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June 24, 2023

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Public Acceptance of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Removal Could Be Improved in Developing Countries

People might be more positive to the removal of fuel subsidies if told where the money would be spent instead. This has been shown in a study which investigated attitudes towards removing fossil fuel subsidies in five developing ...

Study Offers Neurological Explanation for How Brains Bias Partisans Against New Information

People who share a political ideology have more similar 'neural fingerprints' of political words and process new information in similar ways, according to a new ...

Political Events Impact Sleep, New Research Suggests

Researchers show how major sociopolitical events can have global impacts on sleep that are associated with significant fluctuations in the public's collective mood, well-being, and alcohol ...

Can Shifting Social Norms Help Mitigate Climate Change?

An interdisciplinary team of researchers reports on how social norms -- 'patterns of behaviors or values that depend on expectations about what others do and/or think should be done' -- can be harnessed to bring about collective climate action and policy ...

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Greater Gender Equality Helps Both Women and Men Live Longer

The first global study to investigate how gender equality may be associated with life expectancy has found that both women and men live longer as it ...

Pandemic Fatigue Fueled Political Mistrust and Conspiracy Beliefs Across Europe and the United States, Study Finds

In a new study, researchers find a significant societal impact of the pandemic beyond the domain of health and raise concerns about the ability of democratic societies to cope with future crises such ...

AI Tool Predicts When a Bank Should Be Bailed out

一个人工智能工具可以帮助估爱博网投官方网站ents decide whether or not to bail out a bank in crisis by predicting if the intervention will save money for taxpayers in the long ...

Learning Science in a Hurry

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, people were plunged into a situation that required them to acquire information about an emerging scientific issue to assess the adequacy of government ...

Partisans Willing to Upend Democracy to Help Their Party Win Even When Polarization Is Diminished

There has long been an assumption that a connection exists between affective polarization and anti-democratic attitudes. A new study tests several depolarization interventions and finds that, while ...

New Study Shows How Voting Methods Affect Group Decision-Making

When groups of people need to reach a decision, they will often take a straw poll to test opinions before the official vote. New research shows that one specific voting method proved more effective ...

Empathizing With the Opposition May Make You More Politically Persuasive

Trying to understand people we disagree with can feel like a lost cause, particularly in contentious political environments. But new research finds that valuing empathy across party lines can make ...

Moral Values Explain Differences in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Across US Counties

New research shows that moral values predict regional differences in COVID-19 vaccination rates beyond structural, demographic and political barriers to ...

COVID Face Masks Don't Impair Most Social Interaction, Study Suggests

A new study debunks the idea that wearing a mask to slow the spread of disease damages most everyday social ...

Voting in the 2020 Italian Constitutional Referendum Led to More COVID-19 Cases in Italy, Study Finds

Italian citizens who exercised their democratic right to vote in the 2020 constitutional referendum may have unintentionally contributed to the spread of COVID-19, finds a new study. However, ...

The Four Bases of Anti-Science Beliefs -- And What to Do About Them

The same four factors that explain how people change their beliefs on a variety of issues can account for the recent rise in anti-science attitudes, a new review ...


Electric Vehicle Buyers Want Rebates, Not Tax Credits

Financial incentives play an important role in the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. New research, however, finds that not all financial incentives are created equal in the eyes of ...

Brain Scans Remarkably Good at Predicting Political Ideology

Brain scans of people taken while they performed various tasks -- and even did nothing -- accurately predicted whether they were politically conservative or liberal, according to the largest study of ...

New Studies Shed Light on Election-Related Stress

A new study finds anticipating stress related to political elections can affect people's emotional well-being before anything has even happened. But a related study shows that education can help ...

Industry Lobbying on WHO Overshadowing Public Health Policy, Researchers Suggest

A new article looks at how producers of such products as commercial milk formulas, processed foods, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals and electronic gaming software have been ramping up efforts to ...

Show Them the Money: Pay the Vaccine-Hesitant to Get Their COVID-19 Shots

A study initiated before the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has found that a $1000 incentive for the vaccine-hesitant could boost vaccine rates up to 87 percent. The study also speaks to how monetary ...

Faces of Dominance: Why the Faces of Women and Men Are Perceived Differently by Liberals and Conservatives

A new study finds that liberals and conservatives differ in how they perceive dominance in women, which may influence their likelihood to vote them into political ...

Harassment of Public Health Officials Widespread During the Initial Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Study Finds

Among local and state public health officials who resigned or were fired during the first 11 months of the pandemic, more than one-third reported incidents of harassment, a new study ...

What's the Prevailing Opinion on Social Media? Look at the Flocks, Says Researcher

A communication researcher has developed a framework for measuring the slippery concept of social media public opinion. Murmuration identifies meaningful groups of social media actors based on the ...

How Politics, Society, and Tech Shape the Path of Climate Change

Public perceptions of climate change, the future cost and effectiveness of climate mitigation and technologies, and how political institutions respond to public pressure are all important ...

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