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Clinician Peer Networks Remove Race and Gender Bias

A University of Pennsylvania study published today in Nature Communications offers striking evidence that network science can be used to...

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PennMAP Research and Outcomes to Expand Thanks to Leadership Gift

Duncan Watts's Penn Media Accountability Project (PennMAP) is expanding, thanks to a new leadership gift from a Wharton alum.

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Duncan Watts Launches Computational Social Science Lab

The new Computational Social Science Lab aims to thrive on mass collaboration and open science.

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Study Finds Surprising Source of Social Influence

Want to promote your new product or trigger a shift in thinking? Steer clear of the influencers.

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Centola and Pickard Honor Former Penn Faculty with New Chair Names

Centola and Pickard have chosen legendary scholars Elihu Katz and C. Edwin Baker.

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Toward a Better Understanding of "Fake News"

Professor Duncan Watts published a framework for developing a comprehensive research agenda to study the origins, nature, and consequences of misinformation on democracy.

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Twitter Bots May Not Be as Influential as You Think

A new study from Professor Sandra González-Bailón found that verified media accounts are more central in the spread of information on Twitter than bots.

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Damon Centola Publishes New Book on Behavior Change

Change: How to Make Big Things Happen was published by Little, Brown & Co.

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Studying ‘Hunters and Busybodies,’ Researchers Measure Different Types of Curiosity

Their analysis opens doors for using curiosity as a tool to improve learning and life satisfaction.

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Why Independent Cultures Think Alike When It Comes to Categories: It's Not in the Brain

In contrast to prior hypotheses, this experiment shows that people are not born with category systems already in their brains.