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  • [Press] Egypt Protests: Another Domino?

    [Press] Egypt Protests: Another Domino?

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / January 31, 2011 – Before the government fell in Tunisia, and before the first can of tear gas was thrown in Egypt, analysts at the Socionomics Institute forecast an environment favorable to an increase in violence across the region.

     
  • [Press] Can the Stock Market Make You Sick? Can the Stock Market Make You Crazy?

    [Press] Can the Stock Market Make You Sick? Can the Stock Market Make You Crazy?

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / January 26, 2011 – A recent government report shows a surge in mental disorders in Americans, which now affect 20% of the population. An April 2009 study by the Socionomics Institute predicted just such a rising incidence of illness during periods of financial and economic decline.

     
  • [Press] TSA: Transportation Security… Authoritarians?

    [Press] TSA: Transportation Security… Authoritarians?

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / November 22, 2010 – The Socionomics Institute says the TSA’s new, controversial security policies are a predictable step in a trend toward much more restricted travel.

     
  • [Press] Julian Assange and the Faucet of Secrets

    [Press] Julian Assange and the Faucet of Secrets

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / November 5, 2010 – Why is WikiLeaks airing the dirty secrets of powerful nations now? What motivates the sources of the leaks—and why are they revealing their secrets now? To paraphrase a U.S. President, “It’s the bear market, stupid.”

     
  • [Press] Why Marijuana Will Be Legalized

    [Press] Why Marijuana Will Be Legalized

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / October 6, 2010 — Shocking headlines about drug-related violence on the U.S.-Mexican border and talk of marijuana legalization in California don’t surprise researchers at The Socionomics Institute.

     
  • [Press] Throw the Bums Out

    [Press] Throw the Bums Out

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / May 24, 2010 — Researcher Euan Wilson, in a study on elections, says when social mood is low, people are heavily inclined to vote incumbents out of office.

     
  • [Press] A New Al Capone?

    [Press] A New Al Capone?

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / May 5, 2010 — Rethinking that trip to Mexico in light of mounting reports of drug-related violence? Don’t look for it to let up anytime soon.

     
  • Negative Social Mood Soon To Foster Secessionist Sentiment in the U.S.

    Negative Social Mood Soon To Foster Secessionist Sentiment in the U.S.

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / March 8, 2010 – A study of secessionist activity during the United States’ 234-year history reveals that the country’s pent-up anger during negative mood periods is like the pent-up energy prior to an earthquake – it will find violent release.