Television can wreak havoc on the brain AND the body. But the people who watch it the most don’t seem to mind.
Capsule Review: Watching Alone
There may be a relationship between income aspiration, happiness, and television, but there is disagreement on the best way to assess the magnitude or the causes of that relationship.
Core Research Process Update: November 2015
History of change in the arts ecosystem For our examination of the expansion of the nonprofit arts sector, we have continued to prioritize and review resources identified in our initial scan of the literature (shared in our September research update) as well as a few additional sources: DiMaggio, P. J. (2006) Nonprofit organizations and theRead More
Capsule Review: Do the Psychosocial Risks Associated with Television Viewing Increase Mortality?
The authors find that increased hours spent watching television is associated with lower life expectancy – even among those in good health.
Core Research Process Update: August 2015
This month, we investigate the arts and wellbeing and make progress on understanding the impact of television.
Capsule Review: What Do Happy People Do?
This study looks at the relationships between different ways that people spend their time according to 34 years of data collection in the General Social Survey and how those activities relate to overall life satisfaction.
Learning from “The Cultural Lives of Californians”
A new survey of Golden State residents has a few things to teach us about arts participation and how we measure it.
Core Research Process Update: June 2015
Since our last update, we’ve made additional progress investigating the connection between arts participation and economic disadvantage. We’ve reviewed two new sources and also done “deeper dives” on one of the publications that were a part of our original investigation. This brings our total bibliography on the topic to 35 sources thus far. Here are the updates:Read More
Notes to “Why Don’t They Come?”
The following end notes accompany our article, “Why Don’t They Come?” published on May 6, 2015: (1) On opportunity cost: Another way to look at this issue is through the lens of opportunity cost. In basic microeconomics, an individual’s wellbeing is a function of consumption (or how much stuff you can buy, which depends onRead More
Why Don’t They Come?
It’s not just the price of admission that’s keeping poor and less-educated adults away from arts events.