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Studying Aging Populations
Thursday, May 05, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer You might have heard the phrase "aging population" and thought, wait a minute, isn't every living thing aging? What does it mean to say that a population is aging? Demographers study the composition of populations, including its...

Polling Methods
Monday, May 02, 2016
By Sally Raskoff Are polls getting less reliable? Some say so. Our changing technology, including social media and the 24-hour news cycle, can have an effect on opinions and behavior. People who hear that a candidate already has a good...

Mindfulness and Methodological Confusion
Thursday, April 28, 2016
By Peter Kaufman You have probably heard of the word mindfulness. The term is so commonplace these days that the only people who may not have heard about it are the ones who are practicing it diligently in some remote...

Affordable Housing: An Oxymoron?
Monday, April 25, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer A few years ago, I had a student who was extremely anxious as the summer approached. While most of her classmates couldn't wait for graduation or summer break, she was scared. She had no family and had...

Play and Public Space
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
By Teresa Irene Gonzales As a sociologist, I often feel as though much of what I teach and research has a tinge of apocalyptic despair. As a result, I've started looking into topics that center on (or have an element...