News


February


How Childcare Affects Dads' Testosterone
Using data from Cebu, Philippines, IPR biological anthropologist Christopher Kuzawa is tracking men's testosterone levels to determine how major life events like marriage, fatherhood, and divorce affect health, well-being, and educational outcomes.

"Do Violent Video Games Make People More Violent?"

On January 4, IPR statistician and education researcher Larry Hedges spoke about his time serving on an American Psychological Association (APA) task force assembled to review the organization’s 2005 resolution on violence and video games. Readers can find the task force's report and the adopted 2015 resolution, along with the organization's press release, here.

January


Beyond College Access to Success for Low-Income Students
Only 20 percent of those who enroll in community college manage to get a bachelor's degree. But these students have options beyond traditional bachelor's programs, such as certificate and associate's degree programs, noted IPR education researcher James Rosenbaum and project coordinator Caitlin Ahearn.

Government's Public Policy Iceberg
When public policies are administered indirectly, citizens might not realize they are being excluded from them, says political scientist and IPR associate Chloe Thurston. This is where citizens' advocacy groups come in.

Online Privacy? Beware of Posts Made from Your Home Computer
IPR associate and communication studies researcher Eszter Hargittai investigates how a person’s privacy might be affected by the device they use for a Facebook post and the location from which they make the post. 

Infographic: Can Stricter State Penalties Reduce Underpayment of Employees?
IPR political scientist Daniel Galvin conducted a state-by-state analysis of policies surrounding wage theft—when employers pay their employees below the minimum wage—finding that stricter policies could play a role in enforcing state and federal minimum wages.

Why Do So Few Women Hold Positions of Power?
At a December 4 IPR policy research briefing in Chicago, IPR psychologist Alice Eagly, IPR economist Lori Beaman, and Brigham Young political scientist Christopher Karpowitz dove into an interdisciplinary discussion of what might be possible to ensure that more women attain—and maintain—positions of power.

For 2015 news, visit: www.ipr.northwestern.edu/about/news/2015/html