Vol 21, No. 6 June/July 2008

Observation

Primed For Ripeness

There was a time when the world was full of women named Daisy and Iris and Lily and Rose. Naming daughters after nature’s blooms was considered a high compliment, a […]... More>


Observation

Having Less Power Impairs the Mind and Ability to Get Ahead

Being put in a low-power role may impair a person’s basic cognitive functioning and thus, their ability to get ahead, according to new research in Psychological Science. In their article, […]... More>


Observer Article

Endowment “Hoarding” Draws Congressional Ire

Among universities, too, the very rich are different from the rest. They have bigger endowments. This has inspired Congress to wonder why tuition keeps rising above the rate of inflation […]... More>


Observer Article

Behavioral Science and National Security

In a rare joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the Science and Technology Committee, behavioral and social science got top billing. On April 28, 2008, the chair […]... More>


Teaching Tips

Using Office Hours Effectively

Ah, office hours. Some faculty actually enjoy holding them while others practically have to be forced to. Where you fall in this spectrum can be noted by your own reaction […]... More>