A new methodology detects how news coverage can have both positive and negative effects on people; feedback to journalists might offer an opportunity to modify a publication to reduce negative effects.
In a series of collaborative studies, RAND researchers sought to better understand urban congregations' capacity for HIV prevention and care, specifically in the areas of stigma reduction and HIV testing. This research brief outlines their findings.
This report describes a general agent-based model (ABM) for studying social learning, and uses that general ABM to explore the relationship between micro-influence and macro-dynamics for broad classes of problems.
The link between productivity and well-being is recognized and increasingly accepted as a prerequisite of strong employer and employee performance. HR professionals and CEOs believe that high employee well-being means high staff engagement and a real intention to do well for the workforce.
When California's 2009 budget crunch eliminated supplemental funding for HIV prevention, state and local programs redirected remaining funds from risk reduction education to testing, thus somewhat dampening reductions in testing.
A motivational interviewing approach that targets social networks to reduce risky behavior was found to be helpful in a focus group of residents and staff of Housing First, a permanent supportive housing organization for formerly homeless people.