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Big Data and the World of Social Media

University of Pennsylvania, shares his experiences working with computer scientists and social-media services to study large populations. ... More>


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Strengthening Public Policy With Science

As a behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation, Coreen Farris is seeing her research inform US policy pursuits, including the burgeoning initiative to eliminate sexual assaults in the military. ... More>


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The Long and the Short of It

Psychological scientists have uncovered an alarming link between chronic stress and cellular aging. The length of our telomeres, the protective caps at the tips of our chromosomes, may foretell health risks. ... More>


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Earning Their Wings in Science

For military psychological scientists like Lieutenant Commander Tatana Olson, scientific training includes aviation school. ... More>


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Developing and Piloting a Psychology of Social Media Course

Teaching students about a topic as dynamic and understudied as social media requires careful planning. ... More>