Gender bias exists in professor evaluations

Just like internal teaching eval­u­a­tions, Viacom’s Rate My Pro­fes­sors gives stu­dents a plat­form to say what­ever is on their minds, with anonymity and without fear of ret­ri­bu­tion. Many pro­fes­sors have […]

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Nut Country’ and ‘Right Out of California’

Tower is one of the more states­man­like fig­ures in “Nut Country,” Edward H. Miller’s well-​​​​researched and briskly written account of Dallas’s trans­for­ma­tion from Demo­c­ratic strong­hold to “per­fect test kitchen” of […]

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How to defeat the impulse buy

AS Thanks­giving approaches, so does the hol­iday shop­ping season. Once again, a day tra­di­tion­ally meant to cel­e­brate grat­i­tude will inau­gu­rate a month of ram­pant con­sumerism. As a psy­chol­o­gist who studies […]

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The funny thing about adversity

DOES adver­sity harden hearts or warm them? Does expe­ri­encing depri­va­tion, dis­aster or ill­ness make a person more — or less — sym­pa­thetic to the tra­vails of others? You’ve prob­ably encoun­tered examples […]

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Money for wildfires

To the Editor: Pouring more money into fighting wild­fires without first changing the Forest Service’s forest man­age­ment prac­tices will only pro­mote more fires at greater costs. Wild­fires are part of nature’s way […]

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A law degree is no job guarantee

To the Editor: Steven J. Harper unfairly assesses the number of Amer­ican law stu­dents based on employ­ment sta­tis­tics rather than on the more salient fact that so many Amer­i­cans cannot afford […]

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Psychology is not in crisis

Boston — IS psy­chology in the midst of a research crisis? An ini­tia­tive called the Repro­ducibility Project at the Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia recently reran 100 psy­chology exper­i­ments and found that […]

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