Tom Jacobs

A veteran journalist who writes for Pacific Standard (@pacificstand), highlighting interesting -- often counterintuitive -- findings in academic research.

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Can Live Theater Help Spur Climate Action?
August 13, 2019
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Ideology Can Skew Our Views on the Healthiness of Food
August 9, 2019
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Commuting Past Fast Food Restaurants Is Linked to Obesity, According to New Research
August 7, 2019
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Domestic Disputes Are More Likely to Turn Deadly in Cities Where Guns Are Easy to Obtain
August 6, 2019
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Using Gender-Neutral Pronouns May Reduce Sexism
August 5, 2019
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Abusive Behavior May Be Contagious Among Police
August 2, 2019
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How Gender Stereotypes Affect Pro-Environment Behavior
August 1, 2019
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Senior Citizens Have a Binge-Drinking Problem, According to a New Study
July 31, 2019
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One-Quarter of Americans Believe Donald Trump Is a Tool of the Devil, According to a New Study
July 30, 2019
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Adhering to Cultural Norms Can Help Immigrants Illicit Acceptance, Study Finds
July 29, 2019
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Burned-Out Doctors Are More Likely to Be Biased Against Black Patients
July 26, 2019
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More Trees Mean Better Health Outcomes, According to New Research
July 26, 2019
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Research Finds That Having a Gun in Your Home Can Make Your Household Less Safe
July 23, 2019
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New Research Suggests Fear of Disease Is at the Root of Racism
July 22, 2019
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In Study, People in Police Uniforms More Likely to Shoot Unarmed Targets
July 19, 2019
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Americans Now Believe Women Are as Competent as Men—but Not as Ambitious
July 18, 2019
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In the #MeToo Era, Women Experience Less Self-Blame When Facing Sexual Harassment
July 17, 2019
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Fear of Being Branded Racist Increases Police Support for Excessive Force
July 17, 2019
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New Research Debunks the Myth That Mexican Immigrants Can't Assimilate
July 15, 2019
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Biracial Americans Face Unique Stereotypes, According to a New Study
July 12, 2019
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Trump Supporters Are More Likely to Vote Than Trump Opponents
July 11, 2019
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Union Membership Boosts Political Knowledge
July 10, 2019
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Asian Americans Are Viewed as More American If They Are Gay
June 28, 2019
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Viewing Pornography Increases Unethical Behavior, According to New Research
June 27, 2019
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A Major New Study Confirms the Academic Benefits of Music Education
June 26, 2019
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How Camera Framing Can Change Voters' Perceptions in Primary Debates
June 25, 2019
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Black Women Are More Likely Than White Women to Report Sexual Harassment
June 24, 2019
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Hiring Discrimination Is Greater in France and Sweden Than in the U.S.
June 20, 2019
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Working Even Just a Few Hours a Week Boosts Mental and Emotional Health
June 18, 2019
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New Research Links Affirmative Action Bans With Increased Smoking Among Minority Teens
June 18, 2019
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It's Not 'Despair' That's Killing Working-Class Americans; It's Hard Work and Poverty
June 17, 2019
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Cultivating Kindness Through Meditation Can Slow the Aging Process, According to New Research
June 14, 2019
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Millennials Are No More Tolerant—or Broke—Than Earlier Generations
June 13, 2019
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A New Study Calculates Bitcoin's Massive Carbon Footprint
June 12, 2019
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Black Sheriffs Are Less Likely to Pursue Low-Level Arrests Against People of Color
June 11, 2019
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Having an Abortion Is Not Harmful to a Woman's Health
June 10, 2019
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Men With Highly Masculine Faces and Voices Are Less Likely to Care About the Environment
June 7, 2019
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Computers in the Classroom May Do More Harm Than Good—If They're Overused
June 6, 2019
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How Russian Trolls Helped Elect Donald Trump
June 5, 2019
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Fear-Based Climate Appeals Can Be Counterproductive
June 4, 2019
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A Fear of 'White Extinction' Is Provoking Racial Bias Among American Whites
June 3, 2019
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Pornography Enthusiasts Are Less Misogynistic Than the Average American Man
May 31, 2019
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Calling Addiction a Disease Can Sometimes Hamper Recovery
May 29, 2019
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One Reason Why White People in Southern States Still Have a Higher Rate of Bias Against Black Americans
May 28, 2019
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Having a Sense of Purpose Helps You Live Longer
May 24, 2019
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How to Get People to Recycle: Show Them the Results
May 23, 2019
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Women Perform Better on Tests When Rooms Are Warmer
May 22, 2019
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Candidates Who Explain Progressive Policies via Conservative Principles Could Be Uniquely Persuasive
May 21, 2019
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How Overconfidence Among the Upper Classes Is Hampering Social Mobility
May 20, 2019
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Responsive Unions Help Make Work Feel More Meaningful
May 17, 2019
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