Mississippi’s recidivism rate understated

Jack Levin, the Irving and Betty Brud­nick Pro­fessor of Soci­ology and Crim­i­nology Emer­itus at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, was sur­prised to hear how Mis­sis­sippi cal­cu­lates its recidi­vism rate. “If you’re going to calculate […]

The Varieties of Anger

Bit­ter­ness. Hos­tility. Rage. The vari­eties of anger are end­less. Some are mild, such as grumpi­ness, and others are pow­erful, such as wrath. Dif­ferent angers vary not only in their intensity […]

How to (Kind of) Master Your Neuroticism

Inter­nally, having a fine-​​​​grained under­standing of your emo­tional states can be lib­er­ating. Since the 1990s, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity psy­chol­o­gist Lisa Feldman Bar­rett has devel­oped the con­cept of “emo­tional granularity.”Her and others’ […]

Shock Trump win triggers media soul-​​searching

For Dan Kennedy, a jour­nalism pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, Trump “under­stood the modern media envi­ron­ment better than any­body in public life and was able to exploit that from the way […]