When scientific journals take sides during an election, the public’s trust in science takes a hit

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People lose faith in science when it takes a political side. AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

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When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, it decreases people’s trust in science, especially among conservatives, according to our recent research.

Dr. Abbie Goldberg Appointed to Rudd Family Visiting Professorship for Spring 2021

Abbie GoldbergDr. Goldberg is the Jan and Larry Landry University Professor of Psychology at Clark University, where she is also the Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Broadly, her research focuses on how a variety of social locations (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, social class) and contexts (e.g., work, family, community) shape processes of development and mental health.

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on relationships

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Paula Pietromonaco, is studying the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on relationships. 

"People who live in stable relationships are also vulnerable to the consequences of the spread of the Coronavirus on their love lives. At the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, social psychologist Paula Pietromonaco is studying the reasons why some couples become more bonded under the stress of the crisis, while the spacing gap widens between other couples.

Annabelle Flores-Bonilla authors review paper 'Sex Differences in the Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorder'

Annabelle Flores-Bonilla
Annabelle Flores-Bonilla

Graduate student Annabelle Flores-Bonilla and faculty member Heather Richardson of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program have authored a new review paper, "Sex Differences in the Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorder" in the journal Alcohol Research: Current Reviews.

Linda Tropp quoted in article 'How to Meet People Who Are Different from You'


Linda Tropp is quoted in an article titled, “How to Meet People Who Are Different from You.” She says, “What we see is that deep, close contact across group lines, like friendships or meaningful relationships, tends to be stronger in changing how we feel toward other groups.”

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