Social Studies

Multiple Screens Are Not Always Bad For Attention

Research shows many devices can be distracting, but actively using one to engage with another can boost attention and memory.

Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility

Dr. Hyejoon Rim studies how people respond to corporations’ charitable campaigns.

Who Puts Politics on TV?

Dr. Christopher Terry talks research on media regulation in our contentious political climate.

Chatbots, Mobile Apps, and the Future of Journalism

Dr. Valerie Belair-Gagnon uses social science to examine how the norms and practices of journalism are changing through emerging technology.

The Color of Quality of Life in Nursing Homes

Research from UMN public health highlights racial disparities in nursing home care.

The Political Divide Between Immigrants and Refugees

UMN history professor Patrick J. McNamara takes a close look at what counts as political persecution when people flee their homeland.

Heading Home After Hurricanes

Research from UMN Sociologist Jack DeWaard shows how people head home after massive storms.