that racial biases had softened, however, did not translate to positive feelings about policies that address racial disparities,…
May 24th, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A new University of Michigan study found that African American men between the ages of 35 and 54 who experience discrimination also suffer from significant levels of depressive symptoms.
May 16th, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Want to convince someone to do something? A new University of Michigan study has some intriguing insights drawn from how we speak.
May 4th, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Air pollution from industrial sources near Michigan public schools jeopardizes children’s health and academic success, according to a new study from University of Michigan researchers.
April 11th, 2011
High school students who work more than 15 hours a week during the school year may be short-changing their futures, risking long-term education and health. New research from the University of Michigan, tracking young adults through their 20s nationwide, suggests…
April 1st, 2011
In July 1967, an early morning police raid of an unlicensed bar—or blind pig—on 12th Street in Detroit set off looting, fires, and shooting that soon escalated out of control. By the time the civil disturbance ended six days later,…
March 31st, 2011
Working mothers are two-and-a-half times as likely as working fathers to interrupt their sleep to take care of others, according to an ISR study providing the first known nationally representative data documenting substantial gender differences in getting up at night,…