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Ballot design, not ‘rigged’ elections, may be to blame for inaccurate votes

Ballot design, not ‘rigged’ elections, may be to blame for inaccurate votes

In the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, headlines about “rigged” voting have raised questions about the legitimacy of election results. However, a new paper from Rice University psychologists suggests that a bigger problem may exist within America’s voting systems: poor ballot design.

Connecting research and policy may improve educational equity

Connecting research and policy may improve educational equity

Better communication about how educational research can impact public policy may improve educational equity.The study, which examined the significant disconnect between education researchers and policymakers, appeared in the Russell Sage Foundation’s Journal of the Social Sciences.

Study: People can tell if they are voting on a secure system

Study: People can tell if they are voting on a secure system

“Rigged” election rhetoric in the headlines aims to cast doubt about the security of the American voting system; however, people have a sense of whether a voting system is secure, according to new research from Rice University.

Low socio-economic status, fear of abandonment can lead to poor adult health

Low socio-economic status, fear of abandonment can lead to poor adult health

Low socio-economic status and fear of abandonment early in life can lead to poor health in adulthood, regardless of adult socio-economic status, according to a new study from psychologists at Rice University.