2013 selection of recent research on massive open online courses (MOOCs).
2013 roundup of research on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in athletics and academics as well as their potential health effects.
2013 collection of recent research on internet privacy issues.
2012 literature review by Journalist’s Resource featuring a half-dozen studies.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine possible positive and negative outcomes of violent video game play.
2013 review of research and article in the journal Science on the global energy consumption of Internet and communications technology.
2013 report from UC Berkeley and Duke University on the evolution of U.S. religious attitudes over time.
2012 study on college player performance in the NCAA tournament and relationship with NBA success.
2012 study in Journal of Communication showing how violence is less prevalent on YouTube than it is on network television.
2013 review of reports and studies that provide helpful background on the Roman Catholic Church, its demographic composition and related issues.
2012 study from Dartmouth College published in Psychological Science on sexual content in movies and adolescent sexual behavior.
2012 study in the Journal of Media Economics on evidence that Hollywood’s production of films is increasingly catering to foreign audiences.
2012 literature review of research related to brain injuries in youth and professional sports.
2012 study from Carnegie Mellon University published in Social Psychological and Personality Science on user-controlled privacy settings online.
2012 review of the research literature on U.S. lotteries and the types of people most likely to play.
2012 metastudy published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery on skiing and snowboarding injuries and helmet use.
2012 study from Kansas State University published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and customer preferences.
2012 study published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication on the impact of reader comments on perceptions of bias in online news articles.
2012 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family describes the differences between couples choosing to formalize their marriage and couples that cohabit but remain unmarried.
2012 report from a University of Michigan-affiliated policy center that examines how laws promoting women’s opportunities in sports are being adopted.
2012 study from Standford University published in Developmental Psychology on ’tween girl digital media use and development.
2012 study in Sociology of Religion on the evolution in attitudes of evangelicals toward gays over time.
2012 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family on the causes and effects of helicopter parenting .
2012 review of studies relating to prior Olympics games and their local and national impacts.
2012 study by Duke, Penn State and Colby on how skilled video game players are not necessarily better multitaskers.
2012 study in Social Science Quarterly on the levels of desire of Mexican immigrants in Texas to learn English.
2011 study by the University of California-Los Angeles in Developmental Psychology on tween values and media engagement.
2011 study by Clemson and Michigan State University on how revenue generated by tourism is distributed across different income groups.
2012 paper by Queen’s University published in Psychological Science on religion and personal self-control.
2012 study in New Media and Society on age, gender and online community behaviors.
2012 Pew Research Center report with new survey data on social issues and historical comparative data.
2012 study in Politics & Policy on how relationships with gay people can influence the views of religious individuals.
2012 study in Psychological Science on different dynamics for women and men in terms of attraction and self-assessment.
2012 paper from the University of Maryland and Wellesley College on underlying factors that explain America’s relatively higher rates of teen childbearing.
2011 study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors on anti-drug television advertising and self-reported drug use in teenagers.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on wealth levels and unethical behavior.
2012 study from University of Maryland, University of Michigan and Duke University on Internet practices and preferences.
A 2012 metastudy published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on risks associated with large public events such as stress-related cardiac episodes, heatstroke and stampedes
2012 study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life on Mormon life in America.
2011 study from Carnegie-Mellon University on BitTorrent online downloads of copyrighted material.
2011 study in PNAS on social networks and how friendships shape, or form around, shared tastes.
2011 study from DePaul University on religious values and altruistic, humanitarian behavior.
Paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the effects of unemployment on peoples’ level of physical activity.
2011 research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, San Francisco State University, Universidad de los Andes in Bogata, Universidad de Chile, University of Zurich, and other institutions.
2011 study in the Socio-Economic Review on the attitudes of senior executives about corporate social responsibility.
2011 study in The International Journal of Press/Politics investigates the influence of political ideology on a viewer’s perceptions of satirist Stephen Colbert.
2011 longitudinal study on sustained violent video game play, aggression and youth.
2011 study from Northwestern University on different motivations among teens who use Twitter.
2011 study for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on evolution and natural selection in human beings within recent generations.
2011 study on gay teens and greater risk of emotional problems and negative educational outcomes.
2011 study by Baylor University on social relationships and higher levels of religiosity.
2011 paper in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science explores the broad changes to work/life balance in the American family.
2005 study in the American Political Science Review on genetics and political predisposition.
2011 study in Psychological Science on decision-making abilities in younger and older adults.
2011 study in PLoS ONE on rates of psychological problems among athletes by the sport practiced and gender.
2011 study focusing on the ability of individuals to adapt to their economic, political and social situations.
2011 study in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion about how scientists and academics view religious belief.
2011 study by Cornell University on feelings of uncertainty and the adoption of novel or practical ideas.
2011 study from the Pew Charitable Trusts on factors that contribute to downward mobility in the United States and how they intersect with race and gender.
2011 study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology on the dynamics between measurements of happiness and personal finance.
2011 report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project on the ways Americans use mobile phones.
Reports and surveys that shed light on the consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attacks
2011 study investigates how different modes of communication impact neural stress and attachment responses.
2011 meta-study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the associations between television viewing habits and a person’s risk of Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other causes of mortality.
2011 study in the European Early Childhood Education Research Journal on risk-taking behaviors children engage in during play.
2009 paper by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign attempted to predict the strength of real-world relationships based on social media interactions.
2011 study by Arizona State and Santa Clara University on the correlation between parenting and happiness.
Study in Psychological Science on the underlying factors that drive people to share news
2011 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the link between child development outcomes and the length of a mother’s maternity leave.
2011 study by SUNY-Buffalo on depictions of women over time in a prominent, trend-setting space in popular culture.
2011 study by Columbia, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harvard on effects of Internet search engines on human memory.
2011 study by the American Association of Wine Economists on accuracy of stated levels of alcohol content in wine.
Study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on health risks among gay, lesbian and bisexual teens
2011 study published in Research in Sports Medicine on the severity of injuries in international women’s soccer games.
Review of four academic studies concerning the responses of religious groups in the event of failed prophecy
2011 study by the Harvard Kennedy School on associations between childhood holiday experiences and later political affiliation and voting patterns
2011 study by the Pew Research Center on levels of trust, tolerance and engagement among social networking users.
2010 study by the Yale Law School, George Washington Law School, and the University of Oklahoma on how values shape perceptions of expert agreement and truth
2011 study in Current Anthropology on body norms and fat stigma worldwide
2011 study in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts on pop music lyrical trends and wider psychological changes.
2010 study in Journal of Neurotrauma on effects of head impacts for a high school football team during one season.
2010 study by the University of Southern Mississippi on socioeconomic factors influencing legalization of casinos globally
2011 study by UCLA on gambling habits as reported in a casino setting
2010 paper by the University of Munich on cultural sites and how they shape local economies.
2010 study in Journal of Biomechanical Engineering on limits of football helmet testing methods
2010 study in UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal on young gamblers and propensity for risky behavior
2009 study by the University of Iowa on religion’s role in shaping views on immigration reform.
2010 study for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence on how social media users wield influence
2011 poll by the Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health on Internet usage among Latinos
2009 study in the American Journal of Public Health on the effects of certain kinds of television content on child weight problems.
2009 metastudy by the University of Florida examining the reported effects of alcohol price/taxes on purchasing and consumption habits.
2011 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on the relationship between leisure activities and cardiovascular disease events and all-cause mortality.
2010 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project and the Project for Excellence in Journalism on trends in the news habits of Americans
2010 survey by Pew Research Center on Americans’ understanding of religious tenets, practices, history, legal dynamics
2010 Northwestern University study on the larger effects of music students’ improved auditory abilities.
2008 Barry Law School paper looking at the relationship between stadiums and local economic activity.
2003 examination of the relationship between corporate social and environmental responsibility and financial performance.