Welcome back! It’s our last roundup of 2018 and we’ve got our *Best of 2018* in full swing. This week we feature research on sexual violence behind bars and how children learn rules for romance in preschool. We’ve also got sociological takes on racial demographic projections and the gender gap in politics.

There’s Research on That!:

*~* Best of 2018 *~*

Best of 2018: Me Too Behind Bars,” by Amber Joy Powell. Adding to the national conversation about sexual violence spurred by the #MeToo campaign, we rounded up social science research on sexual violence in detention.



Reactions to Racial Projections,” by Jean Marie Maier. Recently The New York Times interviewed social scientists to get their reactions to the projections that non-hispanic whites will soon become a numerical minority.

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Is The Gender Gap in Politics Changing?” by Stephanie Coontz.

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