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Charitable contributions are low, fossil fuel reserves are shrinking, and climate change threatens our planet. A new report discusses the scientific findings on cooperative use of common resources. ... More>
The university is a great place to learn about prejudice — firsthand. The prejudice that I'm talking about is so deeply ingrained in the nature of universities and other large organizations that it is not recognized as a near kin of racism, sexism, ageism, or the other "isms" that can be found in the appendix of most general psychology texts. Perhaps it is not surprising that academic psychologists have avoided even naming the prejudice that is openly practiced on our own campuses and within our own discipline. What I am talking about is department-ism. ... More>
Just like adults, children from across different cultures show implicit intergroup biases, which may be the result of their experiences with regional status hierarchies. ... More>
Northwestern University William James Fellow Award Best known for his research on concepts and categorization, Doug Medin studies how our ideas of the natural world develop, examining biological thought from […]... More>