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  • [Press] “You March Yourself Right Down To The Principal’s Office Young Man! …Hmmm, now what?”

    [Press] “You March Yourself Right Down To The Principal’s Office Young Man! …Hmmm, now what?”

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / July 8, 2011 — Spouses, taxpayers and students cheat, but who expected an epidemic of cheating-heart teachers and principals?? Researchers at the Socionomics Institute aren’t surprised by the trend.

     
  • [Press] Just Say No to the Drug War?

    [Press] Just Say No to the Drug War?

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / June 2, 2011 — On June 1st, the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a landmark report with a blunt message: The War on Drugs has failed. The report, compiled by 19 former and current world leaders – including U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former U.S. Federal Reserve […]

     
  • [Press] Outbreak! What does Social Mood have to do with Epidemics?

    [Press] Outbreak! What does Social Mood have to do with Epidemics?

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / June 2, 2011 — News reports say measles cases and deadly E. coli infections are escalating rapidly in Europe. France has over 5,000 measles cases and Germany is the locus of a massive outbreak of a “rare, deadly strain” of food-borne E. coli that can shut down kidneys and cause seizures, strokes and comas. The outbreaks come as no surprise to analysts at the Socionomics Institute.

     
  • Was Alice Cooper Right? – Is School Out Forever?

    Was Alice Cooper Right? – Is School Out Forever?

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / May 17, 2011 — Everyone knows that bear markets deflate financial values. Most people don’t realize that society’s mood during bear markets also degrades academic performance and even undercuts society’s very attitude toward higher education, according to a recent study from the Socionomics Institute.

     
  • [Press] Are the Seeds Already Sown For Another Civil War?

    [Press] Are the Seeds Already Sown For Another Civil War?

    On the east coast, the State Commander of the League of the South says, “The United States is not a country. The empire is over. It’s just a matter of time” (Canada, April 11, 2011).

     
  • [Press] La legalización de las drogas: ¿Está cerca?

    [Press] La legalización de las drogas: ¿Está cerca?

    Miles de ciudadanos mexicanos han salido a las calles para exigir el fin de la violencia provocada por la guerra contra las drogas.

     
  • [Press] North Carolina May Say Yes to Pot

    [Press] North Carolina May Say Yes to Pot

    The list of states proposing and passing bills to legalize medical marijuana continues to grow. North Carolina’s House Bill 577 now seeks to amend the state’s laws to “authorize an individual to use marijuana for medical purposes as directed by a physician.” Two years ago in The Socionomist, Euan Wilson […]

     
  • [Press] Driving in a Recession: It Could Save Your Life!

    [Press] Driving in a Recession: It Could Save Your Life!

    GAINESVILLE, Ga./April 6, 2011 – Despite a growing population, U.S. traffic fatalities have fallen to their lowest level in 62 years. Most social scientists attribute the drop to a poor economy. Euan Wilson and other researchers at the Socionomics Institute have a different take.

     
  • [Press] Twitter Mood Researchers Bollen and Mao Join Social Scientists at Inaugural Socionomics Summit

    [Press] Twitter Mood Researchers Bollen and Mao Join Social Scientists at Inaugural Socionomics Summit

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / March 25, 2011 – Dr. Johan Bollen and Huina Mao of “Twitter predicts the stock market” fame will address the 2011 Socionomics Summit on April 16 in Atlanta.

     
  • [Press] Inaugural Socionomics Summit Explores Why Groups Behave As They Do

    [Press] Inaugural Socionomics Summit Explores Why Groups Behave As They Do

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / March 15, 2011 — The Socionomics Summit will feature a dozen speakers including five scientists whose work has captured the attention of the media.