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An update on the religious practices of African Americans 

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:02:34 +0000

The Pew Research Center has just released a new report on the religious lives of African-Americans. Here are five facts Pew highlights in their report (which is released in celebration of Black History Month). We encourage you to read the entire report for more understanding of the differences in religious practice and affiliation between African-Americans […]

The Category Cluster Recall Technique: Increasing eyewitness recall

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:02:04 +0000

We hear a lot about the inaccuracy of eyewitness recall but here’s another strategy to increase eye-witness recall. An Australian researcher wanted to compare the common police interview strategy of “free recall” with a more structured interview technique that places story elements in a specific order (i.e., the Category Cluster Recall Technique). He wondered which […]

The Sapiosexual Scale: Another emerging demographic subgroup? 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:02:15 +0000

The last time we talked about an emerging demographic group, it was the lumbersexual [usually urban-dwelling bearded men who wear flannel but are unlikely to have ever chopped wood]. And as good social scientists we of course realize that by now you are longing for another social identifier. This time our emerging demographic could be […]