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How winning friends may influence adolescent behaviors

Sep 20, 2018

Adolescents may get by with a little help from their friends, but, according to Penn State researchers, friend selection and friend influence, as well as gender, may all play a role in establishing friendships that can help, or possibly hurt, them. In a study of adolescent friendship networks, the…

Why Social Science? - Because It Helps Us Identify and Combat Misinformation

Aug 14, 2018

By Melanie C. Green, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo To make good decisions, we need good information. Every day, people form opinions on health treatments, political policies, and consumer products. Social sciences help us understand how people can…