Monthly Archives: December 2014

subtle gender bias affects girls’ leadership

Facebook24 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 24My colleagues at Tisch College, the National Education Association, and the American Association of University Women recently released a report entitled Closing the Leadership Gap: How Educators Can Help Girls Lead. Gail Bambrick summarizes it well. A … Continue reading

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disadvantaged youth most likely to credit the rich for their own success

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0My friend Connie Flanagan reports on her study of 600 US adolescents: It was adolescents in the least privileged circumstances (whose parents had lower levels of education, whose schools were located in low-income communities, and whose classmates … Continue reading

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a method of mapping moral commitments as networks

Facebook17 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 17I have been developing a method for representing moral beliefs as networks of ideas. Various friends have also been contributing to the development of this approach. So far, we have asked individuals to name their own beliefs, given them back their … Continue reading

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four questions about social media and politics

Facebook4 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 4My post on the Monkey Cage (the Washington Post’s political science blog) is entitled “Social media hasn’t boosted young voter turnout.” The post may have turned out a little rambly, but the point is to contrast some effective recent … Continue reading

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civic engagement and jobs

Facebook21 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 21The National Journal’s Fawn Johnson has an article today entitled “Civic Engagement Can Help Millennials Get Jobs: Community volunteering teaches the same soft skills that employers need.” Some of the underlying evidence is ours. For instance, we … Continue reading

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