In The News: Department of Sociology

San Francisco Standard
January 13, 2023

As Americans celebrated Christmas, it was Easter for Dr. Robert Honeyman: They had been resurrected. “Have a great Christmas and wear a mask!” they declared defiantly, after their Twitter account was reinstated.

Forbes
November 14, 2022

Dubbed “the Entertainment Capital of the World,” Las Vegas offers a bevy of attractions and delights for more than 40 million visitors each year. Those treats recently expanded to include craft beer from more than a dozen breweries across the valley.

Fox News
October 20, 2022

The members of the K-Pop stars, BTS will perform their required military service, placing the group on hiatus until around 2025. LiveNOW from FOX's Josh Breslow spoke with Nicole Santero, a K-Pop expert at University of Nevada Las Vegas, who helped break down the developments.

Desert Companion
October 11, 2022

A feisty couple banks on the colorful history of a Beatty-area brothel drawing visitors to what’s now a regular old bed-and-breakfast

WFMZ-TV: 69 News
October 3, 2022

As of July 16, 2022, people have only to press three digits, 988, to reach the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline when they need help during a mental health crisis.

The Wire
August 27, 2022

You can inoculate people against fake news by exposing them to small amounts of such content – much as low doses of live virus can vaccinate people against a disease.

Population Reference Bureau
August 26, 2022

A mental health crisis is contributing to American children and youth dying from preventable causes, and we can and should take action to reverse the trend.

OpenMind Magazine
August 18, 2022

Researchers are trying to boost people’s immunity to fake news using online games and other strategies. Can these efforts protect the wider population against disinformation?

Business Mirror
August 12, 2022

Four essential reads that explore some daily habits and practices that have been shown to improve mental health. These are food for thought, not guidelines or medical advice, but reading these articles could be the first steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

Columbia Daily Tribune
August 11, 2022

QAnon followers who may have become discouraged about how things turned out on Jan. 6, 2021, have a new sense of purpose with Monday's FBI search of Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago, said University of Missouri researcher Chris Conner.

Yahoo!
July 27, 2022

Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression were a leading cause of global health problems even before the spread of COVID-19; however, they’ve gotten worse. Since the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety and depression rates worldwide have increased by an overwhelming 25%. In the U.S., 4 in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the pandemic, compared with 1 in 10 from January to June 2019.

Conversation
July 27, 2022

Though it may not always feel plausible or even comfortable, slowing down and allowing yourself a dedicated moment of rest can do wonders for mental well-being, especially when speed and efficiency seem to have become integral to our lives.