2016 study in the
Journal of Marriage and Family that looks at whether girls and young women who take abstinence pledges are less likely to become pregnant, acquire STDs.
2016 study published in the
Review of Policy Research that examines the role the public plays in forming regulations on environmental policy issues in five states.
2016 research brief from Scholars Strategy Network that looks at whether praise or money is a more effective tool for encouraging adolescents to complete after-school tutoring sessions.
Adolescents and young adults are spending less time outdoors and more time glued to screens—computer, TV, tablet and cell phones, according to numerous studies. A 2015 Australian study published in BMC Public Health found that 70 percent of ninth-grade boys use screens for more than two hours a day; screen time is even higher
2016 tip sheet offering 10 sources of information to help journalists stay informed on issues related to news media and technology.
2016 study published in
PNAS that examines how false beliefs about the biological differences between black and white people might influence pain assessment and treatment of black patients.
2015 study published in
Media Psychology that examines media multitasking and the conditions under which people are likely to use more than one media platform at a time.
2015 working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research that assesses how job loss, negative home equity and other types of “financial shock” influence whether homeowners default on mortgages
Columbia Journalism School's Nicholas Lemann explains a series of rules that can help journalists successfully integrate research and reporting.
A 2016 recorded talk by Sarah Kliff, deputy managing editor for visuals at Vox, about media coverage of the Affordable Care Act and what’s next for health care policy.
2016 study in
The Review of Economics and Statistics that examines whether adolescents have higher grades, test scores if their math and English classes are scheduled at the start of the school day.
2016 discussion in which Linda Greenhouse, who reported on the U.S. Supreme Court for three decades, weighs in on the polarization of the nation's highest court and other issues.
2015 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network and a University of Minnesota researcher looks at whether Americans with chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease are more or less likely to vote in elections.
2016 roundup of research that explores the growth in the number of white, Hispanic and Asian students attending the nation's more than 100 HBCUs, or historically black colleges and universities.
2016 study published in
The New England Journal of Medicine that investigates the link between Zika infection and fetal abnormalities, including microcephaly, in Brazil.