Homogenous: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty

Article- https://www.nas.org/articles/homogenous_political_affiliations_of_elite_liberal

The data continues to confirm lack of thought diversity among academics. My question is regarding whether this disparity is due mostly to discrimination or not. There are likely various factors contributing to this including “Republicans” lack of interest to become a professor.  We know from Thomas Sowell that discrimination is only one possible explanation for unequal outcomes and that people will naturally order themselves when left alone. See his new book Discrimination and Disparities.

 

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Women Choose

I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal called Why Aren’t There More Women in Science and Technology? by developmental psychologist and social science writer, Susan Pinker.  It cites the results of a study published last month in the journal Psychological Science which analyzes data from the world’s largest educational survey. The article immediately calls […]

The 5:1 ratio of positive to negative feedback

I read a book recently by William Gentry called “Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work for: A guide for new leaders” and he makes the simple but profoundly true observation: “…strive to give five positive pieces of feedback over a period of time before you must deliver a negative one.” he bases this suggestion on research done by relationship experts John and Julie Gotterman in their work investigating successful marriages vs. those ending in divorce. according to the research- the ratio of positive to negative interactions for successful/married couples is typically around 5:1, whereas, unstable marriages show a ratio of 0.8:1.

In his book he also points to research showing how non-verbal communication (facial expression, tone, body gesture and proximity, eye contact, etc..) makes up anywhere between 65%-93% “..of the total emotional interaction between two people.”

I know I needed this reminder!

New Report: “Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences”

The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society recently released its latest report titled “Sexuality and Gender Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences” by Lawrence S. Mayer, M.B., M.S., Ph.D. Paul R. McHugh, M.D. of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

It is no surprise that the report is receiving much push-back from pro-LGBT lobby and the popular media.

Albert Mohler comments on the pressure that Johns Hopkins is receiving from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) HERE . He mentions how the HRC and others are attempting to strong-arm Johns Hopkins by calling for disavowal of what they describe as a misleading and anti-LGBTQ report. The New Atlantis has responded to the HRC’s critical claims about the report in a press release called “Lies and Bullying from the Human Rights Campaign” which can be found HERE.

 

Study on Speaking to your Children

Read this study article:

http://literacy.rice.edu/thirty-million-word-gap

This tells me to speak to my children and encourage them as much as possible from a young age. The answer to more well-formed children and society is not necessarily more and newer school programs. It starts at home. I don’t agree with all the implications that some might draw from this article but the correlation between poor/bad (not necessarily income bracket) parenting and poor outcomes should speak for itself.