Tag: Society & Policy

Using attachment theory to understand Facebook stalking

Social media has made digital voyeurism the norm, but some of us are more inclined to pursue online surveillance than others — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Our language of refusal reveals a shifting stance on prejudice

The ways in which we’re speaking out against Syrian refugees indicates that we are redefining prejudicial discourse. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What do those temporary Facebook profile pictures really mean?

We know that online peer pressure is powerful. But what we don’t know is whether that pressure is driving real change.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How Information Builds a Community

Social media has changed the way we access and process local news. It empowers individuals to share what they know, which can be both good and bad as…

Context Matters When It Comes to Travel Time

People will often feel that the return trip covering the same geographical distance requires less time to complete. It doesn’t. When all factors are equalized–same distance, traveling… —…

A Story of Wood

Wood has played an important role in the history of civilization. Humans have used it for fuel, building materials, furniture, paper, tools, weapons, and more. And demand for…

Rice and Beans: Shaping the Customer’s Choice

As more cultural commodities enter the market, cultural distinctions will become muted to suit the appetites of a wider clientele — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Rice and Beans: The Private Role of Food

The signfiicance of selling a personal substance in the public market. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Culture Bites: The Changing Nature of the Food Truck Industry

What do you normally have for lunch? Leftovers? A sandwich? Do you bring it from home or do you buy it from a local eatery? In New York…

It’s True: We’re Probably All a Little Irish—Especially in the Caribbean

In the United States, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. This Irish national holiday celebrates Saint Patrick who is—potentially—the most recognizable of Irish saints, known for… — Re…