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Is Russell Brand right? Are we disenchanted by ...

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“Less than a quarter of people said they “tended to trust” the government in 2014 and there has been a significant drop in those who believe voting is the only way to have their say since the 1960s, according to a new report.”
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My call to the young: vote, or it'll be One Direction running the country

My call to the young: vote, or it'll be One Direction running the country | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
I was 18 and in my first year at university at the time of the last general election. It was the first time I’d been able to exercise my right to vote; an obligation which I took very seriously, considering all my options before carefully placing my cross.

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Independent's Editorial Assitant Chloe Hamilton makes impassioned plea to young people to vote after our survey shows most young people are disinterested in politics.

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Is Russell Brand right? Are we disenchanted by politics? - The Guardian (blog)

Is Russell Brand right? Are we disenchanted by politics? - The Guardian (blog) | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
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New data released: Health assessment data for BHPS sample – Understanding Society

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“ Health assessment data from Understanding Society's BHPS sample is now available.”
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A lost generation? | Understanding Society in t...

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“A blog by Penny Young, NatCen's Chief Executive, posted on 14 February 2014.”
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UKHLS and social connections data | Understandi...

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“The latest wave of Understanding Society, or the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), includes the first module on social networks. The UKHLS was first run in 2009, emerging from the previous 1...”
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Collecting saliva samples for DNA extraction from children and ...

Collecting saliva samples for DNA extraction from children and ... | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
... setting, as in the Health Survey for England, the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey, the 1958 British Cohort Study (National Child Development Study) and Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS).
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Using biomarkers in social science research – Understanding Society

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Understanding Society is an academic study capturing information every year about the social and economic circumstances and attitudes of people living in the UK
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Really interesting forthcoming event showing researchers how to make the most of the rich unprecedented health data in the Understanding Society survey.

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BBC Radio 4 - Bringing Up Britain, Series 7, Si...

BBC Radio 4 - Bringing Up Britain, Series 7, Si... | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
“From Cain and Abel to today, Mariella Frostrup and guests explore sibling rivalry. (RT @usociety: BBC Radio 4 Bringing Up Britain, Sibling Rivalry @scoopit http://t.co/jcDY0rjh5D feat.”
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Unlocking the link between brain power, personality and life chances

Unlocking the link between brain power, personality and life chances | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it

Newly released data allows researchers to review cognitive function and personality traits across the whole life course, from ages 16 to 102.

Wave 3 of Understanding Society - the UK Household Longitudinal Study - includes the results of testing the cognitive ability of nearly 50,000 adults and 4,500 children aged 10 to 15. The study integrates 18 years of data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) and Wave 3 provides up to 21 years of evidence about the changing nature of our society, individuals' circumstances and behaviours.

 


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Nick Daniels's curator insight, November 25, 2014 7:28 PM

Although this article mentions the use of Big Five traits, it incorrectly informs its audience that these traits of conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, extraversion, and openness are "believed to be with us for life." David Myers continually expresses in his book, "Exploring Psychology" that personality traits are 50% genetic and 50% dependent on external factors, (Myers, 2005). The three type of reciprocal influences that make up personality are biological influences, psychological influences, and social-cultural influences, (Myers, 2005). With the combination of psychological influences such as learned responses, and social-cultural influences of childhood experiences and social support, it is hard to state that personality is cemented by age and going to be relavent in another 21 years. Our world is forever changing, creating different 16 to 102 year old personalities every generation. As this source did use nearly 55,000 test subjects, of which you can be sure they included diverse groups, it can be considered irrelevant because of the fact that they believe personality traits are set in stone. Myers, D. (2005). Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind. In Exploring
psychology (6th ed.). New York, NY: Worth.

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The White Flight Myth: Whites Flee Places Becoming More Diverse - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

The White Flight Myth: Whites Flee Places Becoming More Diverse - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
Blacks move in and whites move out. What else need be said? Nothing if you believe most urban storytellers. But we're not here to perpetuate myths.
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Understanding Society in China – Understanding Society

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Postgraduate researcher will look at mobile devices in surveys – Understanding Society

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48 happy with UK democracy - poll | Understandi...

48 happy with UK democracy - poll | Understandi... | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
“Fewer than half of people aged 16 or over are happy with the way democracy works in the UK, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.”
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48% happy with UK democracy - poll | Understand...

48% happy with UK democracy - poll | Understand... | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
“Fewer than half of people aged 16 or over are happy with the way democracy works in the UK, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.”
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Most young lack interest in politics - official survey - BBC News

Most young lack interest in politics - official survey - BBC News | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
“BBC News Most young lack interest in politics - official survey BBC News ... ways, such as social media campaigns, but he added: "We need to find ways of getting them more interested in our system of representative democracy.”
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Summerschool on Health Law and Ethics 2014, July 1-11 ...

Summerschool on Health Law and Ethics 2014, July 1-11 ... | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
“ Originally posted on Pulling Apart:The latest wave of Understanding Society, or the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), includes the first module on social networks.”
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Innovation Panel – Understanding Society

“RT @ESRC: Understanding Society's @usociety Innovation Panel Competition open to entry today. http://t.co/VKFtbDBXoB”;
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Wave 3 – research opportunities – Understanding Society Podcast Series – Understanding Society

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Parks can have long-lasting positive effect - Healthcare Today

Parks can have long-lasting positive effect - Healthcare Today | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
Parks can have long-lasting positive effect
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Older people in debt are more likely to suffer mental health problems - University of Bristol

Older people in debt are more likely to suffer mental health problems - University of Bristol | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
Older people in debt are more likely to suffer mental health problems University of Bristol Finding were drawn from Understanding Society – the largest social survey ever undertaken in the UK, capturing important information every year about the...
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White Flight in England? White attraction rather than repulsion ...

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“Accordingly we use two world-leading datasets, the ONS Longitudinal Survey (ONS LS) and British Household Panel Survey (BHPS)/Understanding Society (UKHLS). Both are under scrutiny and the ONS LS in particular ...”

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Geographic variations in prevalent cardiovascular disease subtypes: UK Understanding Society cohort, 2009–2010

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Cohabitation drives family breakdown, campaigners claim - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Cohabitation drives family breakdown, campaigners claim - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Understanding Society Resources | Scoop.it
Marilyn Stowe Blog Cohabitation drives family breakdown, campaigners claim Marilyn Stowe Blog “Combining new data on family breakdown from Understanding Society with household data from ONS, further new research from Marriage Foundation shows that...
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Sexual orientation and poverty – Understanding Society Podcast Series – Understanding Society

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