Policies aimed at encouraging rural innovation should take into account the differences between entrepreneurs and how they view where they live, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and De Montfort University have found that meanings attached to where someone lives are shaped by previous experiences, and this in turn influences their innovation strategies and entrepreneurial activity.
How many immigrants per year should Switzerland be prepared to welcome? Psychologists (UNIGE) set about testing a well-known reasoning bias that consists in providing a deliberately figure for information purposes before respondents give their opinion on a subject. The researchers found that the figure supplied played a vital role in shaping respondents' opinions, regardless of their political orientation or the political party responsible for the figure. The researchpoints out the dangers of number-based political votes.
Psychology researchers exploring the belonging and achievement of middle school students found valuing cultural diversity reduces achievement gaps over the course of a year, while policies that favor colorblindness and assimilation led to wider achievement gaps.
What will shape voter attitudes heading into the 2020 election? New Iowa State University research finds rurality, education and race -- not the economic downturn -- significantly predicted the change from Democrat to Republican in 2016.
Economic stagnation and a resurgence of racist nationalism are shaping conversations about what it means to be Italian in the 21st century.
Through a randomized field experiment, researchers at Stanford's Immigration Policy Lab demonstrate that a low-cost nudge informing immigrants about their eligibility for a federal fee waiver increased rates of citizenship applications.
For immigrants to the United States, the current political climate, and debates over issues such as a border wall, become part of the environment that influences their health, according to a new University of Washington study.
A new study has found that 58 percent of people displaced following the civil war in Sri Lanka have suffered mental health problems.
It flies in the face of popular perception -- but people who choose to emigrate are those with the best education.
People from North Africa are likely the main group that founded the indigenous population on the Canary Islands, arriving by 1000 CE, reports a new study by Rosa Fregel of Stanford University, USA and Universidad de La Laguna, Spain, and colleagues, published March 20, 2019, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.