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ISR News Releases

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Anger motivates people to vote, U-M study shows

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.

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Learning Secrets: Caplan at 80

June 7th, 2011

There were points in Nate Caplan’s life when he didn’t know what he would become—a psychologist or an artist. He grew up during the depression outside Richmond, Virginia, with a sure drawing hand and a longing to leave the South.…

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University of Michigan Institute for Social Research awards $137,000 in fellowships

June 7th, 2011

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan recently awarded $137,000 in fellowships intended to support innovative social science research at the university. [table id=4 /]

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Obama’s election reduced perceptions of racism, but boosted opposition to race-related policies

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,…

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African-American men who feel ‘in control’ are less likely to experience depressive symptoms

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.

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Persuasive speech: The way we, um, talk sways our listeners

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.

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Air pollution near Michigan schools linked to poorer student health, academic performance

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.

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2011 Miller Converse Lecture

April 11th, 2011

U-M emeritus professor M. Kent Jennings, now a professor of political science at the University of California-Santa Barbara, greets Anne Barnes, the wife of long-time Michigan colleague and an emeritus professor Samuel H. Barnes, background, on Thursday, April 7, at…

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Working a lot in high school can short-change students’ future

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…

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ICPSR and PSC: Celebrating 50 years

April 6th, 2011

ISR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research The Next 50 Years: Innovation in a Data-Driven World October 5-7, 2011 – Ann Arbor – Launch of 50th Anniversary A series of exhibits and receptions will be held from November 2011…

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