Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pacific Standard Goodness

I am unable to acknowledge just how many tabs I have open in my browser. Even thinking about compiling them here seems overwhelming. Some date back to May when I was really busy.

I notice that quite a number of them are from Pacific Standard magazine (everyone should subscribe! Or at least sign up for their free enewsletter), so I will post just the headlines with links in order to clear out some of the tabs.

More Evidence That Intelligence Is Malleable. One new study links IQ with the quality and quantity of one’s education, and another to a child’s home environment.

An Insane Story. Psychiatric hospitals are not as good at diagnosing the mentally ill as you’d think, and they never really have been.

Transforming White People Is Not the Job of Minority Students. It is time for universities to acknowledge their students of color as more than potential learning tools and diversity statistics for white students and brochures to brag about.

Nine Millennia Ago, Northern Europe May Have Resisted Farming. As farmers came to Europe from the Near East, they usually brought their culture with them—just not in the Baltics and other parts of northern Europe.

Going to the Principal's Office, in Black or White. Teachers react differently to misbehavior based on their students' race, according to a new study.

When Cops Perceive Differences as Danger. Why police need special training on how to interact with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Stock Market on Hormones. New research suggests too much cortisol and testosterone are bad for the economy.

Behind the Mask: The Myth of the Psychopath. The idea of the psychopath is both comforting and dangerous. The Myth of the Born Criminal helps explain why.

And Out Come the Homo sapiens catcallus. Summertime means shorter sleeves, higher skirts, and louder catcalls.

Brain Waves May Help Diagnose Reading Problems Early. Electrical signals in the brain may help identify children who'll struggle with reading as early as age three.

Choosing Altruism. Altruism has stumped researchers for years, but a new study finds that it may be as simple as choosing to be generous.

Who Will Succeed in Life? Bet on That Cooperative Kindergartner. New research finds kindergarten students with strong social skills were more likely to be living productive lives 20 years later.

I feel a little better already.

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