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Nonverbal Accents

It’s long been believed that people of all ages and ethnicities express their states of mind with the same physical cues. But psychological research is revealing that, much like language, facial expressions and other forms of nonverbal communication may have culturally specific identifiers. ... More>


A one-hour class could cut the college dropout rate


Observation

In Diversifying Neighborhoods, How Do Attitudes Shift?

Changes to demographics, housing policies, lending practices, and real estate markets are increasing the sociocultural diversity of many neighborhoods. How will neighborhood residents react to the changes? ... More>


An Hour Makes a Difference


Talking About Social Class Boosts Grades of First-Generation College Students

A one-hour intervention focused on discussions of social class significantly narrowed the achievement gap between first-generation college students and students who had a least one parent with a college degree. ... More>