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NYU Abu Dhabi science faculty and researchers are frequently featured in local and international media.

Ideology and happiness: Who is more content with life, conservatives or liberals?
It may be one of the most surefire findings in all of social psychology, repeatedly replicated over almost five decades of study: American conservatives say they are much happier than American liberals.
Genetic Literacy Project | October 10, 2022

People were asked which leadership traits are most important. What they said matters for gender equality
The finding that both men and women prefer leadership traits considered as more masculine could help explain gender inequality in the workplace.
World Economic Forum | April 18, 2019

Feminine leadership traits: Nice but expendable frills?
The first study to examine tradeoffs in masculine versus feminine leadership traits reveals that stereotypically feminine traits -- like being tolerant and cooperative -- are viewed as desirable but ultimately superfluous add-ons.
Science Daily | October 15, 2018

Which Side Are You On?
Should taxes on households making $250,000 or more a year be raised? When you ask Democrats this question, you get a very interesting answer: Those on the bottom of the income distribution appear to want lower taxes on high earners than those on the top do.
The New York Time | May 10, 2018

At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions.
Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe from harm is perhaps our strongest human motivation, deeply embedded in our very DNA. It is so deep and important that it influences much of what we think and do, maybe more than we might expect.
The Washington Post | November 22, 2017

How Fear of a Physical Threat Can Foster Social Conservatism
New research confirms right-wing resistance to change is based largely in fear.
Pacific Standard | November 1, 2017

Fear of a Female President

Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has provoked a wave of misogyny—one that may roil American life for years to come.
The Atlantic  | October 2016

Why Are Conservatives Happier Than Liberals?
How do feelings about ideology and economic inequality affect a person's happiness? As part of his reporting of Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the connection and asks some liberals at Occupy DC and conservatives at the American Enterprise Institute to grade their own happiness.
PBS News Hour | December 9, 2011