Frontiers in Social and Behavioral Science features new research in the flagship journals of the Social Science Research Council’s founding disciplinary associations. Every month we publish a new selection of articles from the most recent issues of these journals, marking the rapid advance of the frontiers of social and behavioral science.
In a quasi-random design, assignment to more effective high school guidance counselors increased graduation, college enrollment, and bachelor’s degree attainment, particularly for low-achieving and low-income students.
The authors develop a data access system that protects sensitive information through a differential privacy algorithm while also ensuring inferential validity.
In a sample of 4.7 million news articles published between 1980 to 2018, word embedding measures of stigma for 106 health conditions reveal that preventable conditions and infectious diseases are associated with the highest levels of stigma.
A new method allows for causal estimates of treatment spillover effects in an instrumental variable design when spillovers in treatment take-up can be restricted by the analyst.
New laws requiring mandatory reporting of hazing activity in fraternities constrain anthropological research on hazing.
Machine learning and image processing strategies promise to significantly expand access to the information available in the corpus of digitized newspaper images.
A cluster randomized controlled trial of a teacher training program designed to increase classroom support for victims of bullying led to reduced victimization over an 18-week semester.