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Letter/Observer Forum

A Word of Caution About Comparing Different Populations

The lead article in the January 2015 Observer, “Talkin’ About Your Generation,” is about purported generational differences in attitudes, values, and self-perception that were found in several large-scale studies. The […]... More>


Attitudes About Who Brings Home the Bacon Lag Behind Economic Reality

Utilizing a new measure, psychological scientists find that deterministic attitudes about gender can have real impacts on men and women’s career choices and earnings. ... More>


Revisiting the Land of Opportunity

“Our success should depend not on accident of birth, but on the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams.” So President Obama proclaimed in his 2014 […]... More>


Feeling — Not Being — Wealthy Drives Opposition to Wealth Redistribution

People’s views on wealth distribution have little to do with how much they have in the bank and more with how wealthy they feel compared to their friends and neighbors. ... More>