Social Studies
MN

Discoveries

New and exciting research from CLA researchers.

Heading Home After Hurricanes

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

Sanity and Responsibility in American Law

UMN Law professor Susanna Blumenthal looks at how the history of insanity pleas helps us understand legal inequality today.

Studying the Social Symptoms of Autism with Mice

Research from UMN Psychology looks at how genetic changes in mice change their social behavior.

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.