Tag: Social Capital


Tag: Social Capital

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Articles: Is Facebook Building Political Bridges?

By Tom Jacobs | May 8, 2015

Two new studies defy conventional wisdom by finding that social media is exposing people to different ideas, not isolating them.


Articles: Happier Tweets, Healthier Communities

By Tom Jacobs | February 2, 2015

New research finds that the number of heart disease deaths in a county can be predicted by analyzing the language its residents use on Twitter.


Articles: How Your Teen Can Thrive Online

By Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014

Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.


Articles: How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

By Jill Suttie | March 14, 2014

As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?


Articles: Does Technology Cut Us Off from Other People?

By Lauren Klein | March 12, 2014

Three new studies paint a surprisingly complicated picture of the role of mobile devices in our social lives—and suggest steps we can take to make the most of technology.


Articles: Are Some Social Ties Better Than Others?

By Juliana Breines | March 11, 2014

Which is more important: your spouse or your Facebook friends? A social psychologist says we need both, for weak ties can make us strong—and sometimes strong ties can make us weak.

The author and his son modeling their Halloween costumes.

Articles: Five Reasons Why Humans Need Halloween

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 30, 2013

Scientifically validated reasons to celebrate the scary things in life.


Articles: Exercise Reduces Stress—Especially for Social Butterflies

By William Pettus | October 29, 2013

Research suggests exercise is good for our mental health--perhaps even more so if we're highly social, according to a new study.

Paul Piff, a post-doctoral scholar in psychology at UC Berkeley.

Articles: When the Going Gets Tough, the Affluent Get Lonely

By Yasmin Anwar | August 31, 2012

A new study says affluent people are less likely to reach out to others in times of chaos.


Articles: Happiness is about Respect, not Riches

By Stacey Kennelly | July 13, 2012

A study shows that admiration from peers—not wealth or economic status—is what really makes us happy.


Articles: How Childcare Boosts Social Capital

By Meera Lee Sethi | January 18, 2012

New research says mothers using childcare can reap social, psychological, and financial rewards.

John Gottman explains that trust is found in stronger, healthier, and more just communities.

Videos and Podcasts: Trust and Inequality

By John Gottman | October 22, 2011

John Gottman explains that trust is found in stronger, healthier, and more just communities.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Community Ties Help Low-Income Children’s Health


Articles: You Can’t Buy Empathy

By Jason Marsh | December 14, 2010

New research suggests the rich have a hard time reading others' emotions.


Articles: Social Connections Keep Pregnant Moms Healthy

By Eliana Osborn | December 6, 2010

A study suggests how a sense of community can help at-risk pregnant women.


Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Combat Loneliness


Research Digest Items/Studies: It Takes a Village to Raise a Prosocial Child


Articles: Very Social Science: A Review of Connected

By Pelin Kesebir | April 1, 2010


Articles: Social Services

By Vida Manzo | February 3, 2010


Articles: Community = Happiness?

By Tom White | August 5, 2008


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