sociology

Sex

Debunking the Toxic Myths Around College Hookup Culture

In her new book, "American Hookup," sociology professor Lisa Wade investigates the biggest misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses—and tries to reach an understanding that more accurately reflects realities about gender, race, and class.
Suzannah Weiss
1.13.17
psychology

It's Not Just You: Literally Everyone Expects the Worst, Study Says

According to new research, optimists and pessimists alike brace for the worst while waiting for news.
Kimberly Lawson
12.21.16
tv

Why Reality Stars Are So Obsessed with Throwing Drinks on Each Other

The wine-hurling Real Housewives of today come from a long tradition: Since the early 1900s, women in film have been angrily tossing drinks on their rivals and nemeses.
Elizabeth King
12.13.16
Culture

How Gender Stereotypes Affect What You Choose to Eat

Studies show that gender-specific food marketing affects the way food tastes to us—and the things we crave.
Claudia McNeilly
9.28.16
relationships

Even In Queer Relationships, Outdated Gender Roles Are Rampant

A 2016 study finds that boring gender norms still influence American ideas about who should do chores and take care of the kids in relationships.
Diana Tourjée
8.24.16
teens

Teen Sweethearts and BFFs Are Terrorizing Each Other Online, Study Reveals

Keep your enemies close, I guess.
Diana Tourjée
8.22.16
News

LGBTQ Women Don't Feel Comfortable at Pride, Study Says

While the annual parade is supposed to be a celebration of LGBTQ people of all genders, a new survey found that women aren't welcomed as much as they should be.
Diana Tourjée
6.24.16
News

Millennials Would Rather Live with Their Parents Than Their Significant Other

According to new statistics from the Pew Research Center, more 18- to 34-year-olds live with their parents than with their lovers. We talked to an "emerging adulthood" psychologist to find out why.
Lauren Oyler
5.25.16
Sex

Watching Porn Is Making You Religious, New Study Says

According to new research from the University of Oklahoma, porn lovers pray and attend church more than people who just watch X-rated vids occasionally. Hm…
Lauren Oyler
5.12.16
looks

Charlize Theron Was Right: It's Really Hard Being Hot

Rejoice in your hideousness: Charlize Theron has just exposed the hardship of being sexy as hell. We spoke to sociologists to find out whether beautiful people do actually suffer discrimination.
Diana Tourjée
4.6.16
sociology

A Sociologist Explains the Cult Behavior in this N.Y. Murder Church

Two parents and other church goers were arrested for killing their teenage son. Sociologist Dr. Bernadette Barton explains how cult practices produce violence.
Diana Tourjée
10.17.15