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Time to change the study of consent

ILR Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns says that consent has been a neglected topic in mainstream psychology. In an upcoming article, she argues now is the time to build a better psychological definition. 

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How moviemaking evolved to draw us in

In a new book, “Movies on Our Minds: The Evolution of Cinematic Engagement,” psychology professor emeritus James Cutting explores the perceptual, cognitive and emotional reasons we enjoy popular films.

More than 10% of older adults at risk of elder abuse

A study involving researchers from the College of Human Ecology and Weill Cornell Medicine estimates the incidence of elder mistreatment in New York state and advances understanding of key risk factors.

Narrative approach can change minds on child care spending

When it comes to increasing public support for policies and programs related to early childhood education, the target audience should determine the type of message used, according to Jeff Niederdeppe, professor of communication in CALS.

Researchers reveal new suicide prevention tools from survivors

Lessons from suicide survivors – people who, despite the urge to die, find ways to cope and reasons to live – are seldom heard, but Cornell researchers and their colleagues have written one of the first studies to change that.

Family values outweigh politics in U.S. Latinos’ climate beliefs

According to new research co-led by Jonathon Schuldt ’04, associate professor of communication, family values are a much stronger predictor of climate opinions and policy support than political views for U.S. Latinos.

New archive reveals treasure trove of U.S. media experiments

Thanks to Cornell researchers and their colleagues, a dataset of thousands of experiments is publicly available, providing insight into fields like political science, communication, psychology, marketing, organizational behavior, statistics, computer science and education.

Religious have fewer children in secular countries

A country’s values, norms and policies influence fertility rates, particularly among the religious, according to a new study by sociologist Landon Schnabel.

Choose wisely: Spouses consolidate resources in families

The highly educated accumulate systematically advantaged portfolios of resources in long-term relationships, making families more unequal, according to Cornell sociologists.