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Benzinga: Robot Rising: Experts Try to Quantify Human Fear of Smart Replicants
May 14, 2017
This article by financial media outlet Benzinga about historical resistance to new technology cites a study by Baylor sociologist Paul McClure, who says that current “technophobia” is “nearing a fever pitch.” More than a third of study respondents were afraid or very afraid of decision-making robots, workforce robots and technology they don’t understand. For that group, losing a job to a robot is scarier than romantic heartbreak, police brutality and speaking before large crowds, McClure said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national media and arranged the interview.)

The Atlantic City Lab: Yes, Elite Women's Clubs Still Exist
April 21, 2017
Diana Kendall, Ph.D., professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of “Members Only: Elite Clubs and the Process of Exclusion,” is quoted in this article about the history of women’s clubs, which first arose in the mid-19th century, when women were looking for outlets to gain influence.

Barbwire.com: The Great Guardian Angel Debate
April 12, 2017
This article cites a finding from the 2008 Baylor Religion Survey, with data showing that more than half of all adults — including 20 percent who say they are not religious -
absolutely believe a guardian angel has protected them during their life.

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