The BEAT is our blog page for reactions, thoughts, comments, research-based policy considerations, and community interaction. Our goal is to catch the beat of the communities we work with, to walk the beat as a social science reporter, and where necessary, police the beat of social science fact and fiction.
The spirit of these blog posts is “jazz science”–and they can be read as riffs on the events and projects found elsewhere on this site. They are designed to provoke thought and opinion, and to unsettle thought and opinion. In a less grand sense, they are also designed to provide insight into the life of a highly interdisciplinary, highly engaged social and behavioral science lab. Thoughts, questions, comments can be addressed to the our lab email address: reach at unl dot edu.