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Why the Poor Don’t Soak the Rich: They Don’t Know How Poor (or Rich) They Really Are
Gautam Nair

January 27, 2016

Misperceptions of the income distribution.

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Tricky Questions on Solar Energy
Nikki Springer

December 16, 2015


The need for a national dialogue on how and where to install solar energy. photo:wikimedia commons

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Why Those Water Cooler Chats Might Be Good for Your Career
Emily Nix

December 11, 2015

Learning from colleagues: A look at the spillover effect.

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Military Gear, Local Policing, and the Carceral State
Philip McHarris

December 7, 2015

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The militarization of the police and the rise of the carceral state. photo credit: wikimedia commons

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Why Marx Has Become Relevant Again
Max Krahe

November 30, 2015

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Assessing Marx’s theory as a lens to comprehend the contemporary world.

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Understanding Title IX Noncompliance
Celene Reynolds

November 16, 2015

Despite the fact that Title IX been on the books for over 40 years, we have little information on the number of alleged Title IX violations that occur.

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The Counterintuitive Effects of a Prosocial Online Game: When Good Intentions Go Awry
Gina Roussos

October 30, 2015

Without a nuanced understanding of how prosocial gaming influences attitudes, it could end up reinforcing prejudices,

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