Welcome back! As the first month of the year draws to a close, we bring you a roundup of scholarly work on blood donation, and new research on how parents choose new homes and how courts handle crisis.

There’s Research on That:

Individuals, Institutions, and Blood Donation” by Jillian LaBranche. In light of critical blood shortages across the US, we bring you research illuminating factors that prompt more people to donate. Surprisingly, altruism is only part of the story.


Make Yourself at Home, unless You’re Renting” by Amy August. New research in Social Forces explores how the goals of searching for a new home differ depending on families’ income level.

Courts in the Context of Crisis” by Jillian LaBranche. New research compares U.S. citizens and non-citizens’ likelihood of receiving prison sentences in the aftermath of 9/11.

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Council on Contemporary Families:

Giving Up Marriage for the Baby Carriage?” by Jennifer Randles.

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TSP Classics:

As the Corona virus spreads worldwide, we bring you Evan Stewart‘s TSP Classic, “Ebola and the Epidemic Mindset,” which rounds up research on how media and governments shape the way citizens respond to outbreaks.

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