Disobedience or Civil Disobedience: Who Decides When Breaking Rules Is OK?
Who gets to decide when breaking the rules is OK?
A Rise in Conservative Republicans Against Abortion?
Taking a second look at a recent Pew survey.
American Gun Laws and the Tragedy of the False Negative
Assuming an armed person is harmless when he is, in fact, dangerous, could well be the last mistake someone ever makes. But the default setting for gun laws in the United States assumes just that.
Sony's Fear of the NFL Shaped Its Narrative About Concussions in Football
It's always easier to blame individuals than it is to blame corporations or organizations.
Margins of Error and the Real Rank of the Republican Primary Candidates
Does Rick Perry’s support from 419 likely GOP voters in a recent poll really put him in a different class than Bobby Jindal, who counted 25 supporters?
Pluralistic Ignorance and Retreat From the Confederate Flag
Have Southerners always been uncomfortable with the flag's history?
How Our Political System Would Change If Black People Lived Longer
And why Republicans might not want to increase life expectancy among the electorate.
Marijuana Isn't a Gateway Drug No Matter What Chris Christie Says
The New Jersey governor is against legalization, but it's unclear why.
What Predicts NFL Arrest Records: Position or Disposition?
Some positions have a disproportionate number of offenders.
Why Don't Religious People Know More About Religion?
The committed may derive many things from their church attendance and faith, but knowledge of religion isn’t one of them, according to a Pew quiz.
Conservatives and the Benefits of Affordable Child Care
Private programs might do a better job of watching our kids than state-run programs, but they're not accessible to everyone.
Can Lawmakers Only Make Laws That Corporations Allow?
There's a telling detail in a recent story about efforts to close loopholes in corporate tax laws.
Why Do Men Overestimate Their Own Level of Attractiveness?
You may consider yourself a 10 out of 10, but who you end up with might be a better measure of looks.
Prophetic Umpires: Expectation Bias and Errors in Baseball
It’s not that what you see is what you get. It’s that what you expect is what you see.
The Rich to the Poor: Do What I Say, Not What I Do
On motivation and incentives.
Kennedy's Assassination and the Sociology of Emotions
What it was like for a soon-to-be sociologist to experience a major American event from a tatami mat more than 6,000 miles away.
The Revenge Fantasy: 'Django Unchained' vs. '12 Years a Slave'
Do most Americans believe that all problems—psychological, interpersonal, political, moral—can be resolved by a final competition, whether it’s a quick-draw shootout or a dance contest?
Racism in Perspective: Resistance to the Washington Redskins' Mascot
Are those who object to this professional American football team's mascot just victims of "the tyranny of political correctness"?
Can Profit Be Used to Justify All Actions? On JPMorgan's Fine
On JPMorgan's $11 billion fine and the values of CNBC anchors.
Does Legalizing Abortion Lead to More People Killing Newborn Babies?
It sounds shocking, but this is not a new argument.
The Top 1% of U.S. Income Earners Receive 15% of Tax Breaks
And about half of all tax expenditures go to the top 20 percent.