Social Studies


New and exciting research from CLA researchers.

The Return of Populist Politics?

Research from UMN political science looks at whether and how populism made a difference in the 2016 election.

When Policy Preferences are Sacred

UMN political scientists look at what makes people pay attention to policy agendas.

Reaching Stressed Out College Students Online

Research from UMN Psychology shows how online programs can help college students cope with stress.

Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Research from UMN’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication shows how confusing coverage of health news can contribute to poor nutrition.

Effective Communication with Doctors is Crucial for Preventative Care

Recent research highlights why provider-patient communication is so important, especially in rural communities.

Is the Other Side Really that Stupid? Research Says Probably Not

Political parties have different ideologies, but similar IQ scores.

Local Food Production and Childhood Nutrition in Mali

A UMN geographer shows how small-scale agriculture can have a big impact on health.

Conspiring Together

UMN political scientists show how conspiracy theories are politically motivated—and more common than we think.