Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 05/07/2018 - 15:32
Starting a diet? Avoiding the bakery section at the grocery store is a good way to start. Not knowing what tempting baked goods are available can make it easier to stick with your health goal.
But what if you’re out celebrating a big promotion, and the chocolate cake is already calling your name? Could avoiding information about the calorie count of the cake before you make your decision also be considered a “smart” strategy?
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:49
Despite the long history of police violence against racial minorities in the United States, recent high-profile shooting incidents of unarmed racial minorities have gained national attention, such as the shooting deaths of African Americans Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. The resulting social movements, led by Black Lives Matter, have refocused media attention on the roles that race and racial stereotypes play in police behavior. What causes both officers and community members to shoot unarmed racial minorities? What role do racial stereotypes play in this process?
Submitted by BlogEditor on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:25
Online learning is an increasingly popular tool across most levels of education. Currently, all 50 states in the United States offer online learning at the K-12 level, and about 74% of K-8 teachers use educational software as a classroom tool. About 5.8 million higher education students are taking at least one online course, and revenue from mobile learning products in North America is predicted to rise steadily, reaching $410 million by the end of 2018.
Submitted by adrinkard on Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:47
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Submitted by BlogEditor on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 15:30
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:25
In the news this week: the benefits of uncertainty, procrastination, slacking at work, and cats. See what else you may have missed online.
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Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:41
Negative stereotypes about women’s emotionality have persisted throughout history, leading to many damaging myths about their decision-making capacities in the social, professional, and political sphere. Historically, women’s emotionality was also considered to undermine their ability to make moral decisions. Women were often viewed as morally inferior to men because they based moral judgments on emotion rather than logic. In stark contrast to this early view, we now know that self-conscious moral emotions, like guilt, are critical to moral judgment and moral behavior (
Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:20