Fifty years of change in population studies

March 30, 2011

This word cloud was generated from the article below. For more information, go to http://www.tagxedo.com. Fifty years ago, when the ISR Population Studies Center was founded, the burning issues in population studies looked starkly different from today. Rising birth rates—coupled with increased...

Study illuminates the ‘pain’ of social rejection

March 25, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Physical pain and intense feelings of social rejection “hurt” in the same way, a new study shows.The study demonstrates that the same regions of the brain that become active in response to painful sensory experiences are activated during intense experiences of social...

Building for the Future

September 8, 2010

Visit http://bit.ly/ISRconstruction to see the progress on the construction on ISR’s five-level, 56,700 square foot Thompson Street building addition In 1965, after years of wandering from one temporary location to another, the Institute for Social Research (ISR) opened the doors of its new...

Two U-M ISR studies named to NSF “Sensational 60” list

May 28, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two long-term studies conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) have been included in a National Science Foundation list of 60 scientific discoveries or advances that have had a major impact on American life. The studies, both of which...

Burns reappointed Director of ISR Center for Political Studies

February 25, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Nancy Burns has been re-appointed Director of the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR). A political scientist who has studied the reasons for gender differences in political participation, she was the first woman...

Psychological paradox: Emotionally step back to move forward

September 29, 2008

When you’re upset or depressed, should you analyze your feelings to figure out what’s wrong? Or should you just forget about it and move on? New research suggests a solution to these questions and to a related psychological paradox: Processing emotions is supposed to facilitate coping,...

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