Beyond Red and Blue: America's Seven Political Tribes
New research finds a majority of Americans are tired of political polarization, and are looking for compromise.
How Christian Nationalism Begets Political Conservatism
New research finds that fused identity apparently produces a predisposition toward authoritarianism and support for punitive punishments.
Looking Toward a Bright Future Can Change the Present for Low-Income Students
A new study shows imagining future success can help with facing everyday challenges for low-income college students.
Can Fan Fiction Bridge the Gaps in Sex Education for Marginalized Communities?
For anyone who isn't a straight man, sexual education and the media can get sexuality wrong. Fan fiction is helping change that.
The Stories We Tell: Adopting From a Troubled Country
Adele Barker brought Noah home from Paraguay in 1987. Now, 28 years later, she’s not sure whose story is accurate. Can we ever really know?
What Political Parties Talk About When They Talk About Groups
Republicans talk about ideology and Democrats talk about groups—but they may be talking about the same thing.
Solving the Sign Problem for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
One writer proposes a simple solution that shouldn't offend anyone.
The State of the Dinner: Commensality as a Political Instrument
We are almost never reluctant to share a drink with strangers, but sharing meals tends to be reserved for those to whom we wish to signal intimacy.
Do You Own Your Identity Online? Facebook, the NSA, and Surveillance
The European “right to be forgotten” could help protect U.S. citizens against blanket data surveillance.
Independents Are the Hipsters of American Politics
What does identifying as an independent tell us about how somebody will vote? As it turns out, not much. Research suggests this is a (surprisingly large) group that’s focused more on image than policy.